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Loxton Cellars, Glen Ellen, CA

Loxton Cellars

4.8
4.8
71 Reviews
$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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • 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

What 71 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.9Value

NoiseModerate

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  • San Francisco Bay Area

    Best Ambiance

  • San Francisco Bay Area

    Best Value

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  1. AH

    AndrewH

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had another outstanding visit with the team at Location. The people and the wine keep us coming back. One of our great finds.
  2. A

    Agregoryne

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely loved everything about Loxton! The wine is amazing, the location beautiful, and the winemaker great to talk with. We did the Vineyard Walkabout with the winemaker, Chris Loxton. This made our visit even more special. Totally worth it!
  3. s

    stealthman

    Las Vegas

    63 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They don't serve food at the winery, just great wine.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super great! Very nice and calm environment. Great tour and tasting. Super interesting. Thank You!
  5. G

    Genevieve

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Casual, relaxed and friendly. Hosts took the time to explain everything and to chat.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    No food, website make you rate it. I loved learning about the wine and thought process. Loxton was quite and it felt like a personalized experience and not going to a “chain restaurant” where everything is always the same.
  7. MC

    MaryC

    Naples

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Met with owner and winemaker. Great outdoor seating and good wines.
  8. V

    Volod

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wine was very nice and it was lovely chatting with the owner and winemaker Chris. It was a very nice atmosphere for the tasting.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely quiet little winery off the main road. Great service from Lisa, knowledgable about the wines on offer and local area. Note some of the grapes are not grown on site, but don’t let that put you off - please go!
  10. CR

    CarolR

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An absolutely lovely setting. Lovely wines. Very informative service. The owner was there and we enjoyed his humor and Australian influence in the winemaking. It was a quiet atmosphere, relaxing, and no nonsense. Delicious.
  11. S

    Snowgoose

    Hawaii

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chris Loxton was knowledgeable, passionate, charming—we learned more about grape vines, soils, Nature in the vineyard, scrub jays and baby quail, and wine growing and making and tasting than we knew. It was casual and delightful!
  12. JL

    JLE77

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chris was the best, we enjoyed his stories and the wine was delicious!
  13. AW

    AmberW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chris is knowledgable and informative, and it's great to hear from someone with a clear passion for what they are making.
  14. BG

    BobG

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Spent an hour and a half with the winemaker and owner, most of that in the vineyards learning about their techniques, experiences and the difficulty of managing a winery. WE learned a lot and absolutely enjoyed the experience.
  15. KC

    KristaC

    Dallas

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience at this vineyard. Felt very personal and relaxing. Vineyard is beautiful and vegan. Go to Sonoma not Napa.
  16. SB

    SamB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loxton was a perfect, quaint, family winery. It was our last one of the day and a wonderful finish. Our server, I forget their name, was very interactive, answering any question we threw and clearly knowledgable. Also they said they helped pick the grapes that make their wine, so it felt very personal. 10/10 recommend, perfectly different than the big wineries.
  17. RK

    RKinSF

    London

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Intimacy, wonderful and reasonably priced.
  18. RR

    RichR

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The wine tasting experience was fabulous! The wines were delicious and the owner fun to talk to. Highly recommend a tasting in the vineyard. The view is lovely and the setting peaceful.
  19. M

    Maddy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Chris provides an excellent overview of not only his vineyard, but others around him. We appreciated his perspective as a smaller winery owner, as most tours are only offered at larger vineyards.
  20. PM

    PatriciaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The tour was extremely educational and informative. We learned so much about the growing of grapes, local environment and wine making process. Highly recommend this tour if you want to learn the basics about growing and winemaking from an experienced winemaker. The delicious wines are a major bonus!
  21. CD

    CarmenD

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding wine and service. Chris Loxton is so knowledgeable about winemaking and, at the same time, makes you feel like your family. His energy and passion is contagious. And his commitment to the success of the Sonoma wine industry is commendable. Do not miss the opportunity to visit Loxton Winery
  22. DH

    DawnH

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved visiting the Loxton Cellars. We love the small wineries with the owners involved. The view is beautiful and the people were very welcoming. Wonderful experience and wine!
  23. AH

    AllieH

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible find! Such a wonderful winery unlike any others we visited while in Sonoma. Would highly recommend!
  24. F

    Fickerson

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot for wine and a chat! Wine was delish and the owner was really informative about the wine and region
  25. MS

    MatthieuS

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a great wine tasting with different options to seat outdoor with an amazing view on the Vineyard and the hills around the property. Service was great and casual, very good pricing ($20 for 5 tasting with 1 white wine, 3 red wine and 1 port). No food served but you can bring yours.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great wine tasting. Helpful and friendly staff!
  27. SC

    SeekingCraftWineInSonoma

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2022

    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.
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. LP

    LisaP

    Tampa

    25 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    25 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.
  31. M

    Micilovesgreatfood0070070

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 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.
  32. 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!
  33. 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
  34. 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.
  35. 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.
  36. 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.
  37. AP

    AlexandraP

    San Francisco

    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!
  38. 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.
  39. 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!
  40. 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

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sanitizer 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

FAQs

Loxton Cellars is rated 4.8 stars by 71 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Loxton Cellars

11466 Dunbar Rd, Glen Ellen, CA 95442

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    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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