Incomparable views of the Napa Valley, extensive wine aging caves, picnic sites nestled in the 100-year-old olive grove and now, to further enhance the visitor experience and reflect the high quality of its wines, Rutherford Hill Winery has transformed its tasting room. From the shapely designed tasting bar, to the selection of the finest materials and the oil paintings gracing the walls, no detail was overlooked by the design team. With these enhancements, the winery celebrates its commitment to making the visitor experience unforgettable.
The latest changes were all made according to the guiding principles of quality that have motivated the owner for the past 50 years. “The transformation of the tasting room is one more example of the quest for quality that defines Rutherford Hill Winery,” said Terlato Wine Group Chairman Anthony J. Terlato.
Travertine flooring sets the luxurious tone amidst the golden hues of the wooden beams. Highlighting the welcoming design is a horseshoe-shaped tasting bar. With marble counter tops and custom-made cabinets, the tasting bar can now more gracefully accommodate guests. Natural light from oversized windows brings the Napa ambience in with the visitors as they sample the Rutherford Hill offerings, which include the legendary Merlot.
The six oil paintings on display are the works of local Sonoma artist Michael Holland, who is known for his rural landscapes. His evocative work uses a centuries old Venetian technique of layered glazes. Michael is the recipient of grants from the National Endowment of the Arts and the California Arts Council. His work adds yet another element of visitor interest to the tasting room.