Rutherford Hill

Rutherford Hill

About Rutherford Hill

Established in the idyllic landscape of Napa Valley, California, Rutherford Hill winery is undoubtedly a wine connoisseur's treasure. Infused with a rich heritage and an ethos of artistry and craftsmanship that guarantees exquisiteness in every bottle, the vineyard traces its roots to the early 1970s. An enchanting retreat for wine lovers the winery is enveloped by a verdant landscape of neatly structured vine rows.

The vineyard came to the limelight for its impeccable focus on Merlot: a bold move in a Chardonnay-dominant era. This pioneering spirit quickly won acclaim amongst wine enthusiasts and critics. Over the years, a gradual shift saw the cultivation of other grape varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot as well. Yet, the emphasis remains ardently on Merlot.

Rutherford Hill's charm lies in its fusion of traditional, labour-intensive wine-manufacturing methods with cutting-edge modern equipment: a testament to its unwavering commitment to quality. The grapes undergo meticulous hand-picking and sorting, ensuring that only the best fruit goes into the tanks. Further, it employs the time-honoured technique of ageing wines in small, French oak barrels, lending them an unparalleled depth and finesse.

The expansive winery is also home to more than a dozen miles of caves, providing the ideal humid and cool conditions for storing and ageing wine. It offers captivating cave tours that give visitors an exclusive peek into the wine-making process: a true haven for oenophiles.

But it’s not just about the wine here. The winery welcomes its visitors with picturesque picnic grounds and breathtaking views of Napa Valley. With well-maintained grounds, and upscale tasting rooms it dignifies every visit with a taste of luxury.

From its spirited origins to its commitment to unwavering quality over quantity, Rutherford Hill embodies the ethos of remarkable wine-making techniques: and remains an iconic destination for wine lovers across the globe! An example of wine creation at it's finest.

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