Rutherford Grove Winery & Vineyards

Contact: Rosemarie Reich

Address: 1673 St. Helena Hwy. S

City: St. Helena

State: CA

Zip: 94574

Phone: 707-968-0873

Fax: 707-963-7641

Membership: Individual

Date Joined: October 15, 2008


Web Site: Rutherford Grove Winery & Vineyards

Comments: Rutherford Grove makes elegant, single lot wine that can be consumed upon release but which will also age for years to come. Winemaker Andy Pestoni believes that wine is made in the vineyard and that his role is to be a good steward of what's already there. He endeavors to gently transform the fruit he grows into memorable wine. WINEMAKING PROCESS: Hands on, starting with sorting the grapes as they come in from the vineyard. There is no crushing of the grapes - whole berries are sent to the fermenter and crushed by their own weight, which produces an intense fruit-flavored, distinctive wine. Andy employs extended maceration if the vineyard block calls for it and vinifies each lot based on its characteristics.

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