Oakville & Rutherford
More known for their vineyards and wineries Oakville & Rutherford only comprise 3.1 square miles of land, combined within Napa County. Both are established AVA's within the broader Napa Valley AVA and between them home to some of the most well known wineries in the Napa Valley. Among them, Robert Mondavi, Harlan, Screaming Eagle, Opus One, Groth, Far Niente and Caymus, just to name a few. In addition to wineries, Rutherford & Oakville are home to some of the most sought after vineyards in the valley such as the highly coveted To Kalon vineyard in the Oakville AVA and Georges III vineyard in the Rutherford AVA. Top winemakers in the valley who are lucky enough to purchases fruit from these pedigreed vineyards charge a premium for wines displaying the vineyard source on the bottle.
In addition to wineries and vineyards Oakville & Rutherford, though small, are home to some of the top restaurants and boutique hotels in Napa. Rutherford Grill is an iconic Napa destination that has been going strong for over 20 years. Auberge du Soliel in Rutherford boasts 5 star accommodations, a 5 star restaurant and some of the best views in all of the Napa Valley. Oakville Grocery has long been a favorite spot for tourists stopping on their way up valley to grab a sandwich or picnic to go - but travelers beware, it gets crowded!