Grgich Hills Cabernet Served At Dinner For China’s Next President

Historic Dinner Showcases One Of America’s Finest Wines

Grgich Hills Estate In Napa ValleyRUTHERFORD, February 22, 2012 — The Chinese Consulate General in Los Angeles hosted a dinner for Chinese Vice President Xi Jingping on February 16th that included Vice President Joe Biden and featured Grgich Hills Estate 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon.

Vice President Xi will replace the current President, Hu Jintao, and assume the presidency in 2013. Mr. Xi first visited Washington, DC to meet with President Obama.

“We were honored to be part of this historic visit,” said Violet Grgich, proprietor. “China is a small but important market that we export to and we were excited to be served to the next president of China.”

Located at 1829 St. Helena Hwy (Hwy. 29) in Rutherford, Grgich Hills Estate was founded in 1977 by Miljenko “Mike” Grgich and Austin Hills after Mike’s Chardonnay outscored the best of France in the now-famous 1976 Paris Tasting.

Today, this iconic winery farms 366 acres naturally, without artificial pesticides or herbicides, and uses its passion and art to handcraft food-friendly, balanced and elegant wines. Mike is assisted by his daughter, Violet Grgich, Vice President of Operations, and his nephew, Ivo Jeramaz, Vice President of Vineyards and Production. For more information, visit