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Orin Swift

310 Lorton Avenue, Burlingame 94010

Dave Swift Phinney loved his first wine job at Robert Mondavi Winery as a temporary harvest assistant yet figured if he was going to work that hard it might as well be for himself. In 1998, he founded Orin Swift Cellars, named in honor of his parents- Orin, his father’s middle name and Swift, his mother’s maiden name. He quickly created the wildly popular (secret) blend, The Prisoner, which garnered legions of fans who eagerly anticipated the new release every year. Thanks to the phenomenal success of The Prisoner, he was able to expand his operations and embarked on new projects in France, Spain, Italy, Corsica and Argentina. Dave has since sold both The Prisoner and Orin Swift but the wines continue to be lauded and consumed by both the wine trade and a thirsty public who can’t get enough!

Today, Orin Swift focuses on smaller production single varietal wines and exciting blends sourced from Napa, Sonoma and Mendocino counties, which often require the “California” appellation given the multi-county origins.

Wines to be Tasted:

2017 Orin Swift Mannequin (Chardonnay), California - $45

2017 Orin Swift Slander (Pinot Noir), California - $70

2018 Orin Swift 8 Years in the Desert (Zinfandel Blend), California - $65

2017 Orin Swift Papillon (Bordeaux Blend), Napa Valley - $95

2016 Orin Swift Mercury Head (Cabernet Sauvignon), Napa Valley - $175

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