Our Story


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Winemaker/CEO

Keith Rutz


  After years of living in the Russian River Valley and inspired by the greatness of Burgundy, Keith Rutz dreamed of making great classically-styled wines from the best Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes available in California. His goal was - and is - to craft small lots of wine that will be recognized as worthy competitors to the top French products. We guarantee that from harvest to bottling, Rutz Cellars wines are subjected to minimal handling and maximum care, underscoring our commitment to make the finest wines possible. Don't expect boring wines from Rutz Cellars. We hope you like them, and we invite you to share our passion and dedication to distinction and quality.  

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