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Address: 1271 Manley Lane, Rutherford, CA 94573
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10:30 - 16:30
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Wine tasting

We stopped at Swanson Vineyards for a tasting yesterday. This small production winery is located on a small road off of Rt 29. Incredibly friendly and knowledgeable staff who... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Michael A
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped at Swanson Vineyards for a tasting yesterday. This small production winery is located on a small road off of Rt 29. Incredibly friendly and knowledgeable staff who made our visit a pleasure. They offer either the Salon which includes wine and food pairings or the Sip Shop which is a more casual wine tasting experience. We sat under... More 

Thank Michael A
Flagstaff, Arizona
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318 reviews
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

Reserved for 8 in the Salon. It's an intimate tasting. Paired with some food and "Skip" was great. It was a close group of friends and he poured wine, explained what we were tasting and was a fantastic host. If you have more than 5 people and less than eight - highly recommend the Salon at Swanson. If you're good... More 

Thank Ryan T
Dallas, Texas
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135 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

We had loved Swanson for their elegant tasting experience, good wines, friendly staff and overall cool vibe. Sadly, none of that is true now. In the last year, the Swason family has sold the vineyard to another company and its lost its soul. We went for the salon tasting with food pairing and literally were one of two couples there... More 

1 Thank Scott M
Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

What a fantastic experience! We did the Salon tasting at Swanson and it was one of our best experiences in Napa. Our host was incredible, full of advice for the rest of the trip, knowledge on wine production and all with a great sense of humor. The experience felt very intimate and personal, you can definitely take your time (our... More 

Thank Phil A
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

My husband and I were finishing off a day of winery visits and went to Swanson at the recommendation of our driver for the day. Can't say enough about our very mellow but informative visit - wines are delicious and we were thrilled to spend time with our host Katie. Such a great experience all around. All the reds are... More 

Thank Rachel A
Bay Village, Ohio
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Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Upon the recommendation of friends, we schedule a tasting at Swanson (the frozen food family!). The wines were spectacular - so much so that we joined the wine club. Our favorite was their $30 Merlot that drinks like an $80 cab. We highly recommend Swanson...

Thank Cortney B
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Reviewed 24 October 2016

Swanson Vineyards is a smaller salon with a very nice tasting opportunity. They gave us a combination of cheese and chocolate to taste with the different wines and shared what we might notice. The setting was intimate and personal and the wine was great. It was much cozier than some of the big wineries.

Thank JN461
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Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We had scheduled a private tour at Swanson vineyards after sampling their wine at a CT restaurant. We were given a delicious sampling of several of their excellent wines which were paired with wonderful cheese, crackers and chocolate. Our host, was extremely knowledgable about their wines and the process it takes to make them. This is a very small, intimate... More 

Thank KatyBoston
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Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

We were invited by some friends of ours to join them for a wine tasting here at the Salon. I would definately recommend it to anyone in the area! Rosemary was fantastic and full of knowledge and the wines were great! We were joined by another group of people as well and had a great time enjoying wine with great... More 

Thank Hcaff
San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 30 August 2016

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 

Thank Nick T

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