Trefethen Family Vineyards is a Napa Valley pioneer. They are one of the very few family-owned wineries to celebrate five decades of winemaking in the Napa Valley. They proudly claim that “Wines have been handcrafted from the estate and we have been farming since 1968“. Most interesting about this event was a private lecture and tasting of vintage wines by proprietor Loren Trefethen and winemaker Bryan Kays. Also, the restoration and last year’s renovation, post Napa earthquake, of the of the historic tasting & barrel room (McIntyre Building), was spectacular. The McIntyre Building remains integral to the winery’s operations. The first floor is still used to age wine and also houses the winery’s Estate Tasting Room and Wine Library. The second floor, which displays the Eshcol winery’s original de-stemmer/crusher, is a barrel-aging cellar for the winery’s Bordeaux variety red wines.