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Bob Swain

For over a decade, winemaker Bob Swain has dedicated himself to crafting wines of character that truly express what makes Mendocino County, his home, special. In addition to winemaking and production, Bob also oversees the planting, farming and harvesting of Parducci’s estate vineyards and manages the winery’s relationships with its outside growers. Bob’s talent and dedication to excellence are reflected in the countless awards and accolades Parducci wines have won since his arrival.

1974: BS in Enology, California State University Fresno
1974: Gallo Wines in Livingston, CA
1979: Assistant General Manager at Numano Sake Brewery (now Takara Sake) in Berkeley, CA
1980: Cellar Master, Clos Du Val
1997: Head Winemaker, Parducci Wine Cellars
2004: Parducci purchased by Mendocino Wine Co.


Parducci Sauvignon Blanc 2007 vintage
Best of Class, 2009 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Comp.

Parducci Petite Sirah 2006 vintage
90 points, Wine Enthusiast
#22, Top 100 Best Buy Wines for 2009

Parducci True Grit Petite Sirah 2005 vintage
92 points, Wine & Spirits

Parducci True Grit Petite Sirah 2004 vintage
93 points, Wine Enthusiast
94 points, Wine & Spirits
Top 100 Wines for 2008, Wine Enthusiast
100 Best Wines 2008, Wine & Spirits

Parducci True Grit Petite Sirah 2003 vintage
92 points, Wine Enthusiast
92 points, Connoisseurs Guide

Parducci Chardonnay 2001 vintage
One of the Best “United States Values”, Wine Spectator

Parducci Petite Sirah 1999 vintage
100 Things Worth Every Penny annual list, Forbes


Bob Swain Top 10 Playlist

(Actually more...)

  1. Alice’s Restaurant Massacree, Arlo Guthrie
  2. Coming into Los Angeles, Arlo Guthrie
  3. Piece of My Heart, Janice Joplin
  4. Ball and Chain, Janice Joplin
  5. Darkness Darkness, Youngbloods
  6. Light My Fire, Doors
  7. The End, Doors
  8. Teach Your Children, Crosby Stills Nash and Young
  9. Carry On, Crosby Stills Nash and Young
  10. Crossroads, Cream
  11. Song for Juli, Jesse Colin Young
  12. It’s A Beautiful Day, Jesse Colin Young
  13. White Bird, Jesse Colin Young
  14. White Rabbit, Jefferson Airplane
  15. Volunteers, Jefferson Airplane
  16. Jingo, Carlos Santana
  17. Havana Moon, Carlos Santana
  18. You Can’t Always Get What You Want, Rolling Stones
  19. Susi Q, Rolling Stones
  20. I Feel Like I’m Fixin’ to Die Rag, Country Joe and the Fish
  21. Can You Hear Me, The Who
  22. See Me Feel Me, The Who
  23. Proud Mary, Tina Turner
  24. Private Dancer, Tina Turner
  25. Jesus is Just Alright, Doobie Brothers
  26. Truckin, Grateful Dead
  27. Sugar Magnolia, Grateful Dead
  28. Hungrey Freaks Daddy, Frank Zappa Mothers of Invention
  29. Who Are the Brain Police, Frank Zappa Mothers of Invention


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