Napa Valley Winery of the Year

New York International Wine Competition 2013

About Us

We are family-owned and managed and for three generations our family has been committed to earth-friendly winegrowing. "Sustainable" viticulture is not only good for the environment, it results in higher quality fruit, a prerequisite for crafting world-class wines.

The winery is located on Napa Valley's scenic Silverado Trail within the Rutherford District. Of Napa's 16 designated AVA's (American Viticultural Area), the district is renowned for producing unsurpassed Cabernet Sauvignon along with other premium varietal grapes. 

Visitors are welcomed 7 days a week and can relax and stroll in our estate's 100 year-old olive grove. 

History

Rutherford Ranch Winery is on the site of the original Round Hill Winery started in the 1970's by Ernie and Virginia Van Asperen and Charlie Abela. When the Van Asperens retired in 2000, Marko and Theo Zaninovich, long-time shareholders with the Van Asperen family, acquired the winery. The estate vineyards were replanted with superior vines and the winery and tasting room have undergone significant renovations.

Yet, the estate's 100 year-old olive grove and unpretentious charm remain essentially unchanged.