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.

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.

SUMMER VINEYARD WALK

July 12, 5-6:30pm at Tres Sabores

Join us, on Tuesday, July 12th for a Summer Vineyard Walk at Tres Sabores.

Watch the vines grow at beautiful Tres Sabores, with vineyards planted on the ancient alluvial fans of the Rutherford Bench.

Led by Julie Johnson, Tres Sabores is the most longstanding certified organic vineyard (CCOF) in the Napa Valley. This walk will highlight pollinator best practices, accessing the knowledge of local beekeeper-hive manager, Joy Wesley, from Bee-Kind, featuring an onsite demonstration and tasting. We will also hear from Chris Pedemonte, with his insight into best practices for managing olive fruit fly infestation.