Grgich Hills Cellar, located in Rutherford in the middle of beautiful Napa Valley, was founded in 1977 through the efforts of Miljenko "Mike" Grgich and Austin E. Hills of the Hills Brothers coffee family. Grgich had first drawn worldwide attention in 1976 as a result of the famous "Paris Tasting" in which an all French panel of judges chose his 1973 Chateau Montelena Chardonnay over the best of the white Burgundies in a blind tasting. Grgich had the skill and expertise to make great wines and Hills, owner of established vineyards, had a background in business and finance. Over the last 23 years, the winery has continued the tradition of making world class wines which earn countless special awards and recognition. Our wines have been enjoyed not only on special occasions by world leaders such as Presidents Reagan and Clinton, Queen Elizabeth II and President Francois Mitterand, but also by discriminating wine drinkers who make every day a special occasion with fine wine.
As we enter the new millennium, the Old World is in the process of meeting the New Age at Grgich Hills Cellar as Mike's daughter Violet Grgich and nephew Ivo Jeramaz have become more responsible for managing the daily operations of the the winery.
Excellence will always be an uncompromising philosophy at Grgich Hills. Each of our five different wines is treated as a special child, receiving devoted attention to every stage of its development to achieve its own unique character. Never satisfied with yesterday's best, each vintage arrives as a new challenge to create the best wines of the future.
The stellar attraction of Grgich Hills is our Chardonnay, an elegant example of the varietal displaying rich flavors and exquisite balance. As a complement to the Chardonnay we also produce a clean, crisp Fume Blanc, a spicy Zinfandel, a Cabernet Sauvignon with tremendous depth and complexity and last but not least, a luscious dessert wine named after Mike Grgich's daughter called "Violetta".
Grgich Hills Cellar is located in the middle of Napa Valley on Highway 29 just north of Rutherford in Napa Valley. We are open daily for retail sales and wine tasting. Comprehensive tours of the facility are offered by appointment only. For directions or additional information please email email@example.com or call us at (800) 532-3057.
Grgich Hills Merlot 2013
This is a Cabernet lover's Merlot! Its bright flavors of strawberries, cherries, licorice and a hint of coffee are wrapped in a velvety texture that make your taste buds ask for more! The wine's firm tannins and vibrant acidity create the perfect partner with beef tenderloin, rack of lamb, duck ... more
in mixed case $39.59
Grgich Hills Violetta Late Harvest 2013
Our classically-produced late harvest wine is the result of Botrytis cinerea, a beneficial mold that evaporates moisture while concentrating the flavor in the berry but yielding very little juice when we press the grapes. We fermented the thick, rich juice and then aged the wine in French oak to develop ... more
All sizes are 750mL unless otherwise noted.
Vintages and ratings subject to change at any time.
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