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About Rutherford Ranch Winery

Rutherford Ranch Winery is family-owned and managed. Located on Napa Valley's scenic Silverado Trail, we welcome guests daily from 10am to 4:30pm. Come discover award-winning Napa Valley wines in a comfortable and intimate setting.

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Rutherford Ranch Winery is located on the Silverado Trail, in the Rutherford appellation.The critically acclaimed wines have been characterized as one of Napa's great values by noted wine writer Robert Parker. Our full line of award-winning premium varietals, from fruit sourced from Napa Valley's renowned sub-appellations, include a selection of Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnays, Merlot, Zinfandel, Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignons, and our luscious proprietary red wine blends exclusive to the winery and under 500 cases produced. All are available in the Tasting Room along with Scott Family Estate Pinot Noir and Chardonnay both of Dijon clones from the family's vineyards in Arroyo Seco (Monterey County) and Russian River Valley. Our friendly wine educators will take you through a variety of tasting options; a Wine & Cheese pairing, the signature Chocolates & Wine experience, Estate and Vineyard Tour, or challenge your palate in our Guided Sensory Analysis.

features Notable Features
  • Art on Display
  • Certified Organic
  • Corporate Events
  • Family Owned
  • Gardens
  • Intimate Setting or Venue
  • Limited Production
  • Olive Orchard
  • Pet Friendly
  • Picnic Area
  • Scenic View
  • Sustainable
tours and tastings Tours & Tastings
  • Blending Seminar
  • Complimentary with Purchase
  • Food & Wine Pairing
  • Large Groups (6-12)
  • Large Groups (12-20)
  • Napa Neighbor Participant
  • Patio Tasting
  • Private Tastings
  • Public Tasting Room
  • Reservations Recommended
  • Reserve Tasting
  • Sensory Experience
  • Vineyard Tours
  • Wine & Chocolate Pairing
  • Wine Club
varietals Varietals Offered
  • Bordeaux Blend
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Chardonnay
  • Dessert Wine
  • Malbec
  • Meritage
  • Merlot
  • Petite Sirah
  • Petit Verdot
  • Pinot Noir
  • Red Table Wine
  • Rosé
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Sparkling Wine
  • Zinfandel
Average Score from CellarPass Visitors5 Star Average Rating
Overall Score 4 Star Overall Rating 4/5
First Impression 4 Star First Impression Rating 4/5
Hospitality 5 Star Hospitality Rating 5/5
Ambiance 4 Star Ambiance Rating 4/5
Janice M. Member Since 7/12/2017
Reserve Wine and Chocolate Pairing on 7/13/17 2:00 PM

We enjoyed the wine & chocolate tasting & our server allowed us to sit on the patio even though this made it tougher for her. We loved it.

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
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Chad E. Member Since 9/21/2017
Club Member Chocolate and Wine Tasting on 9/22/17 2:45 PM

Excellent experience, lots of wines and additional ones not on the list, not to mention all of the chocolate pairings! Very impressed, great experience.

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 4 Star Rating 4/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
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Andreas M. Member Since 9/11/2015
Club Member Tasting on 9/03/17 3:00 PM

Unfortunately, upon arrival the staff could not find our reservation. We learned that reservations made the same day are not being considered by the front staff. This is a bid odd! Nevertheless, everybody was friendly and welcoming. The wine tasting itself was very nice and the hostess was very professional and welcoming.

Overall Score 4 Star Rating 4/5
First Impression 3 Star Rating 3/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
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Lisa S. Member Since 9/4/2017
Club Member Chocolate and Wine Tasting on 9/04/17 11:30 AM

As a club member, Rutherford Ranch has always made me feel valued when I visit. I never feel rushed when I'm there and my guests always have a good time.

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
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Doug F. Member Since 8/23/2017
Reserve Wine and Chocolate Pairing on 8/23/17 10:30 AM

The winery was nice, the tasting was very good, but the hospitality of Pat was why we returned the next day and signed up for the wine club. She was so delightful informative and engaging. Thank you for a terrific experience.

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 3 Star Rating 3/5
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Garry W. Member Since 4/28/2016
Club Member Chocolate and Wine Tasting on 8/19/17 2:45 PM

We have been many times this time was bad for some reason. Not hospitable at all.

Overall Score 1 Star Rating 1/5
First Impression 3 Star Rating 3/5
Hospitality 1 Star Rating 1/5
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Katherine E. Member Since 7/6/2017
Reserve Wine and Cheese Pairing on 7/07/17 10:30 AM

We already knew we liked a wine from this winery and as we tasted others we were not disappointed!! Loved the wines, the people and the winery!

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
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Charles F. Member Since 7/3/2017
Reserve Wine and Chocolate Pairing on 7/03/17 1:30 PM

Wonderful experience in beautiful setting. Tasting staff was very helpful and informative regarding wines and wine sources (plus chocolates). Ambiance of made us feel very comfortable with the winery and confident in our choices.

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Ariel W. Member Since 7/3/2017
Reserve Wine and Chocolate Pairing on 7/03/17 12:00 PM

Delicious wines and chocolate. The staff was super friendly and inviting! Beautiful place to stop by!

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Mayra P. Member Since 6/11/2017
Reserve Wine and Cheese Pairing on 7/02/17 12:00 PM

Excellent wine! Excellent personalized service. They treated us like royalty from the moment we walked in.

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Andrea F. Member Since 6/6/2017
Reserve Wine and Cheese Pairing on 7/01/17 11:00 AM

The setting was lovely. Very comfy. Good food. Nice wines. Didn't feel rushed.

Overall Score 4 Star Rating 4/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
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Courtney M. Member Since 6/16/2017
Reserve Wine and Cheese Pairing on 6/16/17 12:00 PM

Staff were very accommodating and very knowledgeable of the winery's product. We learned a lot about wine and chocolate pairings!

Overall Score 4 Star Rating 4/5
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Beth M. Member Since 4/27/2017
Reserve Wine and Chocolate Pairing on 6/01/17 12:00 PM

Gayle hosted us and she was AMAZING! She taught us so much -- the proper way to smell wine & hold the glass, why servers hold the bottle the way they do, and (our favorite) the term "revisit"! We went to 9 wineries during our stay, many of which were certainly more luxurious (castle, chateau, etc) but this tasting was our favorite! We bought 4 bottles and can't wait to try more!

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Katie M. Member Since 5/16/2017
Reserve Wine and Chocolate Pairing on 5/16/17 1:30 PM

The wine and chocolate tasting was amazing and everyone there was very friendly and welcoming. We found this winery as a recommendation from our hotel and it was one of our favorite stops.

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Nancy J. Member Since 5/4/2017
Reserve Wine and Cheese Pairing on 5/06/17 12:00 PM

We enjoyed our tasting at Rutherford Ranch Winery. The wine, chocolate, cheese plate & patio were great. Our host was very good too.

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
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Michael B. Member Since 4/19/2017
Rutherford Reserve Tasting on 4/26/17 11:00 AM

Was a great experience. We came to sample some wines and left as wine club members.

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
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Keri-Aine M. Member Since 4/15/2017
Tasting with Boxed Lunch on 4/23/17 11:45 AM

Our host was not good.

Overall Score 2 Star Rating 2/5
First Impression 3 Star Rating 3/5
Hospitality 1 Star Rating 1/5
Ambiance 1 Star Rating 1/5
Adam E. Member Since 4/19/2017
Reserve Wine and Cheese Pairing on 4/20/17 2:00 PM

We arrived in time but they apologized more than once for not having our cheese plate ready. The wine it self was underwhelming and their cheese selection didn't impress me either. They came highly recommend so we were surprised at how empty it was. We sat outside to enjoy our flight where we were left to our own devices until we finished the wine.

Overall Score 4 Star Rating 4/5
First Impression 3 Star Rating 3/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
Ambiance 3 Star Rating 3/5
Suzanne L. Member Since 4/1/2017
Rutherford Reserve Tasting on 4/06/17 11:00 AM

I love the wine- it was the service I would have liked to see better. Our server was going in between parties- we briefly heard about the wines- and I mean brief- tasted, and left. For a smaller winery getting larger, I would have hoped for a more intimate personal experience- also it would have been great to have their distributed wine out to taste-esp for non wine club folks who want to purchase

Overall Score 3 Star Rating 3/5
First Impression 3 Star Rating 3/5
Hospitality 3 Star Rating 3/5
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Duwayne S. Member Since 3/9/2017
Reserve Wine and Cheese Pairing on 3/11/17 3:00 PM

Very busy Saturday since the weather was nice. The staff seemed a little overwhelmed but our host was trying his best to make our tasting enjoyable and telling us hints about pairing certain wines with cheeses and nuts.

Overall Score 4 Star Rating 4/5
First Impression 4 Star Rating 4/5
Hospitality 4 Star Rating 4/5
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Gita N. Member Since 1/19/2017
Vineyard Tour and Reserve Tasting on 2/19/17 2:00 PM

Great individualized tour of the winery and answered all of our questions but wines were 7 on a 10 point scale.

Overall Score 4 Star Rating 4/5
First Impression 3 Star Rating 3/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
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John M. Member Since 2/12/2017
Club Member Chocolate and Wine Tasting on 2/19/17 10:15 AM

This is a small, family owned Winery. You will not be entering some re-creation of a French Chateau however the place is warn, friendly and inviting. For the pairings we were seated on comfortable couches in a homey environment. The grounds have lovely outdoor seating and, most importantly, tree shading on those warmer days. Love the staff. very friendly. We stayed for a couple of hours.

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
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Sarah F. Member Since 10/12/2016
Reserve Wine and Chocolate Pairing on 2/05/17 11:00 AM

We were the only guests at Rutherford Ranch all morning (off season and a Sunday) but it was wonderful! Our wine guide was funny and personable; once the selected wines in the tasting were over we were allowed to taste other reserves on the list as well. The wine and chocolate tasting was such a treat, even in the morning after a quick breakfast.

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Bryan A. Member Since 12/30/2015
Reserve Wine and Cheese Pairing on 1/12/17 2:00 PM

I found the who l e place inviting and we really liked the wine

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
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Naomi C. Member Since 11/24/2014
Club Member Chocolate and Wine Tasting on 11/17/16 2:45 PM

Excellent service. Delicious wine and chocolate!

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
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Joshua S. Member Since 5/26/2012
Reserve Wine and Chocolate Pairing on 11/13/16 1:30 PM

Exceeded our expectations. After 5 days in the valley, the chocolate pairing was a nice change to the normal tasting routine. Hosts were very generous and accommodating. Better wine than we had anticipated.

Overall Score 4 Star Rating 4/5
First Impression 4 Star Rating 4/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
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Margaret B. Member Since 11/12/2016
Rutherford Reserve Tasting on 11/12/16 3:00 PM

don't recommend seating two couples on low couches, where we leaned way over just to converse. Not physically comfortable. Ben was adequate, but not on his game...hopefully not his norm. We felt somewhat ignored, with pretty tiny pours. Did not feel like we were valued guests in someone's home.

Overall Score 2 Star Rating 2/5
First Impression 4 Star Rating 4/5
Hospitality 3 Star Rating 3/5
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Sarah L. Member Since 11/1/2016
Reserve Wine and Chocolate Pairing on 11/11/16 3:00 PM

We had the chocolate and wine pairing. I organised the tasting as part of my best friends 30th birthday gift and was not at all disappointed, we loved it. The wine was delicious and the bespoke chocolate pairings from a local caterer were spot on. Our host was very knowledge and made it a super fun experience too. Would highly recommend!

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
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jordan w. Member Since 10/2/2016
Reserve Wine and Cheese Pairing on 10/15/16 12:00 PM

We had an amazing experience! The wine and atmosphere were amazing as was our host. We will definitely be back!

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Samantha R. Member Since 6/5/2016
Vineyard Tour and Reserve Tasting on 8/12/16 2:00 PM

Our tour of the winery was absolutely amazing! Bryan was an awesome host; he was very knowledgeable about the history of the winery and the different wines, and he treated us like good friends. He was very attentive and gave us more suggestions for the rest of our wine tour as well as the rest of our vacation on the West Coast. I would suggest this spot to anyone visiting Napa Valley.

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
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Chrissy F. Member Since 6/1/2016
Club Member Chocolate and Wine Tasting on 9/17/16 11:30 AM

The grounds are beautiful, clean, and relaxing. The wine lounge is so comfortable it feels like you're having wine at a friends house. The winery does a fantastic job pairing chocolates with each wine you taste. It's a unique and delicious experience.

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
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Maren E. Member Since 8/23/2016
Reserve Wine and Chocolate Pairing on 8/27/16 3:00 PM

The gentleman who was our host was very nice and informative so I did not rate it negatively for that reason but when we came in, no one greeted us or acknowledged us. I had to go into the back office to find some help. also, it was a gorgeous day and we were inside ...weird

Overall Score 3 Star Rating 3/5
First Impression 2 Star Rating 2/5
Hospitality 3 Star Rating 3/5
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Frank C. Member Since 8/23/2016
Vineyard Tour and Reserve Tasting on 8/23/16 11:00 AM

Our host Dean was excellent in his presentation of the winery . He was very knowledgeable and you could ask questions to him .Rutherford Ranch should be proud in having an employee like Dean . My family would definitely recommend this winery to our friends . Thank you for having us. Yours truly Frank Curiale and family.

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
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Karina P. Member Since 11/13/2015
Reserve Wine and Cheese Pairing on 8/11/16 11:00 AM

We were promptly greeted and seated. Our host was patient, knowledgeable, and friendly. I will definitely be back again to visit!

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
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Andrea R. Member Since 8/15/2016
Reserve Wine and Chocolate Pairing on 8/15/16 3:00 PM

The staff was welcoming and knowledgable and and made the experience both educational and fun.

Overall Score 4 Star Rating 4/5
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Mary P. Member Since 7/25/2016
Reserve Wine and Cheese Pairing on 8/09/16 11:00 AM

The grounds are beautiful as is the tasting area. We were greeted by a friendly staff member who got Pat, and she conducted our tasting. Pat was friendly and provided a fun and unique pairing of wines with chocolate: white-lemon chocolate w/Pinot Grigio blend, white strawberry chocolate (Chardonnay), dark-cherry chocolate (Merlot) and dark chocolate w/pretzels(Cabernet Sauvignon). Check it out!

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
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Berenice M. Member Since 7/19/2016
Reserve Wine and Chocolate Pairing on 7/30/16 11:00 AM

Amazing experience! A must do!

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Chris M. Member Since 7/30/2016
Vineyard Tour and Reserve Tasting on 7/30/16 2:00 PM

We had an amazing tour, tasting, and overall experience at Rutherford Ranch Winery. Our tour guide, Bryce, was fantastic and made the experience perfect.

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Julie G. Member Since 7/15/2016
Cabernet Only Tasting on 7/23/16 3:00 PM

We were greeted when we walked in but the service after that was not great.

Overall Score 2 Star Rating 2/5
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Caitlin H. Member Since 7/15/2016
Rutherford Reserve Tasting on 7/16/16 3:00 PM

Great experience from start to finish. Our server was so friendly and informative. The wines were great and everyone is still talking about that lemon white chocolate!

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