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​

Sunday, August 1, 2021 @ Beckstoffer Farm Center

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! 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.

SUMMER VINEYARD WALK & MEMBER MIXER

July, 22 2021 @ Quintessa

Our summer vineyard walk and member mixer will be hosted at beautiful Quintessa. Quintessa Winemaker and RDS Board Member Rebekah Wineburg will lead us on a walk around the vineyard, followed by a casual reception.

Stop by, say hi, and enjoy a glass of Rutherford wine with your fellow RDS members. Come alone or bring your whole crew as we gather safely outdoors for a casual happy hour amongst friends. Admission is free for RDS members. 

TOWN HALL MEETING

August 17, 2021 @ Rutherford Grange

Rutherford Depot

Rutherford Dust Society invites its members and the community to attend a Town Hall meeting on August 17th. The topic of the Town Hall will be the restoration of the Rutherford Depot, including a presentation on the current initiative and public discussion on the future of the Depot. The meeting will be held in-person at Rutherford Grange and also broadcast via Zoom.