Elizabeth Spencer Wines

Tasting Experiences

  • Elizabeth Spencer Tasting Room in Rutherford, Napa Valley
  • Open daily from 10:00am until 6:00pm
  • Reservations are highly recommended
  • Call (707) 963-6067

Charter Tasting

A tasting of current vintages of both white and red wines.

This tasting showcases the rich diversity of wines and winemaking at Elizabeth Spencer. Offered daily at our stand-up tasting bar and at café tables in The Courtyard. This is our most popular tasting. No appointment required.

Cellar Tasting

This tasting offers the unique opportunity to experience perfectly aged, older wines.

Guests enjoy and learn about the complexing nuances found in more mature wines. We set aside a collection of our small production, rare wines and age them in our temperature-controlled wine cellar so that we can offer them when they are more fully developed.

Blind Tasting

Learn how to identify individual wine characteristics and learn how to speak about wine.

Guests are given guidance about how to discern the unique characteristics of several different grape varieties and how to identify them all while also learning the language of wine. Guests are lead through the tasting without knowing the varieties being tasted (“blind”). Wines are revealed at the conclusion of the tasting.

Available by appointment only.

Cabernet Appellation Tasting

A Tasting of Cabernet Sauvignon from several Napa Valley appellations.

Featuring our small production, single-vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon made from grapes grown in different parts of Napa Valley.  Learn the individual characteristics attributed to each region and how to identify and talk about the wine’s character and flavor. Tasting includes four single-vineyard Cabernets from several appellations. Rutherford, Oakville, Mt. Veeder, Howell Mountain, Spring Mountain and others may be included.

Available by appointment only.

Garden Wine Reception

For groups from 6 to 40 guests, we offer outdoor Rutherford Green for a relaxed setting to host your Garden Wine Reception. You may schedule a structured tasting lead by one of our staff or simply enjoy our wines with your friends and family. Cheese and charcuterie plates are available. Please contact us so we can help plan your gathering in Wine Country.