COME EXPERIENCE THE REAL RUTHERFORD MAY 4th & 5th
Now in its fifth year, the Rutherford Wine Experience offers you an exclusive opportunity to explore Rutherford wines, wineries and vineyards with the people who make our appellation so special ~ its growers, winemakers and proprietors!
Special pricing! Save $20-25 when you purchase All-Inclusive and Saturday Passes versus the cost of a la carte tickets.
Immerse yourself in Rutherford for the weekend with an All-Inclusive package. Join Rutherford winemakers and owners Friday evening at the VIP Welcome Reception, enjoy your choice of 2 educational seminars Saturday morning, and kick up some Rutherford Dust with us Saturday afternoon at the Round-up! (See below for seminar details)
Not able to join Friday night? Explore more with an All-Day Saturday pass, which includes your choice of 2 educational seminars on Saturday morning, plus admission to the Rutherford Round-Up on Saturday afternoon! (See below for seminar details)
VIP Welcome Reception
The Rutherford Wine Experience festivities begin on Friday evening, May 4th with our signature VIP Welcome Reception from 7:00pm to 9:30pm. Meet the winemakers and proprietors, and taste their exclusive and limited-production Rutherford Appellation wines while enjoying wine-paired appetizers at the newly renovated Rancho Caymus Inn.
Expand your wine knowledge and expertise on Saturday, May 5th with your choice of our Educational Seminars, with options including eco-tours, wine blending, vineyard tours, and more! You will choose one seminar for each of the two time slots, starting at 9:00am and ending by 1:00pm -- just in time for the Rutherford Round-Up! (See below for seminar details)
Kick up some Rutherford Dust at the festive Rutherford Round-Up! on Saturday afternoon from 1:00pm to 4:00pm! The Round-Up will be held at Rutherford Ranch under the shade of their century-old olive trees, and will feature the wines of 20 Rutherford Dust Society member wineries, local food favorites and live music by Napa Valley's favorite crooners, Serf & James!
Choose one seminar for Session 1, and a second seminar for Session 2.
Session 1: 9:00am - 10:45am
Session 2: 11:00am - 12:45pm
Meet our 9th generation vintner/owner, Bill Harrison, as he gives you a brief walk through his Rutherford estate vineyard. Afterward, we’ll taste through the Bordeaux-inspired reds produced from those vines just paces away in the cellar, followed by barrel samples of the 2017 vintage. (Limited to 12 participants)