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Swanson Vineyards

1271 Manley Ln.
Rutherford, CA, 94573, United States
TEL: (707) 967-3500

After helping his father and brother develop Swanson Family frozen dinners in the 1950’s, W. Clarke Swanson created this winery in 1985, purchasing 100 acres of land in Oakville. Together with winemaker Chris Phelps, Swanson continues to produce some of California’s most respected Merlots. The Sip Shoppe is open by appointment only, and serves wine and food pairings, such as caviar and Pinot Grigio. The more formal Salon has openings for group tastings three times during the day, with a maximum of eight people at each.

Insider Tip:

Swanson intentionally made it difficult to find the tasting room by posting no signage (not even at the winery), so it's important to get detailed directions before visiting.


Open / Closes
  • By Appointment
  • Food/Gourmet Shop
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Monday - Closed
  • Parking Available
  • Shipping Available
  • Tuesday - Closed
  • Tasting Room
  • Wine Club
  • Wednesday - Closed

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