my husband and I have been visiting the Osoyoos area twice a year for a mini-holiday since 2008. On our first trip, we drove past a few signs for Rustico and didn't bother stopping, as we hadn't ever heard of it and they were promoting their Zinfandel - which is not a particularly successful grape varietal in Canadian climates. However, one day during our touring, we decided to try it out. Bruce (the owner) and his staff were so welcoming, fun and passionate about what they did that we had an amazing time.... so much so that we would have said the same even if the wine turned out to be awful - BUT IT DIDN'T!! The wine is great; the prices are very reasonable and the overall experience is alwayss phenomenal. Ever since that first visit (including since the birth of our son in 2010), we have made a point of visiting Rustico every time we are in the region. We buy an inexpensive picnic lunch to bring and eat on the terrace that overlooks the vineyard and lake below and enjoy a lovely bottle of wine while we soak up the warm air, beautiful surroundings and amazing views. I highly recommend Rustico for both wine lovers looking for something new and unique and for families with parents who are looking to do some tasting while the kids are in tow without being made to feel guilty or unwelcome. Rest assured that there is plenty to keep the little ones amused while mom and dad sample some great wines and the staff always go out of their way to make the kids fees special :) Thanks Rustico - We look forward to seeing you again this May!!
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