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Rusack Vineyards

1819 Ballard Canyon Road, Solvang, CA 93463
+1 805-688-1278
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Ranked #2 of 30 Activities in Solvang
Type: Wineries, Food & Drink
Owner description: We are a boutique winery and vineyard, nestled among the oak-studded rolling hills of Ballard...
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Type: Wineries, Food & Drink
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Houston, Texas
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114 reviews 114 reviews
33 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The first vineyard we ever visited where we liked each wine we tasted. Too bad they have such small production so the wine club ships only 2 bottles twice a year. Make the effort to visit and buy.

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

I haven't been to all the wineries in the Santa Ynez valley area, but I've visited a lot. My favorites are Lafond and Rusack, in that order. In both cases the wines are very good, the views and scenery are magnificent, and the service is friendly and enthusiastic. Both are a little isolated and off the beaten track. The tasting... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This was our first time at Rusack Vineyards, but it won't be our last. What a great experience! Super friendly staff, who were both attentive and very informative. The wine selections were fantastic! Beautiful patio where you can sit and enjoy your wine and admire the beautiful landscape that surrounds you...so peaceful.

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NC
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72 reviews 72 reviews
10 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

I have to say I'm reluctant to tell anyone about this Winery. We've been going for years and I just love it. It's off the beaten track and can be reached via Solving or Los Olivos though it's a little hard to find. The staff are great and the wine is really good also. I love the picnic area, it... More 

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Goleta, California
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29 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This tasting room is a little off the well traveled path, but the drive is bucolic and interesting, especially if the buffalo are grazing near the fence. The patio is a great setting to have a picnic or snack. (I wish the staff would serve out there rather than having to go inside for each tasting). The wines are fun,... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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39 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We always look forward to a visit to Rusack's beautiful winery. Patio is the perfect setting to wine taste and enjoy a picnic lunch. Staff were friendly and informative as always. Wine flight was excellent and it was a highlight of the day. There are plenty of tables and seats available on a busy end of summer afternoon. Leisurely pace... More 

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San Francisco
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The picnic area alone is worth a trip. Terrific chardonnay, pinot, syrah and (new to us this time) zinfandel.

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Bedworth, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We called around lunch time and had the sample wines for $12, lovely setting amongst vines and rolling hills. Take a picknic and just take in the silence on a well set out patio just a couple of miles outside of Solvang. Very enjoyable

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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

This winery is a bit out of the way, but well worth finding and driving out to. It is a wonderful quiet setting. Bring a picnic and hang around wine tasting. We would go here again and again.

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Los Angeles, California
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62 reviews 62 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Went to this winery back in May and fell in love with it. The outdoor setting is spectacular with its fountains, oak trees, meandering paths. We also fell in love with their wines. They are knowledgeable and friendly. The tasting fee is $10.00 and we enjoyed all of them from the Rose to the desert wine. The reds in-between were... More 

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