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About Sullivan Vineyards

A Hidden Jewel In The Heart of The Napa Valley. Tucked away off Galleron Road between Napa Valley’s two main thoroughfares, Sullivan Vineyards has been Rutherford’s Cabernet hideaway for over 35 years. Questions? Call us at 877-244-7337

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Founded By Jim and Joanna Sullivan in 1978, this small, family-run operation is known for its limited number of high quality wines and intimate guest atmosphere.  Sullivan Vineyards is committed to producing a limited number of wines reflective of the estate’s soils and climate.  The estate includes 23 of acres of vineyards, sales and tasting room, the Sullivan family’s collection of classic cars, and a reflection pond. Winemaker Scott McLeod joined the Sullivan team as a consultant starting with the 2012 vintage, and along with assistant winemaker Jeff Cole is dedicated to a style that keeps an eye on tradition while embracing the future of winemaking.

features Notable Features
  • Architectural Appeal
  • Art on Display
  • Boutique Winery
  • Corporate Events
  • Family Friendly
  • Family Owned
  • Hand-crafted
  • Intimate Setting or Venue
  • Limited Production
  • Pet Friendly
  • Scenic View
  • Special Events
tours and tastings Tours & Tastings
  • By Appointment Only
  • Food & Wine Pairing
  • Large Groups (6-12)
  • Large Groups (12-20)
  • Private Tastings
  • Reservation Required
  • Reservations Recommended
  • Reserve Tasting
  • Wine & Cheese Pairing
  • Wine Club
  • Wine Tasting
varietals Varietals Offered
  • Bordeaux Blend
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Chardonnay
  • Merlot
  • Rosé
  • Sauvignon Blanc
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Patrick D. Member Since 7/7/2016
Classic Estate Tasting -Courtyard on 2/11/17 11:00 AM

Great wines, friendly staff, and peaceful atmosphere.... can't be beat.

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Jim D. Member Since 11/2/2013
Classic Estate Tasting -Courtyard on 1/17/17 3:00 PM

Visit here EVERY time we're in Napa. Nice, relaxing environment...I really like tasting while sitting comfortably in the courtyard or in the tasting room (when weather pushes us inside. It's much nicer to relax comfortably and not stand at a bar. We enjoyed visiting with members of the Sullivan family and their new puppy as we enjoyed their wine - all their wines are excellent!

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Adam T. Member Since 10/31/2016
Sullivan VIP Experience on 11/04/16 3:00 PM

The VIP tasting experience was one of the best I've had in Napa. Simple, yet elegant with the best charcuterie plate I've had in the US, (only Italy topped it).

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Patricia M. Member Since 9/16/2016
Classic Estate Tasting -Courtyard on 10/29/16 11:00 AM

It was raining we were going to be seated outside and did the tasting in their lovely tasting room.

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Marcie R. Member Since 9/15/2016
Classic Estate Tasting -Courtyard on 10/03/16 11:00 AM

Great experience and great wine. We joined the club!

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Beth V. Member Since 6/4/2016
Classic Estate Tasting -Courtyard on 9/30/16 11:00 AM

An amazing experience awaits at this boutique vineyard! Beautiful grounds that one can stroll around and enjoy a glass of one of their divine wines, or sit in the relaxed atmosphere inside or out.

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Christina B. Member Since 9/20/2016
Classic Estate Tasting -Courtyard on 10/08/16 3:00 PM

Very nice place and atmosphere

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Cecilia G. Member Since 9/15/2016
Sullivan VIP Experience on 9/21/16 11:00 AM

The whole experience was amazing from the greet at the door from Cathy to the ambiance and setting. Jenni sat with us and made our experience even more delightful. Each wine was amazing from nose, taste and finish.

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Jamie g. Member Since 9/3/2016
Classic Estate Tasting -Courtyard on 9/04/16 3:00 PM

We loved the space, gorgeous and intimate. We also adored the gentleman who poured and educated us.

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Ahmad S. Member Since 9/3/2016
Classic Estate Tasting -Courtyard on 9/03/16 1:00 PM

What a delightful experience. Thank you for letting us enjoy your wine, but also to provide an experience that we will always treasure. We look forward to coming back soon! Btw, your Merlots were astounsihing!!

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Clifton H. Member Since 8/1/2016
Classic Estate Tasting -Courtyard on 8/27/16 1:00 PM

Wonderful tasting experience!

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Joe L. Member Since 6/21/2014
Sullivan VIP Experience on 7/29/16 1:00 PM

Wonderful experience. Learned a ton from Mr. Sullivan. Entire staff was great. Wine was amazing. Will be purchasing wine and would highly recommend for others.

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Mary Jo P. Member Since 7/26/2016
Classic Estate Tasting -Courtyard on 7/28/16 11:00 AM

Ross and Sean Sullivan provided a first class experience. The wine was excellent, the information about the wine was interesting, and the view was beautiful. Thanks to Jenny Childers for setting it up!

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Larimer M. Member Since 10/8/2011
Classic Estate Tasting -Courtyard on 7/23/16 1:00 PM

EVERYONE ONE OF OUR GUESTS LOVE SULLIVAN!! thank you so much for your warmth and wonderful wine! cheers, rosemary , concierge at the cottages!

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Mohamed A. Member Since 12/17/2014
Classic Estate Tasting -Courtyard on 7/21/16 3:00 PM

It was a home run ! I was accompanied by a few friends from NJ. We all had a great time and learned a great deal from the experienced host. The wines were out of this world !

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Armando O. Member Since 10/4/2012
Reserve Estate Tasting -Courtyard on 7/10/16 11:00 AM

This is an amazing place to visit. The scenery is by far some of the best. The wines are spectacular and the staff is very pleasant. This is must for tourists and locals. I am a local and enjoyed it very much. I want to go back right away. It was a the highlight of our day.

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Beth S. Member Since 5/27/2016
Reserve Estate Tasting -Courtyard on 7/09/16 1:00 PM

This is a great winery with a great location to do a private tasting. Be prepared for a relaxed pace. The experience is as much about enjoying the ambience/property as it is about the wine tasting. If you want to rush in/out this is not the spot for you.

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Patrick D. Member Since 7/7/2016
Classic Estate Tasting -Courtyard on 7/08/16 11:00 AM

Sullivan Vineyards is always a great experience. From the greeting at the door to the great service and knowledge of the staff, doing a wine tasting is a relaxing and informative experience. Whenever I take someone to Sullivan they always comment that it is the best stop during our day.

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Pam F. Member Since 4/14/2016
Sullivan VIP Experience on 6/25/16 1:00 PM

We sat outside and enjoyed the grounds, met with two of the family who shared their stories and passion for art, family and wine with us.

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Daniel C. Member Since 4/4/2014
Reserve Estate Tasting -Courtyard on 6/25/16 3:00 PM

Beautiful grounds and building. Boutique feel with one on one attention to guests.

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Anne E. Member Since 6/20/2013
Classic Estate Tasting -Courtyard on 6/04/16 3:00 PM

A beautiful destination with fabulous wines and a knowledgeable, warm and attentive staff.

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JP P. Member Since 4/8/2016
Classic Estate Tasting on 5/14/16 1:00 PM

Wines were lovely. Host was great. Beautiful courtyard.

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carmen F. Member Since 3/31/2016
Classic Estate Tasting on 5/07/16 1:00 PM

Wonderful estate, but the staff was a bit cold and rude.

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Karl H. Member Since 4/6/2015
Classic Estate Tasting on 5/07/16 3:00 PM

Great wines and friendly service. Joined their wine club which offers good flexibility

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Sarah C. Member Since 2/19/2016
Sullivan Experience - Courtyard on 5/04/16 3:00 PM

Disappointing overall experience. Our host asked us the same questions repeatedly. Also ridiculous to charge for a tasting after spending a few hundred dollars. I won't be back and/or recommending this tasting.

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Kelley H. Member Since 1/7/2014
Sullivan VIP Experience on 4/23/16 3:00 PM

We visit Napa and Sonoma frequently and seek out small production premium wineries. We were not disappointed. These wines are simply amazing! The meat & cheese plate was delish. Loved the setting...so pretty. The owners Sean and Ross both spent time with us and we were able to learn more about the family history. Kathy, who did our tasting, was as nice as they come. Don't miss Sullivan!

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Justine H. Member Since 4/13/2016
Classic Estate Tasting on 4/16/16 3:00 PM

We had an amazing time at Sullivan Vineyards. Not only were they accommodating to our schedule as we were running late, they were so kind and so wonderful. Sean Sullivan gave us a tour, which was awesome! We had visitors in town that we brought to the winery and they were blown away! It was a highlight of their trip & we are so thankful for that! We will be coming again many times.

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John H. Member Since 4/15/2016
Sullivan VIP Experience on 4/17/16 1:00 PM

Great tour. Great wines. Great tour guide. Everything you need in a wine tour. Thanks Sullivan Vineyards

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Sheila M. Member Since 3/14/2016
Classic Estate Tasting on 4/17/16 1:00 PM

We were personally met by Ross Sullivan in the parking lot, and had a tour with Sean Sullivan - how is that for personal service! Chris took excellent care of us during the tasting. We were able to take advantage of a beautiful outdoor seating area due to great weather. While there are many winery options in the Valley, I would come back here again and again. They make you feel like family!

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Daryl S. Member Since 10/15/2011
Classic Estate Tasting on 3/31/16 11:00 AM

Just flipping great the staff and facilities are just wonderful. Always look forward to our next visit!

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Robert N. Member Since 1/7/2014
Sullivan Experience - Tasting Room on 3/18/16 1:00 PM

Very enjoyable. Nice setting, very good wines and the people were great. Very friendly- Kathy and Fred, and knowledgeable about the wines. Highly recommended

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Elizabeth A. Member Since 2/14/2016
Classic Estate Tasting on 3/18/16 11:00 AM

Our family selected the classic estate tasting. From the initial greeting at the door, to meeting family members, to admiring the wonderful art pieces, to sipping a memorable cab and a delicious chardonnay our time at Sullivan was remarkable. Highest recommendation.

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Kurt W. Member Since 5/13/2014
VIP Tasting on 2/20/16 1:00 PM

Very nice visit. VIP tasting came with a hearty platter. Great wines, especially the Finley. Nice outdoor seating area. They did get swamped with a bis group during our visit. Seemed a bit understaffed.

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Mohamed A. Member Since 12/17/2014
VIP Tasting on 2/19/16 1:00 PM

I enjoyed my experience at Sullivan. The wines were exceptional. Fred was a good host. I look forward to returning on future visits to Napa.

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Todd M. Member Since 1/30/2016
Sullivan Experience - Tasting Room on 1/29/16 1:00 PM

Extensive tasting, hosts were very attentive. Very enjoyable.

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Mark S. Member Since 8/11/2015
Sullivan Experience - Tasting Room on 1/16/16 11:00 AM

Great wines across the board. A1 tasting. Fred was great and even on a rainy day it's a nice tasting (the patio is great on a sunny day).

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Ben L. Member Since 4/8/2014
Sullivan Experience - Tasting Room on 1/09/16 1:00 PM

Always nice to visit Sullivan.

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Patrick M. Member Since 12/19/2015
VIP Tasting on 12/22/15 3:00 PM

Fun tasting with terrific wines worth seeking out if you are a fan of terrific red wines.

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Bea S. Member Since 8/24/2013
Sullivan Experience - Courtyard on 11/08/15 11:00 AM

Fabulous as always!

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Patrick M. Member Since 9/30/2015
Sullivan Experience - Courtyard on 10/29/15 1:00 PM

One of the very best vineyard visits we experienced! Our tasting was personalized, informative, and expertly done, yet friendly and relaxed. Thank you Lisa and Sullivan Vineyards.

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Sullivan Vineyards
1090 Galleron Road
Rutherford, CA 94573
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