The Pestoni Family established Rutherford Grove in 1993. It is set back off the road along Highway 29. Originally from the Swiss-Italian Alps, the Pestoni Family has been living in Napa Valley for five generations.
All aspects of wine production at Rutherford Grove are run by members of the family. Andy Pestoni is the winemaker and limits volume to under 6,000 annual cases. This allows him to pay utmost attention to even the minutest details.
Pestoni’s specialty is Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Sauvignon Blanc. He is also experimenting with tiny amounts of Sangiovese and Petite Sirah. Many of the grapes he uses are estate grown, but he also buys some fruit from other properties.
His Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot are a blend of estate and purchased grapes. Rutherford Grove’s only 100% estate wine is their Sauvignon Blanc.