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“Better than average wine, nice people, free tasting” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Loxton Winery

Loxton Winery
11466 Dunbar Rd., Glen Ellen, CA 95442-0070
707.935.7221
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Ranked #2 of 16 Activities in Glen Ellen
Type: Wineries, Food & Drink
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Maitland
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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“Better than average wine, nice people, free tasting”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

After some of the fantastic places we saw, looking back Loxton was really just average. The wine was good table wine and the people were friendly, but the experience wasn't anything fantastic. Maybe if we had done the tour it would have been awesome, but we were just there for a tasting so I'm mostly rating on atmosphere and wine. Enjoyed it overall though and for free it's a good bet!

Visited July 2014
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Jersey City
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Great tour with Chris!”
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!

Visited June 2014
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Cleveland, Ohio
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51 attraction reviews
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
“Free tasting! Pleasant workers.”
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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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“The best winery we visited in California!”
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 was off-season and we had the place to ourselves. The owner delighted us with the history of the area, his family's experience in winemaking (his father and grandfather still grow grapes in Australia), his philosophy on wine, and his travels to wine country around the world. After purchasing bottles to take home, which the owner signed for us, we purchased another glass of wine and had a picnic in his vineyards.

We visited many wineries and vineyards on this trip but Loxton easily rose to our favorite. Don't miss this gem.

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south florida
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“Good day mate”
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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