The Rutherford Dust Society is having its annual tasting on Wednesday, July 16. This annual event is held so that trade members are able to meet the vintners, growers, and winemakers of the Rutherford Appellation. Each year they have a Special Grand Tasting for wine writers, wine buyers, wholesale members, and off and on-premise accounts (one is grocery stores and wine shops, for example, and on premise are restaurateurs). This year they’re featuring 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon and 2013 white wines. This special trade tasting is taking place from 2:00 to 4:30 p.m. at Inglenook, 1991 St. Helena Highway in Rutherford.

This is a photo video slide show that I did from the 2010 media tasting, just for perspective.

I’ll be reporting back on how wonderful it is… It’s an event I always love to attend.

It’s not open to the public, because it’s intended to educate everyone in the wine business about these special wines coming from Napa Valley, so that we can then share with the rest of you what we’ve learned.

From their site:

The Rutherford Dust Society was founded in 1994 by growers and vintners in tribute to the legacy of our grape growing and winemaking forebears. Since the late 19th century, the growers and vintners of Rutherford have played a significant role in the development of Napa Valley as a world-class winegrowing region.

For anyone else not attending the event, here’s a video for your own edification.