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Rideau Vineyard

1562 Alamo Pintado Road, Solvang, CA 93463
+1 805-688-0717
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Ranked #3 of 25 activities in Solvang
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Wineries
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Ventura, California
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16 reviews 16 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Rowland Heights, California, USA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Traveling to Rideau Vineyard via bike was fun. The vineyard tasting manager saw that we were hot and immediately rushed to get us cold water with a twist of a lemon. She was so nice. She went on to give us a personal wine tasting of some pretty good table wines of both whites and reds.

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Brasilia, DF
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101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

We visited several wineries in Solvang; I wasn't expecting much from Rideau, especially when I saw the size of their tasting room - a 'tourist trap', I thought. How glad I was to find out I was wrong! Their wines are really good, and although the usual tasting, in most wineries, include 5 or 6 wines, here we tried more... More

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Lompoc, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

Rideau is truly one of the best wineries there is! From the beautiful location to the historic house, to the spectacular wines, one can't go wrong. Iris, the owner is a true gem and often is in the tasting room visiting with visitors.

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San Diego
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11 reviews 11 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

We bought two tickets for this 11am tour on Groupon. It was even more enjoyable than we had expected , mostly thanks to our guide, Norma. The history of the house and grounds are quite interesting, but Norma's Irish charm is what really won everyone over. There may not be much to see as far as wine preparation is concerned,... More

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Altadena
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I love their wine; I am on their quarterly list. When I am in LA (6 months of the year), I visit Solvang (in December) and the Rideau Winery. I visited before December, 2012, but there was no drop down menu for me.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

We were a group of over 30 people seniors arriving at Rideau on 10/24/13. It was not my first time but it has been a while. We were to have a wine tasting while there. Our hostess I guess did her best. There were two tasting rooms. We had the larger one. In the smaller room they had bread and... More

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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

First visited Rideau when they were a very small winery. We wandered in and took a look at the wine tasting list on the counter. No wines listed interested me. I mentioned to my wife there was nothing that either of us would care for. The server heard me and asked what wines I liked. I told her and she... More

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Idaho
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

While visiting Solvang, we did our own wine tour at the nearby wineries. Rideau was the last one we visited, and probably our favorite for several reasons. We didn't do the tasting, but enjoyed a glass of their recommended red wine, and sat in Adirondack chairs on the lawn enjoying the beautiful setting. The wine was very good, and the... More

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