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Rusack Vineyards

1819 Ballard Canyon Rd, Solvang, CA 93463-9766
+1 805-688-1278
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Fine wines and friendly staff

We revisited Rusack and found we were as much impressed by their wines and staff as we were the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
gary b
Milwaukie, Oregon
Great Weekend Stop

This was a great place to stop on the weekend. We saw some positive reviews and decided this would... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2017
Tristan H
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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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“picnic lunch” (10 reviews)
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1819 Ballard Canyon Rd, Solvang, CA 93463-9766
+1 805-688-1278

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
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
Reviewed 26 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

2  Thank Amanda P
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
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

Thank LeeAnn O
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
Reviewed 27 August 2017

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

Reviewed 23 August 2017 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

3  Thank phxaz54
Reviewed 21 August 2017 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.

3  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
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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