The Vibe: 

One of the most familiar names in Napa, Mike Grgich enjoys the status of Croatian immigrant turned celebrity after the coup he scored as winemaker of the winning California chardonnay in the Paris Tasting of 1976. Visitors to the homey Napa tasting space can enjoy a warm reception in a barrel-flanked room, or a tour of the facility during one of their daily, by-appointment-only tours.

Known For: 
Chardonnay, Fume Blanc, Dessert Wine
Not good for: 
  • Large groups
  • Picnics
  • Shoppers
Particularly good if you are seeking: 
  • Small groups
  • Tours (offered daily; by appt)
  • Private tastings