" Rutherford Ranch Napa Valley Chardonnay was fermented in a combination of both stainless steel and French oak. The stainless steel fermentation process allows the winery to preserve the fruit's natural lush flavors and aromatic qualities. The French oak barrel sur lies then imparts a rich and buttery mouthfeel, creating a complex yet elegantly balanced Chardonnay.
This is a deliciously versatile wine; enjoy as an aperitif or pair with chicken and grilled fish entrees, creamy vegetable soups or your favorite selection of cheeses. " ~ Winery notes
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The winery is located on Napa Valley's scenic Silverado Trail within the Rutherford District. Of Napa's sixteen designated AVAs (American Viticultural Area), Rutherford is renowned for producing unsurpassed Cabernet Sauvignon along with other premium grape varietals.
Visitors are welcomed seven days a week and can relax and stroll in our estate's 100-year-old olive grove with prior appointment.
Rutherford Ranch Winery is on the site of the original Round Hill Winery that was founded in 1978 by Ernie Van Asperen, 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 since undergone significant renovations.
Yet, the estate's 100-year-old olive grove and unpretentious charm remain essentially unchanged.