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“Great Wines and Beautiful Location”
Review of Rusack Vineyards

Rusack Vineyards
Ranked #4 of 53 things to do in Solvang
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Santa Monica, California, United States
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7 reviews
“Great Wines and Beautiful Location”
Reviewed February 17, 2012

Take lunch and buy a bottle of wine from this wonderful vineyard and enjoy on their beautiful deck overlooking the grapes!

Visited February 2012
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Los Angeles
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“gorgeous vineyard for a picnic”
Reviewed January 31, 2012

the winery is gorgeous with yummy sauv blanc- we picnicked on the grounds and the drive up to the vineyard is lovely, with Byson, and cow surrounding.

Visited January 2012
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Los Angeles, California
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18 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Knowledgeable staff and a great product!”
Reviewed January 25, 2012

Came through here a few months ago with a friend after exploring the coast. The guy( I think Joe) was very informative even as we were there at the end of the day. he took his time to make sure we go the info we were looking for. I am no wine expert, but they had a great variety! The views are worth the stop as well.

Visited October 2011
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Montecito CA
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70 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Good wines and a good, secluded setting”
Reviewed January 13, 2012

Their wines are good, and this is one of the better wineries to visit.. The reserve chardonnays and pinot noirs especially so. There is a picnic area, so you can bring food from the grocery stores in Santa Ynez or Los Olivos and sit outside under the trees and drink a bottle of their wine.

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Sierra Madre, California
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324 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
“Well done winery and great place for a picnic”
Reviewed January 7, 2012

We brough our own cheese, meat and bread and drank Rusack wines outside enjoying a beautiful view.

Visited December 2011
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