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Rusack Vineyards

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Address: 1819 Ballard Canyon Road, Solvang, CA 93463
Phone Number: +1 805-688-1278
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Description: We are a boutique winery and vineyard, nestled among the oak-studded...
We are a boutique winery and vineyard, nestled among the oak-studded rolling hills of Ballard Canyon. Our mission is to create world-class, handcrafted wines that reflect our commitment to excellence and our love for this region. That commitment begins in our Estate Vineyard, which we re-planted in 2003 in order to capture the true character of Ballard Canyon, and which we meticulously farm in small lots. It extends to the winemaking process, during which we go to every possible length to achieve the delicate balance of "elegance & power" (Robert Parker, August 2010) for which our wines have become known around the world. Finally, it extends to our label, a Catalina tile, a family legacy symbol of our belief in the beauty of what arises from blending craft, earth, art and family.
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This family owned and run winery produces good Santa Barbara County wines. The tasting at $15 includes an embossed glass to keep. The red wines are better than the whites and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

This family owned and run winery produces good Santa Barbara County wines. The tasting at $15 includes an embossed glass to keep. The red wines are better than the whites and they also produce a dessert wine

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Henderson, Nevada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

This wine tasting and picnic was a highlight of our trip to the Solvang area! Thanks to my fellow reviewers on TripAdvisor - that's how we decided to come here! This is a really beautiful spot and the tasting room is right in the middle of the growing vines. Big props to Rick and Marti - they made our tasting... More 

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Napa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

We wanted to buy a bottle of wine to enjoy with our lunch at the picnic tables with the wonderful view. We got to taste three different wines. I loved the Zinfandel and my husband very much enjoyed the Syrah. We live in the Napa Valley and were pleasantly surprised to taste such good wines in a different area. We... More 

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Marana, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Best place in the Santa Ynez for lunch & Rusack's fine wine. You bring your own lunch & they provide their fine wines

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Torrance, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

I have visited many many wineries in the Santa Ynez valley and this by far is one of my favorites. What a great place to enjoy a tasting and the staff just wonderful. I was there alone to taste and never felt alone. The staff took very good care of me. Kevin was fantastic. He explained each wine with the... More 

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Del Mar, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

I really enjoy exploring SB County wineries. I grew up in the area during the 80s and have watched as the industry grew slowly at first to what has become a mature and respected wine producing region. This vintner is a fine example of what is produced within the county, a county the size of Napa and Sonoma combined. It... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

The wine is some of the best I have ever tasted. We arrived around 11:30 am on a Saturday and the tasting room staff was excellent. Even the cleaning staff was very friendly. The outdoor patio sitting area was very clean and the view was so relaxing. We bought 2 bottles of Merlot and I think we will soon have... More 

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Southport, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We went to Rusack on the basis of the TA recommendations. Multiple wine tastings are not our thing, but we do enjoy tasting good quality wines and talking to the local staff who actually know the wine and the area. The visit to Rusack was everything we wanted. The wine tasting is $12 per head, and includes a good quality,... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

A small winery with excellent wines and nice people. Good for tastings and a good wine club. They have a wanted sign for Grape Crushing Personnel. You'll be pleased you met these folk.

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La Palma, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Rusack Vineyards is a little bit hard to find as it is not near any other wineries. Beautiful location. Very Good 2012 Solomon Hills Pinot Noir for $45. Tasting fee was $12. Good Service.

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