Upcoming RDS Events


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Rutherford Dust Society Annual Meeting & Dinner

February 13, 2020
Hosted at the Historic Rutherford Hall

Join the Rutherford Dust Society for our annual Members Meeting and dinner in February 2020. Event details to be announced.


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Premiere Napa Valley Auction Lot Preview Event

Friday, February 21, 2020 from 12pm to 2pm
Hosted at St. Supéry Estate Vineyards & Winery

Join Rutherford Dust Society during Premiere Napa Valley weekend! Hosted at St. Supéry Estate Vineyards & Winery, the Rutherford Dust Society preview event will feature the incredible wines of 20+ Rutherford AVA wineries with delectable hors d'oeuvres.

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DAY IN THE DUST 2020

Thursday, July 16, 2020
at the St. Francis Yacht Club

Join Rutherford Dust Society in San Francisco at the prestigious St. Francis Yacht Club. Taste current release wines with the owners, winemakers and principals of over 30 Rutherford AVA wineries.


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The Original Rutherford Chili Ball

Sunday, August 2, 2020

Back by popular demand, this festive, family-friendly event includes entertainment for all ages, including a Chili Cook-off competition between vintners, growers, firefighters, chefs, and self-proclaimed chili connoisseurs of the Rutherford community. A live vote by attendees will determine who gets the ultimate glory and bragging rights for having the best chili in Rutherford!


RECENT RDS Events

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The Napa Valley Film Festival

November 15 & 16, 2019 from 3pm to 5pm
Rutherford AVA wine pavilions at Long Meadow Ranch and Copia at CIA

The Napa Valley Film Festival is an event that our community looks forward to all year long. RDS has participated in this fabulous gathering for five consecutive years. We were honored with the opportunity to host two fabulous wine pavilions, at Farmstead at Long Meadow Ranch and Copia at CIA respectively, again in November 2019. Visit https://www.napavalleyfilmfest.org/ for more information.


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DAY IN THE DUST

Thursday, July 18th, 2019
at the St. Francis Yacht Club

In celebration of Rutherford Dust Society’s 25th Anniversary, we took Day in the Dust to San Francisco! Over 30 world-class Napa Valley wineries poured the first tastes of the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon vintage from the Rutherford Appellation, and a 25-year vertical retrospective for members of the media and trade.


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The Original Rutherford Chili Ball

Sunday, August 4th, 2019 
at Beckstoffer Farm Center

Hosted at Beckstoffer Farm Center, this festive, family-friendly event included entertainment for all ages. A Chili Cook-off competition between vintners, growers, firefighters, chefs, and self-proclaimed chili connoisseurs of the Rutherford community. A live vote determined that PEJU and Rutherford Fire Department have the ultimate glory and bragging rights for having the best chili in Rutherford this year!