Trefethen Family Vineyards

In 1968, Eugene and Catherine Trefethen purchased seven farms surrounding a magnificent, but run-down, 19th-century winery in southern Napa Valley and created Trefethen Family Vineyards.  The couple’s intention was to sell all their grapes, but their son John had other ideas.  In 1973, aided by his new bride Janet, John produced Trefethen Vineyards’ first commercial wine. True to the family’s vision of creating an acclaimed wine estate, we have never purchased outside grapes and are leaders in sustainable winegrowing. Today, the Trefethen family’s third generation, Loren and Hailey, assist their parents in continuing the family tradition of passion for the land, its people and the art of crafting exceptional Napa Valley wines.

One of Napa’s classic wine estates, Trefethen is still a hidden gem. Easy to find, but only if you’re looking, our entry is on Oak Knoll Avenue, tucked away from the crowds of Highway 29. The driveway John Trefethen used to land his plane on runs through the middle of our vineyard, over the ground we have tended for over 45 years.

Trefethen’s history changed when a 6.0 earthquake shook through Napa Valley at 3:20 am on Sunday, August 24, 2014. Our beloved historic winery took a direct hit and was severely damaged. We are working diligently on the restoration which we expect to complete in early 2017.

For the first time in our history, the Trefethen family is now welcoming winery guests into the formal residence of our founders, Gene and Katie Trefethen. Antique gates give way to quaint garden pathways leading to the grand craftsman style manor house-home to many Trefethen family celebrations over the last 48 years. Filled with stunning woodwork from the early 1900s, the Villa, surrounded by Katie’s treasured private gardens, offers a variety of tasting experiences in the salon, sunroom and deck.

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Facility Info


Estate Tasting$25/person
Enjoy a delightful sampling of the many varieties of world-class wines grown on our family estate.

Reserve Tasting$35/person
Savor our selection of special, limited release wines with occasional older vintages pulled from our cellar.

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