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Address: 1271 Manley Lane, Rutherford, CA 94573
Phone Number: (707) 754-4018
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One of our favorite tastings

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Cortney B
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Bay Village, Ohio
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Bay Village, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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...

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Thank Cortney B
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank JN461
Boston
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 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 

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Thank KatyBoston
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 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 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Rocky River, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 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 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 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 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 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 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 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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