Wine Tasting Itinerary: Rutherford Dust!

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The AVA (American Viticulture Area) of Rutherford is known for the well drained soil on the valley floor that produces some amazing cabernet sauvignon with a “dusty” finish, hence the phrase “Rutherford Dust”. Experience the flavors of the Rutherford AVA at each of the wineries on this Napa Valley wine tasting itinerary. Though it is famous for Cabernet, many other varietals of wine are grown in this region. Taste them all!

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Barrels of Georges de Latour in Beaulieu Vineyards Reserve Winery

 

St. Supery Estate Vineyards & Winery, 8440 St. Helena Highway, Rutherford, CA 94573,  (707) 944-2945

St. Supery Winery in Napa Valley, CA

 

 

 

 

  • $70 Per Couple – Aromatherapy withe a Corkscrew Tasting
  • 10AM – Allow One Hour
  • Reservations Required
  • Rutherford Dust: A family owned, sustainably farmed, estate winery in the heart of the Napa Valley, producing award winning Merlot and Cabernet from Rutherford vines.
  • Directions to Next Stop:  Turn right on Hwy 29 for .5 mile, turn R on Rutherford Rd, BV on R

 

 

Beaulieu Vineyard, 1960 St. Helena Hwy, Rutherford, CA 94573, (707)967-5233

Beaulieu Vineyard in Napa Valley, CA

 

 

 

 

  • $70 Per Couple – Reserve Cabernet Tasting
  • 11:15AM – Allow One Hour
  • Reservations Required for Reserve Tasting
  • Rutherford Dust: George De Latour started BV in 1900 and thus began one of many of his historical contributions to wine-making and Rutherford.
  • Directions to Next Stop: Turn right on Hwy 29 for 1.1 mile, turn left into Rutherford Grove Winery

 

Rutherford Grove, 1673 St. Helena Highway, Rutherford, CA 94573, (707) 433-5987

  • $50 Per Couple – Estate Reserve Tasting – Fee Waived with $50 purchase
  • 12:30PM – Allow One Hour
  • Reservations Required for Reserve Tasting
  • Rutherford Dust: Owned by the Pestoni Family, who’s families have been making wine for generations! Mr. Pestoni and his brother started the valley-wide after-harvest compost program in 1970.
  • Directions to Next Stop:  Turn R on Hwy 29, in 1.1 miles turn L onto Rutherford Rd, in 2.8 mi., turn L on Silverado Trail. Rutherford Ranch is on your R in 125 feet.

 

Rutherford Ranch, 1680 Silverado Trail S., St. Helena (Rutherford), CA 94574, (707) 968-3200

Rutherford Ranch in Napa Valley, CA

 

 

 

 

  • $20 Per Couple – Taste 4 of their wines, Fee waived with purchase
  • 2PM – Allow One Hour
  • No Reservations Required
  • Rutherford Dust: Many of their Rutherford designate wines are only available in the tasting room. Don’t miss those! Winemaker, Steve Rued, has made wines in Sonoma County, Stellenbosch in South Africa and the Napa Valley.

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