Situated in the heart of Napa Valley, Sullivan Rutherford Estate spans of 26 acres of vineyards and lush gardens. At the center are the family residence and winery which are open to visitors with an advance appointment. For nearly fifty years the Estate has been an oasis for artists, chefs, friends and wine lovers, and to this day remains a destination for discerning travelers.
The Estate was founded in 1972 by James ("Jim") O’Neil Sullivan, a visionary and pioneer of Rutherford, the premier Napa Valley appellation for producing Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Jim's passion for creating great wine predated the 1976 Judgement of Paris which famously recognized Napa Valley wines as among the best in the world.
Today, the Estate continues to build on its legacy of growing and crafting world class Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Under new ownership, the renewed vision is an unequivocal commitment to creating unique experiences that allows people to connect through shared passions, while building upon the vast history of the Estate and foundation laid by James O’Neil Sullivan.
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Tucked away off Galleron Road between Napa Valley’s two main thoroughfares, Sullivan Vineyards has been Rutherford’s Cabernet hideaway for over 40 years. Founded By Jim and Joanna Sullivan in 1978, this small, family-run operation is known for its limited number of high quality wines and intimate guest atmosphere.View from Tasting Room: 360 of Rutherford, Mayacamas and Vaca mountain ranges
Wine clubs are a great way to stay connected to your favorite wineries.
To join the wine club, visit www.sullivanwine.com or call 707-963-9646.
The Founder’s Reserve Membership is our most coveted level of membership and perfect for collectors or those looking for wines produced in highly limited quantities. Founder’s Reserve Members receive an allocation of our James O’Neil Collection twice per year during the months of April and November. As the James O’Neil Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon begin to gain recognition, new joining members also receive a lifetime price on the current vintage James O’Neil wines, as a gesture of thanks and gratitude for their commitment and loyalty to this exclusive allocation.
Once a year the rarest new Napa Valley wines become available under one roof at Premiere Napa Valley. Wineries throughout the Napa Valley are given one task to participate: create a one-of-a-kind wine for this event to be purchased by one lucky bidder. This event is only open to select members of the wine trade and the successful bidder is the sole owner of this unique wine.
Sullivan Rutherford Estate
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
Release Date: April - 2020
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