EXPERIENCES

Please join us in enjoying the fruits of our labor and in preserving the heritage and vineyards of Rutherford, in the historic heart of Napa Valley.

Experience Rutherford

EVENTS & TASTINGS

Rutherford Dust Society hosts a number of tastings and community events throughout the year.

RDS ANNUAL MEETING AND DINNER

Thursday, April 14 from 5:00-7:30 pm

Our convivial annual gathering will begin with a wine reception on the Inglenook terrace. A presentation by our Board of Directors will be followed by our guest speaker Rob Keller of Napa Valley Bee Co., and an update on the Rutherford Depot Restoration Project that you won’t want to miss!
Our special guest for the evening will be Rob Keller, founder of Napa Valley Bee Co. During his presentation, Rob will give us the buzz about bees in Rutherford, and discuss how we can work together as a region to create a more optimal ecosystem. To culminate the evening, we will enjoy a festive dinner by Zuzu Paella with Rutherford appellation wines and music in the South Barrel Room.

In alignment with our host, we must require that guests provide a certificate of vaccination within the last six months or have received their booster shot. Masks are encouraged while inside the Chateau but not required.

RUTHERFORD CHILI BALL​

Save the Date! Sunday August 7, 2022

Held on the first Sunday in August each year, the Rutherford Chili Ball is our most-anticipated community event of the entire summer. RDS members, neighbors, friends and wine enthusiasts gather together for an afternoon of food, wine, family, and friendly competition in the infamous vintner chili cookoff! A portion of proceeds of this event benefit local non-profit organizations in Rutherford. 

CABERNET BY THE BAY

Save the date! December 7, 2022

Our signature tasting, Cabernet by the Bay, is held annually in San Francisco for trade and consumers. Your exclusive invitation is your ticket to discovering the elusive terroir of Rutherford AVA wines. Meet the winemakers of all your favorite producers of Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc, and more from the Rutherford appellation. 

MEMBER EVENTS

A true community, Rutherford Dust Society members are invited to join in a variety of social gatherings,
educational seminars, and Town Hall meetings throughout the year.

SPRING VINEYARD WALK

May 4th, 4-6pm at Chaix Family Vineyard

Join us, on the eve of Earth Day, for our first Vineyard Walk of 2022 at Chaix Family Vineyards!

A tour of the Chaix certified organic vineyard will be followed by an open house at the renovated farmhouse. Meet owners John and Kathy Chaix, and enjoy wine and light snacks. You won’t want to miss it!

May 4th from 4-6pm

1204 Manley Lane, Rutherford