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Loxton Winery

11466 Dunbar Rd., Glen Ellen, CA 95442-0070
707.935.7221
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Ranked #2 of 15 activities in Glen Ellen
Type: Wineries
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Jersey City
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
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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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
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
2 reviews
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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Chicago, Illinois
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

We visited Loxton Cellars on a recent trip to Sonoma as part of a tour group. Chris Loxton was a great host. is wines were pretty good, but his port was amazing. I am not a port drinker, but my husband is, and I can say that we both loved this port. Chris even signed the bottle for us.

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Amherst, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013 via mobile

We are visiting from New York on a family wine trip. We had someone from the area plan our whole trip for us. Out of all the wineries we had visited (Robert Mondavi, Joseph Phelps, and others), this was by far the best. Christopher, the wine maker, was extremely knowledgable on a lot of subjects, obviously in wine as well.... More

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San Mateo, CA
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67 reviews 67 reviews
10 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

We have been visiting Loxton winery since it first opened, (about ten years). We make 3 or 4 trips a year, in the spring for the Heart of Sonoma Valley barrel tasting weekend to purchase futures, and then later to pick them up. Like other reviewers have said, Chris Loxton will give you the straight scoop on his wines, how... More

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Washington DC
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31 attraction reviews
275 helpful votes 275 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

We called very late in the day to see if they could accommodate us on short notice and the owner kindly did. It was wonderful to chat with him and taste his yummy wines. This is one of the most relaxed tasting rooms we visited, and the tastes are free. We bought two bottles and recommend this as a "don't... More

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