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“Great Staff” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Rusack Vineyards

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
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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.
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
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57 reviews 57 reviews
11 attraction reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Great Staff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

Wonderful views perfect for a picnic with outdoor seating! Staff was very wonderful. Wines were one of my husbands favorite.

Visited August 2012
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San Diego, California
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60 reviews 60 reviews
35 attraction reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“No need to Whine”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

We stopped in for some wine tasting in June, 2012 while on a "girls road trip". The grounds and views are beautiful. The wines are okay. The pours are poor. But we enjoyed sitting out on the deck, taking in the sights and just enjoying the evening.

Visited June 2012
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Santa Ynez, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Rude”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

Pourer could have cared less if we were there. He made me feel uncomfortable and like he was doing us a favor. Grounds are beautiful, tasting room is nice, backstory (Wrigley) is fun.

Visited February 2012
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Long Island
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66 reviews 66 reviews
11 attraction reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“Great winery, very scenic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2012

We visited this winery as part of an organized wine tour. The scenery is beautiful and the wines were excellent. This was the larger of the 4 vineyards we visited, yet we were given individual attention and told about each wine we tasted.

Well worth a stop when visiting the wine country in Santa Ynez.

Visited June 2012
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Aliso Viejo, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“definitely hit this winery”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

this is a winner and must be included in your tour....excellent wines and beautiful scenery.

Visited June 2012
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