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! 


VIP Welcome Reception

$75 per person

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.


Educational Seminars

A la carte seminar tickets are no longer available

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)


Rutherford Round-Up!

$95 per person

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!



ALL-INCLUSIVE PASS - Pass purchasing is now closed.

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)


SATURDAY PASS - Pass purchasing is now closed.

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)



Choose one seminar for Session 1, and a second seminar for Session 2.

Session 1: 9:00am - 10:45am

Hosted by Lauren Pesch (Owner/Operator of Leeds & Pesch Vineyard Consulting) and Gretchen Hayes (River Restoration Facilitator). You will begin at Frog’s Leap Winery and ride through the vineyards along the Rutherford stretch of the Napa River in the Wagdola (wagon + gondola). Taste wines made from the vineyards that you are exploring and hear about viticultural philosophies and practices, and learn more about the 13-year river restoration program undertaken by the Rutherford Dust Society. (Limited to 15 participants)

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)