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Address: 1271 Manley Lane, Rutherford, CA 94573
Phone Number: 707 967 3500
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Mon 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wed - Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Activities: Drinking

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Whimsical and wonderful wine

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 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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San Antonio, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 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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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 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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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

This is a hidden gem as its a small tasting (only like 10 people per tasting), but well worth it as they do a pairing for you. You sit in a private salon (the vineyard is not even marked) so it feels like you are in their home. Its gotten a little cheesy as Alexis has added a bit too... More 

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Ft Myers
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We enjoyed a wonderful tasting at Swanson's recently. The salon is very beautiful and the wines are excellent.

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Tampa, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

I have always been a fan of the Swanson Alexis wine & her bon bons. Visiting the tasting room with dear friends was an extra special treat!

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We did the salon tasting for $65 per person. Consisted of food pairings (potato chip with caviar, some cheese and crackers, pistachios and a chocolate truffle). They weren't my favorite but the rest of my party really did enjoy the wines. The experience was a little dry. It wasn't as intimate/welcoming as some of the other tastings we did on... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The Salon Tasting was perfect in so many ways. A table of 8 in a beautifully decorated private salon, tasting various wines with cheeses, caviar, nuts and chocolate was a wonderful way to spend the afternoon. The fee was $65 per person but if you are really interested in fine wines don't cheap out on the Sip Shop. This was... More 

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