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Rutherford Wineries

Grgich WineryGrgich Hills Estate
Tel: 800-532-3057
1829 St. Helena Hwy.
Rutherford, CA 94573

Grgich Hills Estate is an iconic Napa Valley wine estate, consistently producing world-class wines.

Vintner Hall of Fame inductee Miljenko "Mike" Grgich first earned world-wide recognition when the 1973 Chateau Montelena Chardonnay he crafted won the 1976 Paris Tasting, beating the best of France. Mike then partnered with Austin Hills to open their family-owned-and-operated winery in 1977.

Committed to natural winegrowing and sustainability, we farm our five estate vineyards without artificial fertilizers, pesticides or herbicides, rely on wild yeast fermentation and use our passion and art to handcraft food-friendly, balanced and elegant wines.

Open daily 9:30am to 4:30pm. Tastings/$20 per person. Unforgettable Tour & Tasting / $65 per person.

Designed by Vintner Hall of Fame inductee Miljenko "Mike" Grgich, this unforgettable in-depth tour starts in our educational vineyard and follows the path of our grapes to the bottle. You'll discover why Mike calls this journey, "From our vineyard to your glass, naturally!"

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Bridesmaid Wines  - Tasting Room Off Site: The Tasting Room at Napa Wine Company
Tel: 707-963-2705
P.O. Box 812
Rutherford CA 94573

You can taste Bridesmaid Wines' Cab and Sauvignon Blanc at the The Tasting Room at Napa Wine Company  Tasting room.

This is located on the corner of Highway 29 and Oakville Crossroad and is a place where some of America's most desired wines are made.

The Napa Wine Company can best be described as a launching pad for some of Napa's most notable Cult Wines and celebrity winemakers.

Elizabeth Spencer Winery - Wine Tastings $15
Tel: 707-963-6067
1165 Rutherford Road
Rutherford, CA 94573

Located in the heart of Rutherford just off Highway 29, the Elizabeth Spencer Tasting Room is open daily from 10 .am. until 6 p.m.

This small, charming brick tasting room was originally built as the post office for the town of Rutherford in 1872.

After a complete renovation, keeping the historical details intact, the Elizabeth Spencer Tasting Room was opened to the public in May 2006. Advance appointments are necessary for parties of six or more and for private sit-down tastings in The Cottage. We are closed Christmas Day.

Elizabeth Spencer was established in 1998 by Elizabeth Pressler and Spencer Graham, a husband and wife winemaking partnership. With their strong alliances with premiere grape growers, these "hands-on" proprietors have consistently secured fruit from the same vineyards in Napa Valley, Sonoma Coast and Mendocino County since the winery's inception.

Working closely with their vineyard partners, they have established mutual high standards in grape farming practices. Elizabeth Spencer wines are vinified in small individual lots using classical hands-on methods. The results are delicious, balanced and approachable wines with great purity of flavor.

Each tour and tasting appointment lasts approximately 90 minutes. You'll tour the grounds, the wine cave and have a seated tasting in the heart of the caves. This experience is $40 per person.

Honig Vineyard and Winery - Wine Tastings $10 per person by Appointment Only
Tel: 800-929-2217
850 Rutherford Rd.
Rutherford, CA 94573

The Honig family bought their Rutherford ranch in 1964, and began making wine in 1980. In addition to producing award winning wines, the family is committed to protecting the environment, developing their employees, and supporting their community. Their vineyard was one of the first to receive the California Sustainable Winegrowing certification, and the winery is run on solar energy.

Located in Rutherford, in the heart of the Napa Valley, their vineyard is perfectly suited to growing Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon. Winemaker Kristin Belair focuses production exclusively on these two varietals, handcrafting the wines and then blending them for complexity and balance.

The tasting room is located off the beaten path, nestled between two beautiful vineyards. It's very relaxed and welcoming, with sit-down tastings and the opportunity to interact with family members and winemaking staff.

When they are not out walking in their sustainably farmed vineyards, the Honigs can be found dressing their staff in costumes for yet another of their famous postcard productions, demonstrating that while they take winemaking very seriously, they don't take themselves that way.

Open 7 days a week, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tasting fee $10/person for 4 wines (one fee credited back for each $25 purchase)

Tastings include our Reserve Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon and our Late Harvest Sauvignon blanc.

Peju - Wine Tastings $15-$45
Tel: 800-446-7358
8466 St Helena Hwy
Rutherford, CA 94573

We offer wine tasting from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily of our award-winning wines, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Zinfandel, Syrah, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Provence, a proprietary blend of red and white varietals.

Our wines are hand-crafted using fruit organically farmed from our Rutherford Estate Vineyard, such as Peju's flagship wine, HB Cabernet Sauvignon, and our sustainably-farmed Persephone Vineyard. Travelers to the Napa Valley will enjoy our magnificent 50-foot tasting room tower, pristine gardens and unique food and wine events and classes.

Round Pond - Wine Tastings $25-$45
Tel: 707-302-2575
P.O. Box 556
Rutherford, CA 94573

Located in the acclaimed Rutherford region of Napa Valley, California, Round Pond is a family-owned and operated estate designed around our world-class vineyards, gardens, and orchards.

In an area renowned for the depth and complexity of its wines, the extraordinary artisan gourmet olive oils, vinegars, and limited-production Cabernet Sauvignon wines produced from our family estate reflect our family's dedication to crafting the finest specialty food items while working to preserve the natural integrity of this esteemed property.

ZD Wines - Wine Tastings $10-$125
Tel: 800-487-7757
8383 Silverado Trail
Rutherford, CA 94574

Committed to family, community, organic farming and world-class winemaking, the deLeuze family takes pride in the quality, consistency and style of ZD Wines.

Founded in 1969 by aerospace engineer Norman deLeuze, ZD Wines is family owned and operated by three generations of the deLeuze family who continue to produce signature Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon.

Set in motion by ZD's Founder in the 1980s, ZD Wines is also at the forefront of sustainable farming practices.

Using a multi-pronged approach to organic farming, ZD Wines embraces biodiversity, solar power, and chemical alternatives in the pursuit of great tasting wines. The Estate Vineyards in Rutherford and Carneros are both organically farmed and certified by the CCOF. With the motto "Zero Defects," the future is bright.

More Wineries

Beaulieu Vineyard - Wine Tastings $15-$20
Tel: 800-264-6918
1960 South St. Helena Hwy.
Rutherford, CA 94573

Cakebread Cellars - Wine Tastings $15
Tel: 800-588-0298
8300 St. Helena Highway
Rutherford, CA 94558

Caymus Vineyards - Wine Tastings $25
Tel: 707-967-3010
8700 Conn Creek Rd.
Rutherford, CA 94573

Fleury Estate Winery - Wine Tastings $35
Tel: 707-967-8333
950 Galleron Lane
Rutherford, CA 94573

Frog's Leap Winery - Wine Tastings $20
Tel: 707-963-4704
8815 Conn Creek Road
Rutherford, CA 94558

Grgich Hills Estate - Wine Tastings $15
Tel: 800-532-3057
1829 St. Helena Hwy.
Rutherford, CA 94573

Hall Winery - Wine Tastings $25-$40
Tel: 707-967-0700
56 Auberge Rd.
Rutherford, CA 94573

Rubicon Estate Winery - Tasting Room
Tel: 800-RUBICON
1991 St. Helena Highway
Rutherford, CA 94573

Rutherford Hill Winery - Tasting Room
Tel: 707-963-1871
200 Rutherford Hill Road
Rutherford, CA 94573

Groups of 8 or more require a private tour
Cave tour & barrel tasting $40
Private tour & barrel tasting $45
Tastings are $25 and $40
Picnics $75 per table up to 8 guests

St. Supery Vineyards & Winery - Wine Tastings $15-$25
Tel: 800-231-9116
8440 St. Helena Highway
Rutherford, CA 94573

Sullivan Vineyards - Wine Tastings $20
Tel: 877-BIG-REDS
1090 Galleron Road
Rutherford, CA 94573

Swanson Vineyards - Wine Tastings $15-$60
Tel: 707-967-3500
Tasting Salon
1271 Manley Lane
P.O. Box 459
Rutherford, CA 94573