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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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11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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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Beautiful grounds and wines

We loved this winary, it was a weekday so pretty quiet when we visited but can see why it is so popular. We had a wine tasting each for $15 which includes a glass to take home... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Georgina R
Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved this winary, it was a weekday so pretty quiet when we visited but can see why it is so popular. We had a wine tasting each for $15 which includes a glass to take home. For $20 we bought a charcuterie plate to enjoy in the the grounds for lunch. The staff were relaxed and friendly. Would highly... More 

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El Segundo, California
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10 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were looking for a great place to picnic with friends when we visited Solvang, and we heard about Rusack. We visited El Rancho Market to pick up our food, drove to the Rusack vineyard & bought a nice bottle of Chardonnay. We had a lovely picnic lunch on their patio overlooking the vineyard (they even provided wine glasses for... More 

Thank laurob1234
Rancho Cucamonga, California
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the perfect location for a picnic. I only like sweet wines, and they only offer one dessert wine that I actually liked (I shared a tasting with my husband for that same reason), but I still really enjoyed visiting this winery. It is absolutely beautiful. Everyone there was having a picnic, it truly is the perfect place to... More 

Thank christy91730
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I first visited Rusack's tasting room today and I was blown away, not only by the Chardonnay, but by the beautiful pateo and views of the vineyard and mountains. You are welcome to bring food and sit outside while tasting or just enjoying a fine Rusack wine. I highly recommend Rusack as a stop on any tasting trip. It's not... More 

Thank princessinchica... .
Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We hosted our ladies lunch bridal party wine tasting at Rusack. We had a party ranging from babies to grandmas and it was a blast! The staff truly treated us with kindness, patience and class. The wine was amazing. The view beautiful and the surroundings were peaceful, serene and everything we wanted! My future husband didn't get to experience it,... More 

Thank stacey s
Dundee, Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

Decided to have lunch here and was not disappointed, beautiful views from the shaded deck. Had a tasting whilst having lunch which was lovely. The tasting was $15 and you get to keep the glass. Will be back next time we're in the area.

Thank JillyDundee
Bedford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Traveled out for a days wine tasting , was 97degrees Had a bottle of wine for $30 and cheese plate at $20 Was really too hot to sit outside but we did , very enjoyable afternoon

Thank LouiseAhmadi
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

In Solvang for Danish Days, we decided to do a wine tasting. We drove out of town and found Rusack Vineyards easily. We enjoyed the surroundings and decor. There were a few ladies there to assist us. We were a group and several paid $15 for the wine tasting which included a souvenir wine glass to take home. There is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Grab some bread and cheese and enjoy the view from the deck! Nice place to visit. Went to 4 wineries. .this one had the nicest place to sit.

Thank Liz M
Tucson, Arizona, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

Great value for price. $15 included tasting glass and a flight of 6 Rusack wines. This was our first visit to any tasting room and Rick was very patient with our questions, hospitable and immediately made us feel welcome. No sales pressure, so little that he told us about the policy that we could share a tasting, which made sense... More 

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