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Rusack Vineyards

1819 Ballard Canyon Rd, Solvang, CA 93463-9766
+1 805-688-1278
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Best winery in Santa Ynez Valley

Gorgeous location. Take lunch, pick a bottle of wine and relax on the deck. You'll think you're in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
LeeAnn O
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Stunning wines

We biked to Rusack Vineyards and had to stop for a tasting! All their wines were very well... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
syr43
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Frisco, Colorado
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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.
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good21%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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1819 Ballard Canyon Rd, Solvang, CA 93463-9766
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+1 805-688-1278

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Gorgeous location. Take lunch, pick a bottle of wine and relax on the deck. You'll think you're in Italy! Great staff and wines. Been going for years and this trip took lunch and had the Santa Barbara Chard two days in a row. Highly recommend...I'm...More

Thank LeeAnn O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We biked to Rusack Vineyards and had to stop for a tasting! All their wines were very well balances. The Chardonnay and Pinot Noir really stood out!

1  Thank syr43
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wife & I found this place by accident 2 yrs ago on visit to Santa Barbara. This trip to Solvang; we visited twice more! Lovely setting in the hills with great shade trees & breeze. Staff are lovely. U can buy cheese, meat & cracker...More

1  Thank TRAVELLEREDD
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Easy drive up from Santa Barbara area. We emailed to see if we could bring our dogs. Yes is the answer and they reserved us a table under a huge tree with grass. Super nice people. Bring a lunch and buy a bottle of wine....More

1  Thank phxaz54
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First stop on our wine trip. Rick was a great host. Five wines to taste. Great sitting area among the shade trees and vines. Worth the stop.

1  Thank Steve M
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

Began our overnight getaway with a stop at Rusack Vineyards. Mike and Don were very friendly and attentive. Excellent wines, both reds and whites, and a beautiful location to sip and picnic on their shady patio. Atmosphere and subtle music were perfect. A little out...More

1  Thank Ren P
Reviewed 9 August 2017

This is a great place to stop for lunch. Rusack makes quite lovely, not super expensive wines. It is a short drive from the town of Los Olivos. But best of all is the large deck shaded by oak trees with tables to sit, relax,...More

1  Thank Nan B
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

We brought our lunch to Rusack's and bought their wine tasting package, six wines for $15 and that include the glass. Great value for money and the surroundings are wonderful

2  Thank Jenny T
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

Leisurely afternoon at the winery with friends. Wonderful descriptions of the wines, friendly servers. Wine choices were varied and very good. Tastings included a complimentary wine glass. The tables on the veranda were shaded and offered a view of vines and the golden hills.

1  Thank johnandea
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Nice wines in a beautiful, relaxing setting of comfortable tables and chairs among the trees with a nice views outside on a lovely patio. Highly recommended. Tasting included a souvenir glass.

Thank Rachel R
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Isaac B
18 May 2017|
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Response from Dorania M |
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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