(Posted by: sirbrian on 01-07-2010 @ 2:31 PM)
This experience is a novelty in that it manages to be formal and friendly at the same time. They greet you in the parking lot with a warm welcome and a glass of wine: who thunk? The tasting room is easily accessible, just five minutes from Younville, the home of the Valley's best restaurants, meaning you can sashay to lunch before and after. Better yet, the wines are crafted by Dominus's and Caymus's former winemaker so you won't be grimicing and rolling your eyes. Swanson requires an appointment (don't forget to call them beforehand, and bring your mother or a close friend to do justice to the setting).
(Posted by: heidigodoff on 01-01-2010 @ 2:47 PM)
The tasting at Swanson Vineyards Salon is magical.
One feels like they are in a 19th century Parisian Salon. The wines and pairings are heavenly. Truly a Napa experience not to be missed.