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Address: 1271 Manley Lane, Rutherford, CA 94573
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A Unique, Small Winery

This was one of our favorite winery visits as the experience was unlike any other. The quiet and peaceful courtyard where we sat outside was charming and the tasting unhurried. We... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2015
HarryandHermione
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Hanover, New Hampshire

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Hanover, New Hampshire
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53 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2015

This was one of our favorite winery visits as the experience was unlike any other. The quiet and peaceful courtyard where we sat outside was charming and the tasting unhurried. We did the shorter 'sip shoppe' tasting. The wines are very good; we left with two bottles of the Merlot - which we haven't opened yet - and two of... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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70 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2015 via mobile

Loved the whole wine tasting experience at Swanson Vineyards, from the tasting room decor to the wines, but mainly our hostess Mindy! She was impressively knowledgable, but also sweet, personable and unpretentious! The wine tastings were paired with small exquisite bites. We have experienced tastings at Opus One, Duckhorn, Trefethen, BV, T/vine, Caymus, and Chateau Montelena but the tasting at... More 

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ft. lauderdale, florida
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130 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2015 via mobile

Wow. First and foremost, what a lovely family the Swansons are. We went to the Lobster Soirée event last night and had an amazing evening with delicious food and an incredible personalized concert by Carlos Reyes. We experienced such wonderful treatment and such a beautiful evening as our first time there. We are wine members, but they made everyone feel... More 

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Norway
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181 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2015

We had a seated tasting of their wines. 2014 Rosado, 2013 Chrdonnay, 2012 Sangiovese, 2011 Merlot and 2010 Instant Napa. Good wines, we liked the chardonnay very much,

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San Diego, California
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139 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2015

We booked the whole salon and were treated to many of Swanson's excellent wines plus delicious appetizer bites too. The price was on the higher side for the valley but the experience was worth it. Very pleasant staff and delicious tastings.

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Thank Winehen
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17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2015

Kaitlin hosted my group of 18 with grace and warmth in the Sip Shop. For several guests, this was their first trip to Napa and Swanson was a great place to begin our day. Kaitlin was jovial and informative, proud of their wine, and handled questions with ease and graciousness. Our guests felt very comfortable and welcomed there. The courtyard... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2015

I took my mom to wine country in California for her 50th birthday. We both loved our experience here. The wines were just as fun and quirky as the decor. It would be perfect for a girls trip. Our tasting guide was knowledgeable and friendly. Mrs Swanson herself peeped in during our tasting! We ended up buying a few bottles.... More 

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Thank Laney M
San Antonio, United States
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61 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2014

I had this wine years ago and decided to try a tasting at the Salon. If you can get a reservation in the tasting Salon ... DO IT !!! Their Merlot Reserve (yes Merlot) and the Cabs are to die for. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and the appetizers in between the tastings (caviar on a potato chip) were out... More 

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Thank Mike S
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2014

Called ahead, left a message, got set up eventually and we are glad we did! Don't let the old-style electric gate fool you, these people know hospitality. Their tasting room and salon are decorated in a very eclectic fashion and are very comfortable venues for tasting the wine. And the wine - wow! We went there knowing that their Alexis... More 

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Fairfield, California
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2014

Tasting appointments are required for many Napa Valley tasting rooms these days and wine tasting at Swanson Vineyards is no exception. But with vineyards turning red, brown and gold and the wine country tourist season winding down, it’s getting easier to snag a drive-by appointment by calling tasting rooms while you’re almost in their driveway. Such was the case this... More 

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