Big Wines, Small Towns
Oakville and Rutherford are Napa Valley’s two smallest towns—blink as you drive by on Highway 29 and you’ll miss them—but don’t discount them. Some of the best wine in Napa Valley is made in the Oakville and Rutherford AVAs, where abundant sunshine and diverse soils create world renown Cabernet Sauvignon. Visit the wineries in Oakville and Rutherford for a taste, then stop by one of the local delis to fuel the rest of your day.
Oakville and Rutherford are small towns with big wines. Although the towns are tiny, they offer some of the best picnic lunch options in Napa Valley, like roadside country stores and authentic Mexican taquerias. Wineries here focus on making rich Cabernet Sauvignon and providing a fun, welcoming tasting room experience. If you’re a Cabernet lover, you’ve found your paradise.
With so many great options, it’s hard to choose which wineries to visit in just a few days. Make sure to fit in St. Supéry Estate Vineyards & Winery in Rutherford, where their Sauvignon Blanc, as well as Cabernet Sauvignon, shines. Peju Province Winery is another must-visit, where the Peju family serves a range of wines, from Zinfandel to Cabernet Sauvignon, in a lively and casual tasting room.
Plan your trip
Ready for your adventure? Start by exploring the lodging, restaurants, and activities in Oakville & Rutherford.