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Rideau Vineyard

Address: 1562 Alamo Pintado Road, Solvang, CA 93463
Phone Number: +1 805-688-0717
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Ranked #3 of 30 Activities in Solvang
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Wineries, Food & Drink
Attraction details
Type: Wineries, Food & Drink
Sun - Fri 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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English first
Southern California
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66 reviews 66 reviews
11 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

One of the better vineyards to visit for a tasting in the Santa Ynez valley. Decent wines, friendly staff, interesting old tasting rooms.

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Big Bear Region, California
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97 reviews 97 reviews
22 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We packed ourselves a picnic and enjoyed this park like setting as we had our wine tasting. It is a beautiful old building filled with history. Well worth a visit.

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San Bernardino, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Very nice and beautiful winery! Wine tour only $35/couple with Groupon purchase. We met the owner and enjoyed a band on the grass after our tour. Best time to go is the 1 pm tour on a Saturday or Sunday.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We found this little gem on Groupon and had such a great time there! Our tour guide was informative, fun and had the most enchanting Irish brogue! Thank you my fine and generous '31st cousin'! (...as she referred to me, being Irish too. ;->) The pairing was terrific and we had the opportunity to order pizza for lunch afterwards. It... More 

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Thousand Oaks, California
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56 reviews 56 reviews
19 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Somehow we had never been here even though we've been wine tasting in the Santa Ynez/ Solvang area many times. I'm not a big fan of pinot nor but theirs was delicious as well as their Grenache and Syrah. I don't think there was one wine that we didn't like. The tasting room and the grounds are beautiful. The pourers... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Pourers are delightful. Music is always enjoyable. The wine is perfection. Iris makes it her priority to be certain of it and it shows.

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014 via mobile

I tried this wine tour and tasting from a Groupon promotion. It was top notch. Norma was our guide and Iris, the owner and only female vintner in the USA and her 2 dogs accompanied our small group of 14 on the tour. The wines were really good though I am not an expert. The prices to buy ranged in... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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45 reviews 45 reviews
24 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

A lovely property and vineyard. Enjoy the roses! Our sommelier was so helpful with our tasting. She paired our wines with some that were not on the list as well as "on draft wines". Very interesting to taste in comparison to barrel aged etc. I love the feel and friendliness. They are not pretentious at all compared to some vineyards... More 

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Ventura, California
17 reviews 17 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

There's an old Irish saying: "Be they kings, or poets, or farmers, They're a people of great worth, They keep company with the angels, And bring a bit of heaven here to earth." Norma, the gracious, knowledgeable, and whimsical Irish lady who gave my wife and I two hours of Rideau vineyards history and wine 101, made our time at... More 

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Rohnert Park, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014 via mobile

We enjoyed the wine tour and tasting very much and our guide was phenomenal (Norma I think? ). We left the 2 bottles of wine we'd purchased but after a number of phone calls and a letter to Iris Rideau, the wine arrived at our home. Wine is delicious and other than our guide, the staff is un-helpful. Still worth... More 

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