Amongst the eastern hills and backroads of Napa Valley, lies the charming and rustic hilltop property of RustRidge Ranch and Winery. Once a large thoroughbred horse ranch, RustRidge traces its roots back to 1972 when the secluded 442-acre site was purchased by Susan Meyer’s family. While maintaining a working ranch, the Meyers also wanted to develop a premium boutique winery and began planting small parcels to Chardonnay, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Zinfandel. The winery was officially established in 1985. In 1990, Susan Meyer and her husband Jim Fresquez took over the operations – Susan acting as winemaker and Jim managing the day-to-day operations. Jim also is an experienced horse breeder, trainer, and racer, who used to work with a trainer from the famed Seabiscuit horse racing team. Together, Susan and Jim are sharing their two passions on this precious spot of land and enjoy all that rural Napa has to offer. Today, RustRidge Ranch and Winery is home to 60 acres of organically grown vineyards, a limited production winery with world-class status wines, a breeding and training facility for thoroughbred racehorses, and a Southwestern ranch-style Bed and Breakfast for visitors to stay and enjoy sweeping views of the vineyards and pastures. RustRidge Ranch and Winery may be off the beaten track…but it is definitely a wine adventure unlike any other!
Rustridge Ranch & Winery - Chiles Valley, Napa Val
Gold Plus! selection - Gold Medal Winner - 392 cases produced