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In the epicenter of Rutherford, Napa Valley, cradled amongst five hills and adorned by a crystal lake, lies Quintessa. We believe the best way to truly experience this stunning and distinctive property is through privately hosted experiences that are customized for each guest. Reservations for these experiences are available to visitors by appointment only between 10am and 4pm daily. Appointments are reserved with a credit card to be charged the full reservation fee at the time of booking. Full refunds will be provided for cancellations with 48 hours advance notice.
The Estate Tasting Experience
This privately hosted experience provides guests with a comprehensive look at our vineyard, winemaking facility and underground caves. Guests will be given the option of walking to the vineyards behind the winery to a scenic overlook of the property and sweeping views of the land encompassing the Rutherford Appellation*. Guests will then be shown through the Quintessa winery and caves to learn more about our winemaking process. All experiences culminate in a relaxed sit-down tasting at a private table showcasing a vertical of three vintages of Quintessa, accompanied by a selection of cheeses from local artisan producers.
The Estate Tasting Experience is approximately 90 minutes and available by appointment only. Tasting fee is $75 per person.
Immerse yourself in this new unparalleled experience set in the vineyards of this Quintessential Wine Estate. A private pavilion awaits you on top of Dragon's Hill, offering a spectacular view of the estate.
Here, your private host welcomes you with a refreshing glass of Illumination, our limited production Sauvignon Blanc. While sipping on this delightful wine and enjoying the sweeping scenery, your host will share with you the story of Quintessa. You will then have the rare opportunity to taste barrel samples selected from the estate's 26 distinctive vineyard blocks. Through these block wines, you will discover the diverse and rich landscape at Quintessa that give voice to different soil types, microclimates, elevations and sun exposures, weaving a song of beauty that is expressed in one wine each year.
The tasting experience continues with the current vintage of Quintessa, followed by a rare library vintage - wines of elegance and finesse that express the beauty and uniqueness of this property. Alongside, you will be served exquisite local artisanal cheeses, allowing you to taste those nuances of flavor that come when great wine is accompanied by great food.
This experience is approximately 90 minutes and available by appointment for $125 per guest (minimum of four persons, maximum 10 persons).
Please note that since tours bring the visitor through natural vineyard terrain and into our active winery, comfortable shoes are recommended.
Parties of over 10 will need to make special arrangements due to seating limitations. We apologize, but our permit does not allow for picnicking.
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