As the name suggests, Rutherford Hill Winery is located at the top of the hill, and boasts gorgeous views of Napa Valley. The property is lush and green, from the olive trees to the flower gardens, and picnic grounds are available by advance reservation. Wine tastings are held in the relaxed tasting room or on the shaded patio, where visitors can relax with tastes of the winery’s signature Merlot as well as Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. We recommend ending your tasting on a sweet note — the Zinfandel Port, paired with the chocolate-covered blueberries is not to be missed. These addicting berries really bring out the notes of fruit and chocolate in the wine (packages of these available to purchase, too).
There are picnic grounds on site, so plan to pack some snacks and enjoy some downtime after your tasting.
From downtown Napa, head north on Highway 29. Turn right onto Rutherford Road. At the end of the road, turn left onto Silverado Trail S. Turn right onto Rutherford Hill Road. The destination is on the right.