Saturday, May 11, 2013

A Boutique Winery and Vineyard!

During our Santa Barbara adventure we took a day to tour wineries in and around Solvang, California. One of the boutique wineries our driver took us to was Rusack Winery.
Their property is beautiful and they live in the house right next door to their tasting room. They only have 48 acres of vines which makes this winery a real "boutique" winery.
Don is drinking the Syrah as I write this post. It is so good I can't even begin to explain how good it is! This family knows what they are doing and have done so since 1995. Not very old, but very wise and delicious. This Rusack Syrah, Ballard Canyon Estate Reserve, 2010, is "abundant with boysenberry, blueberry, and hints of cinnamon. Its dense fruit characteristics are complimented by complex flavors of anise, vanilla, and dark chocolate."

This Syrah sells for $25 a bottle on their website and this is the only place you can buy it. I would order right now if I were you!

 We also bought a  2011 Chardonnay that is just as excellent! You can't go wrong with anything you order. But if you don't take my word for it, visit Solvang for yourself and see the beautiful rolling hills and this quaint tasting room!