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Rusack Vineyards

1819 Ballard Canyon Rd, Solvang, CA 93463-9766
+1 805-688-1278
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Great picnic spot!

Close to Solvang, Rusack Vineyards was a perfect spot for our picnic lunch. Both sunny and shaded... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Barb536
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Cincinnati
Wine club pick up party-picnic

Wines as elegant as the grounds. Great picnic area with room for well behaved dogs Wine... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
P-and-A-Belmont
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Belmont Shore, California
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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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  • 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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"catalina island"
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"picnic lunch"
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"wine tasting"
in 29 reviews
"beautiful location"
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"oak trees"
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"sauvignon blanc"
in 7 reviews
"beautiful deck"
in 3 reviews
"rolling hills"
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"wine club"
in 9 reviews
"picnic area"
in 6 reviews
"wrigley family"
in 2 reviews
"perfect spot"
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"snack items"
in 2 reviews
"great place for a picnic"
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"the santa ynez valley"
in 8 reviews
"bought bottles"
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"worth the trip"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Barb536
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

Thank P-and-A-Belmont
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Reviewed 15 January 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 31 December 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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Reviewed 21 November 2017

We revisited Rusack and found we were as much impressed by their wines and staff as we were the first time we visited. The chardonnay is particularly good as it is not overly aged in oak. If one likes the buttery Oaked chard’s, this is...More

Thank gary b
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Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

This was a great place to stop on the weekend. We saw some positive reviews and decided this would be a great winery to stop at. The staff was super friendly and knowledgeable. Being able to sit and drink the great wines on a hot...More

1  Thank Tristan H
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Reviewed 25 October 2017

My husband and I drive out and did some wine tasting one afternoon. We stopped at Rusack as it was voted one of the best in Sanata Barbara. It was mid week and not too busy. It's a small family run business and. It was...More

3  Thank Amanda P
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Reviewed 12 October 2017

A visit to Rusack Vineyards will leave you with a Santa Ynez wine experience that you'll remember forever. It's great on so many fronts. The location is lovely and quintessential Santa Ynez valley wine country. Rolling hills, wind blown oaks and patches of dark green...More

1  Thank viaggiox
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Reviewed 15 September 2017 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

1  Thank LeeAnn O
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Reviewed 1 September 2017

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
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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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