Grgich Hills Estate Twilight Tour

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Overview

Starting at $339 per person

Grgich Hills Estate Judgement In Paris Private Twilight Tour

Doors that close for others are about to open for you. Experience an after-hours tour and a little VIP treatment with an intimate group of fellow wine lovers. With the winery all to yourselves, you’ll feel like a distinguished guest. It’s all part of an elegant journey through a spectacular landscape. And the inside track to a true Napa Valley legend.

Includes

  • 2-hour evening rail tour of Napa Valley
  • 4-course gourmet dinner 
  • Tour of Grgich Hills Estate
  • Wine pairing onboard the Wine Train

For Groups of 10 or more submit an request or call 707.251.5210

Package Details

Your journey begins on the Northbound Train to Grgich Station with an appetizer and wine pairing aboard our intimate vintage luxury rail car. Sip a glass of Grgich Hills Chardonnay, Napa Valley 2014, during your elegant train passage through the spectacular Napa Valley.

Exclusive and private. Your journey takes you on a behind-the- scenes tour of the Grgich cellar and production, getting immersed in the winemaking process from start to finish, glass of signature Grgich Napa Valley Chardonnay in hand. Then settle in on the intimate patio overlooking the Rutherford vineyard, take a seat by the winery’s pizza oven, where you will savor a luscious selection prepared by the chef, featuring Summer Tomato Caprese, Grgich Olive Oil, Basil Vinaigrette & Steak Florentine, Sauté of Summer Beans & Corn Pudding. Each wine is hand selected to pair perfectly with your dinner among the vines.

After your exclusive evening at one of Napa’s most celebrated winemakers, a delectable treat is waiting for you back on board the train. A tasting of Violetta, a late harvest Sauvignon Blanc named after Mike Grgich’s daughter, Violet Grgich, paired with Guittard with Sea Salt Caramel Panna Cotta, Almond Dragrees, Dark Chocolate Sauce, and Amarena Cherries. Savor every bite as you travel back from your twilight excursion.

Wines

  • Grgich Hills Chardonnay, Napa Valley 2014 (on board the train)
  • Grgich Hills Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 2014
  • Miljenko’s Selection Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford 2014
  • Grgich Hills Old Vine Cabernet Sauvignon Yountville 2013

 

More Information

The Winery

The winery itself is modest, quaint, and charming. But it’s also one of the Napa Valley’s most famous stories. If you haven’t heard of the 1976 Paris Tasting, you soon will. The winery’s guiding philosophy is quite simple: great wines begin with exceptional fruit, organically cultivated vineyards, and a deep respect for the land. Grgich Hills Estate’s history once took the wine world by storm and is home of one of the greatest winemakers in the world. But the winery remains family-owned and operated, practicing the art of winemaking by crafting food-friendly, balanced, and elegant wines through natural winegrowing and sustainable practices.

The Legend

Grgich Hills Estate was founded in 1977 by Miljenko “Mike” Grgich and Austin Hills, of the Hills Bros. coffee company, after the 1973 Chateau Montelena Chardonnay Mike crafted won the now-famous 1976 Paris Tasting, a blind tasting of renowned white Burgundies from France and a sampling of new Napa Valley Chardonnays, beating the best of France and shocking French judges. Mike Grgich became a legend and the foundation of Grgich Hills’ winemaking legacy was laid: producing world-class wines sustainably, with care and passion. In recognition of Mike’s contributions to the wine industry, he was inducted into the Vintners Hall of Fame in 2008.

 

DINNER

Time

Activity

5:15 p.m.

Guest arrival

5:45 p.m.

Train departs

6:45 p.m.

Arrive at Grgich Station

6:55 p.m.

Depart Grgich Station

7:00 p.m.

Arrive at Grgich Hills Estate

9:00 p.m.

Depart Grgich Hills Estate

10:15 p.m.

Train returns to McKinstry Street Station