Rutherford Wine Weekend
March 31 - April 2
FRIDAY – March 31
The culinary adventure starts as soon as you arrive at the hotel with a welcome amenity in your room. Then at 5:30pm, make your way down to the 1865 Wine Cellar for a heavy reception with fellow Wine Weekend attendees and our culinary team. Learn about what is in store for the weekend, mingle, and of course enjoy your first sampling of wine from the Rutherford region of Napa Valley.
SATURDAY – April 1
Wake up after a wonderful night’s sleep and enjoy our breakfast buffet in the Harvest Tavern at your leisure. Afterwards, explore the grounds of the resort, take in an activity or two, visit Mountain View Farm and perhaps try your hand at axe throwing, one of our signature daily events!
At 1:00pm you will reconvene with fellow wine lovers for an exciting, and educational, culinary class at the Chef’s Table. This class will focus on how to effectively pair wine with cheese. Learn what types of wine and cheese compliment one another and the effect they each have on their respective flavor profiles. The class will feature Rutherford region wine and a wide selection of local cheeses.
The main event begins at 5:00pm back in the 1865 Wine Cellar at the Chef’s Table with a formal reception followed by the Rutherford Wine Dinner. The meal will feature a 10 course tasting menu specifically developed for this event by Executive Chef Nathan Varney. Each course will be paired with a selected wine from the Rutherford region.
SUNDAY – April 2
Prior to checkout, treat yourself to our breakfast buffet in the Harvest Tavern. Have a safe drive home and come again soon!
RUTHERFORD WINE REGION – NAPA VALLEY
Rutherford wineries produce some of the best red wines in the world. Rutherford’s warm climate and well-drained soils makes it perfect for growing the traditional red Bordeaux varietals (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot).
Rutherford Wine is produced in a very similar climate as other regions of Napa Valley. However, there are differences; Rutherford Wine Country is slightly warmer and local Cabernet Sauvignon tends to be a bit earthier and often requires more time in the bottle to fully develop. This is one of the main aspects that put Rutherford Wineries in a class by themselves.
Near the valley walls, Rutherford terrain is composed of deep, well-drained soils. Known as the Rutherford Bench, this area produces complex wines with balanced tannins and earthy fruit. Rutherford Wine Country extends 400 feet into the hills.
Thomas Rutherford planted the first local grapes during the mid-19th century, thus beginning the history of Rutherford Wineries. He also gave the region its name. Part of Thomas Rutherford’s original land is now owned by Provenance Vineyards.
Terms & Conditions
Subject to availability, space is very limited for the Rutherford Wine Weekend. Pricing is $300 per person, plus 9% tax and 17% gratuity. This does not include the cost of accommodations, which is an additional charge and depends on the room type that is chosen at booking. To partake in this Culinary Weekend, guests must book Friday, March 31, through Sunday, April 2. Attendees are expected to attend each scheduled event. The $300 per person fee includes a welcome amenity upon arrival, the welcome reception on Friday night, the breakfast buffet Saturday morning, the culinary class in the afternoon on Saturday, the formal reception and wine dinner on Saturday night, and the breakfast buffet Sunday morning. Please note that this fee does not include our à la carte breakfast offerings or alcohol beverages.