Rutherford Hill Winery, Rutherford

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Winery / Vineyard · Food & Drink
We invite you to join us for an unparalleled wine country experience. Nestled high in the Eastern Hills, Rutherford Hill Winery commands spectacular views overlooking the Rutherford bench of Napa Valley. Enjoy them-along with your glass of your favorite varietal-from our ever popular Oak Grove picnic grounds, or tour our extensive hillside wine caves, carved deep into the cliffs behind the winery. Explore our wide collection of hand-crafted wines in our tasting room or on our patio, and find the perfect one to please your palate.

It is from a handful of the most select Napa vineyards that Rutherford Hill continues its tradition of crafting legendary wines. In 1976, while the rest of the world was just beginning to take notice of Napa Valley, our founders recognized a unique opportunity. The Terlato Family believed that the climate and soil of the valley-similar to Pomerol-were well suited to the lush, purple-black grapes of Merlot and were among the first to pioneer what has become Napa’s premier varietal. Today, this tradition of quality continues, expressed by wines of great complexity and character.

The guiding vision for our family-owned winery is to make a Napa Valley Merlot that is supple and refined-but we haven’t stopped at Merlot. Marisa Taylor leads the talented winemaking team at Rutherford Hill, crafting award-winning and world-class Chardonnay, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc, and Cabernet. Her acumen for the analytical detail needed for monitoring yeast cultures, barrels, fermentation, blending, and ultimately, bottling makes her perfectly suited for her dual leadership roles at Rutherford Hill.
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  • Since we could not be indoors for wine tasting due to covid restrictions, the staff created a warm covered outdoor club seating area for us. The warm sparkling gas fire pit was a nice touch with the.....  more »
  • Rutherford Hill winery knocked our socks off. The wine is wonderful the tour is great the ambiance is exceptional and they treat their wine club numbers like royalty. Every time we have company we...  more »
  • We had a lovely visit at this winery. I would highly recommend a visit here. Our local wine store set up our visit and Jeremy treated us really well. He walked us through their caves and showed us their manufacturing process along with their lookout point which looks out over the valley. They also have a sitting area where you can enjoy a glass of wine and accoutrements, which you can bring with you.If we are in the area again, we will def stop back in!
  • Huge commercial winery. They will most likely have availability any time you come since the place is huge and they have lots of staff attending people. We did the tasting of 5 wines while standing up at the bar. I was not impressed by any of the wines I tasted. The person who attended us was very friendly. Having been to other wineries in the area before, I'd much rather plan better ahead of time and go to a smaller family run winery where you'll get a more personal experience and taste better wines.

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