Miljenko “Mike” Grgich celebrated his 90th birthday on Saturday, April 13, 2013 with a special gala at the winery and the inaugural release of our 2010 Paris Tasting Chardonnay. Thanks to everyone who helped Mike enjoy his first 90 years of accomplishments!
See photos of Mike's celebration here.
Mike Grgich's birthday was reported on in a long list of publications and websites. Here are just some of the stories you might enjoy about Mike’s 90 years of achievments.
Napa Valley Register: My 34-year friendship with Mike Grgich. Read it online.
HuffingtonPost: "King of Chardonnay" Miljenko Grgich Still Going Strong at 90. Read it online.
St. Helena Star: Grgich at 90 is an American Icon. Read it online.
Napa Valley Register: Miljenko “Mike” Grgich at 90. Read it online.
Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel: Winemaking is Mike Grgich's lifelong passion. Read it online.
St. Helena Star: Celebrating 90 years. Read it online.
7x7SF: Grgich Hills Estate Celebrates 90 Years With 'Paris Tasting' Chardonnay. Read it online.
The Anniston Star: Uncorked. Read it online.
The Washington Post: Vintners who made a difference. Read it online.
Wines & Vines: Napa Winemaker Turns 90. Read it online.
Connoisseurs’ Guide to California Wine: In Honor of Mike Grgich. Read it online.
Desert Sun: A famous winemaker celebrates his 90th birthday at LG’s Steak House. Read it online.
Ginger & Nutmeg: The man behind the Vine at Grgich Hills. Read it online.
A Taste of Wine TV: A Royal Tribute to the King of Chardonnay. Read it online.
Desert Sun: Master winemaker Mike Grgich of La Quinta put Napa Valley on the map. Read it online.
Napa Valley icon Miljenko "Mike" Grgich celebrates his 90th birthday on April 1, 2013. Read release.
GEV maganzine visits the winery and learns about Mike Grgich's accomplishments and birthday on April 1st. Read the story.
Violet Grgich and her husband, Colin Shipman, will lead wine lovers on a fabulous Adriatic-Mediterranean wine cruise September 7-19, 2013, including an optional visit to Miljenko “Mike” Grgich’s Grgić Vina winery on the spectacular Dalmatian Coast of Croatia. Find out more.
Miljenko “Mike” Grgich is the subject of the documentary “Like The Old Vine” that premiered at the 2012 Napa Valley Film Festival on November 7. “Like the Old Vine” describes Mike Grgich’s extraordinary life, achievements and how his “American Dream” became a reality. Read the Napa Valley Register article here.
Mike Grgich's recognition by the Smithsonian Institute is featured on KGO--7 TV. See the story.
Tash Bunge has joined Grgich Hills Estate as its Northern California Area Sales Manager, which includes Napa, Sonoma and Sacramento counties. Read the release.
Grgich Hills Estate crafts 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon for Chinese market
This unique wine is sold exclusively through Orii Savor. Find out more.
Wine Country this Week
Mike Grgich is profiled in honor of Grgich Hills’ 35th anniversary. Read the article.
"The Vines Started to Smile"
Mike Grgich's philosophy of making friends first when promoting his wine is featured in Palm Springs Life magazine. Read the article.
35th Anniversary of the Paris Tasting Weekend
The Yountville Sun reported on our celebration of the anniversary of the 1976 Paris Tasting, where the wine crafted by Miljenko “Mike” Grgich outscored the best of France and revolutionized the wine world. Read the article.