Thursday, July 20 | 11:30AM
"One Family, One Estate, One Passion." These six words have long been the credo at Trefethen, one of Napa Valley’s pioneering wineries. Hailey and Loren are the third generation of Trefethens to steward the family’s rich legacy — their grandparents Catherine and Eugene laid the foundation, and their parents John and Janet built upon it to create the thriving enterprise it is today. Today Hailey and Loren are leading Trefethen with vision, passion, and creativity, continuing the family tradition of crafting distinguished estate grown wines that express the unique spirit of the land, vines, and people.
Guests will enjoy some of those delicious wines at this luncheon at the Villeta, a poolside retreat originally constructed for Catherine and Janet’s pioneering Napa Valley Cooking Class, which once hosted culinary icons like Wolfgang Puck and Jeremiah Tower. Today's meal will feature a selection from Trefethen’s cellars, each carefully selected to complement the delicious cuisine.
Trefethen Family Vineyards
Celebrating 50 years! Just north of the town of Napa, where the valley’s earliest vineyards were planted in the 1800s, is Trefethen Family Vineyards. Their historic wooden winery, built in 1886, stands sentinel over vast plantings of perfectly trellised grapevines. Gene and Katie Trefethen purchased this old winery and the surrounding vineyards in 1968. The winery was in a state of disrepair and their son John and his bride, Janet, took the challenge of restoring the old winery to become one of Napa’s foremost wine producers. In 1973, Trefethen released their first commercial wine. True to the family’s vision of creating an acclaimed wine estate, they have grown every grape for every bottle of Trefethen. Today, the Trefethen family’s third generation, Lorenzo and Hailey, assist their parents in continuing the family tradition of passion for the land, its people, and the art of crafting exceptional Napa Valley wines.