Save the Date
Friday, May 19 and Saturday, May 20 ~ “Rutherford Wine Experience” Consumer Event ~ Tickets will be on sale soon!
The Wine Experience is RDS’s major consumer-focused event for Rutherford. This year’s Experience will include a Friday night VIP reception, multiple educational sessions on Saturday morning, and a new addition to the event called the Rutherford Round-Up, which will take place on Saturday afternoon. The Round-Up is a multi-winery tasting opportunity for customers that will be held at a central location, rather than at individual wineries.
Come experience the real Rutherford. Meet Rutherford winemakers and winery owners at the VIP welcome reception, choose 2 experiential education seminars for Saturday morning, and kick up the Rutherford Dust with us on Saturday at the Round-Up! Starting at 1pm on Saturday, we’ll have a live band, barrel demonstration, local artists, and our favorite food trucks with food available for purchase. You won’t find this many wine and food experiences in one place anywhere else!
Friday, June 2 and Saturday, June ~ Auction Napa Valley
“Rutherford Dust Society is preparing yet another exciting package live auction lot for Auction Napa Valley (ANV) in June. Over the past two years, the Rutherford Dust Society’s ANV live lots raised a combined $190,000 for Napa Valley charities. We would like to extend our gratitude to Auction Napa Valley 2017 Chair, Inglenook and The Coppola family, and each of our wonderful members who generously donated their Rutherford magnums and experiences to make this year’s auction lot so special. And a special thank you to our Auction Napa Valley 2017 Lot Co-Chairs, board member Michelle Baggett and RDS Member Emma Swain and also to their RDS Committee for pulling these amazing lots together. We hope that you will check out our lot display and bid if you are attending in June”
Wednesday, July 12th ~ Rutherford Dust Society (RDS) “Day in the Dust” Trade & Media Event
“Day in the Dust is RDS’ premier tasting for distinguished members of the wine trade and media. This year’s event will be held at the historic Inglenook on Wednesday, July 12th.”
Sunday, August 6th ~ “Rutherford Chili Ball” Community and Consumer Event
Meet The 2017 RDS Board
The Rutherford Dust Society is a dedicated and diverse mix of Rutherford vintners, growers, and winemakers. The 2017 Board of Directors was seated at the annual meeting and dinner in early February. The diverse and dedicated group of Rutherford vintners, growers, and winemakers are supporting the mission of RDS, many of whom have served on the board for multiple years.
The Society’s mission is to encourage and promote the highest quality standards in grape growing and winemaking in the Rutherford Viticultural Area, and to help wine lovers and the wine trade discover Rutherford’s expression of its unique terroir.
It is with much gratitude and appreciation that RDS honorS Michelle Baggett, Proprietor of Alpha Omega, who served for two years as their Board President. Michelle has passed the torch to Davie Piña, and will remain on the board to focus on a project that she was instrumental in launching: RDS’ participation in Auction Napa Valley live auction.
The 2017 Rutherford Dust Society Board is comprised of the following individuals:
President Davie Piña, Piña Vineyard Management
Vice-President Steve Tonella, S.R. Tonella Cellars
Secretary Regina Weinstein, Honig Vineyard & Winery
Treasurer Joel Aiken, Aiken Wines
Michelle Baggett, Alpha Omega Winery
Andy Beckstoffer, Beckstoffer Vineyards
Kathy Chaix, Chaix Wines
David DesForges, Beaulieu Vineyard
Trevor Durling, Provenance/Hewitt
Maria Haug, Talahalusi Vineyards
Gemma Kochis, Inglenook
Julie Johnson, Tres Sabores Winery