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Rutherford Grove

1673 St Helena Hwy.
Rutherford, CA 94573
(707) 963-0544

Tasting:   Open daily 10 to 4:30 pm
$10 tasting fee. Credited with purchase over $30
10% case discount
Amenities:
  Library Wine and Cheese Pairing
Price Range:   $16 to $65 per bottle
Established:   1993
Vineyards:   50 acres
Production:
  7000 cases
VIP Tasting:   Yes

Rutherford Grove Description

Roses, French lavender, a bubbling fountain and the vine-covered walls of Rutherford Grove winery greet visitors as they stroll up the walk to the tasting room of this family owned and operated winery.

The tall glass doors open into a lovely room with a wood-burning fireplace, lounging chairs and a small gift area. The wood-topped tasting counter provides a place for tasting the vineyard-designated estate wines. There is a very large lawn and a group picnic area. The winery is owned by the Pestoni family, of Swiss ancestry, who has been growing grapes in the Valley for decades.

The fourth-generation winemaker, Andy Pestoni, specializes in the production of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petite Sirah and Sangiovese. Andy works with some of the Valley’s finest vineyards, including nearly 50 acres of estate-grown grapes. They also make small amounts of Petite Sirah from Spring Creek Vineyard in St. Helena and Sangiovese from their own vineyard estate.

The winemaking style includes hand sorting the fruit to remove undeveloped berries and non-grape vineyard matter. The de-stemmed fruit is then moved to fermentation tanks in its whole-berry form without being crushed. The resulting wines are supple and refined. The winery offers wine-and-cheese-pairing programs (please call for reservations).

Rutherford Grove Features

Ambiance Types of Wine Amenities
Family Run
Casual & Relaxed
Hip & Stylish
Cabernet Sauvignon
Italian
Private Tasting
Food Available
Picnic Sites
Event Space
Wine Education Seminars
Gift Shop
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Rutherford Grove Reviews

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Winter cabin
Henry,
For a winery in Napa, this place sure was out of place. After walking from the parking lot to the tasting room, we noticed a foul stench in the air. Once inside, the smell was gone. The tasting room feels like a winter cabin inside, with dark redwood accents and a real working fireplace. They could've used some more light in the place though, kind of like a gloom toom. The tasting room staff was nice enough though and the wines were good.

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