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Swanson Vineyards Salon

1271 Manley Lane, Rutherford, CA 94573
+1 707-754-4018
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Excellent merlot

The much maligned Merlot has pride of place in the wines available for tasting at this lovely... read more

Reviewed 27 January 2016
KierenX
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Fraser Coast
via mobile
Hidden gem!!!

Swanson was the most charming boutique winery we visited our entire time in wine country. The sip... read more

Reviewed 23 January 2016
CurlyGirl19
,
Itasca, Illinois
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1271 Manley Lane, Rutherford, CA 94573
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Reviewed January 27, 2016 via mobile

The much maligned Merlot has pride of place in the wines available for tasting at this lovely winery. It is an excellent example of what Merlot should be. The other wines are just as good (and better) but it was so nice to visit a...More

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Reviewed January 23, 2016

Swanson was the most charming boutique winery we visited our entire time in wine country. The sip shoppe and the outdoor seating area are cozy and conjure vintage NOLA. When we visited, there was a live musician outside singing in French. Such a treat! The...More

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Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

We visited Swanson actually a few years ago in May and it is still a standout in my mind. The decor is just decadent and lighthearted. The wines are delicious and the tasting was beyond first class. We still continue to order from Swanson -they...More

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Reviewed October 8, 2015 via mobile

The Salon Tasting with Rosemary is one of the best if not the best tasting experience in the Valley. The Salon Tasting experience is by appointment only and $60 a person if you are not a wine club member and it is well worth it....More

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Reviewed October 6, 2015

We visited the Swanson Vineyards “salon” tasting room on a recent visit to Napa. The setting was lovely and our host for the afternoon was incredibly knowledgeable. It’s always nice to go to a tasting in a more intimate setting (the table is limited to...More

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Reviewed September 11, 2015

Been meaning to schedule a tasting here for years and finally did it. Justin was a great host and a wealth of information. A great wine, caviar, cheese and chocolate pairing. Wonderful wines and a beautiful/unique tasting salon to enjoy them in. What a wonderful...More

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Reviewed September 8, 2015

The vineyard is so easy to miss, i guess its considered boutique. But you start off with a glass of wine while you walk around the grounds. once inside, its all business with wonderful wines and cheese. The art work is very french and its...More

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Reviewed August 6, 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...More

Thank Sophiavu
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Reviewed August 2, 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...More

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Reviewed July 23, 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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