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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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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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My favorite in the area

Gorgeous setting, nice professional staff, delicious wines and a bit off the beaten track. They know good service and wine! I've been visiting the wineries in this area for 20... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Chicago, IL
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80 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Gorgeous setting, nice professional staff, delicious wines and a bit off the beaten track. They know good service and wine! I've been visiting the wineries in this area for 20 years and this is my first go-to place when I'm in Los Olivos . I also love that I'm drinking wine from grapes grown on Santa Catalina island!! You wouldn't... More 

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Imperial Beach, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stop here during our wine tasting experience, nice place, my recommendation: "Soul of the Vine", a dessert wine.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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14 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stoped Solvang and searched 'things to do' from this TA. It was a great decision to choose Rusack vineyards. Though view was not that great outside since it's January but the wine tasting service from the guy showing us all his wine was very welcoming and not pushy to buy any wine of theirs at all. At $15 each... More 

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Thank Atom
Los Angeles
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I came here on a Sunday afternoon with 2 friends and we had a wonderful time. Marti and Kevin took great care of us and we heard many stories of the local history and wine families. Kevin has great knowledge of wine varieties and I learned valuable information. After our tasting (7 different wines, plus a couple of bonus tastes... More 

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Solvang, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Perfect for picnic under beautiful oak trees, and wonderful wine. Peaceful atmosphere , tables and chairs provided.

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Ventura, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

Rusack is relatively new. They are small volume (around 5000 cases per year). Started by people related to the Wrigley family with access to some of the old growth family owned vines on the Channel Islands and Catalina Islands as well as the local vineyards. We have been to the winery about six times now and joined their wine club... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015 via mobile

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

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 

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Rancho Cucamonga, California
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

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 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

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 

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