Posted on March 1st, 2022
Rutherford is a small town in Northern California, about 60 miles from San Francisco Bay. Despite being a small town, Rutherford is a thriving California wine region. The area has a variety of restaurants, art galleries, and a wide range of shopping and dining options. The town is located in the beautiful Sonoma Wine Country and there are a number of wineries in the area. The year-round population of Rutherford is small and the local economy is largely based on the wine industry.
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The climate in Rutherford is known for the hot Californian sun and is known for its unique terroir, particularly for Cabernet Sauvignon. There are also many family-owned businesses wineries in the area producing products with a sense of pride and passion.
Rutherford is a census-designated place (CDP) in Napa County, California, United States. The population was 88 at the 2020 census. Rutherford is located in the Rutherford AVA which is located in the larger Napa Valley AVA. Robert Mondavi Winery is located between Rutherford and neighboring Oakville (though its corporate headquarters are in nearby St. Helena).