The Rutherford Hill Estate
The Rutherford Hill Estate features a world class winery with state of the art equipment, including a 'Winery in a winery'. The 'Winery in a winery' features small tanks and allows our team to focus on small lots with unique characteristics that are worthy of their own bottling.
From our vineyards to the north in Pope Valley, to our Rutherford Bench vineyards on Mee Lane, to our hillside estate vineyard in our backyard in Rutherford, our nearly 130 acres of vineyards reflect Napa Valley’s diversity of soils and microclimates allowing the winery to consistently show the best of the appellation every vintage. Pope Valley, on the warmer eastern edge of the Vaca Mountains, yields Merlot that is densely concentrated with flavor and ripe tannins. In Rutherford, our vineyard on Mee Lane offers a touch of “Rutherford Dust” – an ineffable, exquisite expression of place – to our Cabernet Sauvignon and in blends, while the Rutherford Hill Estate Vineyard, in rocky, hillside soils, brings intensity and structure.
At Rutherford Hill, we have one of Napa Valley's most extensive cave systems at nearly a mile long. The caves offer ideal conditions for aging our elegant wines, the high humidity and low temperatures produce an environment that minimizes evaporation and human interaction allowing them the age gracefully.