Foley Johnson

Foley Johnson
8350 St Helena Hwy (Wwy 29)
Rutherford, CA  94573

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Tasting Room Open Daily 10–5, Appointments recommended

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What to Buy

’12 Sauvignon Blanc
Orange blossom, apricot, toasted oak $24

’11 Napa Valley Chardonnay
Fresh stone fruit, apricot, peach $38

’10 Rutherford Merlot
Red currant, cranberries, black cherry $42

Special Notes

Barrel tastings by appt, winemaker on site, sensory tastings, seasonal tours and tastings, wine club events, corporate events


Located in the heart of the esteemed Rutherford AVA, Foley Johnson is dedicated to producing wines that reflect the brilliance of its exceptional terroir. The winery is the answer to Bill Foley and his wife, Carol Johnson Foley’s quest for the ideal world-class vineyard estate in the Napa Valley— one that would pay tribute to their heritage and families with an exceptional portfolio of wines.

Bill and Carol searched for years before they purchased the 50-acre Sawyer Family Estate in 2012 and renamed it Foley Johnson. Brad Warner, who has crafted the vineyard’s past 18 vintages, continues as executive winemaker, while world-renowned Winemaker David Ramey is involved in a consulting role. The wines are presented in two tiers: the Handmade tier is comprised of limited production wines from all Foley Family Estate properties, and the Napa Valley tier focuses on Bordeaux varieties from the estate vineyards and other exceptional sites in the Napa Valley.
Wine lovers with discerning palates make a point to visit the recently remodeled tasting room each time they visit the Napa Valley. They always discover something new. Foley Johnson changes its tour and tasting options with each season, and wonderful new wines are frequently released. Visitors may enjoy a Tour & Tasting, an estate tour followed by a tasting of current releases in the chic tasting lounge; a Tour & Barrel Tasting, an estate tour and tasting that includes a sampling of wines that are still maturing in the barrel cellar; or a Handmade Tasting, a seated tasting in the VIP Room featuring four limited production handmade wines skillfully paired with select cheeses.
No matter the tasting experience, guests at Foley Johnson are quick to appreciate the wines’ distinctive terroir, with the balanced fruit and gentle tannins for which Rutherford and the Napa Valley are known.
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Tasting Room: Yes

Complimentary Tastings: No

Tastings — By Appointment Only: No

Tours: Yes

Tours — By Appointment Only: No

Private Tours: Yes

VIP & Educational Experiences: No

Exceptional Views: No

Club Member Lounge: No

Restaurant / Deli: No

Food / Wine Pairings: No

Gift Shop: No

Wedding Facilities: No

Event Facilities: No

Corp. Meetings: Yes

Guest House on Premises: No

Lawn Games: No

Family Friendly: No

Pet Friendly: No

Family Owned and Operated: No

Wine Cave: No

Art/Architectural Interest: No

Sustainable Practices: No