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Review of HALL Rutherford

HALL Rutherford
Ranked #12 of 26 things to do in Rutherford
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: HALL Rutherford offers guests a truly world-class winery experience to include a tasting of HALL’s most regaled wines along with an intimate tour through the property and caves. The winery’s 14,000 square feet of caves were designed and built by hand by Friedrich Gruber of Gutenstein Austria. The caves are finished with handmade Austrian brick recovered from sites in and around Vienna and showcases select works from the Halls’ art collection. Deep inside the caves resides a dazzling reception area for private tastings and entertaining. The room’s spectacular chandelier, designed by Donald Lipski and Jonquil LeMaster, is dressed in hundreds of Swarovski crystals.
Reviewed September 14, 2013 via mobile

Fantastic view of the valley, interesting collection art, quiet atmosphere; what's not to like?
The insincere hospitality and over priced wines.
Their best wine was ........ Can't think of one.
Believe me they don't need your money and they proved it with me and my friends.

Thank Tom B
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Reviewed August 20, 2013

From the magnificent drive up to the winery, to the scenic view looking out from the glass once inside, you know you are in a very special place. This is a small winery that distributes only 4 varieties of wine and sells the rest only to it's wine club and those who come to taste. Quite exclusive, but it can be because of its excellent wine. The tour takes you thru the wine making process then down to the most magnificent cave with the world famous grape vine/Swarovski chandelier for your wine tasting experience. This is one unlike any other one you will experience. The wines are pricey but they are good! Make a reservation if you are a wine connoisseur.

Thank pbuntarl
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

was really interesting and informative. Wines served were good - especially the Kathryn Hall Cab which we tasted from the barrel. Worth it, but we bought some wine to avoid the $ 40 per person fee (but also because we liked it!)

Thank 821TomS
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Reviewed July 3, 2013

Hall Rutherford is a beautiful place and I would recommend going here if you are in a mood for a nice tour and some good wine. The tour takes you through the property and concludes with a seated tasting in their barrel room/cave. Groups are small and intimate so make sure to call well in advance for an appointment. Also, it can be a little tricky to find your way here so make sure to look at Gogglemaps and print out directions before you start your day in the valley.

Overall the wine is good and the staff is excellent (friendly + knowledgeable). The seated tasting is done well and both times I have been you can happily revisit any wine you would like to. Normally I would give them 5/5 but while the tour and staff are excellent the prices of their wines are way above where they should be.

The above said, the tour is definitely worth doing at least once and I would highly recommend the Rutherford venue over the St. Helena one.

Thank james h
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Reviewed June 18, 2013

This place is worth a visit, lovely property, Mark did our tour and was wonderful, and the wines are great !

Thank carol c
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