Wine Tasting Itinerary: Rutherford Dust

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The AVA (American Viticulture Area) of Rutherford is known for the well drained soil on the valley floor that produces some amazing cabernet sauvignon with a "dusty" finish, hence the phrase "Rutherford Dust". Experience the flavors of the Rutherford AVA at each of the wineries on this Napa Valley wine tasting itinerary. Though it is famous for Cabernet, many other varietals of wine are grown in this region. Taste them all!


St. Supery, 8440 St. Helena Hwy, Rutherford, CA 94573, (707) 944.2945

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  • Rutherford Dust: A family owned winery in the heart of the Napa Valley, producing award winning Merlot and Cabernet from Rutherford vines.
  • $70 Per Couple - Dollarhide Library Tasting - Complimentary with purchase
  • 10AM - Allow One Hour
  • Reservation Required
  • Directions to Next Stop:  Turn right on Hwy 29 for .5 mile, turn R on Rutherford Rd, BV on R


Beaulieu Vineyard, 1960 St. Helena Hwy, Rutherford, CA 94573,  (707) 967.5233

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  • Rutherford Dust: George De Latour started BV in 1900 and thus began one of many of his historical contributions to wine-making and Rutherford.
  • $70 Per Couple - Reserve Cabernet Tasting
  • 11:15AM - Allow One Hour
  • Reservation Required for Reserve Tasting
  • Directions to Next Stop: Turn right on Hwy 29 for 1.1 mile, turn left into Rutherford Grove Winery

Rutherford Grove, 1673 St. Helena Highway, Rutherford, CA 94573, (707) 433.5987

  • Rutherford Dust: Owned by the Pestoni Family, who's families have been making wine for generations! Mr. Pestoni and his brother started the valley-wide after-harvest compost program in 1970.
  • $50 Per Couple - Estate Reserve Tasting - Fee Waived with $50 purchase
  • 12:30PM - Allow One Hour
  • Reservations Required for Reserve Tasting
  • Directions to Next Stop: Turn R on Hwy 29, in 1.1 miles turn L onto Rutherford Rd, in 2.8 mi., turn L on Silverado Trail. Rutherford Ranch is on your R in 125 feet

Rutherford Ranch
, 1680 Silverado Trail S., St. Helena (Rutherford), CA 94574, (707) 968-3200



  • Rutherford Dust: Many of their Rutherford designate wines are only available in the tasting room. Don't miss those! Winemaker, Steve Rued, has made wines in Sonoma County, Stellenbosch in South Africa and the Napa Valley.
  • $20 Per Couple - Taste 4 of their wines, Fee waived with purchase
  • 2PM - Allow One Hours
  • No Reservation Required


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