Oakville and Rutherford are hidden little gems in the Napa Valley. Small in size, you could easily miss these reserved vineyard towns. Renowned for their soil and grape growing conditions, Oakville and Rutherford is a winemaker’s town with a slower pace of life than the neighboring tourist-driven towns. Although home to the famous Auberge du Soleil, Rutherford only has roughly 160 residents, and is known to be one the smallest communities in the Napa Valley. Oakville on the other hand, lays next to some of the best wineries in the world, including Gamble Family Vineyard, Nickel & Nickel, and the acclaimed Opus One.
Wine country properties in this area typically sit in sunny vineyards, and feel the heat of the day during the summer months, yet gets surprisingly cold at nightfall.