We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Swanson Vineyards Salon

Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 1271 Manley Lane, Rutherford, CA 94573
Phone Number: 707 967 3500
Improve this listing
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Mon 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wed - Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 48 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 34
  • 9
    Very good
  • 4
  • 0
  • 1
Excellent merlot

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Fraser Coast
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

48 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Fraser Coast
Level Contributor
218 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 winery so justifiably proud of its Merlot - there should be more like it!

Thank KierenX
Elgin, Illinois
Level Contributor
71 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 wines are delicious, as well (don't miss the Merlot).

Thank CurlyGirl19
Las Vegas, Nevada
Level Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 are some of our favorite wines of all time- and have them shipped out to... More 

Thank Jennifer S
Level Contributor
72 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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. Our 24 year old daughters and some of their friends made the trip with us.... More 

Thank asmith6688
Level Contributor
560 reviews
200 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 219 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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 eight people), away from the crowds that you can find at some places in Napa.... More 

Thank stephandgio_m
Naples, Florida
Level Contributor
149 reviews
78 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 way to end the day in Napa......the Angelica at the end was to die for......

Thank Mark1npt
Level Contributor
105 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 also one of the few vineyards worth going for a follow up visit. If possible,... More 

Thank bamafutbal
Hanover, New Hampshire
Level Contributor
33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 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 

Thank HarryandHermione
Los Angeles, California
Level Contributor
56 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 at Opus One, Duckhorn, Trefethen, BV, T/vine, Caymus, and Chateau Montelena but the tasting at... More 

Thank Sophiavu
ft. lauderdale, florida
Level Contributor
103 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 evening as our first time there. We are wine members, but they made everyone feel... More 

Thank flybysts

Travelers who viewed Swanson Vineyards Salon also viewed

Rutherford, Napa Valley
Rutherford, Napa Valley

Been to Swanson Vineyards Salon? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Swanson Vineyards Salon staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?