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Swanson Vineyards Salon

1271 Manley Lane, Rutherford, CA 94573
707 967 3500
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Ranked #11 of 19 Activities in Rutherford
Type: Valleys, Wineries, Food & Drink
Activities: Drinking
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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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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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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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
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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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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7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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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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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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28 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
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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