tasting room

The setting for Rusack is as unique as the wines. Entered via a winding drive through the vineyards, the tasting room features an inviting redwood deck constructed around four beautiful ancient oaks.

Inside, a custom made tasting bar awaits, its Arts & Crafts style complemented with pottery of that age, as well as our award winning wines. Many of the items that we exhibit in the tasting room are also available for sale in our online store. Our friendly staff will make you feel welcome and answer any questions you may have about our winemaking and our wines here at Rusack. It’s a picture-perfect place for a picnic, or just sipping wine and enjoying the spectacular view.

Our tasting fee is $12.00, and includes a beautiful crystal logo glass to take with you as a souvenir of your visit. Anacapa Cellar Club members receive complimentary wine tasting and may include up to four people in their group.

hours

Open seven days a week from 11am - 5pm, 11am - 2pm on Christmas Eve. We are closed on Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.

picnic area

The tasting room at Rusack is fronted by a redwood deck that overlooks the estate vineyards, with the rolling oak-studded hills providing a picture-perfect backdrop.

Come relax on the deck under a canopy of ancient oaks and enjoy the view while you sip our award-winning handcrafted wines. We invite you to bring a picnic and just sit back and relax in this idyllic setting.

In addition to keeping a supply of crisp white wines chilled and red wines ready for your tasting pleasure, the Tasting Room has a sampling of cheeses and crackers available for sale. There are also take-away picnic lunches available from several restaurants in nearby Los Olivos and Solvang.

events

We regret that we are not always able to accommodate large groups. If you are interested in bringing a group of ten or more, please call ahead for reservations.

Unfortunately, we do not have the appropriate facilities, nor the staff, to support private events, including weddings. Should you wish to have an event at a winery here in the valley, the Santa Barbara County Vintner’s Association may be able to assist you.

directions

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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 Highway 246. Drive ¾ mile through the town of Buellton, and turn left onto Ballard Canyon Road, just past Thumbelina Drive and immediately after the adobe-colored wall and housing development on the left side of the road. Continue along Ballard Canyon 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 and "Mattie's Tavern" to Foxen Canyon Road. Turn left, then immediately right onto Ballard Canyon Road. Rusack is on the right-hand side approx. 4 miles from Highway 154.

Traveling from Solvang In the middle of town, you'll find a traffic light at the intersection of Mission Drive and Atterdag. Take Atterdag north; on the outskirts of town, the road changes to Chalk Hill Drive, then to Ballard Canyon Road (stay to the right!). 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 is on the right-hand side approximately 4 miles from Highway 154.

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