Winery Profile: Trefethen Vineyards

John Trefethan

Trefethen was founded in 1968, taking up residence in the former Eshcol winery, which had ceased production in 1940. The winery structure was originally built in 1886, and is now the only surviving example of what was once the most common winery architecture in Napa — a three-story wooden gravity-flow winery.

Join us today as John Trefethen takes us back to a time when Napa Valley had 30 wineries – instead of 300, and updates us on what Trefethen Vineyards has been doing all these years.

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7 Responses to “Winery Profile: Trefethen Vineyards”

  1. 1 Steve Sep 4th, 2006 at 6:48 pm

    Another good one – would love to see pics of the “barn” on your site. Also, we’re all curious to know who won the books from a few podcasts ago. Maybe you could post the names.

    Keep up the good work.

  2. 2 GrapeRadio Bunch Sep 4th, 2006 at 7:26 pm


    Will see if we can get a few of the barn photos.

    Here is the list of winners from the latest contest:

    – Doug Smith
    – Jerm
    – Tim Meranda


  3. 3 Steve Traverse Sep 19th, 2006 at 7:55 am

    I love these stories of Napa history. Always great to hear them directly from the people involved. You cant that feeling get that from magazine or book.

  4. 4 Steve Sep 20th, 2006 at 11:22 am

    Steve J here…
    We were just up at the winery with a large group in July. We had lunch in one of the barns! Great times.

    To me, Trefethen is synonymous with Napa Valley. Thank you for all the hard work that goes into making your wines.

  5. 5 Steve Kathe Feb 7th, 2007 at 5:45 am

    I tried to download this show, but kept getting an error message about some tool bar or something that needs to go in, and to remind you. I’m not sure what that means, but I reminding you.

  6. 6 Steve Kathe Feb 7th, 2007 at 5:46 am

    The above is error 404 – Not found

    Search bar and other tools go here! If you’re reading this, it needs to be implemented, remind me!

  7. 7 GrapeRadio Bunch Feb 7th, 2007 at 2:52 pm


    The link has been repaired. Thanks for the heads up.


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