The late, esteemed winemaker André Tchelistcheff said: "It takes Rutherford dust to grow great Cabernet." At Conn Creek winery, we’re proud to call the Rutherford District our home.
With a grape growing history that dates back to the mid-1800’s, the Rutherford District is home to many of Napa Valley’s most famous vineyards and wineries. Covering approximately six square miles stretching both north and south of the town of Rutherford, the appellation spans the valley at its widest point, with mountain ranges rising up on both the eastern and western borders. Its soils are gravelly, sandy and loamy, formed primarily by three alluvial fans.
Conn Creek Winery, located in the northeastern quadrant of the district, is surrounded by other top-rated wine estates well-known to wine lovers the world over, including Heitz Cellar, Caymus Vineyards and Quintessa. It’s no wonder: experts agree that the wines produced from grapes grown here reflect a distinct Rutherford character, sometimes referred to as “Rutherford Dust” for its dusty-berry-spicy character.
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