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Rideau Vineyard

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Address: 1562 Alamo Pintado Road, Solvang, CA 93463
Phone Number: +1 805-688-0717
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Sun - Fri 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Good but expensive wine, great atmosphere in the "house"

Travel out through the vineyards to this large "house" like tasting room, with its beautiful grounds. There are nice old trees (and shaded areas to sit), many flowers, and then... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
MarianneCa
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CA
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23 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Travel out through the vineyards to this large "house" like tasting room, with its beautiful grounds. There are nice old trees (and shaded areas to sit), many flowers, and then the French decorations once inside. The first part of the house is the older (but great looking I thought) and then the large tasting area has been added on, with... More 

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vandenberg village, ca
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rideau Winery and Vineyard is worth a trip to the Santa Ynez Valley from anywhere around the world, including we locals from the Central Coast. Owner and entrepreneur extraordinaire Iris Rideau has ensured a first class experience for any visitor. Her attention to detail is noticeable and appreciated. From her highly trained staff to her gold medal wines, a visit... More 

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Scotland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not too sure about a vineyard tour around the area so checked places nearby and found this. So glad we did! The house itself is beautiful. Lovingly renovated and adhering to historical codes. Our Irish guide, Shay, is full of relevant information and approachable. We got the tour with the small hor d' ouvres. Great value considering you're getting a... More 

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Santa Maria, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been coming here for some years now. Beautiful grounds, friendly staff and good wine. They offer picnic areas on the grass with shade from beautiful old oak trees as well as wine barrel tables with umbrellas and chairs. Indoor seating is available as well. Several times we have enjoyed the free band playing along with nice variety of... More 

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Goleta, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

Visited on a quiet Wednesday afternoon and enjoyed a lovely tasting, the winemaker even stopped in for a quick chat. I introduced my friend to the wines, she had never been here despite living in Buellton! She's already made plans to bring her husband for a relaxing tasting and picnic on the beautiful patio or lawn chairs. The wines are... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

We spent a Monday afternoon exploring Solvang, including a stop at Rideau Vineyard! We received excellent service from the tasting room staff and enjoyed our tasting, which included 6 red and white varieties (3 of each) for $12. They also have red and white blends on tap and a carafe is just $15 - a bargain! The house itself is... More 

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Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016 via mobile

We stopped here and Seth poured us each a glass from their reserve; a white wine with a nice price @ $5 per glass. We ordered a flatbread Margherita pizza. We ate on picnic tables underneath shady oak trees. Old roses in many colors in spring are just unbelievable. My camera did not do them justice. What a fragrance. We... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016

My boyfriend found this winery / vineyard through google reviews while we were visiting Santa Ynez. We decided to visit Rideau because of the positive ratings and it was situated on an actual vineyard—not just a tasting room in town. Although the decor is a bit New Orleans kitsch, we found it to have the best wine, most pleasant grounds... More 

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Wasaga Beach, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

If you are looking for a Winery of Beauty on the grounds and surroundings this is A must see set in a old heritage home with nice decor. The tasting room is set up In neat older style furniture with a New Orleans decor. They have a Excellet selection Of wines to choose from ( Mardi Gras look through out)

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San Diego, California
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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

We did the travelzoo voucher for tour and tasting here. Shaye was awesome and super knowledgable. We are new to wine tasting and there was no question we felt uncomfortable asking. The wine was good and the grounds were good. Best part was the tour!

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