Founded in 1985 by W. Clarke Swanson, Jr., Swanson Vineyards is dedicated to handcrafting small quantities of the finest quality Napa Valley wines. Swanson holdings total 140 acres in the renowned Oakville district. The largest vineyard is located on the Oakville Cross Road, next to such neighbors as Opus One, Groth, and Silver Oak.

Swanson is a small, family-owned winery, which released its first wines in 1990, garnering accolades from leading wine publications and awards from major wine competitions. Its production facility, located in Rutherford, has a capacity of 25,000 cases, with Merlot, Sangiovese, Syrah, and Cabernet Sauvignon forming the core of production. “Alexis,” Swanson's first proprietary red wine, was added with the 1994 vintage, and Pinot Grigio in 1998. Additionally, small quantities of Late Harvest Semillon are made when climatic conditions are right. Winemaker Marco Cappelli has worked in Bordeaux, Tuscany, and Australia. Traditional winemaking techniques are employed to create wines of complexity and elegance through the masterful blending of components grown in different parts of Napa. Swanson wines have superb balance and complex flavors, selected from the best vineyard blocks, clones, and wine lots.


Swanson Vineyards / 1271 Manely Lane / Rutherford, CA  94573 / 707-944-1642


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