Rutherford Hill Winery

The fruit in Rutherford Hill's vineyards enjoys a natural balance of cool mornings and evenings tempered by warm sunny days. With a commitment to sustainable farming practices, the Rutherford Hill winery farms a 60 acre, estate-owned vineyard, Mee Lane, in the Rutherford appellation and has another 130 acres under a controlling lease. In addition, the winery sources premium fruit from a network of meticulously selected Napa Valley grape growers.

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Atmosphere
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  • Picnic Area: Yes
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Hours & Activities
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  • Tours - No Appointment:
Wine List
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Facility Info

Enjoy an informative guided tour of our winery property, which includes a walk through our spectacular wine-aging caves and a special tasting in the cellar. For private group tours over 14, please see Event Planning for more information.
Cave System $30 pp
The use of caves for wine storage is a tradition as old as the art of winemaking itself, yet they are extremely rare in Napa Valley. Knowing that caves provide an ideal environment to nurture and protect wines as they age, Rutherford Hill was one of the first wineries in the Napa Valley to build a cave post prohibition.

Carved deep into the cliffs behind the winery, the caves of Rutherford Hill are regarded as one of the most extensive wine-aging cave systems in America. Tunnels, galleries and passageways, extending for nearly a mile, contain over 8,000 barrels of select French and American oak. The caves provide a unique, natural environment that enhances the wine-aging process. They naturally maintain a year-round temperature of 59 degrees and a consistent humidity level of 90%.
This uniform temperature and humidity level reduces wine evaporation and excess oxygen exposure, producing gracefully aged wines of notable character and consistency.

Tours Schedule:
3 times daily: 11:30 am, 1:30 pm, 3:30 pm
Tour duration is approximately 45 minutes
Tour group size limited to 13 guests

Winery closed New Years Day, Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day ' Christmas Day

The Vista Club
4 annual shipments that feature your choice of 3 bottles, 6 bottles or 12 bottles of 3 Rutherford Hill wines. Club wine selections express the wonderful variety of fine red and white wines Rutherford Hill creates.
Shipped in February, April, June and October.
Billed at 20% savings on wine purchases, plus tax and applicable state shipping charges.

The Collector’s Club -For red wine devotees
4 annual shipments that feature your choice of 3 bottles, 6 bottles or 12 bottles of 3 Rutherford Hill red wines, including our prestigious reserve wines, older vintage library wines, limited release wines, and occasionally special wines from Terlato Family Vineyards.
shipped in February, April, June and October.
Billed at 20% savings on wine purchases, plus tax and applicable state shipping charges.

Holiday Magnum Option
Receive an optional holiday magnum shipment during the month of November just in time for the busy holiday season.

Benefits:
The view always looks better when you receive members’ preferred pricing and service. In addition to the discounts below members also receive exclusive offers and opportunities to save even more throughout the year.

- 20% on wine purchases
- 20% on club shipments
- 25% on shipment reorders within 30 days
- 15% on merchandise
- Priority access to new release wines
- Complimentary tastings for up to 4 people in our luxurious tasting room
- Complimentary tours for up to 4 people of the winery and magnificent wine caves
- Complimentary picnic table reservations for our beautiful picnic grounds.
- Advanced notice required – 10 person maximum
- 50% off tastings at our sister properties (Chimney Rock, Sanford ' Alderbrook)
- Invitations to exclusive wine events
- Special rates on lodging with winery partners