An exciting announcement ~ on December 5th and 6th, 2014 we will begin the transition from a Passport tasting to a more intimate, in-depth Rutherford Wine Experience
hosted by select Rutherford wineries and highlighting the wines of this premier appellation!! Ticket purchasing is now live and each ticket is very limited, so please don’t wait long if you’d like to be a part of this new experience!
Our new format will be launched with a mini-Rutherford Wine Experience
that will begin with an evening Welcome Reception on Friday, December 5th, followed on Saturday, December 6th by a “menu” of special tastings and educational seminars for guests to choose from and a Winemaker Luncheon, and ending with a Saturday evening Winemaker Dinner. The Grand Launch of the Rutherford Wine Experience will be held in the Spring of 2015 on May 1st, 2nd and 3rd.
You can personalize your Experience by purchasing a la carte tickets to individual events or an All-Inclusive pass ~ purchase a la carte tickets
to the Friday Welcome Reception ($50 per person, 7pm-9pm), the Saturday tastings/seminars and luncheon ($145 per person, 10am-5pm, four options per morning and afternoon time blocks), or the Saturday evening Winemaker Dinner ($125 per person, 6:30pm-9pm), or an all-inclusive Rutherford Enthusiast pass
that will give you access to all of the events ($295 per person). All ticket options are available for purchase now
, and will not be available on the weekend of the event.
Friday Evening Welcome Reception: December 5th, Round Pond Estate, 7pm – 9pm (limited to 100 guests) ~
Start your Rutherford Wine Experience weekend with an elegant Welcome Reception hosted by the beautiful Round Pond Estate. The event will feature Rutherford wines from Round Pond, Tres Sabores, ZD Wines, Meander, Conspire, 12C, Honig, Alpha Omega, Monticello, Raymond, S.R. Tonella, Sojourn, and Piña Napa Valley. Appetizers created by Oak Avenue Catering will be passed throughout the evening.
Rutherford Wine Experience: Saturday, December 6th, 10am – 5pm (limited to 76 guests) ~
Enjoy the first ever Rutherford Wine Experience by choosing one of four tasting/wine seminar options in the 10am - noon time block, and one of four tasting/wine seminar options in the 3pm - 5pm time block. Each tasting/wine seminar will be limited to 20 participants.
In between, enjoy a 3-course Winemaker Luncheon paired with Rutherford Appellation wines at Rutherford’s Michelin One-Star rated Auberge du Soleil from 12:30pm – 2:30pm. Wineries Participating: Foley Johnson, Meander and Provenance
Saturday Evening Winemaker Dinner:December 6th, Alex Restaurant, 6:30pm – 9pm (limited to 50 guests) ~
End your day with a four-course meal paired with Rutherford Appellation wines at Alex Restaurant, winner of Wine Spectator's Restaurant Wine List Award of Excellence in 2013 and "Best of” Award of Excellence 2014. Wineries Participating: Mumm Napa, Wm. Harrison, El Molino, Peju, St. Supéry and Honig
Read about the participating wineries.
Tasting Seminar Times and Offerings.
Please choose One Seminar from each time block, you will make these choices in the shopping cart. Click here to be taken to the cart.
10:00am – 12:00pm Tasting Block
Unleashing the Terroir (Limited to 20 participants)
Cabernet Appellation Tasting (Limited to 16 participants)
100% Rutherford Heritage (Limited to 20 participants)
Explore Library Vintages of Rubicon (Limited to 20 participants)
3:00pm – 5:00pm Tasting Block
Sullivan Family Cellars Tasting (Limited to 20 participants)
A Tasty Afternoon at Tres Sabores (Limited to 16 participants)
Day in the Dust with Brad Warner (Limited to 20 participants)
History in a Glass (Limited to 20 participants)