Rutherford Ranch Winery
“It Takes Rutherford Dust to Grow Great Cabernet.”
Located right in the heart of the Napa Valley, Rutherford Ranch Winery is a wonderful place to visit. It’s a place where you may relax, sip some delicious wines, stroll through a 100-year-old olive grove, enjoy charcuterie, cheese, chocolate pairings as well as a boxed lunch (with 72 hours notice) and shake up a little Rutherford dust (The above quote is from world-famous winemaker, André Tchelistcheff to describe a particular flavor aspect of the phenomenal Cabernet Sauvignons that come from that neighborhood.)
Relax and Stay a While…
The grounds surrounding the tasting room and winery are absolutely gorgeous! Minimal, water-efficient native landscaping is shaded by ancient oak trees, a creek borders one side of the patio/picnic area and modern picnic tables and chairs are spread about, shaded by the oak trees and festive red market umbrellas. You will want to buy a glass or bottle of wine, opt for the cheese or charcuterie board (or even a boxed lunch from Bouchon!) to enjoy with your wine, kick off your shoes, relax and stay a while. It’s just that kind of place.
Come In and Check Out the Art!
The tasting room experience is just as nice inside as outside! Along the back side of the tasting room, a wall of café windows lets in the beautiful Napa Valley sunshine, a large, colorful display of wine bottles graces another wall and a long tasting bar spans one side of the room. For those who prefer to sit while tasting, comfortable chairs and couches are thoughtfully placed around the room. There is a beautiful private tasting salon located just off the tasting room, set up especially for larger group tasting experiences. The whole tasting room doubles as an art gallery, with amazing art displayed throughout.
Family-Owned and Sustainably Farmed
Rutherford Ranch Winery has been owned and operated by the same family for three generations. After all this time, they are still very active in all aspects of their winery’s business. They are particularly proud of how they farm their 300 acres with certified organic, sustainable farming methods. In fact, Rutherford Ranch Winery was named “Sustainable Winery of the Year” in 2017.
Delicious Wines and Food Pairing Too!
The wines of Rutherford Ranch Winery reflect their famous zip code and the meticulous farming and winemaking that go into crafting them. Rutherford Ranch Winery specializes in Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Sauvignon blends, but they also make some amazing Chardonnay, Merlot, Zinfandel and Sauvignon Blanc as well. In fact, the 2016 Proprietor’s Reserve Sauvignon Blanc is being featured in the tasting room right now! Here are some of the delicious options you may experience while visiting:
Wine & Chocolate Pairing
The chocolate and wine pairing allows guests to challenge their taste buds, learn how food and wine pair together, and of course, sweeten up their vacation!
Guests enjoy a selection of four wines, rotated seasonally from limited production red and white wines, while seated in their indoor and outdoor space.
Taste through three exceptionally crafted estate grown, single vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon and red blends.
White Wine Tasting
Enjoy three delicious white wines, depending on season and availability.
Wine Flights and Lunch Options
For those feeling hungry as well as thirsty, guests are invited to enjoy a wine tasting and delicious Bouchon boxed lunch or one of their Ambient lunches while visiting the winery. 48 hours advanced notice is required.
Check Out These Upcoming Events
Saturday, July 14, 5pm
Dive into whole lobster, sausage, corn and artichokes! Seating is limited, purchase tickets early before this event sells out!
$125 per ticket, $100 for Club Members
Saturday, September 29, 2018 4pm
Celebrate the 2018 harvest with live music, games and BBQ.
$75 per-ticket, $50 for Club Members