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Rideau Vineyard

1562 Alamo Pintado Road, Solvang, CA 93463
+1 805-688-0717
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Ranked #4 of 27 activities in Solvang
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Wineries
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San Bernardino, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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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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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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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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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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
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
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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
3 reviews 3 reviews
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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107 helpful votes 107 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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