The fruit in Rutherford Hill's vineyards enjoys a natural balance of cool mornings and evenings tempered by warm sunny days. With a commitment to sustainable farming practices, the Rutherford Hill winery farms a 60 acre, estate-owned vineyard, Mee Lane, in the Rutherford appellation and has another 130 acres under a controlling lease. In addition, the winery sources premium fruit from a network of meticulously selected Napa Valley grape growers.
In the estate-owned Mee Lane Vineyard, the majority of grapes grown are Cabernet Sauvignon, each planted on a rootstock and clone matched to the clay loam soil on its vineyard block. Cabernet grapes were first planted here over a century ago, and the small town of Rutherford, located near the center of the valley, emerged as one of Napa's first prime Cabernet growing districts.