Rutherford Wine Experience
Come kick up some Rutherford Dust with us at the Rutherford Wine Experience on May 13th & 14th!
Enjoy insider access and an intimate wine experience with Rutherford’s finest winegrowers, winemakers and vintners. Unwind at the VIP Welcome Reception, discover a new side of Rutherford terroir on Saturday morning.
Aiken Wines ⧫ Alpha Omega ⧫ Beaulieu Vineyard ⧫ Beckstoffer Vineyards ⧫ Chavez & Leeds Family Vineyards ⧫ Foley Johnson ⧫ Honig Vineyard & Winery ⧫ Inglenook ⧫ Meander/Conspire ⧫ Monticello Vineyards ⧫ PEJU ⧫ Piña Napa Valley ⧫ Piña Vineyard Management ⧫ Provenance ⧫ Round Pond Estate ⧫ Rutherford Grove Winery ⧫ Rutherford Hill Winery ⧫ S.R. Tonella Cellars ⧫ St. Supery Estate Vineyards & Winery ⧫ Sequoia Grove Winery ⧫ Sullivan Vineyard ⧫ Tres Sabores ⧫ Wm. Harrison Vineyards & Winery ⧫ ZD Wines
Friday Night Welcome Reception
Relax and unwind at the VIP Welcome Reception
We will kick-off the weekend on Friday evening with an elegant VIP Welcome Reception at St. Supéry Winery. Throughout evening, unwind with premier Rutherford Appellation wines and passed appetizers in an intimate setting. Relax, mix and mingle with Rutherford’s winegrowers, winemakers, and vintners!
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Saturday Morning Wine Seminars
“Dig Deep” into Rutherford terroir with Wine Seminars, Tours, and Tastings
On Saturday, start the day with in-depth wine seminars at select Rutherford Appellation wineries. Discover more about Rutherford’s unique terroir while enjoying vineyard tours, wine tasting, and conversing with winegrowers and winemakers. Two time blocks:
9:30a.m. – 11:00 a.m. &
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
*Space is extremely limited for wine seminars.
Wine Seminars 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Honig Vineyard & Winery Reserve Tasting
(limited to 12 guests) ~ Off the beaten path, in the heart of the Napa Valley, the Honig Reserve Tasting Room overlooks our Rutherford vineyard, with spectacular views of the Valley and the Mayacamas mountain range. Experience Honig’s single vineyard wines, beginning with a brief vineyard tour, accompanied by a taste of our current release of Rutherford Sauvignon Blanc. You’ll learn about the families that grow the grapes for our single vineyard wines, the unique characteristics of each AVA, and why each vineyard was selected for our single vineyard program. You will also enjoy a seated tasting in our beautiful Reserve Room where we will present our single vineyard, 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from 4 distinct Napa Valley AVAs – Rutherford, St. Helena, Oakville and Oak Knoll District – paired with culinary tastes to highlight the characteristics of the wines.
Georges III Vineyard Tour & Tasting
(limited to 16 guests) ~ Join Andy Beckstoffer, one of Rutherford’s most iconic winegrowers, for a morning walk through his famed Rutherford Georges III Vineyard. After exploring the vineyard and learning about the soil, the rootstock and the vines from Andy himself, you’ll enjoy a tasting of Georges III Vineyard wines from multiple winemakers. This seminar will truly immerse you in Rutherford Dust with those who know it best!
A Wine Lover’s Dream: Sip, Taste and Blend
Your Own Wine with Provenance
Your Own Wine with Provenance
(limited to 16 guests) ~ Located in the heart of Rutherford guests will be led on a tour of our estate vineyard, where they will garner insight from our wine maker Trevor Durling on the wine making process of our small-lot Bordeaux style wines. The exploration of blending will begin in our cellar where the group will be broken up into teams to create their own one-of-a-kind blend. Guests will walk away from the Provenance having created lasting wine country memories.
Wine Seminars 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Davie Piña / Frank Leeds “Vineyard Walkabout and Wagdola Ride”
(limited to 16 guests) ~ Rutherford Walkabout & River Front Wagdola Ride and Tasting hosted by Growers of the Year Davie Piña of Piña Vineyard Management & Frank Leeds of Chavez and Leeds Vineyard ~ ride through the vineyards along the Rutherford stretch of the Napa River in the Wagdola (wagon + gondola) with Davie Piña and Frank Leeds, with a quick stop at Round Pond Estate to taste their Rutherford Appellation wines. Taste wines made from the vineyards that you are exploring and learn more about their viticultural philosophies and practices and the 13-year river restoration program undertaken by the Rutherford Dust Society.
Wine and Culinary Exploration at PEJU:
(limited to 20 guests) ~ You are invited to join Winemaker of the Year, Sara Fowler and Chef Alex Espinoza in our famed HB Vineyard for a Wine and Culinary Exploration for a journey of the Rutherford appellation. We are offering this unique tasting opportunity to explore the many distinct flavors and profiles of our Estate Rutherford Wines as paired with Chef’s locally inspired small bites. This interactive experience will offer guests the opportunity for an intimate look at this unique appellation through all senses.
Beaulieu Vineyard Blending Seminar
(limited to 12 guests) ~ Here is your chance to become the winemaker for a day at Beaulieu Vineyard. We will take the components of our world famous Tapestry Reserve, and with expert guidance, you will blend your own special version. We will work with Cabernet Sauvignon from two AVA’s, Merlot, Petite Verdot, Malbec and Cabernet Franc and learn how the different grapes work in harmony to create an amazing Bordeaux style blend. This seminar is limited to 12 guests.