Please confirm your Vintage!
Are you 18 or over? If you're under 18
we can't let you in the cellar door.
(Sorry it's the law)
YES
NO
LOG IN
|
REGISTER
|
STORE FINDER
|
GO

ORIN SWIFT

Dave Phinney pretty much stumbled into the wine business after taking a friend up on an offer and travelling to Florence on a whim. In Italy, of course, he was always going to collide with the joyful marriage of food and wine. Predictably, Dave fell in love, and in his words, 'the die was cast.' He returned to the United States, graduated from university and four days later had moved to the Napa Valley. Having sent his resume to 50 wineries, he received back just the one reply. It was from Robert Mondavi. Says Dave: 'I showed up to my temporary harvest position interview wearing a suit and tie. They literally laughed at me, gave me a very basic math exam and asked if I could pass a drug test. A few weeks later I was hired.' As much as he loved his new job, and he did, Dave Phinney decided that if he was going to work this hard, it would eventually have to be for himself. The very next year, he started Orin Swift. His winemaking philosophy is the same as it was at the beginning: find the very best fruit from the very best vineyards, 'farm it right, harvest it right, bring it into the winery and don't screw it up.' Orin Swift is a brand known as much for the evocative artistic expressions on its labels as it is for the bold, finessed styling within. Says Dave Phinney: 'There’s a soul to this business; that soul isn’t just from the people who make wine, it’s from everyone who loves wines that make them feel something.'
LOCATION
1325 Main Street St. Helena, CA 94574
Winemaker

Dave Phinney

Dave Phinney pretty much stumbled into the wine business after taking a friend up on an offer and travelling to Florence on a whim. In Italy, of course, he was always going to collide with the joyful marriage of food and wine. Predictably, Dave fell in love, and in his words, 'the die was cast.' He returned to the United States, graduated from university and four days later had moved to the Napa Valley. Having sent his resume to 50 wineries, he received back just the one reply. It was from Robert Mondavi. Says Dave: 'I showed up to my temporary harvest position interview wearing a suit and tie. They literally laughed at me, gave me a very basic math exam and asked if I could pass a drug test. A few weeks later I was hired.' As much as he loved his new job, and he did, Dave Phinney decided that if he was going to work this hard, it would eventually have to be for himself. The very next year, he started Orin Swift. His winemaking philosophy is the same as it was at the beginning: find the very best fruit from the very best vineyards, 'farm it right, harvest it right, bring it into the winery and don't screw it up.'

PRODUCTS FROM THIS BRAND

 
$69.00
Volume | 750ml
 
ADD TO CART
 
$84.00
Volume | 750ml
 
ADD TO CART
 
$99.00
Volume | 750ml
 
ADD TO CART

All prices are stated in New Zealand dollars inclusive of goods & services tax (GST). Alcohol is supplied under our licence which can be viewed here. In order to purchase alcohol you must be over 18 years old and legally entitled to do so. All transactions are subject to this and all our other Terms and Conditions, which can be viewed here. Please note that your web browser must have cookies and javascript enabled in order to use all of the features of this website, including online shopping.

Copyright ©2005-2022 Glengarry Wines