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Address: 1271 Manley Lane, Rutherford, CA 94573
Phone Number: 707 967 3500
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Elegance at the Salon!

There are areas to taste - the Salon and the SipShoppe. If you are unable to frequent Napa, treat yourself and book a tasting at the Salon. A big round table with set seating - a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Nick T
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San Francisco, California

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are areas to taste - the Salon and the SipShoppe. If you are unable to frequent Napa, treat yourself and book a tasting at the Salon. A big round table with set seating - a chance to meet others if your party won't fill a whole table. Excellent wines and very friendly staff. Long tables and benches outside in... More 

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Rocky River, Ohio
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66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

The Swanson Salon is the image that every vintner desires to achieve. The salon is beautifully decorated with art work and fine furnishings. A plate of cheeses and crackers accompanies the fine wines. Whites, reds, rose, and desert wines are available from Swanson. Take time to explore the beautiful garden as you arrive at the Salon.

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Austin, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

I started visiting Swanson Vineyards just after they opened...and I still haven't found a better experience. Enchanting little property, with an intimate table of cheeses, chocolates and nuts to go with your wine. We sampled many. A dessert wine, Merlot, Cab blends, Chardonnay etc. They don't hold back on your experience here. The decor is intoxicating.....with a feel of French/... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

Very small but stylish winery. Not good if you want to see all the working stuff and know all the science. But lovely is you want to sit in a beautiful room and drink stunning wine paired with cheese and chocolate. Well worth the visit it was charming.

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

Not only was the wine outstanding, the Salon was gorgeous; just perfect for two moms celebrating Mother's Day without the children. Our wine educator was skilled and knowledgeable about the process and the wines. The tasting was lintimate and we did not experience a feeling of being rushed. I highly recommend this venue. Beautiful place and exquisite wine.

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Fraser Coast
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2016 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!

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Elgin, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2016

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).

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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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 

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Thank Jennifer S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 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 

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676 reviews
231 attraction reviews
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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 

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