Set in the heart of Napa Valley, at Rutherford Cross Estate, sits a historic 1872 brick Post Office that is home to one of wine country’s best-kept secrets, Elizabeth Spencer. Tucked behind the building is an enchanted and serene setting that unveils the epitome of hospitality and award-winning wines. From the vineyards of Rutherford to exploring Northern California’s other appellations and varietals to the magical ambiance of Rutherford’s secret garden… a sense of discovery awaits.


We invite you to Rutherford to join us in our serene courtyard for a seated tasting experience in the heart of the Napa Valley. We've built our reputation on exemplary customer service and nothing is more important to us than surpassing the expectations of our customers.

Our tasting room is open for tastings by appointment Thursday through Monday from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm (last seating at 4:00 pm).

Step into the Kitchen Memories Collection and be transported back in time while experiencing innovative cultural treasures.

Explore this one-of-a-kind exhibit on a hosted progressive tour, complete with the indulgent pleasures of cheese and wine or chocolate and wine pairings. You'll start at the historic Elizabeth Spencer 1872 brick Post Office and immerse yourself in an interactive, multi-dimensional experience. Discover the true meaning and historical significance of each display of kitchen tools as you watch videos of expert interviews with Hill. Come create lasting memories of your own at the Kitchen Memories Collection.

JULIA CHILD brought fine cooking into the United States. M.F. K. FISHER romanticized and wrote about it. KATHLEEN THOMPSON HILL collected, curated, and documented the historical culinary collection”

- Jean-Charles Boisset

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We invite you to Rutherford to join us in our serene courtyard for a seated tasting experience in the heart of the Napa. We aspire to make wines that are delicious to drink, elegant, refined, and balanced. They are wines of intensity and power, without excess weight, wines that are enjoyable and memorable and worthy to be shared with friends at the table.