Rutherford Wine Company is family-owned and managed with a portfolio of wines representing the rich diversity of California’s outstanding appellations. Today, the portfolio includes Rutherford Ranch Winery (Napa Valley), Round Hill, Scott Family Estate, Lander-Jenkins Vineyards, Predator (Lodi), Rhiannon, Silver Buckle, and extensive Private Label offerings.
In the UK, we work exclusively with the Roundhill Range, Chardonnay, Merlot (RRP £11) and probably the best Zinfandel Rosé (RRP £9) in the UK. We have stock of the excellent Predator Old Vines Zinfandel from Lodi and Rhiannon (exciting blend of Petite Sirah, Syrah and Barbera) wines.
The three generations of the Zaninovich family who took over the Estate in 2001, having always been major shareholders, have brought with them the sustainable ethos and philosophy, now major part of the “Rutherford way”
Uncompromising and ecologically far-sighted viticulture is an ethical imperative for us. Though more labour intensive than prevalent commercial winegrowing methods, our efforts are rewarded with fruit rich in flavour and character. And great fruit is a prerequisite for great wine.
The company is based at Rutherford Ranch Winery, in Napa Valley’s Rutherford District – one of the region’s most renowned sub-appellations. The winery and estate vineyards are certified sustainable by the California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance. The critically acclaimed wines have been characterized as one of Napa’s great values by noted wine writer Robert Parker.
The winery received the ‘Family Owned Winery of the Year’ Award at the 2012 New York International Wine Competition. Rutherford Ranch Winery was named ‘Napa Winery of the Year’ at the 2013 NYIWC.