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Loxton Cellars

11466 Dunbar Road
Glen Ellen, CA 95442

Tasting:   Open 11 to 5pm
Open 11-5 daily, $5 tasting fee (applied toward wine purchase); Seated Reserve Tastings 1 pm daily (by appointment) $15/person
15% case discount
  Scheduled Tours
Vineyard walkabout tours 10:30 Saturday/Sunday by appointment, $25/person
Price Range:   $24 to $32 per bottle
Established:   1996
  3000 cases

Loxton Cellars Description

Loxton Cellars is the lifelong pursuit of Australian born Chris Loxton. After years in academia studying Physics in the United States, Chris found himself at UC Davis studying winemaking. After working the crush at Quivira, Sonoma-Cutrer, and St. Hallett (in Australia's Barossa Valley) he become the co-winemaker at nearby Wellington Vineyards. Then in 1996 he founded Loxton Cellars.

Loxton Cellars owns none of its own vineyards, but sources premium fruit from great vineyards under long-term contract in which Chris can be actively involved in the farming. The focus is on Syrah and Zinfandel, but the winery also produces, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, some late harvest wines and a Syrah Port.

Chris's winemaking goal is to have fruit driven wines of complexity and depth of character without being heavy or unbalanced. The approach is deliberately low tech and non-interventionist in the belief that the ultimate wine character is determined in the vineyard for each given year, and that manipulation of the wine tends to decrease its given uniqueness.

The tasting room is a simple affair located right in the winery amongst the barrels and winemaking equipment. Chris or one of his able staff members will walk you through their wines. In addition to their excellent Syrah and Zinfandel make sure to try their late harvest Viognier.

Loxton Cellars Features

Ambiance Types of Wine Amenities
Kid Friendly
Family Run
Country Charm
Casual & Relaxed
Dog Friendly
Cabernet Sauvignon
Pinot Noir
Tours Available
Picnic Sites
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