Offers convenience for commuters looking for a place to rest or enjoy the gorgeous mountain views and popular vineyards.

Welcome to Rutherford

A beautiful and quiet town in the heart of Napa Valley
Rutherford is a small and quiet neighborhood in the mid-eastern part of Napa Valley. Centered around the St. Helena Highway, Rutherford offers convenience for commuters looking for a place to rest or enjoy the gorgeous mountain views and popular vineyards. The unique soil in Rutherford is known for producing premium grapes, making it home to some of the best wineries the valley has to offer. The area is just a short four-minute drive to Napa to the south and St. Helena to the north.
Rutherford is essentially a commuter town nestled between the southern foothills of the valley. Residents in the area enjoy a beautiful pastoral setting highlighted by the presence of gorgeous green hills, rustic horse stables, and mountain trails. Rutherford has an eclectic mix of restaurants, local events, and shops frequented by both visitors and nearby residents alike
The relaxed blend of indoor restaurants and outdoor scenery allows locals to have everything they need without having to travel too far. Rutherford is more than just a wine tasting scene –– the area is also full of bike tours, boating, golfing, and hiking activities that are sure to keep you busy!

What to Love

  • Right next to the St. Helena Highway
  • Rich with nightlife spots and outdoor activities 
  • Never-ending food options in the surrounding Napa area
  • Close to the best wineries in Napa Valley
  • Beautiful and quiet community

Local Lifestyle

The Rutherford area is surrounded by various types of restaurants to cater to any dining preferences. Locals enjoy an interesting mix of casual and fine-dining spots. Whether you prefer American fare, Asian, Latin, or Indian cuisine, there are definitely local eateries to cater to your taste buds. Rutherford is also full of small boutique shops for apparel and custom jewelry, as well as locally owned shops with specialty foods, souvenirs, and outdoor equipment.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

The Rutherford area is complete with interesting entertainment and dining options. The Rutherford Grill showcases an impressive dining menu along with a comfortable yet energetic setting. Enjoy a cozy dinner inside or take your meal to the decadent patio to relish the calming scenery. Rutherford Grill offers American fare full of everything from cheeseburgers and oak-grilled salmon to prime steak and a tasty flying-tuna platter.
Residents and locals rave about La Luna Market, a local grocery store with delicious quesadillas, tacos, and some of the best burritos and Mexican cuisine in the valley.
If you're looking for something to do during the evening, there are several different bars and nightclubs to enjoy including Blue Note Napa, Cadet Wine & Beer Bar, and Sky & Vine Rooftop Bar.

Things To Do

Rutherford is the perfect place to explore the entire Napa Valley area. There are daily wine trains touring the entire valley, with stops along the way to check out some of the local stores. Hot spots such as the Cakebread Cellars, Mumm Napa, and Peju Winery are only a small drive from Rutherford and they're guaranteed to fill your day up from the morning to the evening.
The Inglenook Estate, a popular tourist destination, offers daily tour packages to discover some of the best wines Napa Valley has to offer. The chateau's Athenaeum also hosts daily wine tasting events paired with inviting tasty plates and entrees.


Rutherford is served by the Napa Valley Unified School District.

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