Rutherford Hill Winery

Rutherford, CA

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  • Napa Valley Icon Tasting $60.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 4

    Daily

    A tasting of 3 of our Icon Rutherford Hill Wines- Approximately 1.5 Hours.

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  • Napa Valley Classics Tasting Bar Experience M-F $30.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 4

    Mon | Tues | Wed | Thu | Fri

    The Classics are a mix of white and red wines. Approximately 1 Hour.

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  • Signature Reds Tasting Bar Experience M-F $40.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 4

    Mon | Tues | Wed | Thu | Fri

    Enjoy our Signature Reds showcasing Merlot and our Bordeaux varietals. Approximately 1 Hour.

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  • Public Cave Tour and Tasting $50.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 7

    Sat | Sun

    Take a tour of our nearly mile-long caves while sipping our delicious wines and learning about the Terlato family, our historic property, and our wine making process. The Cave Tour and Tasting is approximately one hour and is a combination of a walking tour and wine tasting. Approximately 1.5 Hours.

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  • Public Cave Tour and Tasting $50.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 7

    Mon | Tues | Wed | Thu | Fri

    Take a tour of our nearly mile-long caves while sipping our delicious wines and learning about the Terlato family, our historic property, and our winemaking process. The Cave Tour and Tasting is approximately one hour and is a combination of a walking tour and wine tasting. Approximately 1.5 Hours.

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  • Napa Valley Classics Tasting Bar Experience $30.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 4

    Sat | Sun

    The Classics are a mix of white and red wines. Approximately 1 Hour.

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  • Napa Valley Signature Reds Tasting Bar $40.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 4

    Sat | Sun

    Enjoy our Signature Reds showcasing Merlot and our Bordeaux varietals. Approximately 1 Hour.

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Upcoming Special Events
Holiday on the Hill Image

Holiday on the Hill

Rutherford Hill Winery

Wine Tastings, Special Events

Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 11:00 AM

Napa County 

About Rutherford Hill Winery

Visit our tasting room off of the Silverado Trail to sample our classic Napa Valley wines and enjoy one of the best views in wine country. Take a tour of our nearly mile-long caves and end your afternoon with a picnic in our Oak or Olive Groves.

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Nestled high on a hill, Rutherford Hill Winery commands a spectacular view overlooking the Rutherford bench of Napa Valley. It is from a handful of the most select Napa vineyards that Rutherford Hill continues its tradition of crafting legendary wines. In 1972, while the rest of the world was just beginning to take notice of Napa Valley, the founders of Rutherford Hill recognized a unique opportunity; they believed that the climate and soil of the valley, similar to Pomerol, were well suited to Merlot and were among the first to pioneer what has become Napa's premier varietal.

Visiting Hours: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Tasting flights at our Tasting Bar and outside Terrace available from $25 - $40.
Cave Tours and Tastings daily at 11:30am, 1:30pm, 3:30pm, at $40 per guest.

Note: We are closed Easter Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day & New Year's Day, with early closes on Christmas Eve and New Years Eve.

Notable Features

  • Architectural Appeal
  • Corporate Events
  • Family Owned
  • Intimate Setting or Venue
  • Olive Orchard
  • Picnic Area
  • Scenic View
  • Special Events
Experiences

  • Cave Tour
  • General Tasting
  • Lunch
  • Meeting-Private
  • Private Tasting
  • Reserve Tasting
  • Special Event
Varietals Offered

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Chardonnay
  • Dessert Wine
  • Malbec
  • Merlot
  • Petit Verdot
  • Pinot Grigio
  • Pinot Gris
  • Rosé
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Sweet Wines
  • Syrah
  • Zinfandel

Photo Gallery

Average Score from CellarPass VisitorsMy Parents
Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Andre C. Member Since 12/18/2018My Boss
Public Cave Tour and Tasting on 2/17/19 3:30 PM

Informative and engaging.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 5/5
Martha H. Member Since 2/5/2019My BFF
Napa Valley Classics Tasting Bar Experience on 2/17/19 12:00 PM

Great

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Mary D. Member Since 1/31/2019My BFF
Public Cave Tour and Tasting on 2/05/19 1:30 PM

Excellent service by Patrick

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 1/5
Ambiance 5/5
Ernesto H. Member Since 2/7/2019My Parents
Public Cave Tour and Tasting on 2/17/19 12:30 PM

Debbie Bradley took care of all of our needs since reservations. I inquired about a couple proposal ideas and she worked with me to find the best fit within my budget. The day of she helped coordinate with our photographer and helped me set up a beautiful arrangement at one of their cabanas. Everything was perfect from the flowers to the wine.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Sherif F. Member Since 2/13/2019My BFF
Napa Valley Classics Tasting Bar Experience on 2/17/19 2:00 PM

Great experience

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Vio M. Member Since 2/16/2019My BFF
Napa Valley Classics Tasting Bar Experience on 2/17/19 11:00 AM

It’s always a great experience to go Rutherford

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Leo A. Member Since 2/5/2019My Parents
Napa Valley Classics Tasting Bar Experience on 2/09/19 1:00 PM

Gabriel Serafin was our host and he was great! Very attentive and professional.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Rick & Janet S. Member Since 8/24/2015My BFF
Public Cave Tour and Tasting on 2/02/19 2:00 PM

Had a fun and educational tour of the winery and cellar while tasting about 4 wines, and a sample from a barrel.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Julie F. Member Since 3/29/2017My BFF
Public Cave Tour and Tasting on 1/26/19 3:30 PM

My husband along with our daughter and her husband took the cave tour. Joseph was our guide and we loved every minute. He was informative and funny and the scenery was beautiful and the cave impressive! We learned a ton, drank some amazing wine and laughed. Even my husband who doesn't drink at all really enjoyed himself and talked about making wine! Highly recommend!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Erick C. Member Since 1/18/2019My BFF
Napa Valley Classics Tasting Bar Experience on 1/20/19 2:30 PM

Very impressive winery at the top of the hill, couldn't see any view from the tasting room, but the picnic area would have the views. The tastings were very good, however some of the wine priced a bit high at the winery compared to what you can buy them for at a retailer. Our wine host was enjoying himself quite a bit, maybe a little too much as he was drinking along with us.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Todd K. Member Since 6/2/2017My BFF
Public Cave Tour and Tasting on 1/19/19 3:30 PM

Had a great tour. The tour guide was very informative and made the entire visit well worthwhile.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
John A. Member Since 2/2/2017My BFF
Public Cave Tour and Tasting on 1/19/19 12:30 PM

We have been wine club members at Rutherford for many years and have always been proud to bring our family and friends to experience Rutherford. We took the tour on our last visit. Joseph was our tour guide. We were all surprised with the depth of knowledge we gained and the overall enjoyment of our tour. Joseph did a superior job. The best tour by far!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Mark & Diana M. Member Since 11/5/2011My BFF
Public Cave Tour and Tasting on 1/15/19 3:30 PM

Every time we have visited your winery we have a fantastic experience, and enjoy your staffs knowledge and experience. We truly had a great time! Thanks again!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Bill K. Member Since 1/10/2019My Parents
Napa Valley Classics Tasting Bar Experience on 1/12/19 10:30 AM

Enjoying

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Janelle D. Member Since 11/13/2016My BFF
Public Cave Tour and Tasting on 1/07/19 3:30 PM

I really enjoyed the tour through the caves. The tour guide was excellent.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jorge A. Member Since 10/4/2017My BFF
Public Cave Tour and Tasting on 1/02/19 11:30 AM

Joseph made our tour and visit extraordinarily delightful and informative!!! We purchased plenty of wine!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Ashley P. Member Since 6/6/2018My BFF
Public Cave Tour and Tasting on 12/27/18 11:30 AM

My friend and I went on the Cave Tour. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. After our tour we enjoyed a bottle of wine in a Rose Garden cabana. Scott, Deb, and the entire staff were all extremely helpful and welcoming.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Steven O. Member Since 4/13/2018My BFF
Napa Valley Classics Tasting Bar Experience M-F on 12/28/18 3:00 PM

The ambiance and people were great. I was less than impressed with the wine however

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 5/5
Ashley T. Member Since 12/20/2018My BFF
Public Cave Tour and Tasting on 12/23/18 12:30 PM

Absolutely wonderful experience from the moment we entered the wine tour at the moment we are walking to our cars. Beautifully set up and wonderful people working here. The tour was absolutely amazing with Jimmy, he was so thorough and so educational with awesome wittiness. Definitely will be back as soon as possible.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Devon W. Member Since 1/13/2017My Boss
Napa Valley Signature Reds Tasting Bar on 12/23/18 2:00 PM

We had a great time and I enjoyed the extra attention that was extended to a member especially the reserves.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Maria A. Member Since 6/14/2018My Parents
Public Cave Tour and Tasting on 12/20/18 3:30 PM

The best wine cave tour in Napa. Knowledgeable tour guides and great wine!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Nicole R. Member Since 12/9/2018My BFF
Public Cave Tour and Tasting on 12/10/18 11:30 AM

Absolutely beautiful vineyard! The tour was great and very informative! Great wines, fabulous views and overall a wonderful experience!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Daniel F. Member Since 12/5/2018My BFF
Signature Reds Tasting Bar Experience M-F on 12/07/18 3:30 PM

My fiance and I were traveling to Napa for the first time, and initially had tickets for Holiday on the Hill. However, due to unforeseen change in schedule, we were not going to be able to make the event. The Staff at Rutherford Hill were amazing, accommodating our request for change and allowing us to exchange the tickets for a tasting. To say the least, our visit was 5-stars plus!!!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Lisa A. Member Since 12/6/2018My BFF
Napa Valley Classics Tasting Bar Experience M-F on 12/06/18 3:30 PM

Loved the place from the moment we arrived. The grounds and the building are so picturesque...can't wait to come back during warmer months to take advantage of the picnic areas along with our fave bottle of wine. Staff provided a lot of wine education for us...it was great.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Paul F. Member Since 11/14/2014My BFF
Public Cave Tour and Tasting on 12/03/18 3:30 PM

Visiting Rutherford Hill is always a great experience. From the cave tours to having a picnic lunch overlooking Napa Valley, it's one of our must haves each trip!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Maria A. Member Since 6/14/2018My BFF
Public Cave Tour and Tasting on 12/02/18 2:00 PM

One of the best wineries in Napa and the best wine cave tour around!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
John S. Member Since 11/29/2018My BFF
Public Cave Tour and Tasting on 11/29/18 11:30 AM

Very much enjoyed the tour, particularly the cave. Wonderful winery!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Cynthia W. Member Since 8/17/2017My BFF
Napa Valley Classics Tasting Bar Experience on 11/24/18 3:30 PM

Great experience as always. Scott and the rest of the staff are amazing and so are the wines! This will always be our favorite place!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Diana V. Member Since 3/2/2018Evil Stepmother
Public Cave Tour and Tasting on 11/18/18 11:00 AM

It was such a great private cave tour and the wine is always delicious!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Chris K. Member Since 10/27/2018My BFF
Public Cave Tour and Tasting on 11/16/18 1:30 PM

Really enjoyed the cave and comparing the finished wine vs the work in progress. Beautiful reception and nice selection of wines. Overall a good experience other than the smoke from camp fire hampering some of the external ambiance.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 5/5
Steven H. Member Since 7/23/2013My BFF
Napa Valley Classics Tasting Bar Experience on 11/11/18 1:30 PM

Our guy was awesome. So nice, friendly and informative. Thank you

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Carol H. Member Since 11/8/2018My BFF
Public Cave Tour and Tasting on 11/10/18 11:00 AM

The property is gorgeous and the staff great

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
James A. Member Since 8/7/2013My BFF
Public Cave Tour and Tasting on 11/09/18 1:30 PM

Alejandro was a great tour guide. Very informative and engaging. He had to overcome the noise of a very loud bachelorette party group. I wish wineries would screen for this and keep them away from people who are there for the experience and not to just get loaded.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 4/5
David S. Member Since 11/2/2018My BFF
Public Cave Tour and Tasting on 11/03/18 12:30 PM

Friendly, helpful greeting. We were able to change our reservation for an earlier tour. The educators knowledge of the property, the surrounding area, and his answers to some tough questions impressed me. Barrel tasting and the discussion that followed was very informative. We enjoyed the flight, plus a couple of additions. Overall, a total tour and tasting experience.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Syliva L. Member Since 10/5/2018My BFF
Public Cave Tour and Tasting on 11/03/18 2:00 PM

We had a picnic on the grounds and the wine tour. Everything was exceptional. The setting is stunning as we sipped wine. The tour very informative and of course the wines were great. I brought my father-in-law on the trip for his 97th birthday. He loved every moment. And to top things off the 7 strangers that were on the tour with us sang happy birthday as we were leaving the caves!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
James F. Member Since 10/27/2018My BFF
Public Cave Tour and Tasting on 11/01/18 3:30 PM

Our experience was wonderful we love the winery, views, setting etc. the cave tour was outstanding we learned a lot about the history of the winery the wines and about wine tasting. We will always come back to Rutherford Hills it’s one of our favorite places to visit as well as our favorite wine. Thanks for always providing us with a wonderful experience. We will be back soon. Awesome tour guide!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Amy P. Member Since 8/26/2018My BFF
Public Cave Tour and Tasting on 10/31/18 3:30 PM

Joseph was so fun! The whole experience was extremely educational...learned so much about how sommeliers evaluate wine. The cave tour was amazing. Definitely recommend this tour. The wine was also exceptional.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Joseph M. Member Since 10/12/2018My BFF
Napa Valley Classics Tasting Bar Experience M-F on 10/26/18 2:00 PM

Gabriel was both knowledgeable and friendly. He spent a lot of time with us. We enjoyed several tastings that were in addition to the regular tasting.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
David G. Member Since 10/15/2018My BFF
Napa Valley Icon Tasting on 10/25/18 2:00 PM

Lovely place, friendly helpful staff.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 5/5
Bridgette B. Member Since 9/5/2018My BFF
Public Cave Tour and Tasting on 10/12/18 11:30 AM

Visited with a group of ladies and we had a ball! Jimmie was a wonderfully host and very informative. My first time to see the beauty grounds and caves as my first visit with hubby...we stayed indoors till dark. Beautiful winery! We also enjoyed our picnic with gorgeous views! I hope to make a member event sometime! Thanks to Rutherford staff for a fun filled day. Your friends in Dallas

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5

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