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Loxton Winery

11466 Dunbar Rd., Glen Ellen, CA 95442-0070
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Ranked #2 of 15 Activities in Glen Ellen
Type: Wineries
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English first
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77 reviews 77 reviews
10 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We were greeted by Maureen as soon as we entered the door and made to feel like honoured guests. We learned all about the history of the winery, Chris the owner and also the grapes they have. We really loved the way Maureen made us feel valued and we HIGHLY RECOMMEND this winery. Forget the glitzy ones and visit the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 via mobile

This is a small outfit. You won't find the bottles on retail shelves. The owner, with a Ph.D in physics and a career he abandoned, says he likes it that way. We must have liked it, too. We bought a case of his wine. Everything is neat but there are no flowers or fountains. Caps and shirts for sale could... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 via mobile

Came here on a platypus tour and really enjoyed it! The wine tasting area is in a garage and such a different experience than I had at any other winery, which was a nice change of pace! Chris Loxton, wine maker was there during our tasting and spent a lot of time with us! I was really impressed with him,... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

After some of the fantastic places we saw, looking back Loxton was really just average. The wine was good table wine and the people were friendly, but the experience wasn't anything fantastic. Maybe if we had done the tour it would have been awesome, but we were just there for a tasting so I'm mostly rating on atmosphere and wine.... More

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Jersey City
17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

He's a no nonsense, down to Earth, and unpretentious wine maker. Our tour was fun, informative and was followed by an amazing tasting. A definite highlight of the trip!

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

How can one go wrong with free wine and nice workers? We didnt get to do a tasting with the owner, but the person we had was nice. The tasting room was filled with wooden barrels and gave the room an authentic feel. They even give you chocolate to taste with a dessert wine! Delicious!

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White Bear Lake, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

We visited Loxton Winery on the recommendation of the Visitors Bureau in Sonoma. They assured us that even though this winery is listed as "by appointment only" there is generally someone there and that it is often the owner behind the tasting bar. We were not disappointed! We spent about an hour tasting wines and talking to the owner. It... More

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south florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

An Australian from down under with the accent to prove it. A small winery but don't call them boutique. The entire operation is in a small building which includes wine tasting, wines in barrels and as our hostess explained it , the lab. Very friendly and informative.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013 via mobile

Enjoy a beautifully balanced syrah or zinfandel with dinner? How about a lovely chardonnay- nothing over the top- just a perfectly balanced white to have before dinner or with your fresh crab! Then Chris Loxton is your winemaker- masterful in his approach and crafting of incredible syrahs, zins, pinot, chardonnay and let us not forget his port and late harvest... More

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Los Gatos, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

This place is the real deal. If you are lucky you can get your pours from the wine maker himself. Excellent everyday wines and port. Ask and your bottles will be signed. Place is plain, but if you are looking for a boutique winery, then this is the stop.

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