The Terlato-family owned Rutherford Hill Winery boasts a breathtaking view overlooking St. Helena and the Rutherford bench of Napa Valley.
Rutherford Hill was founded in 1972 upon the discovery that Napa soil is comparable for growing grape varieties previously exclusive to Pomerol, a region of Bordeaux in France. While the rest of the world was just beginning to take notice of the Napa Valley region, the founders of Rutherford Hill were among the first to realize its potential. The conditions are perfect for cultivating the dark purple grape variety that produces Merlot, the varietal that remains Rutherford Hill's flagship today.
In 1996, Anthony Terlato and his sons Bill and John, well-known for their expertise in fine wines and their dedication to exceptional quality, purchased the property. They immediately improved the quality of the vineyards, the tasting room, and the production area. The handcrafted wines being produced today at Rutherford Hill by winemaker Marisa Taylor exemplify the Terlatos' consistent commitment to quality.
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Rutherford Hill’s Tasting Room is well-lit and inviting, staffed with friendly, engaging wine enthusiasts. The design of the room is “wine country chic”. Travertine flooring sets the luxurious tone amidst the golden hues of the wooden beams. Highlighting the welcoming design is a horseshoe-shaped tasting bar. With marble counter tops and custom-made cabinets, the tasting bar gracefully accommodates our guests. Natural light from oversized windows brings the Napa ambience in with the visitors as they sample the Rutherford Hill offerings, which include the legendary Merlot. We also pour non-distributed, small-lot wines only available at the winery.Music in Tasting Room: Upbeat and current. We play lively music to enhance your tasting experience.
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To join the wine club, visit www.rutherfordhill.com or call 707-963-1871.
Rutherford Hill Wine Club Programs
Luxurious Convenience: Our members receive the finest selections of Rutherford Hill wines delivered to their doorsteps. Wines offered through our club programs include bottlings made exclusively for club members and guests visiting the winery.
Each shipment includes a member’s portfolio which contains recipes provided by our winery chef. These clearly written recipes are designed to pair with the wines you are receiving. You’ll also find in the portfolio tasting notes, wine reviews and special purchase offers.
The Vista Club
Members participating in our Vista Club receive four annual shipments that will contain three bottles of Rutherford Hill wines. These wines are shipped in February, April, June, and October. Wine selections express the wonderful variety of fine wines Rutherford Hill creates and will include red and white wines. Members may choose from three, six or twelve bottle shipments.
The Collector’s Club
We created the Collector’s Club specifically for red wine devotees. Collector’s Club members receive four annual shipments that will feature three bottles of Rutherford Hill red wines and occasionally wines from Terlato Family Vineyards. Shipments occur in February, April, June and October and will include our prestigious reserve wines, older vintage library wines and limited release wines. Members may choose from three, six or twelve bottle shipments.
The offer listed below is valid for all Napa Valley residents age 21 and over.
10% discount on wine purchases.
The Napa Green program is supported by a wide variety of groups including the Sierra Club, the Audubon Society, and the University of California. The Napa Valley Vintners, along with Fish Friendly Farming, the Napa Valley Grapegrowers, the Napa County Farm Bureau and others developed the Napa Green program. Learn more about the program at napagreen.org.
Rutherford Hill Winery is certified under the Napa Green Winery Program by the Napa County Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and the Association of Bay Area Government’s (ABAG) Green Business Program and completed all the regulatory components needed for environmental sustainability. These components included developing water and energy conservation methods, preventing pollution, and reducing solid waste. In addition to developing sustainable winery practices, this program is set to become the standard for the state of California.
Rutherford Hill Winery is certified under the Napa Green Certified Land Program. Rutherford Hill Winery has created and implemented a customized farm plan with measured results that addressed all aspects of its property, vineyard land as well as non-farmed land, including practicing soil conservation, water conservation, stable drainage, riparian corridor enhancement, fisheries and wildlife habitat enhancement and long-term improvement and sustainability.
Certification - certification is granted by the Napa County Agricultural Commissioners Office of Pesticide Regulation, the Regional Water Quality Control board, the California Department of Fish and Game, and the National Marine Fisheries Service.
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.
Rutherford Hill Winery
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
Release Date: April - 2016
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