Grgich Hills Estate Tasting

Fountain and entrance sign at Grgich Hills Estate Napa Valley
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Napa Valley Wine Train pulling up to Grgich Hills Winery where there are balloons outside


Taste the wine that put Napa Valley on the map and get the inside track to a true Napa Valley legend. The winery itself is simple, quaint, and charming. But it’s one of the Napa Valley’s most famous stories. If you haven’t heard of the 1976 Paris Tasting, you soon will. After a gourmet lunch aboard our elegant Wine Train, indulge in a seated tasting at Grgich Hills Estate, home of one of the greatest winemakers in the world.


  • 3-hour train journey for lunch, departing at 11:30 a.m.
  • Welcome toast of sparkling wine
  • Freshly prepared multiple course gourmet meal
  • Disembarkment for a 1-hour seated tasting experience at Grgich Hills Estate

Package Details

Your tour begins with an elegant tranquil train journey northbound through the spectacular Napa Valley aboard our intimate luxury rail car where your gourmet lunch awaits. Soup du Jour or fresh Baby Lettuce Salad. And your choice of gourmet entrées.Croatian-born founder and winemaker Miljenko “Mike” Grgich is the man behind Grgich Hills Estate. He’s also renowned for his role in the 1976 Paris Tasting, a blind tasting of renowned white Burgundies from France and a sampling of new Napa Valley Chardonnays. Shocked French judges selected Mike Grgich’s 1973 Chateau Montelena Chardonnay as the finest white wine in the world, making him a legend. Today Grgich Hills is known for producing world-class wines sustainably, with care and passion.

Join the Grgich Hills team for a seated tasting hosted on the beautiful outdoor patio at their Rutherford property. Enjoy a special selection of wines from estate vineyards that are farmed organically without the use of pesticides or herbicides. Once you have completed your tasting, a special treat is waiting for you back onboard the Train: coffee or tea and a decadent dessert. Savored at your leisure in luxury, as you head through the Napa Valley back to Napa.

Elevate your experience and add our Sommelier Flight tasting to your itinerary. Explore the exquisite flavors of three more Napa Valley legends: Far Niente, Opus One, and BV, Georges De Latour.

*All of our winery tours require moderate stair climbing and standing for extended periods. We encourage guests who may have difficulty performing these two activities to consider one of our dining journeys. In the spirit of traditional rail seating, you may share a table with another party.

Please note that our menu’s change seasonally and additional drinks are not included.


10:30 a.m.

Check in

10:50 a.m.

Board the Train (Petite Gourmet Car)
Meal service begins

11:30 a.m.

Train departs
Begin eating

12:30 p.m.

Arrive at Grgich Hills Estate

Grgrich barrel room

1:30 p.m.

Re-board the Train
Dessert and coffee service

2:30 p.m.

Arrive at Napa Wine Train Station

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