The history of Orin Swift Cellars dates back to 1995 when on a lark, David Swift Phinney took a friend up on an offer and went to Florence, Italy to spend a semester “studying”. During that time, he was introduced to wine, how it was made, and got hooked. A few more years of university led to graduation and eventually a job at Robert Mondavi Winery in 1997 as a temporary harvest worker. Deciding that if he was going to work this hard, it would eventually have to be for himself, so in 1998 he founded Orin Swift Cellars; Orin is his father’s middle name and Swift is his mother’s maiden name. With two tons of zinfandel and not much else, he spent the next decade making wine for others as well as himself and grew the iconic brand to what it is today.
Orin Swift wines epitomize complexity through geographic diversification. Each wine is unique, sourced from different vineyards, in multiple appellations around the state.
FOUR COURSE MENU TO INCLUDE:
Blank Stare - (Sauvignon Blanc, Sémillon) // Jumbo Lump Crab, Apple, Endive Salad with Grapefruit Pink Peppercorn Dressing
Mannequin - (Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Muscat) // Pan Seared Grouper, Glazed Pineapple Carrots, Black Rice, Saffron Beurre Blanc
2015 Palermo – (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec) // Black Tea & Smoked Sea Salt Rubbed Lamb Chops, Mirepoix Wild Mushroom Barley, Five Spice Miso Sweet Potato Puree
2017 "8 Years in the Desert" - (Zinfandel, Petite Syrah, Syrah) // “Dessert in the Desert”
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