RUTHERFORD REAL ESTATE
Exclusive community famed for the distinctive taste of its Rutherford Dust Cabernet Sauvignon.
WELCOME TO RUTHERFORD
Rutherford is one of Napa Valley’s most exclusive and tranquil communities, with just 160 residents. This idyllic small town is the perfect distillation of everything that makes the Napa Valley region so enchanting.
Rutherford is nestled alongside Route 29, situated between the hamlet of Oakville and city of St. Helena. Rutherford’s location perfectly balances the blissful ambiance of rustic isolation with easy access to the cultural and culinary delights of vibrant St. Helena.
While the whole Napa Valley region is famed for its world-class Cabernet Sauvignon, those produced in Rutherford have a unique quality that has made them particularly sought-after among connoisseurs.
The region that is now Rutherford was once a riverbed, and this lends the town’s soil a one-of-a-kind character which is expressed in its Cabernet’s distinct hint of spice. This enigmatic element has become known as ‘Rutherford Dust’.
Rutherford’s Round Pound Estate is the best place to experience the unique taste of Rutherford Dust. Construction of this cutting-edge winery was completed in 2005, and Round Pound Estate today blends the finest in traditional winemaking techniques with state-of-the-art modern technology. A leisurely lunch on a terrace overlooking the rolling Napa Valley hillside is the perfect place to discover which foods pair best with Rutherford Dust.
RUTHERFORD REAL ESTATE INSIGHTS
Rutherford’s small size and idyllic setting mean this is an extremely exclusive community with highly sought-after homes. The properties nestled within the dense tree coverage of Rutherford’s rolling hillsides boast incredible privacy and security, where grand estates can lie within private gated communities.
This community's expansive estates can span tens of acres, with commanding views across the gorgeous surrounding mountains and hillsides. The homes for sale in Rutherford are outstanding and exquisite examples of luxury architecture, with grand European-style properties such as French Manors. These homes boast the very finest in luxury fittings and exteriors, with spas and infinity pools. Outdoor terraces provide the perfect space to enjoy the magnificent surrounding scenery.
PEOPLE & LIFESTYLE
Rutherford real estate is an integral part of Napa Valley viticulture, with well-regarded local winemakers including Beaulieu Vineyard, Grgich Hills Estate, and Province Winery. Part of Robert Mondavi’s prestigious and historic To Kalon Vineyard extends into Rutherford from neighboring Oakville.
The historic Inglenook Estate is the most popular of Rutherford’s wineries among visitors. The beautiful main property dates to the 19th Century. In the 1970s it was purchased by legendary filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola, who opened the estate and its surrounding vineyards to the public. Coppola also added a small museum dedicated to the history of film.
The world-class Auberge de Soleil is one of the most revered resorts in the entire Napa Valley region. This exclusive resort boasts an outstanding spa, with many treatments prepared using locally-sourced ingredients. The Restaurant at Auberge offers exceptional food and an exquisite setting in which to enjoy it. Their terrace offers stunning panoramic sunsets over the Napa Valley’s vineyards.
If you'd like to become a part of this tranquil community, Yvonne Riche Estates will be happy to help you find your perfect place. Check out our homes for sale in Rutherford today!