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Swanson Vineyards Salon

1271 Manley Lane, Rutherford, CA 94573
707 967 3500
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Ranked #12 of 19 Activities in Rutherford
Type: Wineries, Valleys
Activities: Drinking
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Ft Myers
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

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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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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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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Santa Clarita, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Tasting at Swanson was a great experience. The decor was imaginitive and the wine was excellent, especially paired with their special chocolate.

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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

The main thing to see at Swanson is their Sip Shoppe, where we did our wine tasting. It's decorated in their version of Mardi Gras--very lively and fun. They do offer a private tasting in their foyer which looked amazing, but our group was too large. Overall, I was not impressed with the wine. Our hostess must have told us... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We stumbled across Swanson a number of years ago when dining at the Napa Grill in Napa, CA. We have been members of their wine club since then. Our love is red and the Sangiovese and Alexis Cab are outstanding with the Merlot a close second. The Chardonay also can hold its own to say the least.

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We did the normal "30-minute" tasting. The tasting are held outside in the entryway which was very nice. Our group of 8 had a nice picnic table where we were able to relax and chat instead of being hounded over by servers. With that being said, there could have been a bit more attentiveness by the waitstaff as we were... More

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San Antonio, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

If you're tired of the typical winery tour/tasting then Swanson is a nice change of pace. Sign up for a "by appointment only" Salon Room tasting. Caviar on crème fraiche on a potato chip is a truly inspiring taste to whet your palate for a matching wine!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

We reserved a 1:30 tasting in the Salon and had such a unique and fun experience. I equate it to a 8 person wine party experience (sitting at a round dinner table in their salon having wine and cheese). The decor is funky and the table settings are beautiful with flowers and candles etc. A few of the wines were... More

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