Events at Elizabeth Spencer

Tucked behind the high walls at Rutherford Cross Estate, guests are transported into a sophisticated and idyllic setting where time ceases to exist and reverie takes over, this is Rutherford’s secret garden.

Rutherford Creation Series - Italian Paper Marbling Class

Saturday, June 1 and Saturday, Aug 17, 2024

11:00 am to 1:00 pm

Learn the ancient art of paper marbling while enjoying Elizabeth Spencer wines! You will learn about the history of marbling and how to prepare the water medium, paper, and paints. Using classic tools, rakes, and combs, you will learn to create beautiful traditional patterns and time to experiment with other techniques and ideas. This course will teach you the basic skills to make intricate, beautiful, marbled paper. You will leave with a complete set of your own beautifully marbeled paper that can then be used in a multitude of projects, from collages to books and more!

The experience includes a wine tasting of four Elizabeth Spencer wines paired with your creative spirit and artistic creation!

$145 per person | $116 per person (member)

Dinner in the Garden

June 8, 2024

6:00 pm


Celebrate the beauty of nature at our enchanting Garden hosted at Elizabeth Spencer Winery. Immerse yourself in the picturesque surroundings of our vineyard, where lush gardens provide the perfect backdrop for an exquisite gastronomic affair.

$225 per person | $200 per person (member)

Rutherford Creation Series - Indigo Dyeing on Scarves

Saturday, June 15, September 7, and November 2, 2024

11:00 am to 1:00 pm

Indigo is one of the world's most revered and celebrated dyes. The tradition of dyeing with indigo is over 3000 years old and spans the globe. To this day, it remains one of the worlds most prized and sought after colors and is still shrouded in mystique and mystery. In this class students will be introduced to the magic of working with this dye, and to the numerous ways it can be applied to textiles. Students will learn to make a simple vat which can replicated at home. Next, learn basic dyeing techniques on cellulose-based sample fabric, how to create a range of blue shades, and explore resist dyeing techniques. For some added fun, bring something from home, a t-shirt, or other cotton, hemp, or linen item. These items must be prewashed.

The experience includes a wine tasting of four Elizabeth Spencer wines paired with your creative spirit and artistic creation!

$175 per person | $140 per person (member)

Rutherford Creation Series - Macramé

Saturday, July 6 and September 21, 2024

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Summoning all aficionados of the vine to the enchanting Elizabeth Spencer Rutherford Grove – let's intertwine in artistry! With the expert direction of Nimbus Arts and the exquisite accompaniment of Elizabeth Spencer wines, immerse yourself in creating a vineyard-inspired macramé plant hanger. Master the essential knots of macramé to weave your very own plant hanger. Afterward, meander to our plant bar, where you can select and pot a verdant addition to kickstart or enrich your indoor garden sanctuary.

The experience includes a wine tasting of four Elizabeth Spencer wines paired with your creative spirit and artistic creation!

$100 per person | $80 per person (member)

Rutherford Creation Series - Pottery Painting

Saturday, July 20 and October 5, 2024

11:00 am to 1:00 pm

Elizabeth Spencer, in collaboration with Nimbus Arts, presents a unique "sip and sculpt" wine tasting and pottery session at the picturesque Rutherford Grove. Indulge in a curated tasting of our finest wines as you choose from an eclectic collection of bisque ware to unleash your creativity through painting. We'll take care of the kiln firing, ensuring your masterpiece is ready for collection the following week.

The experience includes a wine tasting of four Elizabeth Spencer wines paired with your creative spirit and artistic creation!

$95 per person | $76 per person (member)

Rutherford Creation Series - Woodburning Art

Saturday, August 3 and October 19, 2024

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Ignite your creativity in the magical setting of Rutherford Grove at Elizabeth Spencer! Under the expert guidance of Nimbus Arts, discover how to etch your unique designs onto both ornamental and practical items using specialized burning tools. Meanwhile, the distinguished team at Elizabeth Spencer will lead you through a tasting of their renowned wines. Master the art of wielding burning tools and nibs, transferring your visions onto wood, refining burning methods, and even enhancing your creations with vibrant inks.

The experience includes a wine tasting of four Elizabeth Spencer wines paired with your creative spirit and artistic creation!

$100 per person | $80 per person (member)

Outdoor Event Table Setting at Elizabeth Spencer in Rutherford

Autumn Winemaker Dinner in the Garden with Sarah Vandendriessche

September 21, 2024 at 5:00 pm

Embrace the enchanting spirit of autumn as we warmly invite you to a captivating winemaker dinner featuring the remarkable Sarah Vandendriessche. Join us for an evening of seasonal splendor, where the expertise of our esteemed winemaker intertwines seamlessly with the culinary finesse of our chef.

Tickets to this exciting event will be released approximately 4-6 weeks before the big day. Keep checking back regularly for the latest information. Please be aware that the event date is subject to change, so mark your calendars and stay connected for any updates.

Holiday Open House

December 7, 2024 at 4:00 pm

It’s the most wonderful time of the year to celebrate with delectable small bites, special wine pours, enticing holiday offers, live music, and more!

In the true spirit of giving and sharing the joy of the holidays, we are thrilled to announce that we are now collecting donations for the Toys for Tots national toy drive. Simply bring along an unwrapped, brand-new toy, and in return, you’ll receive an extra 10% discount on your purchases. It’s a heartwarming way to make the holidays brighter while enjoying the festivities.

Tickets to this exciting event will be released approximately 4-6 weeks before the big day. Keep checking back regularly for the latest information. Please be aware that the event date is subject to change, so mark your calendars and stay connected for any updates.

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