One of Napa Valley’s pioneering wineries, Trefethen Family Vineyards crafts distinguished estate grown wines that express the unique spirit of their land, vines, and people. The dedication of the Trefethen family is manifest in every aspect of the operation, from the soil to the table, including sustainable farming, thoughtful winemaking and gracious hospitality.
“For three generations, our family has devoted itself to wine made solely from the fruit of our estate vineyards in the Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley. A characteristic brightness animates every bottle, reflecting both our cool climate and the joy with which we approach our work.” – The Trefethen Family
“To honor our legacy, we must push forward. Every vintage is an opportunity to learn something new about our land, to build on every vintage that has come before in order to better reflect this place in our wines.” – Hailey Trefethen & Lorenzo Trefethen
“The most important lesson [that we’ve learned] is that great wines are made in the vineyards, and the owners’ tracks need to be in those vineyards on a daily basis. And if they are, then that winery … will make superb wines.” – Janet & John Trefethen
“It’s important for people to understand the joy of giving and the joy of achievement … We have the responsibility of participating in those things in the community that we believe in.” – Gene & Katie Trefethen
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Our exclusive small production & experimental wines are offered to members and guests who shop online or at the winery. Shop Limited-Production Wines
Trefethen signature wines can be enjoyed at the winery, as well as discovered in select wine shops and fine restaurants around the world.Shop Signature Wines
Member-only collection that honors the three generations of Trefethens who continue to inspire the estate. Each wine has a unique story, specific intention, and expressive personality.Shop Legacy Collection
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Our founders Eugene and Catherine Trefethen were ahead of their time. While terms like “sustainability” or “estate grown” were not widely used back in 1968, they understood that in order to produce world-class wines they would need a special plot of land that was treated with the utmost respect.
Today, the third generation of the Trefethen family carries on this vision. Wine lovers in search of outstanding Napa Valley wines turn to Trefethen knowing they will enjoy wines produced exclusively from our sustainably farmed estate vineyards.
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Trefethen is pleased to announce that we have been honored with the California Green Medal Environment Award for 2022. The California Green Medal Sustainable Winegrowing Leadership Awards provide recognition to vineyards and wineries that are leaders in implementing the three tenets of sustainability: environmental, economic, and social equity.
There are moments that stand out as unusually pivotal, where the doors of possibility swing open. For an emerging Napa Valley, three French tastings combined to kick the door ajar. And for a young Trefethen Family Vineyards, the Gault&Millau Wine Olympics, held in Paris in 1979, and the rematch which took place in Burgundy the following year, were particularly consequential.
Enjoy the perfect wine & food pairings created by Winery Chef Chris Kennedy to compliment the season and Trefethen’s estate grown wines.