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Loxton Cellars

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$31 to $50
Winery

Located in the Heart of Sonoma Valley, Loxton Cellars is a working winery surrounded by 5 acres of estate vineyard. It is the intent of owner/winemaker, Chris Loxton, to produce handcrafted wines, made without compromise, that show balance and a sense of place.

Wine tastings (no food) are currently offered by reservation and take place outdoors allowing guests to enjoy a lineup of handcrafted wines while taking in breathtaking views of the Mayacamas mountain range.

Tastings are $20/person, include a flight of 5 wines and offer a casual and educational experience. In the event of rain we do have you covered, but it can be a bit chilly this time of year so we suggest bringing layers. While we do not sell or serve food, you are welcome to bring snacks or lunch to enjoy in the picnic area. If you do not see the time you are looking for available give us a call at 707-935-7221 and we may be able to accommodate.

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Booked 2 times today
Experiences are available.
  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Winery

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 11:00 am–5:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (707) 935-7221

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

Experiences

  • Vineyard "Walkabout" Tour (no food)

    Multiple dates available
    Get behind scenes to experience what we are doing in the vineyard and what is happening at the winery. Discover how different soils in the vineyard influence the type of wines being made and what really goes into a farming decision as you walk the rows of vines. The tour will conclude with a private sit down tasting alongside the vines where we will guide you through the vineyard and winemaking practices that determine the final outcome of the wines. $40/person
  • Outdoor Wine Tasting (no food)

    Multiple dates available
    Join us in our picnic area amongst the vines to taste through a flight our current releases while taking in breathtaking views of the Mayacamas mountains. $20/person

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

menu

Red

  • ShirazUS$20.00

    Shiraz is the name that the Australians call the Syrah grape. It is the workhorse red grape variety in that country, making sturdy everyday wines right up to bottles that approach $1000 each. Much of the Australian Shiraz that has been imported here is the reasonably priced everyday wine (which sadly can overshadow just how good Australian Shiraz can be!) and this has inspired the decision to bottle this wine. It is a barrel selection of wines from the various Syrah programs that has been bottled separately, all chosen for having plenty of flavor and character. In this selection process I have sometimes chosen barrels from different vintages and hence it has no vintage year. It can be enjoyed now, but I think it can age for several more years and during that time will offer a wine with robust flavors at a price that won't break the bank. This version has red cherry flavors, some leather and smoky notes of Syrah and good tannic structure that will match well with hearty winter fare

    • Petite Sirah, EstateUS$30.00

      I grafted some of the Estate Syrah vines over to Petite Sirah in 2014 so that we would have some Petite Sirah wine available for possible blending with Grenache and/or Zinfandel. By grafting onto established vines we were able to get back into production quickly and by 2016 there was enough for our blending needs. Petite Sirah is known for its deep color and its robust tannin structure and has often been used in CA for these purposes. The first wines immediately showed the wisdom of this decision and the 2016 wine in particular had the requisite color and structure but also had lovely fruit flavors and an elegance that some examples lack. I make the Petite Sirah as I would make a Pinot Noir, gently extracting the grapes to minimize extraction of aggressive and drying tannins while trying to maximize fruit characters. Perhaps the most important factor might be that this area of the Valley is just ideally suited to Petite Sirah! While most of the '16 wine was used in the Estate GSP wine, there was 1 barrel left over after blending and it was one of my favorite wines from the '16 vintage. With full production from our grafted vines in '17, I had 2 barrels of Petite Sirah left over after blending of the GSP. While neither were enough to bottle by themselves, the two vintages were blended together, along with a little '16 Estate Syrah and bottled in 2018. Further aging in bottle has rounded out the tannins ready for release. This first estate Petite Sirah shows a more elegant side of the grape but is still a wine to have with hearty winter meals. I expect that it will age particularly well in the cellar for another 5-8 years, although extra aging is not needed should you want to open it now. Try this with stews or something grilled

      • 2016 Syrah, EstateUS$35.00

        I really like working in the vineyard as it makes me feel like I'm doing something to help me make better wine. The first step in the process is the vine pruning which is done in late winter/early Spring. This sets up the balance of the vine so that we have enough leaves to ripen the crop and it also sets the crop load of the vine. While it can be miserable if its cold and windy or rainy, on a nice sunny day in early Spring it can be rather therapeutic with green grass and flowers and the sounds of robins and red winged blackbirds. The problem is that in order to have the vineyard uniform in ripening, pruning must be completed in a few days so that all the vines are at the same stage of the process. I have 5.5 acres of vines on the Estate and that's almost 6000 vines, so there is where my vineyard manager Rafael Oseguera comes to the rescue with his team of professionals. Its an amazing thing to watch his crew do their work. An experienced pruner looks at the overall vigor of the vine and then prunes accordingly to leave the right amount of 1 year old wood on the vine, occasionally breaking the pruning rules when they realize that there could be issues in the following year. Sometimes the vine will start to grow out into the vineyard row and this catches on our vineyard equipment, so the pruners must anticipate what will happen in future years. This is a highly skilled job and its vitally important that we have the same people for many years as have many of Rafael's crew. On the estate Syrah we use 2 different pruning methods. The easiest is called "cordon" pruning and in a perfect world we would leave a spur of one year old wood with 2 potential shoots and they would be spaced about 6 inches apart for the length of the row. I like this kind of pruning; even I can count 1, then 2 and then cut. It seems neat and orderly and it suits my virgo personality. The other is called "cane pruning" where a cane is chosen to lay along a wire and then a spur of one year old wood left out to produce next year's cane. The length of cane (hence number of shoots and bunches) is chosen to control potential vine vigor and every cut is made while thinking about balance and what will happen next year. While our experts make it look easy, I find that so many decisions slows me down to where I get little done! Tasting the 16 estate Syrah makes me happy that I leave this crucial step up to the experts

        • 2016 Syrah, Griffin's LairUS$35.00

          For this wine I've gone back to the basics; 100% Syrah, no stems and less new oak. It showcases more faithfully what a great vineyard can do in a great year when the fruit is so good that winemaking techniques just aren't needed. Complexity comes from using several different clones (some Alban #1, mostly 877) and using only native yeasts for fermentation

          • 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon, Random RidgeUS$45.00

            To many, Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is the pinnacle for California red wines. Now I enjoy many different red wines from many countries but Napa Cabernet still has a certain allure, even though I have to admit I haven't been drinking many of them in the last decade. They just got too big and heavy and I found that they weren't a good match to the foods I was eating. Every now and again I get to try an older wine though and it forces me to stop and think about how I liked those wines that were a little lighter that tasted of a place and of Cabernet grapes. Some really stand out and I wish I'd bought more back in the 90's when that style was in vogue, but the 90's were a time when I gave up a paying job to follow the passion of winemaking and buying wine wasn't really an option. At a friend's 50th in 2015 I was able to try a 1994 Mt. Veeder Cabernet that made this kind of impression. It was the wine made for the grape grower Bill Hawley from his Random Ridge vineyard and I'd helped Bill hand bottle that wine way back in 1996. In business it often is "who you know" and it didn't hurt that Bill and I and a few of his other friends had been backpacking to the "Matterhorn" in Yosemite Valley many years ago. So it didn't take long for me to get a few tons of grapes for my first Napa Cabernet which was released last year. I also started making Bill's own wine and one of the perks was being able to get access to a small amount of his Cabernet franc as well. That '94 was a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc and I've done the same here with the addition of the Franc lightening the Cabernet Sauvignon and adding to the aromatics. The 2016 vintage had a little more winter rain that the drought year of '15 and as a consequence I find the wine a little more supple and approachable than the '15 while still showing the backbone of Mt. Veeder Cabernet. I expect this wine to have a very long enjoyment window and think it is ready to open now but should be able to be cellared for at least 10-15 years under good conditions. This is the best Cabernet I've made to date

            • 2016 Cabernet Shiraz, Grandfather's CuvéeUS$35.00

              Many people don't realize that as they drive around wine country about half of the vineyards they see are privately owned with a business model just to sell grapes. Furthermore, within each vineyard there may be several winery contracts and individual areas may be farmed slightly differently and with a different contract price per ton. I love this "a la carte" way of doing business as it means that I can have the vines farmed just the way I want and picked when I want, but the grower also is reimbursed for extra effort with an up-charge for each additional service. My Sonoma Cabernet grapes come from the McGraw vineyard here in Glen Ellen and I buy them under a similar contract. While most of the vineyard is pruned with shoots coming up off a permanent vine arm (a cordon, thus cordon pruned), my block is set up where each spring a cane is left and tied down to become a temporary arm for that year (cane pruning). It requires much more expertise from the pruner, but the theory is that each vine can be individually tailored for its vigor. We set this up in 2003 when I first started to work with the McGraws as they were establishing their vineyard. While I can appreciate the science, a part of me wondered if Jim, the vineyard manager, was just showing off how skillful he and his crew was. After all, even I can quickly master the rules of cordon pruning when I count one bud, then 2 buds and cut. Pretty easy! Whatever Jim's reason really was, sometimes the smart thing to do is have an expert and just let them do their job. Although Jim has long since retired, my block is still pruned that way and I have to say he might have been right. The proof is in the grapes and wine and here I've started with the base Cabernet wine (6 barrels were kept as Cabernet and released as the vineyard designate wine in Spring) and the remainder blended with Estate Syrah to add a little more middle palate weight and balance the acidity to make this Cabernet Shiraz. It is ready to drink now or can age for up to 10 years

              • Estate Syrah Vertical Gift Box 2014-2016US$105.00

                White

                • 2018 Chardonnay, Hawk Hill VineyardUS$32.00

                  This Chardonnay from the very cool coastal climate at Hawk Hill Vineyard, shows a great balance of richness and crispness. This wine shines with food, is drinking lovely now and should remain so for up to another 5 years if you want to put some away

                  Dessert

                  • AngelicaUS$35.00

                    Angelica is thought to be one of the oldest California wines, made originally by adding brandy to grape juice by the Mission fathers in the 1700's. Similar wines are made in Spain by adding brandy to the grape juice from sun dried grapes for the wonderful PX Sherries and also in Australia for the fabulous Muscats and Topaques of North east Victoria. In all these wines, the resulting very sweet wine only reaches extraordinary heights after long barrel aging so that the sweetness is balanced by complexity developed through slow oxidation. The demands of modern business have made such wines difficult to make because of the long-term inventory costs and this is a pity as I've enjoyed many of these Muscats, Topaques and PX sherries. To keep the tradition alive (and just because I like them!) I've made my version of Angelica, but with a twist. The grape variety is Viognier, which I think makes great dessert wines, and the fortification is done with pure grape alcohol. The base wine was made in 2007 and the wine is aged in older French oak barrels in the traditional Spanish Solera method where some of the oldest wine is drawn off for bottling, then the solera topped successively from the younger barrels. Additional wines have been added to the solera in 2012 and every year since then. This is the sixth bottling of my Angelica, still more than 85% from the original 2007 harvest and the extra year of aging since the last version has added significant depth and richness. It is like bottled Christmas, lots of toffee, cinnamon spices and nuts. Best enjoyed after dinner with cheese or by itself and will remain unchanged for up to a month after opening

                    • 2019 Late Harvest Zinfandel, Casa Santinamaria Vineyard

                      When I'm looking for an after dinner wine, something sweet, I often think about a late harvest wine. I love Port, but if I've had wine with dinner then Port can be a little too heavy and then I think of the late harvest wines. White wine versions are lovely with fruit based desserts and my late harvest Viognier is an excellent example. There are also red versions and I've made a number of late harvest Zinfandels over the years, where the fruitiness of Zinfandel and richness of red wine makes for the perfect pairing with chocolate, or just by itself. The Casa Santinamaria vineyard was planted more than 100 years ago just on the edge of Sonoma township with a number of other varieties intermixed with the Zinfandel vines. I got to know the vineyard in 1995 when I worked with this fruit to make red wine while at Wellington vineyards. The original vineyard has been split up and now has a number of owners, one of which has become famous for the Rosenblum "Maggie's Reserve" Zinfandel. My vineyard manager, Rafael Oseguera, has resurrected the Casa Santinamaria section, replanting the missing vines and upgrading the farming practices to nurse it back into health and he and his crew have done a fantastic job. At the end of the 2019 harvest I found out that Rafael still had a few tons of grapes left out in the vineyard but it was about a month after it would have been picked for a red wine. Despite this time, fruit and vine condition were still excellent and while the fruit was very sweet it still had lots of acid to balance out the sugar and I thought it was perfect for a late harvest dessert wine. The wine was made in the same manner as my Zinfandel red wine except that the fermentation was stopped with the wine at 15.3% alcohol while still with 10% residual sugar left unfermented. Despite this high sugar content, there is enough natural acidity in the grapes, and enough tannin from the mixed red grape varieties that the wine remains clean and not cloyingly sweet. I would rank the wine on par with the 2008 Late harvest Zinfandel from Russian River as the best examples I have made. Its depth of flavor and balance makes it a wonderful dessert wine. It can be enjoyed for 2-3 weeks once opened and I leave the wine in the fridge once opened. Enjoy this with dark chocolate!

                      • 750mlUS$40.00
                      • 500mlUS$28.00
                    • 2015 PortUS$30.00

                      My Ports have won many gold medals, but this is the first one not entered in a wine competition. The local competition has stopped awarding grower recognition plaques and I have always wanted one of these to give to my loyal growers, so have stopped entering the competition! It is very much in the same mold as previous years though, perhaps just a little sweeter and richer than the '14 version although that sweetness is balanced by cleansing tannin and acidity. A wine to end the meal with or keep out the chill of winter. It is good for up to 3 weeks once opened and can age in the cellar for up to 10 years

                      • Década, Tawny PortUS$40.00

                        Making a tawny style dessert wine is not for those that want quick financial gain. Holding inventory in a barrel for many years while it slowly evaporates just doesn't make financial sense. So I had to love the expression I heard in Portugal that "the first 200 years in business were the hardest"! What the patient get, though, is the concentration and change of flavors that only time can give. These flavors start as berry and fruit notes of the young wine, to dried fig and apricot to finally caramel notes and at the same time there is a concentration as the wine evaporates. This is accompanied by a color change from the deep ruby of young wine to the rich mellow brown note of the Tawny – the same oxidation we see in a cut apple. There is something magical about a good Tawny. Of course it needs to be balanced and intense and interesting, but there is more than that. The maker of the Tawny needs to believe that they will still be in business when the wine is finally ready and they need to believe that there will be a demand for the wine. If they are wrong, there will be multiple years of wines aging in the cellars with a lot of the business cash tied up in inventory but with no market. It has to be a wine made by optimists! This Tawny, like many in Australia, is based on the Syrah grape. The grapes are grown here around the winery and the wine aged for 10 years in an older French oak barrel. This barrel is topped up once a year to replace the "Angel's Share" that evaporates from the barrel through the wood and the topping wine is from a solera that was started in 2009. Consequently, it is not a true single vintage tawny, but is about 90% from 10 year old material. Just 1 barrel of wine is put aside for this program each year when the vintage style wine is bottled and this one was made in 2009. Rich and concentrated, with a finish that lasts for minutes, it is best consumed after dinner by itself, or possibly with blue cheese. Taste this while contemplating what you were doing 10 years ago when this wine was made! Once opened it will slowly improve for several days and then remain unchanged for 6 weeks or so

                        • Dessert Wine Trio Gift BoxUS$95.00

                          Beautifully packaged in a black gift box, each trio contains a signed bottle of 2015 Port, Decada Tawny Port, and 2019 Late Harvest Zinfandel

                          • Port and Chocolate Gift PackUS$37.00

                            This gift pack includes a bottle of gold medal winning 2015 Port and a tin of 72% dark chocolate. Each bottle is inscribed and signed by Chris Loxton. These gifts can be personalized upon request

                            Last updated: August 6, 2021

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                            1. SC

                              SeekingCraftWineInSonoma

                              Pittsburgh

                              2 reviews

                              5.0

                              2 reviews

                              Dined 5 days ago

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Chris Loxton continues to produce excellent wines at his winery in Glen Ellen. He is very knowledgeable, and always fun to talk with when we visit. The atmosphere is relaxed, and we visit regularly to taste and to stock up.

                            2. t

                              tripmogul

                              San Francisco

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on January 17, 2022

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Loxton was great. Wine maker, Chris, was knowledgeable and charming. They don’t serve food, but I gave them a 5 for it anyway. 😸✌️See @tripmogul on Instagram for more wine tasting trip tips.

                            3. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              Orange County

                              5 reviews

                              vip
                              4.0

                              5 reviews

                              Dined on January 3, 2022

                              overall4food3service5ambience3

                              Casual outdoor wine tasting. No food to rate.

                            4. LP

                              LisaP

                              Tampa

                              23 reviews

                              vip
                              3.0

                              23 reviews

                              Dined on December 29, 2021

                              overall3food3service4ambience2

                              This is a fun wine tasting experience. We brought food to taste with our wine. The only issue we had was the weather. It was windy and very cold outside. The little heater didn’t work well enough for our table.

                            5. M

                              Micilovesgreatfood0070070

                              San Francisco

                              2 reviews

                              5.0

                              2 reviews

                              Dined on December 4, 2021

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              This vineyard was incredibly fun to visit for a tasting. The owner and staff were wonderful and personable. And, the wines are delicious and reasonably priced. I look forward to returning! Highly recommend if you want to support your local small vintners.

                            6. KP

                              KyleP

                              Chicago

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on November 14, 2021

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              This is by far our favorite winery to visit. You MUST go on the walkabout!

                            7. TT

                              TysonT

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on November 13, 2021

                              overall5food4service5ambience5

                              Great place for wine tasting, the staff was wonderful a knows a lot about the wines, and delicious wines

                            8. JM

                              JanaM

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on November 10, 2021

                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                              Love visiting Loxton. Small winery with great service. The opportunity to spend time with Chris Loxton and hear his stories is always a treat.

                            9. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              Las Vegas

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on November 6, 2021

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              This is a wine tasting room, not a restaurant. But you are welcome to bring a picnic. It is like a classic Sonomo winery. The owner pours, the prices are great, the wine is top notch, and you feel like a friend.

                            10. MM

                              MeganM

                              1 review

                              4.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on November 6, 2021

                              overall4food1service5ambience4

                              Nice, casual, affordable tasting. The wine was good and pretty views. A simple but nice experience.

                            11. AP

                              AlexandraP

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on November 6, 2021

                              overall5food1service5ambience5

                              They do not sell food at this winery. You could bring a picnic, though. Grounds are lovely with a great view of Mayacamas mountain range. The winemaker is Australian and makes lovely Syrah. There is also Chardonnay and Pinot Noir and Zinfandel all made in more of an "Old World Style" (ie; low alcohol, great acidity, made to go with food.) The ruby and tawny ports made from Syrah are truly delicious. Highly recommended!

                            12. TF

                              ThomasF

                              Yosemite

                              9 reviews

                              5.0

                              9 reviews

                              Dined on October 31, 2021

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              This isn't a restaurant so we didnt get food. We haven't been wine tasting since March 2020. Prior to that we avoided reserved tastings bc they tended to be drawn out affairs with long waits between pours. This was quite the opposite. The pourer let us set the pace and she gave an informative but brief explanation of each wine.

                            13. TA

                              TomandAndi

                              Minneapolis

                              16 reviews

                              5.0

                              16 reviews

                              Dined on October 27, 2021

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              It was lovely to chat with Chris Loxton again. We always enjoy stopping by the winery to see what's new and this visit didn't disappoint!

                            14. WH

                              WilliamH

                              Washington DC

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on October 20, 2021

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Great tasting experience, wonderful selection of Napa flavor with an Australian touch. Would highly recommend to wine lovers everywhere

                            15. DS

                              DSantos

                              Cleveland

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on September 27, 2021

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Fantastic experience all around. Highly recommend!

                            16. JK

                              JasonK

                              San Francisco

                              3 reviews

                              vip
                              5.0

                              3 reviews

                              Dined on August 25, 2021

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Really enjoyed our wine tasting and vineyard tour. It’s a small, working winery with immediate family member/owners conducting the tour/wine tasting. We were immediately and warmly greeted when we pulled in and given our choice of outdoor table. The wine tasting consisted of five wines starting with Chardonnay then to GSP, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon and finally a Port. Really enjoyed the wines and the education. Ended up joining their wine club!

                            17. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              San Francisco

                              1 review

                              vip
                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on August 21, 2021

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Great chance to see a small, local winemaker and taste some really good wines. They appreciate your visit!

                            18. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on July 28, 2021

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Our favorite experience from our entire trip. Can’t recommend enough!

                            19. ND

                              NatashaD

                              Sacramento

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on July 25, 2021

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Great host! Very knowledgeable and inviting. We liked the diversity in the tasting menu! Bigger winners for us were the ports!

                            20. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              Grand Rapids

                              1 review

                              vip
                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on July 15, 2021

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Great Tour, wonderful wine.

                            21. H

                              Hcoate

                              San Francisco

                              4 reviews

                              5.0

                              4 reviews

                              Dined on July 13, 2021

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              I didn’t do a food pairing experience, but the staff was very knowledgeable and attentive. The wines were unique and had interesting narratives behind them. If you’re looking for a quiet boutique type of winery with something a bit different from the rest, this is a good choice.

                            22. JR

                              JanR

                              New York Area

                              2 reviews

                              5.0

                              2 reviews

                              Dined on July 11, 2021

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              What an amazing 5-star experience. Winemaker Chris personally led us around and offered unparalleled insight to his style, methods and practices in the vineyard. Loved the wines and joined the club. Look forward to returning.

                            23. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              Las Vegas

                              3 reviews

                              vip
                              5.0

                              3 reviews

                              Dined on July 2, 2021

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Highly recommend Lisa so insightful and fun great great wine the owner was fun good time

                            24. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              Orange County

                              9 reviews

                              vip
                              5.0

                              9 reviews

                              Dined on June 21, 2021

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              We had an amazing wine tasting here today. Plenty of information and the wine was wonderful!

                            25. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              San Francisco

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on June 14, 2021

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Great winery and vineyard!

                            26. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on June 13, 2021

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              We enjoyed the peaceful surroundings. The Port was a pleasant surprise!

                            27. DR

                              DanR

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on June 8, 2021

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Best winery experience of our trip! Winemaker was incredibly generous with his time and knowledge; we learned so much about winemaking and viticulture in the Sonoma Valley. Plus the wines were wonderful! Thanks Chris!

                            28. n

                              nathanj

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on May 30, 2021

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Very friendly service and a great selection of wines! Definitely will be coming back to this winery when we are in the Sonoma area.

                            29. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on May 30, 2021

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              There are many wine tasting experiences in Napa and Sonoma to choose from. After touring many large vineyards we went to Loxton and couldn’t have been more pleased. We got to speak with the owner and winemaker himself who answered all of our questions, we learned about his process, and got to taste amazing wines. We found the assortment of wines at Loxton much better than the $100 wines served at many of the fancy places. You could tell they were made with love from someone who has a true passion for wine.

                            30. D

                              Debbie

                              Denver

                              4 reviews

                              5.0

                              4 reviews

                              Dined on May 26, 2021

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Beauiful winery with wonderful service!

                            31. VM

                              VincentM

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on May 23, 2021

                              overall5food1service5ambience5

                              This was vineyard tour. No food. It was a great tour.

                            32. AG

                              AntoanelaG

                              San Francisco

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on May 22, 2021

                              overall5food1service3ambience5

                              Pleasant experience tasting wine and watching that vineyards. The personnel was very friendly. (One star for food because there is none, which is expected.)

                            33. JC

                              JonathanC

                              Los Angeles

                              3 reviews

                              5.0

                              3 reviews

                              Dined on May 22, 2021

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              This a small little winery with delicious wines and great service. No pressure just enjoy

                            34. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on May 17, 2021

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Very lovely area, the history and background information was great. Recommendations that were given at the end of the Tasting was amazing

                            35. MB

                              MaryB

                              Seattle

                              13 reviews

                              5.0

                              13 reviews

                              Dined on May 11, 2021

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              We had a lovely visit and also enjoyed learning more about the process. Thank you for a lovely afternoon.

                            36. L

                              Lisa

                              San Francisco

                              4 reviews

                              5.0

                              4 reviews

                              Dined on May 8, 2021

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              best experience ever!

                            37. TH

                              TomH

                              New Orleans

                              5 reviews

                              5.0

                              5 reviews

                              Dined on May 1, 2021

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Great visit to a great little winery. Highly recommend

                            38. r

                              razdeadpool

                              Portland

                              24 reviews

                              vip
                              5.0

                              24 reviews

                              Dined on April 19, 2021

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              We had a great wine tasting with a beautiful environment and a knowledgeable and personable sommelier. They did a great job educating and also steered us toward some great wines.

                            39. TB

                              TerrenB

                              Seattle

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on April 8, 2021

                              overall5food1service5ambience4

                              We stopped last minute on the way to Sonoma. It was a great decision. We got a tasting with winemaker Chris Loxton and aside from great wines, Chris was very hospitable, down to earth and willing to share the knowledge of the industry.

                            40. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              Miami - Dade

                              13 reviews

                              vip
                              5.0

                              13 reviews

                              Dined on March 27, 2021

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Great wine tasting almost in the vineyard. Great wines!!!!

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                            Loxton Cellars is rated 4.7 stars by 45 OpenTable diners.

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                            Booked 2 times today
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                            Google Map for Loxton Cellars

                            11466 Dunbar Rd Glen Ellen, CA 95442

                            • Neighbourhood

                              Glen Ellen

                            • Hours of Operation

                              Daily 11:00 am–5:00 pm

                            • Cuisines

                              Winery

                            • Dining style

                              Casual Dining

                            • Dress Code

                              Casual Dress

                            • Parking Details

                              Private Lot

                            • Payment Options

                              AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                            • Additional

                              Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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