If you are a fan of small production single vineyard reds, visiting Hall Rutherford should be on your list when visiting the Napa area.
When planning out your itinerary give yourself a few hours for a to visit Hall. The first portion is a walking tour of the vineyards and the state-of-the-art production facility. After the walking tour you will be escorted to their luxurious cave for your tasting.
The winery’s 14,000 square feet of caves were designed and built by hand by Friedrich Gruber of Gutenstein Austria. The caves are finished with handmade Austrian brick recovered from sites in and around Vienna and showcases select works from the Halls’ art collection. Deep inside the caves resides a dazzling reception area where your tasting will be held. The room’s spectacular chandelier, designed by Donald Lipski and Jonquil LeMaster, is dressed in hundreds of Swarovski crystals.
Because of the intimate nature of this experience the tasting fee is $60 per person and reservations must be made in advance by calling 707-286-2626.