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Rusack Vineyards

1819 Ballard Canyon Rd, Solvang, CA 93463-9766
+1 805-688-1278
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Wonderful Tasting with Dappled Sunlight

I saw an article that recommended this vineyard as one of the top "romantic" things to do in Santa... read more

Reviewed yesterday
BradHurley
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Hartford, CT
Consistently tasty wines

Came for wine tasting and picnic with family on their oak tree shaded deck and lawn overlooking the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Melanie69
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Carlsbad, 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 good22%
  • Average4%
  • 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 yesterday

I saw an article that recommended this vineyard as one of the top "romantic" things to do in Santa Barbara County. We weren't disappointed! The wine was good, and we enjoyed looking out over the rolling hills and dreamt about living in this area one...More

Thank BradHurley
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Came for wine tasting and picnic with family on their oak tree shaded deck and lawn overlooking the vineyard. The wines have an especially rich and varied aromas, Perfect for starting my sons to develop their nose! Expect to pay $35-$65/bottle for most of the...More

Thank Melanie69
Reviewed 4 days ago

We have been to some of the area's vineyards and always find peace here :) We had family visiting from Illinois and wanted to take them to one vineyard and Rusack is the place.

Thank HI_Nokaoi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bring a lunch, buy a bottle and spend a few hours for a leisurely lunch if you can! We only did the tastings, but will bring lunch next time. Such a beautiful setting and knowledgeable staff. We visited during the week, so only a few...More

Thank cdblanchard
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I loved it here. The wine was excellent, the place was beautiful, and the staff was incredibly nice. I miss it already!

Thank Eline v
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

Love their wines, great Pinot Noir, Zinfandel, and Syrah, etc. Plan on opening a bot you've purchased there and picnicking on their beautiful deck. Gorgeous!

Thank VagabondWino
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

Wine country panorama while you sip fabulous wines. A local favorite, by all appearances with locals arriving with picnic lunches and selecting a pre-chilled wine to go with it. The wine tasting itself offered 6 wines and free glassware to boot. We could have whiled...More

Thank Sborowski
Reviewed 29 April 2017

It's a stunning place to go for wine tasting on a Sunday afternoon. It's a beautiful vineyard surrounded with green mountains and they have some smooth wines which we enjoyed. The staff is extremely friendly and we felt homely the time we spent there. The...More

Thank Leon F
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

A girl friend and I decided on a few days of wine tasting to relax and my husband sent me his lengthy list on wineries that he likes, hears about, reads about, etc. Rusack happened to be one and it was close to our stay...More

Thank Christy B
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

This is our very favorite winery in all of the Santa Ynez Valley. The view from the Rusack Vineyards is sensational, and can compete with the most beautiful wineries in Tuscany or Umbria. It is simply gorgeous. Sitting on the patio under the oak trees...More

Thank Pippiduck
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Isaac B
Is the outdoor patio dog friendly?
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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