The Vibe: 

If you have the drive time and the picnic basket, and you’re looking for one of the best outdoor eating areas in Napa, head up to Rutherford Hill, where you can sit in one of three dedicated picnic grounds and gaze out at the valley below. This Terlato family winery also offers daily tours, which include a stroll through their extensive cave systems. You can even book the caves (or the picnic grounds) for your own (non-wedding) event.

Known For: 
Merlot, Reserve Merlot
Not good for: 
  • Weddings
Particularly good if you are seeking: 
  • Tours (including caves; offered daily)
  • Events
  • Catered/gourmet picnics and BBQs
  • Shoppers
  • View-enthusiasts