We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 1165 Rutherford Road, Rutherford, CA 94573
Phone Number: 707-963-4768
Website
Today
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Description: Elizabeth Spencer Wines, located in the heart of Napa Valley in...
Elizabeth Spencer Wines, located in the heart of Napa Valley in Rutherford, is an artisan producer of varietal wines from some of the best wine regions in Northern California. The belief of Elizabeth Spencer is that wine should be delicious and representative of its appellation of origin. We make wines to drink - inviting wines that we, our friends and our customers truly enjoy. Elizabeth Spencer wines are characterized by intensity and purity of flavor.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 43 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 22
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Friendly staff and good wines

Not as impressive in terms of location as some of the others, given that it's on a corner in Rutherford, but that does make it more accessible, so that pays benefits. No... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
JWK1969
,
Duluth, Minnesota
Add Photo Write a Review

43 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

The moment we walked in, we were greeted with warmth. They gave us a taste of the Pinot blanc, which was heaven. I opted against the $20 tasting (which featured four selected wines). Instead I got a glass of the Pinot blanc for $12, and sat on the grounds. It's beautiful outside. I was with my 13-year-old, and my friend... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This was our 2nd and favorite of 5 stops. The team is fun & educational. The outdoor area is perfect place to relax & enjoy a flight or a bottle.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Spring Creek, Nevada, United States
Level Contributor
78 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

No wine was special here. It does depend on your pallet but for both my husband and I, we were not impressed. For him and I to have a good winery there needs to be at least one wine you say "wow!" To. This wasn't the place. It's small and the service is good but when it comes to wine...... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lafayette, Louisiana
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

We sought out small boutique style wineries for our Napa visit and the Blind Tasting at Elizabeth Spencer was our favorite. We loved this winery and the story of how Elizabeth and Spencer met, the wines are very good and Tracy was very helpful and personable. We met with Tracy our wine educator for our blind tasting and what was... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Duluth, Minnesota
Level Contributor
74 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Not as impressive in terms of location as some of the others, given that it's on a corner in Rutherford, but that does make it more accessible, so that pays benefits. No appointment necessary. A good range of wines, and they did not disappoint. Very convenient to the Rutherford Grill for lunch (see my other review), which worked great!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chicago
Level Contributor
335 reviews
75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 211 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We came to Elizabeth Spencer with friends who are members and really enjoy the wines. We are quite agreed and are seriously considering joining the club as well. We were attended to by Kathy who obviously loves her job and delights in telling Elizabeth and Spencer's story. They may buy grapes from other vineyards but does that make them any... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bellingham, Washington
Level Contributor
206 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

This is a cute little winery in an old post office. The inside area is VERY small, so on a day when the weather isn't great this wouldn't be a very good place to visit. However, the day we visited it was beautiful and sunny and we sat outside and enjoyed the sunshine next to the planter boxes of flowers.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Francisco, California
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Wonderful reds and whites, and great variety. Their cabs and red blends were perhaps the best we have ever experienced - great on the palate, rich and smooth, long-lasting taste memory. Their whites were very interesting too - a pinot blanc followed by a red blend were perfect for our Thanksgiving feast. Indeed, we couldn't imagine a better pairing. The... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Brit in France
Level Contributor
186 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

No doubting they make truly fine elegant wines here. I can understand why they are, from my point of view, too expensive. We were well received, and one of the owners took the time to speak with us, but the tastes are homeopathic (looks like a table spoon of wine in the glass). The standard tasting for 4, maybe 5... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Denver, CO
Level Contributor
107 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

This is a darling tasting room with a beautiful patio. The pourer was informative and provided great service. Unfortunately, while the wine was good, it wasn't meant for our pallate. I'd give it a try, as I'm the first to admit each has their own tastes and one can't rate someone else's wine.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Elizabeth Spencer Wines also viewed

Rutherford, Napa Valley
Rutherford, Napa Valley
 
Rutherford, Napa Valley
 

Been to Elizabeth Spencer Wines? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Elizabeth Spencer Wines

Address: 1165 Rutherford Road, Rutherford, CA 94573
Phone Number: 707-963-4768
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Napa Valley  >  Rutherford
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Elizabeth Spencer Wines and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Columbus, Ohio

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Elizabeth Spencer Wines staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?