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Grgich Hills Estate Earns 2014 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

July 8, 2014

July 7, 2014, Rutherford, CA. Grgich Hills Estate has once again received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award. The accolade, which honors hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor, and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide. Only the top-performing 10 percent of businesses listed on TripAdvisor receive […]

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Guess which wines are in the Smithsonian’s ’101 Objects That Made America’ LA Times

June 20, 2014

California wine received a rare honor when the Smithsonian Institution chose the two bottles that won the famous Paris Tasting of 1976 as part of the museum’s online exhibit “101 Objects That Made America.” The two bottles are, of course, the 1973 Chateau Montelena Chardonnay made by Miljenko “Mike” Grgich and the 1973 Stag’s Leap […]

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A Day of Peace and wine at Grgich Hills Estate

May 29, 2014

A Day of Peace and wine at Grgich Hills Estate May 27, 2014 2:56 pm  •  ANNE WARD ERNST editor@weeklycalistogan.com   A commemorative chardonnay released 38 years to the day of the Judgment of Paris was a tip of the hat, or beret in this case, during an event at Grgich Hills Estate to also […]

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1976 Paris Tasting Wines from Napa Selected for Smithsonian Book-ABC-7

April 16, 2014

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Grgich Hills Estate celebrates release of Paris Tasting Commemorative Chardonnay with a “Day for Peace”

April 1, 2014

May 24th marks the date of the famed Paris Tasting, when the 1973 Chateau Montelena Chardonnay crafted by Miljenko “Mike” Grgich was the champion of the 1976 Paris Tasting, beating the best of France and revolutionizing the wine world. Thirty eight years to the day, the Vintners Hall of Fame legend will release his Paris […]

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Vintner Hall of Fame Miljenko “Mike” Grgich Partners with the James Beard Foundation

March 26, 2014

Mike Grgich began his life as a peasant in communist-controlled Croatia and arrived in the Napa Valley with $32, his life savings, sewn into the sole of his shoes.  He was able to fulfill his American dream first by having his 1973 Chateau Montelena Chardonnay win the 1976 Paris Tasting and then by founding his […]

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1973 Chateau Montelena Chardonnay crafted by Miljenko “Mike” Grgich named to Smithsonian’s “101 Objects That Made America”

March 19, 2014

The 1973 Chateau Montelena Chardonnay crafted by Miljenko “Mike” Grgich that was the champion of the 1976 Paris Tasting is part of the exhibit selected by the Smithsonian Institute as one of “101 Objects That Made America.”  Chosen from 137 million artifacts in the Smithsonian collection, the 1973 Chardonnay is joined by other iconic American […]

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French Vigneron magazine Spring 2014: Mike Grgich, California Dream

March 13, 2014

SA VIE EST UN ROMAN. ON EN A MÊME FAIT UN FILM. MILJENKO «MIKE » GRGICH, CROATE ARRIVÉ EN CALIFORNIE POUR FUIR LE  COMMUNISME, S’EST FAIT UNE PLACE AU SOLEIL ET UN NOM EN OR. ALORS QU’IL VIENT DE FÊTER SES 90ANS, L’ICÔNE SE CONFIE. Download the article here.

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FOUR magazine profiles Miljenko “Mike” Grgich

March 13, 2014

A Winemaker’s Tale An inductee to the Vintner’s Hall of Fame and president, winemaker and co-proprietor of Grgich Hills Wine Estate in the Napa Valley, Croatian-born Milijenko ‘Mike’ Grgich is a self-made man, known to wine aficionados the world-over as the King of Chardonnay. As seen in FOUR’s International Edition Over the past 50 years, […]

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Violet Grgich attends Special Award Ceremony for Documentary about Miljenko “Mike” Grgich

February 28, 2014

September 27, 2013. Rutherford, CA – “Like the Old Vine (Kao Stara Loza),” a documentary about the life of Vintners Hall of Fame inductee Miljenko “Mike” Grgich, was presented the Grand Jury’s Special Award from the 20th annual Oenovideo International Grape & Wine Film Festival. The documentary’s director, Milka Barišić, accepted the Cep d’Or Trophy […]

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