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TREFETHEN FAMILY VINEYARDS

 

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Trefethen Family Vineyards, www.thefethen.comthe original winery’s roots goes back to 1886 when a Scottish sea captain, Hamden McIntrye designed a gravity-flow system into the three story   structure, the winery was then called Eshcol.   In 1968 the Trefethen Family purchased the winery, which by then had fallen into serious disrepair.  The husband and wife team of John and Janet Trefethen  committed themselves to restoring the property to it’s original glory.  After careful restoration the winery in 1988 was recognized by The Dept of The Interior and placed the winery on The National Register of Historic Places.  Today, Trefethen boats a state-of-the-art fermentation facility and 13,000 square foot barrel cellar and boasts that they have never purchased a single outside grape.

The current wines consist of; 2008 Dry Riesling, 2007 Chardonnay, 2006 Merlot, 2006 Cabernet;  2007 Harmony Chardonnay, 2006 Reserve Cabernet, 2004 Halo Cabernet, 2007 Late Harvest Riesling;  2008 Quandary White, 2008 Viognier, 2008 Pinot Noir,  2006 Cabernet Franc, 2002 Library Cabernet, 2008 Double T Chardonnay and 2007 Double T Red.   We tried the estate Cabernets and they were all awesome, big rich and full bodied, the 2006 Reserve Cabernet was rated 99 by Wine Enthusiast and was truly a special wine. The winery grounds are beautiful and the tasting room and store were spacious.  The Trefethen Family motto is One Family, One Estate, One Passion.

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