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Rutherford Grove

Pestroni Family Winery Tasting Room

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Rutherford Grove welcome sign on farm truckRutherford Grove is owned by the Pestoni Family, which has resided in Napa Valley since a Swiss ancestor settled here in the late 1880s.
Owner Andy Pestoni grew up in St. Helena, but wasn’t interested in wine until the year he worked the harvest at Beaulieu Vineyard during college. He caught the “wine bug” and went on to work at Ferrari-Carrano in Sonoma. A few years later his father and uncle bought an old wine property in Rutherford and asked Andy to help them start a new winery—and the rest is history.
Rutherford Grove wine tasting facilityAlthough Rutherford Grove is on a heavily-traveled stretch of Highway 29, you’ll feel removed from the hustle-bustle on a visit. The grounds are lush and beautiful, dotted artfully with old farm equipment. The spacious tasting room contains a large wooden bar, and it's charmingly decorated with recycled materials from the former ranch on this site.
On a cold winter day, with a fire burning, it’s a warm and cozy place to spend time. In warm weather, a particularly lovely picnic area is set aside for visitors to the tasting room.

Fascinating Fact:

Rutherford Grove wine tasting roomThe industrious Petroni Family also owns a B&B in nearby Calistoga, a grapeseed oil company, and a local garbage company.
Amenities: Wine Club, Picnic Tables, Bocce Ball Court, Gardens
Founded: 1993
Signature Wines: Sauvignon Blanc, Zinfandel, Merlot, Petite Sirah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese
Wine Tasting: No appointment required for groups of 7 or fewer
Hours: Daily 10–4:30
Rutherford Grove
1673 St. Helena Highway
Rutherford, CA 94573

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Suzie Rodriguez writes about travel, food, and wine from her home in the wine-country town of Sonoma, California. You can follow her travels and musings at The Culinary Gadabout.

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