Offering what is quite possibly the most beautiful setting for a winery in all of SBC, Rusack not only delivers a fantastic spot with which to relax and enjoy lunch while overlooking picturesque Ballard Canyon, but also a beautiful selection of classic SBC wines to boot. While best known for their Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, with wines consistently scoring in the 90+ points range, their estate Syrah has also been getting excellent reviews. In addition to those popular SBC varietals, Rusack offers a wide range of wines including additional Rhone and Bordeaux styled wines, even a Sangiovese and a dessert wine!

Led by the winemaker and enologist team of John (formerly of Atlas Peak) and Helen Falcone, we’ve consistently found Rusack to produce fresh, vibrant and flavorful wines, without being heavy handed in the least. The tasting room staff is consistently knowledgeable and inviting, and they’ve got a large outdoor patio overlooking the canyon that can handle small groups as well. Bottom line – Rusack is on our short list of favorites in the area immediately surrounding Solvang. If there ever was a sure thing in terms of a great winery visiting experience, we think this is it!


1819 Ballard Canyon Road,
Solvang, California 93463


(805) 688-1278

Open daily 11 to 5

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