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Pestoni Family Estate Winery

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Address: 1673 Saint Helena Hwy S, St. Helena, CA 94574-9777 (Formerly Rutherford Grove Winery & Vineyards)
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+1 707-963-0544
10:00 - 16:30
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 16:30

Nestled in the heart of the Napa Valley, Rutherford Grove Winery and...

Nestled in the heart of the Napa Valley, Rutherford Grove Winery and Vineyards invites you to enjoy our wines, stroll through our gardens, or stay for an afternoon picnic. Conveniently located on Highway 29, we welcome visitors daily from 10am to 4:30pm. Prior appointment for tasting is not required for groups fewer than 8.

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Nice place to taste wine

Went to Napa to do a bit of wine tasting before a late lunch. Stopped in two wineries and because we didn't have reservations, had to move on. Stopped in Pestoni Winery, and was... read more

Reviewed 25 February 2017
Dick T
Vacaville, California

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Vacaville, California
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Reviewed 25 February 2017

Went to Napa to do a bit of wine tasting before a late lunch. Stopped in two wineries and because we didn't have reservations, had to move on. Stopped in Pestoni Winery, and was pleasantly greeted and served. We had the 'standard' tasting, and the $20 tasting fee was waived because we purchased some wine.

Thank Dick T
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016

Our wine tour guide recommended this place since it was raining and we needed a covered picnic area to enjoy the food we had brought. We picked up wine tasting from here and were able to sit in the outdoors (but covered) picnic area where they had heat lamps as well. The wine itself was okay, good table wine but... More 

Thank Anish S
West Frankfort, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2016

Came here on the trolley. Did the wine tasting. The last wine was paired with a delicious chocolate sauce. We ended up buying the wine and the chocolate which waved our tasting fee. The building was pretty with ivy growing on the walls, but not much else to see here.

Thank leslierph
Southlake, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

We have been going here for years. Always great service and wine. Ask to try the petite Sarah raspberry chocolate sauce that you can buy there. The Howell mountain cab is still my favorite.

Thank Shelly W
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

What a great little spot! Taste some grapes, peek in the barrel room, grab a glass of something you like while tasting and walk out the side to the garden... You can finish your tasting later. There are plenty of Adirondack chairs to enjoy lunch in. Play done corn hole... Relax. They are growing some great stuff up on Howell... More 

Thank Robert M
Langhorne, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 18 May 2016

Small Winery, but they the wines were excellent. One of the few winery's in Napa, where, if you buy a bottle of their wines, you can have a picnic lunch in a most beautiful setting. Special kudos to Sarah for being so nice. It was so peaceful, we did that twice. Can't wait to receive our shipment of wines next... More 

Thank Ron064
Lafayette, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2016

My wife and I heard the winery had excellent Sangiovese and the winery did not disappoint. The winery facility is fairly simple by Napa Valley standards but the tasting room is comfortable - stopping on a weekday, it was almost empty. We had an opportunity to enjoy their wines in a quiet, relaxed setting and left with several bottles of... More 

Thank LightFighter
American Canyon, California
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Reviewed 27 November 2015

This is a great stop if some in the group are on a tight budget and others want to splurge a little more as there are a few different wine tasting options. They have fantastic red wine but also make a Rose and Savy Blanc that pair very well with a picnic. Grounds are amazing and you will often see... More 

Thank GeorgeandJane2015
Hermosillo, Mexico
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Reviewed 25 September 2015

We loved this vineyard. The picnic area is beautiful and open (and free, but buy a bottle darn it!!). The man who is at the counter (I can't believe I forgot his name) was super nice, helpful and knowledgeable. We WILL return for sure. Their sangiovese was lush and delicious.

Thank Carlos I
Attleboro, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 10 September 2015

This was the third stop of four on a day long vineyard tour of Napa. The vineyard is pretty, but with their side business of supplying natural compost from the byproducts of wine making, the smell outside was not so pleasant. The wine tasting room is spacious with comfortable seating, where our driver set up lunch while we tasted. Perhaps... More 

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