Grgich Hills Estate

Miljenko’s Old Vine
2013 Chardonnay
Los Carneros

2014 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 18 | Lot No. 3


Grgich Hills Estate

Miljenko’s Old Vine

Los Carneros

10 cases produced


  • 2013 marked the 90th birthday of Miljenko “Mike” Grgich
  • To celebrate, we created a blend showcasing the best of our Old Wente Clone Chardonnay
  • The grapes were planted in 1989 in our certified organic Los Carneros Vineyard on AXR-1 rootstock

Wine Facts

  • pH: 3.29
  • Single vineyard wine
  • Sustainably produced
  • Organically produced (also commonly called "organically grown")
  • Wine is 100% estate grown and bottled

Tasting Chart

bone dry very sweet
light body very full bodied
soft, gentle very crisp
no tannins heavy tannins

Miljenko Grgich

Winemaker, Grgich Hills Estate

Winemaker, Miljenko Grgich

I have worked for some of the legends of Napa Valley: Lee Stewart, of the original Souverain Cellars; Brother Timothy at Christian Brothers; for almost nine years for Andre Tchelistcheff at Beaulieu Vineyards; for Robert Mondavi; and then Chateau Montelena, where the Chardonnay that I crafted won the famed 1976 Paris Tasting. I then partnered with Austin Hills to start Grgich Hills Cellars on Independence Day 1977.

Country born: Croatia

Education: University of Zagreb, viticultural and enology.

Years in the wine industry: 30+ years

Honors / Awards:
Inducted into the Vintners Hall of Fame in 2008.

Winemaking Philosophy:
Our goal remains the same as when I started the winery more than 35 years ago: to craft a wine that is harmonized. To me, that means not too much oak, not too much alcohol, not too much of any one attribute. In other words, we craft a whole wine that is a pleasure to drink.

Putzis Weinresidenz AG

Mitteldorf 12
Olsberg  AG  CH- 4305

Premiere Napa Valley Wine Collection

Winery Vintage Variety Appellation Fanciful Auction
Grgich Hills Estate 2013 Chardonnay Los Carneros Miljenko’s Old Vine 18
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