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

2022 Event Dates TBA

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.

FALL VINEYARD WALK & MEMBER MIXER

September 16, 2021 @ Chavez & Leeds Family Vineyard

Chavez and Leeds Family Vineyard

Before harvest has come and gone, we invite all RDS Members to join us for our Fall Vineyard Walk and outdoor mixer at Chavez & Leeds Family Vineyard on Thursday, September 16.

RDS Board President and fourth generation grapegrower Lauren Pesch will lead us on a tour of her family’s organic dry-farmed vineyard in the heart of Rutherford. A wine and gourmet Cowgirl Creamery cheese reception will follow, giving you the opportunity to compare notes on the vintage with your friends and neighbors in Rutherford!

Admission is free for active RDS members.