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Swanson Vineyards

Rutherford, CA

About Swanson Vineyards

Producing some of Napa Valley’s most distinctive wines since 1985, specializing in Merlot and Cabernet. Join us at Swanson Vineyards for a unique and whimsical tasting of our finely crafted, critically acclaimed wine.

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Swanson Vineyards was founded in 1985 by W. Clarke and Elizabeth Swanson and is known for nationally distributing Pinot Grigio, Merlot and Alexis Cabernet Sauvignon – in addition, Swanson has long been producing limited production, tiny batch wines made from intriguing varietals. Our original wine facility was purchased in 1986, then renovated and expanded in 2000. Since then, we have been offering limited seated tastings in our Salon. The Swanson Vineyards’ Salon was modeled after a Parisian salon of the mid 1800’s, where handfuls of diverse and fascinating callers were graciously entertained with sinful libations. Inspired by old-fashioned ways of elegant living and conversation – we want each guest to feel as though they are coming to a party held in their honor.

Robin Akhurst joined as head winemaker for Swanson Vineyards in early 2015 after globetrotting for eight consecutive harvests. Boasting an impressive list of mentors and an even more impressive resume, Robin continues to carry out our commitment to making wines with great nuance and character.

It is with our winemakers’ mindset that we strive to produce wines with marked elegance and finesse with minimalist winemaking intervention. With careful consideration of varieties of rootstock, clones, spacing and trellis systems, our challenge and endeavor is to ensure that all the potential of our vineyards is captured and reflected in our wines.

Notable Features

  • Boutique Winery
  • Gardens
  • Intimate Setting or Venue
  • Limited Production
  • Scenic View
Varietals Offered

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Chardonnay
  • Dessert Wine
  • Merlot
  • Petite Sirah
  • Pinot Grigio
  • Pinot Noir
  • Rosé
  • Sangiovese
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Sweet Wines

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