Merlot Mastery: Redefining Napa Valley Merlot

$350 /guest
4-8 Guests

From: $350.00

3 hours Sullivan Rutherford Estate Oakville Rutherford, CA

What to expect

The Merlot Mastery experience guides guests through an immersive, multi-wine Merlot tasting and offers access to some of the world’s most coveted bottlings, from Napa’s own Merlot hideaway AKA Sullivan Rutherford Estate to the great Right Bank houses of Bordeaux or the rolling hills of Italy’s Bolgheri. Following a tour of the Estate grounds, guests will be seated inside the historic Sullivan Residence, designed by celebrated architect John Marsh Davis, for a tasting of three exquisite Merlots of structure and grace from like-minded global producers along with a library vintage of the J.O. Sullivan Founder’s Reserve Merlot.

A second flight will showcase a vertical lineup of the flagship 2018, 2019 and 2020 J.O. Sullivan Founder’s Reserve Merlot. Each flight will be accompanied by a small bite pairing, specifically designed to complement each wine. This engaging and educational experience will explore the history of Merlot in the Napa Valley and demonstrate that when given the same resources and attention to detail, Merlot can stand shoulder-to-shoulder with Cabernet Sauvignon.

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Experience crafted by Sullivan Rutherford Estate

Redefining, and changing critical perceptions of Merlot, one vintage at a time.

Situated in the heart of Napa Valley, Sullivan Rutherford Estate spans 26 acres of vineyards and lush gardens. At the center are the family residence and winery which are open to visitors with an advance appointment. For fifty years, the Estate has been an oasis for artists, chefs, friends and wine lovers, and to this day remains a destination for discerning travelers.

Sullivan Rutherford Estate offer unique and personalized experiences that allow guests to fully immerse themselves in the history of our Estate, creation of exceptional wines and comfort of their warm hospitality.

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What you need to know
Guest Requirements
  • Offered Monday – Friday
  • Minimum of 4 guests, up to 8 maximum
  • All guests must be over 21
Plan Ahead
  • Attire recommended is Casual. This experience begins with a walking tour of the property, so comfortable shoes are recommended.
  • The experience occurs in the family residence, a unique architectural jewel located at the center of the property.
  • Duration: 2 hours.
Booking & Cancellation Policy

All guests must be over 21. Cancel within 24 hours notice for a full refund, otherwise, you will be charged the full amount.

All refunds issued will have the credit card processing fees removed from the refund total. This fee is approximately 3% of the purchase price and is non-refundable.

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