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Trefethen Family Vineyards Launches New Taste the Estate & Twilight Experiences for the Holidays


Thanksgiving and Christmas Menus Showcase Trefethen’s World-Class Wines, Culinary Heritage and Chef Chris Kennedy’s Creativity

(Napa, Calif.)— November 2, 2020— Just in time to plan for November and December excursions to the Napa Valley and kick off the holiday season, Trefethen Family Vineyards launches two new private holiday-focused Taste the Estate experiences this month. Winery Chef Chris Kennedy shows off his creativity and culinary acumen with these menus meant to both celebrate the holidays and inspire home cooks.

Holiday Taste the Estate menus will be offered daily at 11am and 3pm during two limited runs – from November 20th through November 30th and again December 20th through December 31stTaste the Estate is Trefethen’s quintessential wine and culinary experience, highlighting the fantastic synergy of great wine and great food, at a price of $90 per person. Guests will enjoy five of Trefethen’s finest wines paired with sublime holiday-inspired bites crafted by Chef Kennedy and will walk away with a heightened appreciation of the interplay of the flavors and textures of wine and food.

Additionally, Twilight at Trefethen is offered as the ultimate private experience. You’ll have the estate to yourself for a private tour followed by a seated tasting with the full Taste the Estate experience described above. There is only one table each night, offered every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night at 5:30pm, at a price of $150 per person. If you are looking to celebrate a special occasion or simply want to relax in a fully private setting, this is the experience for you.

These experiences are offered outdoors, weather-permitting, or inside the Villa, a former Trefethen family home. All tastings and experiences can be booked by appointment at trefethen.com, by calling the winery at 707.255.7700 or by emailing [email protected].

Sample menus follow and may change slightly based on what is in peak season from Trefethen’s garden, La Huerta.


  • 2019 Dry Riesling
  • First of the Season Dungeness Crab and Estate Persimmon “Roll”
  • 2018 Harmony Chardonnay
  • Sweet Potato Puffs with Tarragon Goat Cheese and Cranberry
  • 2018 Pinot Noir
  • Trefethen Walnut + Chestnut “Stuffing”
  • 2017 The Cowgirl and The Pilot
  • Pumpkin Pie…aka – Charred Pumpkin and Aged Cheddar Tartlet
  • 2016 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Trefethen Cabernet Braised Turkey Leg with Spooner Rice Congee


  • 2019 Dry Riesling
  • Savory Apple Crisp
  • 2018 Harmony Chardonnay
  • Poached Quince with Tarragon Spiked Goat Cheese
  • 2017 The Cowgirl and The Pilot
  • French Bean and Wild Mushroom Tart
  • 2018 Dragon’s Tooth
  • Maple and Black Pepper Spiked Brussels Sprouts
  • 2016 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Glazed and Roasted Christmas Goose


Trefethen Family Vineyards is one of Napa’s pioneering wineries. Founded in 1968, Janet and John Trefethen helped define what the Napa Valley is today. More than five decades later, this Napa legend remains family-owned and committed to the craft of producing 100% estate-grown wines. The winery is located at 1160 Oak Knoll Avenue. Tastings are available daily. For more information, please contact the winery at 707.255.7700 or visit www.trefethen.com.

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