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Napa Valley Wineries

Sullivan Rutherford Estate

Tasting is by appointment only


11am to 4pm Daily


Tasting Details


Sullivan Rutherford Estate


  • Napa Valley
  • Rutherford
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Chardonnay
  • Merlot
  • Red Blend
  • Taiwan

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About Us

Situated in the heart of Napa Valley, Sullivan Rutherford Estate spans 26 acres of vineyards and lush gardens. At the center are the family residence and winery which are open to visitors with an advance appointment. For fifty years, the Estate has been an oasis for artists, chefs, friends and wine lovers, and to this day remains a destination for discerning travelers.

The Estate was founded in 1972 by James ("Jim") O’Neil Sullivan, a visionary and pioneer of Rutherford, the premier Napa Valley appellation for producing Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Jim's passion for creating great wine predated the 1976 Judgement of Paris which famously recognized Napa Valley wines as among the best in the world.

Today, the Estate continues to build on its legacy of growing and crafting world class Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Under new ownership, the renewed vision is an unequivocal commitment to creating unique experiences that allows people to connect through shared passions, while building upon the vast history of the Estate and foundation laid by James O’Neil Sullivan.

Our Makers' Story


Jeff Cole

— Nothing is handed to you in this industry.



Sullivan Rutherford Estate

1090 Galleron Road
St. Helena, CA 94574

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Winery Features

Tasting Experience

Tucked away off Galleron Road between Napa Valley’s two main thoroughfares, Sullivan Rutherford Estate has been Rutherford’s Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon hideaway for over 50 years. Founded By Jim and Joanna Sullivan in 1972, this small, family-run operation is known for its limited number of high quality wines and intimate guest atmosphere.



360 degree view of Rutherford, the Mayacamas and Vaca mountain ranges

Unique Features

Winery and residence built in the classic California Arts & Crafts style by renowned architect John Marsh Davis.

Virtual Tastings

Let us bring our gracious hospitality right to your door with a virtual tasting experience. Designed for groups of 4-6, we've made hosting family, friends, colleagues and clients simple. Each virtual experience is hosted and led by one of our knowledgeable wine educators. In addition to the wine received, your tasting package includes personalized menus for each participant, one J.O. Sullivan wine opener and complimentary shipping right to your door.

For a customized experience, contact us directly so we can tailor the event just for you!

Call: 707-963-9646

Reservations: 707-963-9646
  • Tasting fee
  • Seated tasting available
  • Private tasting available
  • Indoor tasting area
  • Outdoor tasting area
  • Unique architecture
  • Gardens
  • Family friendly
  • Dog friendly
  • Art on display
  • Couches
  • Romantic
  • Sustainable practices
  • Meeting space for up to 20 people
  • Family run

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