Trefethen Winery

California Wine, Napa Valley

About Trefethen Vineyard and Winery

The wines of Trefethen Winery are a reflection of the land from which they are grown. There is a synergy between the soil we work, the grapes we grow, and the wine we make. The craft of winegrowing is both ancient and modern. The relationship is intimate and has been carefully balanced here throughout the years, encouraging us to create our distinctive and exceptional family of world-class wines.

Trefethen Winery Dry Riesling

The scent of jasmine flowers perfumes the nose along with apple and lime. Crisp citrus, mandarin oranges and floral notes splash the palate with complete refreshment. The slightest kiss of sweetness is a lovely complement to the crisp fruit and acid on the finish.

Trefethen Winery Viognier

Writers have written that Viognier is reminiscent of Marie Antoinette's boudoir. This wine is fragrant with rose petals and perfume with hints of lemon peel in the nose. On the palate, the flavors are earthy orange pekoe and luscious tree-ripened white peaches. Complex, crisp and flavorful, Viognier is always intriguing.

Trefethen Winery Chardonnay

The first aromas to greet the nose are wonderful, soft vanilla toastiness from the oak and lovely buttery notes. Then, the lushness of Granny Smith and Fuji apple becomes apparent. On the palate, the wine is crisp citrus, tropical fruit and guava with excellent balance and good acid with a long creamy finish.

Trefethen Winery Pinot Noir

Beautifully balanced aromas of black cherries, leather and roses in full bloom. On the palate, cherry flavors combine with spicy oak for a wine that is velvety smooth and immensely satisfying. Delicious now, it will develop gracefully over the next few years.

Trefethen Winery Cabernet Franc

Unknown to many wine lovers, Cabernet Franc is a delicious red varietal often used to add complexity to Cabernet Sauvignon wines and Bordeaux blends. Aromatic with spring violets, cedar and earthy notes, the taste is lush with cherry, clove and allspice with soft tannins. The spicy tartness is a wonderful compliment to fresh flavors in food.

Trefethen Winery Merlot

Bright, dark, ruby red color greets the eye. There is an aromatic nose of black cherry and blueberries with sexy oak tones. On the palate, the wine is rich with red berry, plum, and tobacco flavors finishing with supple tannins and depth of flavor. The wine was aged in French & American oak for seventeen months. This is a stand-up-and-take-note Merlot.

Trefethen Winery Cabernet Sauvignon

Aromas of berries, notes of chocolate and cassis laced with cedar lead you to concentrated cherry fruit on the palate. The fruit flavors are lush and mouth-filling. Excellent tannin structure combined with exceptional fruit forward flavors provides a long, lingering finish.

Trefethen Winery Late Harvest Riesling

Luscious honey, lemon zest and pear characterize this wine's inviting aromas. The flavors of sweetened citrus and exotic flowers with a hint of clove are like velvet on the palate and into the long lasting spicy fruit finish. There is a delicate, intoxicating sweetness from the wine's natural sugar that makes it a perfect dessert.

Trefethen Winery Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

The color is intense, opulent ruby red. Oak-scented cherry and blackberry aromas lead to rich fruit on the palate. A perfect mix of bright berry flavors laced with tobacco and smoky oak with well-balanced tannins makes this wine luscious in the mouth through a long, lingering finish.

Trefethen Winery Harmony Chardonnay

This wine was fermented in new French oak barrels. Rich aromas of smoky oak, ropical fruit, ripe pear and citrus are the first to greet the nose in this beautifully complex wine. Crisp and mouth filling on the palate are flavors of pineapple and papaya caressed by oak. There is a gentle touch of spice in the long, lovely finish.