Of the 16 sub-appellations in the Napa Valley, the Rutherford AVA may be the most renowned. Legendary winemaker André Tchelistcheff said, "It takes Rutherford dust to grow great Cabernet," and Rutherford Ranch Winery has a number to choose from.
Our full line of award-winning premium Napa Valley varietals include a selection of Cabernet Sauvignons (several only available at the winery), Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Merlot, Zinfandel and Rhiannon, a delicious proprietary red blend.
"Our winemaking team crafts elegant, true-to-the-varietal wines with fruit sourced from the two estate vineyards and select vineyards sites throughout the valley. The cooler sites yield grapes with bright, rich flavors and tropical fruit characteristics. Warmer sites within the valley produce grapes with deep, intense flavors. Together they provide the winemakers with an unequaled palette of flavor and character and quality."
The winery is family owned and managed. The Zaninovich family acquired the winery and estate vineyards in 2000, but have been growing grapes and crafting wines for three generations. The grounds include a century-old olive grove and the unpretentious atmosphere makes it a peaceful respite in a day of winery hopping.
Visitors are welcome to enjoy picnics under the oak trees, discover the estate's history on the Ranch Tour and can also enjoy the winery's signature Chocolates & Reds tasting – an instructive and delicious experience. The family-produced olive oil and organically grown raisins (a visitor and staff favorite) are also available in the tasting room.
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