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Grgich Hills Estate | Napa Valley

Our Family of Wines

Grgich Hills Estate is an iconic Napa Valley winery, consistently producing world-class winesCommitted to natural winegrowing and sustainability, we farm five estate vineyards without artificial pesticides or herbicides, rely on wild yeast fermentation and use our passion and art to handcraft food-friendly, balanced and elegant wines. Our portfolio of wines consist of three distinct tiers.

Napa Valley Selections

Our most popular and accessible wines, these complex blends focus on Napa Valley’s best varieties from our five estate vineyards.  These wines demonstrate Grgich Hill’s signature style: food-friendly, balanced and elegant. 

 

Chardonnay, Napa Valley: From cool American Canyon and Carneros vineyards in the southern tip of Napa Valley, this classically styled wine that doesn’t undergo malolactic fermentation, preserving its natural acidity. Fermented and aged 10 months in French oak. Purchase 

Fumé Blanc, Napa Valley: From cool American Canyon and Carneros vineyards in the southern tip of Napa Valley. About 80% of our Sauvignon Blanc is planted to the Musqué clone, which provides elegant floral aromatics. We ferment 80% of the grapes in foudres, large French oak casks, with the remainder in previously-used small French oak barrels. Purchase

Zinfandel, Napa Valley: Our 34-acre vineyard in Calistoga is the warmest of our five vineyards and the sole source of our Zinfandel. Co-fermented with a touch of Petite Sirah to add complexity and structure and then aged in large French oak casks so the flavors are well integrated but not overwhelmed by oak. Purchase

Merlot, Napa Valley: This cool climate Merlot comes from our vineyards in southern Napa Valley grown within sight of the San Francisco Bay. We blend in a small amount of Merlot from our warmer upper Napa Valley vineyards to create a complex and balanced wine. Purchase

Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley: Our Yountville Vineyard forms the heart of our Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, with our Rutherford and Calistoga vineyards rounding out the blend. To boost complexity, we rely on a traditional Bordeaux blend of predominantly Cabernet Sauvignon, with a dash of Petit Verdot, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Purchase

Miljenko's Selection

Reserved primarily for our wine club members and winery visitors, these wines showcase the unique varietal characteristics from single vineyard blocks personally selected by Miljenko “Mike” Grgich. Clones, rootstock and farming are matched with the distinctive growing conditions of each site.

 

Miljenko’s Selection Chardonnay, Carneros: This wine is crisp and aromatic Chardonnay with bright acidity created by selected clones in our cool southern estate vineyards and preserved by using low temperature fermentation with indigenous yeast and aged in large French Foudres barrels. Purchase

Miljenko’s Selection Napa Valley Essence: Only the best blocks that express the true nature—the essence—of our Sauvignon Blanc are used for this limited production wine. The grapes come primarily from our chilly American Canyon Vineyard, supplemented by grapes from our Carneros Vineyard. The majority of the grapes are fermented in neutral small French oak barrels, with the rest in foudres, then aged six months on its lees in neutral barrels. These techniques add body and texture while showcasing the wonderful fruitPurchase

Miljenko’s Selection Petite Sirah, Calistoga: Mike Grgich’s home overlooks this vineyard in Calistoga, the warmest of our five vineyards. The site is blessed with morning sun and well-drained gravelly loam soils that deeply concentrate the character of this varietal. In the cellar, we age the wine for almost three years in a mix of oak barrels. Purchase

Miljenko’s Selection Petit Verdot, Yountville: Petite Verdot is famous for enhancing traditional Bordeaux blends, but it’s earned a starring role in our Yountville Vineyard. Here, perfect conditions of well-drained soil and long days of sun allow this highly concentrated grape to display its abundant color, structure and flavor. The wine is aged 20 months, half in new French oak barrels and the other half in previously used barrels. Purchase

Miljenko’s Selection Cabernet Sauvignon, Rutherford: One of the world’s preeminent sub appellations for Cabernet Sauvignon, the “Rutherford Bench” is home to our winery and its loamy soils and consistent sunshine create an elegant wine with red fruit flavors and smooth tannins. As with our Petite Verdot, this Cabernet is aged 20 months but with only 30 percent in new French oak barrels to showcase the rich fruit flavors. Purchase

Legacy Selections

Available primarily at our tasting room, these are our most exclusive and sought-after wines which focus on the varietals most associated with Mike Grgich’s legendary accomplishments, crafted from the oldest vines in our estate vineyards.

 

Paris Tasting “Commemorative” Chardonnay: Showcases our oldest Chardonnay vines, which are Old Wente clone planted more than 20 years ago obtained from famed grower Larry Hyde and planted in our Carneros Vineyard. Naturally rich flavors balanced by good acidity are enhanced by aging for one year in French oak, then six months in neutral 1,200 gallon oak foudresPurchase

Yountville Old Vine Cabernet Sauvignon: This wine is made from some of the oldest Cabernet Sauvignon vines in the Napa Valley, planted in 1959 to the Inglenook clone (also known as Niebaum Cabernet Sauvignon #29) on St. George rootstock in Yountville. Closer to San Pablo Bay than warmer Rutherford, this relatively cool region allows the grapes plenty of time to develop unique flavor characteristics. This complex wine with moderate tannins is aged in French oak for 21 months then moved to large oak casks for six additional months. Purchase

Miljenko’s Old Vine Zinfandel: Extremely limited production from a few rows of ancient Zinfandel vines that were planted more than 100 years ago on St. George rootstock. Today, Mike Grgich’s home overlooks this vineyard in Calistoga. Its northeast exposure catches plenty of morning sun but is shaded from the hot late afternoon sun and combined with the vineyard’s gravelly loam soils creates the perfect spot to grow this varietal. Purchase

Violetta, Late Harvest: Named after Mike’s daughter, Violet, this uniquely delicious late-harvest wine is grown in our chilly American Canyon Vineyard. The grapes are transformed by Botrytis cinerea, a special fungus that permeates the grape skin, concentrating the sugar and flavors. The delightful result is a wine has remarkable depth of flavors that linger in the mouth. Purchase