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Rusack Vineyards

Rusack Vineyards ls lies Rusack, a boutique vineyard and winery dedicated to producing top-quality grapes and outstanding handcrafted wines. Rusack was established in 1995 by Geoff Rusack and Alison Wrigley Rusack with a commitment to creating world-class wines. The estate vineyards were originally planted about 30 years ago, but in early 2003 they were replanted using the latest in vineyard designs. For example, the 17 acres of vines are divided into small lots so that each can be managed to produce the best grapes possible. The vines are planted following the contours of the land, and run north-south, allowing the maximum sun exposure for optimal ripening. As well as the estate vineyards, Rusack sources grapes from the some of the best vineyards in the area. For example, Pinot Noir grapes come from the Santa Maria Valley and Santa Rita Hills, two appellations famous for their Pinot’s. Some of the Syrah grapes come from neighboring Ballard Canyon vineyards and some from vineyards slightly farther north – again both regions that are producing fantastic Syrah wines. In this small operation, the Rusack’s dedication to quality is reflected in everything from the meticulous growing of their grapes, through the painstaking, hands-on winemaking to the distinctive design of their label.

Traveling from the south: Via Highway 101, travel north to Buellton and take the Highway 246 (Solvang/Lompoc) exit. At the end of the off-ramp turn right (towards Solvang) onto Hwy 246. Drive through the town of Buellton, and turn left onto Ballard Canyon Road, just past the adobe colored wall and new housing development on the left side of the road. Continue along this road, taking a left at the ‘T’ intersection. Rusack is 2 miles from the “T’ intersection, on the left-hand side. Via Highway 154, travel north just past Los Olivos to Foxen Canyon Road. Turn left, then immediately right onto Ballard Canyon Road. Rusack is on the right-hand side approximately 4 miles from Highway 154. From Solvang: In the middle of town, you'll find the Presidio winery tasting room (well worth a visit). At the lights outside the tasting room, take Atterdag north; on the outskirts of town, the road changes to Chalk Hill Drive, then to Ballard Canyon Road. Rusack is about 3 miles from Solvang, on the left-hand side. Traveling from the north: Take Highway 101 south to the Highway 154 exit and turn left. Travel approximately 5 miles along 154 to Foxen Canyon Road. Turn right, then immediately right again onto Ballard Canyon Road. Rusack Vineyards is on the right-hand side approximately 4 miles from Highway 154.

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1825 Ballard Canyon Road, Solvang, CA, US, 93463 Email:
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As captivating as the tiny channel island from which it drew its name, Rusack's Anacapa continues to be an elegant example of our commitment to making world class wines.
  Cabernet Franc, SYV,
Intense aromas of black cherries and blueberries. Dark plum and ripe cherry flavors with soft and luscious tannins are woven throughout our Cabernet Franc.
  Chardonnay, Santa Barbara County,
Our Chardonnay is grown with the intention of revealing its elegant, sublime possibilities. Graceful orange blossoms, Fuji apple and citrus notes highlight this appealingly crisp white wine.
  Rosé, Santa Ynez Valley,
The grapes for our 2005 Rosé come from a number of different vineyards throughout Santa Barbara County. Our Rosé is created from select Syrah & Pinot Noir grapes, which are harvested at peak maturity and earmarked for our Reserve program.
  Sangiovese, Santa Ynez Valley,
Fruit forward and well balanced with aromas and flavors of raspberries, currants, maple syrup and cocoa. Sangiovese is well known for its food pairing versatily and pairs well with grilled fish, pork, and wild game. The 2004 Sangiovese was made from grapes from our neighbor, the Stolpman vineyard. After the grapes were removed from their stems, they were cold-soaked and then fermented in small, open-top bins; the must was punched down by hand twice a day. The wine was then aged in a mixture of new (40%) and neutral French oak barrels for 11 months. Only 135 cases were produced.
  Sauvignon Blanc, Santa Ynez Valley
This beautifully dry white wine is perfumed with aromas of honeydew melon, orange blossoms and spun sugar. These aromas merge with flavors of Meyer lemon and Pippen apple on the palate, and finish with a sensation that is both fruity and crisp.
  Syrah, Santa Barbara County,
This bottling is abundant with suggestions of black currants, blackberry, chocolate, hazelnuts and vanilla bean. It tastes ripe and full, with silky tannins and a long finish


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