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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  • 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...

  • Chardonnay

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

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • 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"...

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  • 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


  • Orin Swift China Doll California Rose 2013

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    No written review

    Wine review by 453542Mr Dolce 453542 Mr Dolce


  • Orin Swift Cellars Papillon Napa Valley 2012

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    Chalky, big, young, full bodied. Read More

    Wine review by 453542Mr Dolce 453542 Mr Dolce


  • Orin Swift Proprietary Red "Abstract" California 2012

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    Nice but a bit tannic on the finish Read More

    Wine review by runningbear


  • Orin Swift Locations F-1 French Red 2012

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    This is a fabulous wine - very smooth. Was at a high end wine gathering and this bottle stood out so I tried it and I am a fan! Read More

    Wine review by Betty Kae


  • Orin Swift Locations E 2 NV

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    Wine review by mark


  • Locations Corse Vermentino NV

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    Interesting Corsican vermentino. Starts out just a tad sweet but after a few sips this turns more floral, kind of like a decent reisling with a hit of almond. Decent acidity and a medium finish. Very nice change of pace. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • Orin Swift Locations F-1 French Red 2012

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    This wine was an experiment and after some decanting, it passed my test. Decanting this young wine softened the tannin structure for a smoother palate feel. Hopefully with a few years of cellaring this Orin Swift "Location 2" may not need to a decant. See my cellars Orin Swift "Location 1" in 2017. Read More

    Wine review by 453542Mr Dolce 453542 Mr Dolce


  • I was wondering what sort of new topic I could start that would pair nicely with my previous posting 'Weekday Wines'; well here it is - Weekend Wines.  Sometimes I just have to stop and take a minute to pat myself on the back for my quick wit but alas, this isn't one of those times.  Anyway, why not talk about wines we enjoy on weekends?  These ... Read More

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  • Orin Swift Papillon 2011

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    No written review

    Wine review by mikechil


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