Rutherford Travel Guide

Articles about Rutherford

By Joshua Pramis
By Heather Smith MacIsaac
sonoma valley How does a green and gold valley roughly 17 miles long and eight miles wide absorb 21/2 million visitors a year?By luring them to the main route, Highway 12, then leading them off it. Set atop ridges and buried in leafy canyons are ...

Hotels in Rutherford

The first modern boutique resort to open in Napa Valley—back in 1985—is still one of the area’s best.

Restaurants in Rutherford

La Luna Market and Taqueria is a small strip-mall grocery with staple items and produce, as well as Mexican spices, salsas, and specialty products like persimmon preserves. The butcher sells raw, semi-prepared, or fully cooked meats.

Things to do in Rutherford

After helping his father and brother develop Swanson Family frozen dinners in the 1950’s, W. Clarke Swanson created this winery in 1985, purchasing 100 acres of land in Oakville. Together with winemaker Chris Phelps, Swanson continues to produce some of California’s most respected Merlots.