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Rusack Vineyards

1819 Ballard Canyon Rd, Solvang, CA 93463-9766
+1 805-688-1278
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Out of the way but worth it

Rusack Vineyards is worth the couple mile drive from Solvang - through the bucolic scenery, passing... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jack A
5 stars for Rusack wines!!!!

First of all can I say that Stephanie, who works at this winery was amazing. She rolled out the red... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
erolotus
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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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1819 Ballard Canyon Rd, Solvang, CA 93463-9766
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rusack Vineyards is worth the couple mile drive from Solvang - through the bucolic scenery, passing by bisons and long horned cattle. Rusack Winery has excellent wine and it is a beautiful winery. You should make the time to visit Rusack.

Thank Jack A
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First of all can I say that Stephanie, who works at this winery was amazing. She rolled out the red carpet for our wine tour group of doctors and it was an unforgettable experience. The winery was recommended to us by Andrew Murray of Andrew...More

Thank erolotus
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Started our tour here and had beautiful seating at the deck - wines were amazing and love the Sauvignon Blanc. Our host Stephanie Varner had a wealth of knowledge on the wines and passion as well. Great experience, highly recommend a visit

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a friendly gentleman from MA pour our tasting. There was also a women with a great sense of humor working there:) Both employees were very knowledgeable and helpful to guide us to other wineries. We had 2 tastings and bought a bottle of...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

You won’t want to leave! Bring a picnic or buy a cheese plate and crackers, then relax with delicious wines on the outdoor patio! This is the prettiest winery in the area- beautifully landscaped- flowers everywhere! $15 tastings pp. We bought a bottle for the...More

Thank Scott H
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Reviewed May 3, 2018

We've never visited Rusack, but heard about it being a great place for a picnic - and great wine. So we picked up our lunch at the Olivos Market and tasted a few selections at Rusack before buying a bottle. Outside, they have a few...More

Thank djodland
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Reviewed April 8, 2018

Close to Solvang, Rusack Vineyards was a perfect spot for our picnic lunch. Both sunny and shaded tables overlooked the rolling hills of the Santa Ynez Valley. We enjoyed the Syrah, the Pinot Noir, and the Rose'. Rusack is smaller in size than some vineyards...More

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Reviewed March 29, 2018 via mobile

Wines as elegant as the grounds. Great picnic area with room for well behaved dogs Wine Buds”breaking ...Birds chirping ,picnickers munching. Certain wines so good that they sell out weeks from release, which is why we joined the Anacapa Club We have quit 6 clubs...More

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Reviewed January 14, 2018 via mobile

The location and views are great. The wines are also some of the best in the area. Very helpful and informative staff. Worth the trip. Thanks.

Thank Reed W
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Reviewed December 30, 2017

We loved every wine we tried at Rusack, while we had our own picnic at a table on their deck. Great place for a picnic and a relaxing pour. I would go in for our next pouring as we went through the list. We did...More

1  Thank Dan R
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Isaac B
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I went on a very rainy day so I didn't see outdoor sitting, which they have. I don't want to assume so call them directly, they are very friendly and by far my favorite vineyard
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