Orin Swift Cellars

(707) 967-9179 PO Box 475
Rutherford, CA 94573
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Orin Swift Cellars is the realization of a dream that began while studying abroad at the University of Florence in Florence, Italy. Like so many other college students I was at odds with what to do upon graduation. Fortunately for me, my roommate at the time was from an old wine family in the Sonoma valley and he had a great suggestion: "Why not get into the wine business? You seem to like wine." In truth, I did enjoy wine and even more, I enjoyed the idea of what I perceived to be an honorable and honest profession. Having just finished an internship for a congressman the previous semester, the latter was very important to me. When I returned to the States, I tried to immerse myself in all aspects of the wine business, which is no easy task being in the middle of the desert at the University of Arizona. As luck would have it, I found a professor in the agriculture department who was also interested in growing grapes and in the spring of 1997 the University planted a one-acre experimental Read more »

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  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • Zinfandel

    Parentage of the grape: Crljenak to Austria to America. In the 1970s, claims surfaced that the Italian Primitivo is l...

  • Vermentino

    History of the grape: Little concrete history is known about Vermentino except that it has recently been identified a...

  • Grenache

    You’re a member of the ‘Rhône Ranger’ band. Your groupies think you’re ‘hot’, even when you're boozy and "strung out"...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

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  • Orin Swift Cellars Papillon Napa Valley 2013

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    Full bodied and rich with smooth tannins; decanted for one hour. Excellent wine. Read More

    Wine review by markscheidler


  • Lists are always fun.I guess Wine & Spirits Magazine publishes an annual restaurant report.  I do not have a subscription, and, so, I have not seen the entire report.  However, here is a link to the Top 10 Restaurant Wines from their April 2015 issue.  The top 10 are: Jordan Vineyard and WineryStag's Leap Wine CellarsSonoma-Cutrer VineyardsDuckh... Read More

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  • Orin Swift Abstract 2013

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    No written review

    Wine review by alfamagnate


  • Orin Swift Trigger Finger Genache 2012

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    Rich soft magnificence and well balanced. Read More

    Wine review by 453542Mr Dolce 453542 Mr Dolce


  • Orin Swift Sauvignon Blanc Veladora 2013

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    Gorgeous nose with coconut on the palate. Read More

    Wine review by 453542Mr Dolce 453542 Mr Dolce


  • Orin Swift Mute NV

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    Chocolate Cherry flavors. Read More

    Wine review by 453542Mr Dolce 453542 Mr Dolce


  • Orin Swift D66 Red 2011

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    This old vine Grenache is super jammy. Read More

    Wine review by 453542Mr Dolce 453542 Mr Dolce


  • Orin Swift Palermo Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

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    No written review

    Wine review by 453542Mr Dolce 453542 Mr Dolce


  • Orin Swift Abstract 2013

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    Jammy fruit, juicy. Read More

    Wine review by 453542Mr Dolce 453542 Mr Dolce


  • Orin Swift Mannequin California 2012

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    Florally, fruity, full of flavor and a great drinking wine. Read More

    Wine review by 453542Mr Dolce 453542 Mr Dolce


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