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We were travelling with friends and went to visit a different winery they like but it was closed. So we decided to pop into to Swinging Gate. What a great find. Doug was generous and knowledgeable, we tasted everything he had. Nellie the dog was...More
Doug and Nelly (the pupper) greeted us as soon as we pulled up. They shared their knowledge with us on all of the wines they produce. They have a couple of wines that you won’t see everywhere which was pretty cool! Doug was more than...More
Greated by Nellie the wine dog who was more then happy to have a pat.
Doug the owner immediately jumped off his fork lift and took us in
Doug was super knowledgeable and friendly without being annoying or floggy like some other wineries I’ve been...More
We completed a self driven winery tour of a few wineries and after a few recommendations, we stopped by on our way back to our accommodation. The owner was so friendly, engaging and even allowed us to try some of the 2018 wines that haven't...More
We went to this vineyard to try some of their wine which I had tried previously at Festivale.
The girls liked the bubbles but we ventured on to try the others. The field blend was something we had not tried before and we both purchased...More
After a full day exploring various wineries and food destinations we stumbled across Swinging Gate.
Quite possibly the best cellar door we visited. Doug was real, genuine and down to earth. It made for a pleasant and relaxing tasting.
Doug is an assist not only...More
A lovely employee at Tamar Ridge suggested this little gem. It is a small operation and quite new on the scene. Of all the wineries we visited, the cellar door experience here was our best experience of the day. The wine was far superior to...More
By far the smallest of the wineries we visited when touring the Tamar Valley, but by far the most interesting, engaging and down to earth of any of those visited. Doug is passionate about his wines and it shows - more than just a job....More