Meet our


Rutherford Dust Society members fall into one or more of the following four categories: wineries, growers, local businesses, and wine enthusiasts. Together, we are united by the passion and strength of our community.

“We are Rutherford!”

Grower Members

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Family owned since 1961, the Avenali Vineyard on Bella Oaks Lane currently produces Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc, and Viognier.


Firmly rooted in the soil of Northern California's wine country, Beckstoffer Vineyards has played an integral role in the evolution of the wine grape industry since 1970.

A historic Rutherford vineyard continuing its legacy of producing celebrated Cabernet Sauvignon under the stewardship of Suzanne Deal Booth.

This Rutherford bench gem is tucked up against the base of the Western hills of Napa Valley. Well drained soil and perfect exposure produce classic Cabernet Sauvignon.

Chaix Family Vineyards occupy a 40-acre chunk of the world-famous Rutherford bench, a sedimentary deposit of soils known to produce remarkable Cabernet Sauvignon grapes.

Through organic and dry farming techniques that have been past down through four generations, Chavez-Leeds Family Vineyard nurtures premium grapes that express their first growth site.


A family vineyard on Whitehall Lane owned by Rutherford community members David and Anita Cummings, who moved to this area in 1980.

Located on Galleron Road at the northern end of the Rutherford appellation, this organic vineyard produces wines of great character and depth.


For nearly three decades, Frank Family Vineyards has been crafting wines using grapes from the finest vineyards throughout Napa Valley, including their iconic Winston Hill Vineyard in the heart of Rutherford. Building on this rich history, their expansive wine collection showcases the complexity and versatility of Napa Valley through expressive Cabernet Sauvignons, noteworthy Chardonnays, and small production méthode champenoise sparkling wines, among others.

In 1970, Bill Godward came across a tranquil, idyllic ten-acre parcel on a gentle downslope on the Rutherford Bench, its old vineyard planted to Carignan and Syrah. The current vineyard was planted to Cabernet Sauvignon in 2002 and has consistently produced premium fruit. Bill passed away in 2019 at the age of 105, leaving the vineyard to his daughter, Jennifer Trainor, and her family. The family is dedicated to continuing Bill’s stewardship.

Greer Vineyard is a small, three acre domaine located in the heart of the Rutherford Bench. Greer Wine is made solely with fruit from the family vineyard, which produces only Cabernet Sauvignon. Aaron Pott is their winemaker.

The scarecrow story begins in a patch of earth with a fabled past. The J.J. Cohn Estate, where Scarecrow grapes are born, borders what was once the legendary vineyard of Inglenook winemaker Gustave Niebaum, whose plantings blanketed more than 1,000 acres of the Napa Valley at the close of the 19th century.


Growing grapes on Niebaum Lane since 1902 (5th Generation). Currently farming Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel on the Rutherford Bench.

The Morisoli-Borges vineyard is located with the Rutherford AVA, on the west side of Hwy 29, south of Niebaum lane on the gravel-rich, volcanogenic alluvial soils of the Rutherford Bench.

Sacrashe vineyard, hidden atop the eastern ridge of the Vaca mountain range in Rutherford, is noteworthy for its extremely limiting volcanic tuff soils and gentle sloping aspects.


You can find Star Vineyard tucked quietly behind the Rutherford Grill restaurant in the heart of the Rutherford American Viticultural Area (AVA).


Located on Galleron Road in Rutherford AVA, Talahalusi is a small, family run vineyard since the late 1940’s.


Winery Members


With over 35 years of Napa Valley winemaking experience as well as overseeing operations for large and small premium wineries throughout California, Joel Aiken offers his clients expertise from the vineyard to the bottle.

A small family vineyard located on the north edge of the Rutherford AVA, the Akrasia Cellars philosophy is that Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon can and should be intricate and elegant.


A premier Rutherford winery, Alpha Omega farms prized grapes from its own vineyards and from historic vineyards throughout Napa Valley, including their estate 1155 Vineyard, Thomas Vineyard, Sacrashe Vineyard and Beckstoffer Georges III in Rutherford.


A family-owned winery is nestled in the foothills of the Palisades, just outside Calistoga, Napa Valley. Amici Cellars' talented winemaking team led by Tony Biagi and Jesse Fox, brings decades of relationships with outstanding growers that, combined with their craftsmanship, result in elegant, balanced, expressive wines made to be enjoyed among friends.


Established in 1900, Beaulieu Vineyard is one of the most historic Napa Valley wineries, setting an early standard for quality and innovation in Napa Valley winemaking. Today, Beaulieu Vineyard holds a unique place in the history of California wineries and is one of the most collected American Cabernets.


Specializing in the art of blending Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon.


In 1972, Chuck Wagner started Caymus Vineyards with his parents, Lorna and Charlie Wagner Sr. Working together for decades, they created two world-renowned Cabernet Sauvignons, Caymus Napa Valley and Caymus Special Selection. Today, Caymus remains entirely family-run, and two of Chuck’s children, Charlie and Jenny Wagner, now work alongside him. Together, the family is proud to offer a wide range of varietals under several labels.

Over the past 100 years, fruit from Chaix Family Vineyards on the acclaimed Rutherford Bench have gone into many of Napa’s most distinguished wines, and now those grapes go into making a wine of their own.


Founded in 1973 Conn Creek is a small, energy-efficient winery located on the scenic Silverado Trail in the heart of Napa Valley's Rutherford appellation, best known for Bordeaux-styled wines including Cabernet Sauvignon.


Corley Family Napa Valley is a family-owned and managed winery and vineyard company. Founder Jay Corley came to Napa Valley in 1969 seeking land to plant and grow an estate vineyard. Today, sons Kevin, Chris, Stephen, and Kent Corley continue his legacy with Corley Family Napa Valley and Monticello Vineyards.


A family-owned and operated estate located in Calistoga, Davis Estates is the culmination of a life long dream. Here the vision is carved from this historic site as an estate winery focused on wines of the highest pedigree, including Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon from Rutherford Appellation.


For more than 30 years, Elyse Winery has produced vineyard-designate Zinfandels and Cabernets from Napa Valley's most celebrated vineyards.


Faust Wines is a Napa Valley wine producer making Cabernet Sauvignon wines. It was first produced in 2002 by Agustin Huneeus of Quintessa, and honors the legend of Dr. Faust, a scholar and respected man of society who was tempted by the Devil to seek new renewed passion and youth in exchange for his soul.


Flora Springs was founded in 1978, but the legacy dates back to the late 1800s when wine grapes were first planted on the Rutherford, Napa Valley property that is now Flora Springs' estate vineyards. The depth of this history reminds us that as stewards of this land, our family’s commitment to its health and vitality will be felt far into the future.


Located along Highway 29 in the prestigious Rutherford AVA, Foley Johnson exemplifies the understated elegance and casual warmth of the Valley. Their Napa Valley tier wines focus on Bordeaux varieties from the nearly 50 acres of estate vineyards around the winery in Rutherford.


Freemark Abbey became Napa's 16th bonded winery in 1886. With nearly 50 vintages’ worth of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon vintages tucked away in its library, Freemark’s signature portfolio of wines represents one of the most fully realized Cabernet programs in America.


Over the past 30 years, Frog's Leap has earned an enviable reputation for using organically grown grapes and most traditional winemaking techniques.


Family-owned since its founding in 1961, Heitz Cellar winery specializes in crafting iconic and age-worthy single-vineyard Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignons, including Trailside Vineyard in Rutherford AVA.

Owned and operated by Taub Family, Heritance blends ‘heritage’ and ‘inheritance,’ signifying the start of a new tradition and the continuation of an enduring legacy.


On the celebrated Rutherford Bench of the Napa Valley, the historic 60-acre Hewitt Vineyard has been producing highly sought-after wine grapes since it was first planted in the late 19th century. The distinctive character of Hewitt is presented in single-vineyard Cabernet, allowing the vineyard to sing with its own unique voice rather than being hidden within an ensemble blend from other vineyards.


Family owned, sustainably certified, solar powered. Making award winning Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon since 1980. Located in Rutherford, the heart of the Napa Valley. Off the beaten path, in a secluded area surrounded by vineyards and gorgeous mountain views. Join us for a Classic tasting, Eco-tour and tasting, Reserve tasting or Library Tasting. Tastings by appointment.


Founded in 1879, Inglenook was the dream of Gustave Niebaum who wanted to create wines from an expressly American terroir that would equal those made in the great wineries of Europe. Today, the estate is comprised of 1700 contiguous acres - 235 of which are organically certified vineyards - located in Napa Valley's Rutherford appellation.


A second generation winemaking family, Jacob Franklin's focus has always been on producing beautiful, vineyard designate wines that paint a clear picture of vintage and locale. With over 40 years of combined experience, they believe they have found the right balance between old school and new school winemaking.


Since 2004, Jean Edwards goal has always been to produce wines that over-deliver while providing you with a superior level of customer service that is reflective of the quality their wines.


With nearly 40 years in Napa Valley wine, Jon Nathaniel recaptures the spirit of adventure and creative freedom that brought us here in the first place. It is a most personal project: wines from small vineyard parcels that we have owned and farmed for decades, crafted to our highest standards of excellence.


Specializing in small production, handcrafted wines, Kale utilizes new technologies as well as ancient techniques to express the unique vineyards' most delicious characteristics.


Long Meadow Ranch, owned by Ted, Laddie, and Chris Hall, employs diversified, sustainable, and organic farming methods to produce elegant, balanced wines that express the authentic varietal character and terroir of their estates. Once a riverbed, LMR's benchland Rutherford Estate has 74 acres planted to Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot. The estate is also home to fruits and vegetables, beehives, and a growing flock of egg-laying chickens.


For more than 130 years, Martin Estate’s majestic stone château has graced the Eastern benchland of the Rutherford appellation. Yet, hidden by ancient valley oaks, its location remains a mystery to most. Privately owned, the property encompasses twelve acres and is one of the oldest historic estates in the Napa Valley.


With three generations in agriculture, the Brunos are proud stewards of the land and active community members. Their wines are a salute to the importance of bringing family together through the appreciation and enjoyment of good food and wine.


In 1983, Tony and Herta (HB) Peju purchased 30 acres in the famed Rutherford district of Napa Valley. The winery remains family-owned with the second generation currently at the helm. With their award-winning wines, iconic tower and warm hospitality it’s a must-experience destination in wine country.


The Pestoni Family have been making wine in the Napa Valley since 1892. For five generations, from growing to harvest, fermentation to bottling, every step in the process is accomplished by hand to achieve the purest expression of place.

Perched above the Silverado Trail east of Rutherford, this tiny winery is home to five vineyard designated Cabernet Sauvignons from vineyards that the Piña family farms in the Napa Valley. They are one of only a handful of eight generation Napa Valley farming families, with origins dating back to 1856.


Lush Rutherford AVA vineyard offering a modern indoor wine-tasting bar & a patio with sweeping vistas.


Hidden in the heart of Rutherford, Quintessa is a biodynamic estate that reflects a diversity of geology, aspects, microclimates and biodiversity. Tours & tastings offered in a scenic setting with chic, contemporary winery facilities.


Raymond’s vibrant main tasting salon in Rutherford offers expansive vineyard views, an elegant but whimsical environment, and highly-accoladed tasting room exclusive wines.


Round Pond Estate, owned and operated today by the second generation of the MacDonnell family, is a Rutherford farm and winery that specializes in the creation of pure, expressive wines, artisan foods, and unforgettable experiences.


This hilltop winery from 1972 offers wine tastings, cave tours & a picnic area with scenic views.


Picturesque estate vineyard offering a range of tasting programs, plus tours & light eats. Family-owned and managed for three generations.


S. R. Tonella Cellars is the culmination of over 100 continuous years in the wine business in Rutherford, Napa Valley.  Our purpose is simply to make history by crafting the best premium Cabernet Sauvignon and Bordeaux varietals that represent the best of Rutherford and Napa Valley.

Scattered Peaks is an elevated spin on Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon carefully curated and elegantly crafted by wine industry icon, Derek Benham and legendary Napa Valley Winemaker, Joel Aiken.


Sequoia Grove is a family-owned winery founded in 1979 in a 110-year old barn beneath a grove of Sequoia trees in Rutherford, Napa Valley. Sequoia Grove's 24-acre Estate Vineyard and 50-acre Tonella Ranch Vineyard are both located in the heart of Rutherford, where the superb climate and gravelly-loam soils impart distinct flavor in the Bordeaux varieties.


Sojourn Cellars is a boutique artisan winery producing exquisitely crafted Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay wines from celebrated vineyards in the Sonoma Coast, Russian River Valley, and Napa Valley.  Founded in 2001, Sojourn consistently produces highly acclaimed wines in small quantities each vintage that showcase the distinctive characteristics of the extraordinary vineyards in their portfolio.


St. Supéry Estate Vineyards & Winery is a 100% estate winery located in the Napa Valley of California, with a vineyard and winery in Rutherford.


A boutique winery located in the famed Rutherford Appellation, the heart of Napa Valley. Producing Cabernet Sauvignon and Bordeaux varietal blends since 1972.


Tres Sabores is an organic, family-run, woman-owned, dog-friendly winery in Rutherford.


Family-owned winery in the Napa Valley with award-winning wines, wine tasting, weddings, experiences, artisan deli and picnic grounds.


Located in Rutherford along Silverado Trail, William Harrison is a family-owned vineyard and winery, farming high quality grapes for limited production, cellar-worthy Napa Valley wines.

Business Members


Nestled in the idyllic hamlet of Rutherford in Napa Valley, Rancho Caymus Inn is a historic boutique hotel unlike any other in wine country. The Inn's classic California style was handcrafted using materials that were carefully dismantled from a 19th century Yorkshire Ohio barn. Named one of the 7 best places to stay in Napa Valley by CNN Travel, Rancho Caymus Inn has cultivated relationships with local wineries and offers guests unique wine experiences.


Upscale wine storage facility located in the historic BV Champagne cellar, in the heart of Rutherford in Napa Valley.


A marketing consulting company specializing in helping small wineries focus their pricing, packaging and brand image to increase their market exposure and sales.



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