Orin Swift Cellars
Wines Designed to Stir Your Emotions.
Wines from Orin Swift are designed to stir your emotions, and serve as a great centerpiece to anyone's wine rack.
Orin Swift - Designed to Stir Your Emotions
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A Brief History of Dave Phinney's "Orin Swift Cellars"
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, he founded Orin Swift Cellars in 1998.
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 brand to what it is today.