RUTHERFORD AVA is located in Napa County in the middle of the Napa Valley AVA, and within the wider North Coast AVA of California.

TERROIR | The so-called Rutherford Bench lies on Napa Valley’s west side. Its deep gravelly soils are said to suit Cabernet Sauvignon whose wines are said to show a ‘Rutherford Dust’ character. Rutherford’s eastern side gets the most sun, however.

RUTHERFORD AVA WINERIES

CERTIFIED BIODYNAMIC | Raymond Vineyards

CERTIFIED ORGANIC, BIODYNAMIC PRACTICES 

CERTIFIED ORGANIC | Frog’s Leap. / Quintessa

NO CERTIFICATION | Beaulieu. / Caymus. / Freemark Abbey. / Inglenook. / St Supéry. / Staglin. 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Oz Clarke 2015, Oz Clarke Wine A-Z (Pavilion, 2015), p227.