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Orin Swift Locations Ar-3 By Dave Phinney Argentina Red Blend

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On behalf of Dave Phinney of Orin-Swift Cellars, we are pleased to announce the new joint venture called Locations. Constructed to be an international portfolio, it will consist of a series of wines featuring provincial character combined with individual personality. The offerings will originate from Spain (E), France (F), Italy (I), and beyond. Dave Phinney envisioned Locations while standing on a curb waiting for a taxi at Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris. Having noticed the ubiquitous country code stickers on the back of cars there, the proverbial light bulb went off for a new brand. The idea was to make a wine combining the best grape varieties from the great regions of France and apply the sticker as the label. Six months later he found himself putting together a blend with Richard Case, General Manager of D66, and a new business was born to make distinctive wines from exceptional “locations.” The project would not be limited to just France, but include Spain, Italy, the Southern Hemisphere, USA and beyond, with the sole purpose of not being constrained by appellation. Dave soon embarked on focused visits abroad to source the best fruit available to create blends in his style and manner. Like the Orin-Swift wines, these new releases are deep and full-flavored, but as always with the requisite balance to make them harmonious. And with price points that come in well below the Orin-Swift wines, Locations has been crafted to deliver not only good, but ridiculous bang for the buck! Simple * Complicated * Fun Locations is a simple concept made complicated that ultimately became a great deal of fun. The Simple: Make the best possible wine from a given country or location. The Complicated: Going out and tracking down the vineyards which are capable of delivering the quality of wine needed. The Fun: Travelling the world to visit incredible sites and meet amazing people that challenge each other to make the best wine possible. - Winery ** Only 4 in Stock **

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Orin Swift Cellars:
Orin Swift Cellars is the realization of a dream that began while studying abroad at the University of Florence in Florence, Italy. Like so many other college students I was at odds with what to do upon graduation. Fortunately for me, my roommate at the time was from an old wine family in the Sonoma valley and he had a great suggestion: "Why not get into the wine business? You seem to l... Read more
Orin Swift Cellars is the realization of a dream that began while studying abroad at the University of Florence in Florence, Italy. Like so many other college students I was at odds with what to do upon graduation. Fortunately for me, my roommate at the time was from an old wine family in the Sonoma valley and he had a great suggestion: "Why not get into the wine business? You seem to like wine." In truth, I did enjoy wine and even more, I enjoyed the idea of what I perceived to be an honorable and honest profession. Having just finished an internship for a congressman the previous semester, the latter was very important to me. When I returned to the States, I tried to immerse myself in all aspects of the wine business, which is no easy task being in the middle of the desert at the University of Arizona. As luck would have it, I found a professor in the agriculture department who was also interested in growing grapes and in the spring of 1997 the University planted a one-acre experimental block in the heart of Tucson, Arizona. Equally important was the experience I gained while working at one of Tucson's finest retail wine shops learning the hardest part of the wine business, selling the stuff. A few months later, I found myself with a degree in political science working my first harvest for the Robert Mondavi Winery. I cut my teeth as the low man and only white guy on an all-Mexican nightshift. I was hooked. The next year, I started Orin Swift Cellars with two tons of purchased Zinfandel grapes and as my wife likes to say, with one pair of shoes. Over the last few years we've continued to grow, adding Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc to the program, as well as streamlining the Zinfandel into what is now our flagship wine, "The Prisoner". In addition, we recently purchased forty-eight acres of raw land in the hills above Oakville and hope to someday build a winery there. Until then, we welcome you to visit us at our newly renovated offices and tasting room located in the heart of downtown St. Helena at the historic Odd Fellows Lodge. From all of us at Orin Swift Cellars, we thank you for your interest and hope you continue to enjoy the wines, which we proudly offer. Read less

External Reviews for Orin Swift Locations Ar-3 By Dave Phinney Argentina Red Blend

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
02/18/2019

On behalf of Dave Phinney of Orin-Swift Cellars, we are pleased to announce the new joint venture called Locations. Constructed to be an international portfolio, it will consist of a series of wines featuring provincial character combined with individual personality. The offerings will originate from Spain (E), France (F), Italy (I), and beyond. Dave Phinney envisioned Locations while standing on a curb waiting for a taxi at Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris. Having noticed the ubiquitous country code stickers on the back of cars there, the proverbial light bulb went off for a new brand. The idea was to make a wine combining the best grape varieties from the great regions of France and apply the sticker as the label. Six months later he found himself putting together a blend with Richard Case, General Manager of D66, and a new business was born to make distinctive wines from exceptional “locations.” The project would not be limited to just France, but include Spain, Italy, the Southern Hemisphere, USA and beyond, with the sole purpose of not being constrained by appellation. Dave soon embarked on focused visits abroad to source the best fruit available to create blends in his style and manner. Like the Orin-Swift wines, these new releases are deep and full-flavored, but as always with the requisite balance to make them harmonious. And with price points that come in well below the Orin-Swift wines, Locations has been crafted to deliver not only good, but ridiculous bang for the buck! Simple * Complicated * Fun Locations is a simple concept made complicated that ultimately became a great deal of fun. The Simple: Make the best possible wine from a given country or location. The Complicated: Going out and tracking down the vineyards which are capable of delivering the quality of wine needed. The Fun: Travelling the world to visit incredible sites and meet amazing people that challenge each other to make the best wine possible. - Winery ** Only 4 in Stock **


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
01/09/2019

On behalf of Dave Phinney of Orin-Swift Cellars, we are pleased to announce the new joint venture called Locations. Constructed to be an international portfolio, it will consist of a series of wines featuring provincial character combined with individual personality. The offerings will originate from Spain (E), France (F), Italy (I), and beyond. Dave Phinney envisioned Locations while standing on a curb waiting for a taxi at Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris. Having noticed the ubiquitous country code stickers on the back of cars there, the proverbial light bulb went off for a new brand. The idea was to make a wine combining the best grape varieties from the great regions of France and apply the sticker as the label. Six months later he found himself putting together a blend with Richard Case, General Manager of D66, and a new business was born to make distinctive wines from exceptional “locations.” The project would not be limited to just France, but include Spain, Italy, the Southern Hemisphere, USA and beyond, with the sole purpose of not being constrained by appellation. Dave soon embarked on focused visits abroad to source the best fruit available to create blends in his style and manner. Like the Orin-Swift wines, these new releases are deep and full-flavored, but as always with the requisite balance to make them harmonious. And with price points that come in well below the Orin-Swift wines, Locations has been crafted to deliver not only good, but ridiculous bang for the buck! Simple * Complicated * Fun Locations is a simple concept made complicated that ultimately became a great deal of fun. The Simple: Make the best possible wine from a given country or location. The Complicated: Going out and tracking down the vineyards which are capable of delivering the quality of wine needed. The Fun: Travelling the world to visit incredible sites and meet amazing people that challenge each other to make the best wine possible. - Winery ** Only 6 in Stock **


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
03/01/2019

On behalf of Dave Phinney of Orin-Swift Cellars, we are pleased to announce the new joint venture called Locations. Constructed to be an international portfolio, it will consist of a series of wines featuring provincial character combined with individual personality. The offerings will originate from Spain (E), France (F), Italy (I), and beyond. Dave Phinney envisioned Locations while standing on a curb waiting for a taxi at Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris. Having noticed the ubiquitous country code stickers on the back of cars there, the proverbial light bulb went off for a new brand. The idea was to make a wine combining the best grape varieties from the great regions of France and apply the sticker as the label. Six months later he found himself putting together a blend with Richard Case, General Manager of D66, and a new business was born to make distinctive wines from exceptional “locations.” The project would not be limited to just France, but include Spain, Italy, the Southern Hemisphere, USA and beyond, with the sole purpose of not being constrained by appellation. Dave soon embarked on focused visits abroad to source the best fruit available to create blends in his style and manner. Like the Orin-Swift wines, these new releases are deep and full-flavored, but as always with the requisite balance to make them harmonious. And with price points that come in well below the Orin-Swift wines, Locations has been crafted to deliver not only good, but ridiculous bang for the buck! Simple * Complicated * Fun Locations is a simple concept made complicated that ultimately became a great deal of fun. The Simple: Make the best possible wine from a given country or location. The Complicated: Going out and tracking down the vineyards which are capable of delivering the quality of wine needed. The Fun: Travelling the world to visit incredible sites and meet amazing people that challenge each other to make the best wine possible. - Winery ** Only 3 in Stock **


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
08/27/2018

On behalf of Dave Phinney of Orin-Swift Cellars, we are pleased to announce the new joint venture called Locations. Constructed to be an international portfolio, it will consist of a series of wines featuring provincial character combined with individual personality. The offerings will originate from Spain (E), France (F), Italy (I), and beyond. Dave Phinney envisioned Locations while standing on a curb waiting for a taxi at Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris. Having noticed the ubiquitous country code stickers on the back of cars there, the proverbial light bulb went off for a new brand. The idea was to make a wine combining the best grape varieties from the great regions of France and apply the sticker as the label. Six months later he found himself putting together a blend with Richard Case, General Manager of D66, and a new business was born to make distinctive wines from exceptional “locations.” The project would not be limited to just France, but include Spain, Italy, the Southern Hemisphere, USA and beyond, with the sole purpose of not being constrained by appellation. Dave soon embarked on focused visits abroad to source the best fruit available to create blends in his style and manner. Like the Orin-Swift wines, these new releases are deep and full-flavored, but as always with the requisite balance to make them harmonious. And with price points that come in well below the Orin-Swift wines, Locations has been crafted to deliver not only good, but ridiculous bang for the buck! Simple * Complicated * Fun Locations is a simple concept made complicated that ultimately became a great deal of fun. The Simple: Make the best possible wine from a given country or location. The Complicated: Going out and tracking down the vineyards which are capable of delivering the quality of wine needed. The Fun: Travelling the world to visit incredible sites and meet amazing people that challenge each other to make the best wine possible. - Winery ** Only 12 in Stock **


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
02/26/2015

On behalf of Dave Phinney of Orin-Swift Cellars, we are pleased to announce the new joint venture called Locations. Constructed to be an international portfolio, it will consist of a series of wines featuring provincial character combined with individual personality. The offerings will originate from Spain (E), France (F), Italy (I), and beyond. Dave Phinney envisioned Locations while standing on a curb waiting for a taxi at Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris. Having noticed the ubiquitous country code stickers on the back of cars there, the proverbial light bulb went off for a new brand. The idea was to make a wine combining the best grape varieties from the great regions of France and apply the sticker as the label. Six months later he found himself putting together a blend with Richard Case, General Manager of D66, and a new business was born to make distinctive wines from exceptional “locations.” The project would not be limited to just France, but include Spain, Italy, the Southern Hemisphere, USA and beyond, with the sole purpose of not being constrained by appellation. Dave soon embarked on focused visits abroad to source the best fruit available to create blends in his style and manner. Like the Orin-Swift wines, these new releases are deep and full-flavored, but as always with the requisite balance to make them harmonious. And with price points that come in well below the Orin-Swift wines, Locations has been crafted to deliver not only good, but ridiculous bang for the buck! Simple * Complicated * Fun Locations is a simple concept made complicated that ultimately became a great deal of fun. The Simple: Make the best possible wine from a given country or location. The Complicated: Going out and tracking down the vineyards which are capable of delivering the quality of wine needed. The Fun: Travelling the world to visit incredible sites and meet amazing people that challenge each other to make the best wine possible. - Winery



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