Rutherford is located within the Caymus Rancho; part of a 11,814 acre land grant deeded to the early Napa Valley settler George Yount from General Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo in 1838 as payment for a variety of services. Yount gave a 1040 acre portion of the grant to his daughter Elizabeth and her husband Thomas Rutherford in 1864 as a wedding present. Thomas Rutherford established himself as a grower and producer of high-quality wines during the late 1800s
The Robert Mondavi Winery is located between Rutherford and neighboring Oakville (though its corporate headquarters are in nearby St. Helena). Other notable wineries in the Rutherford area include Beaulieu Vineyard, Grgich Hills Cellar and Rubicon Estate Winery which was originally established as Inglenook Winery.
Rutherford's zip code is 94573.
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