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Rideau Vineyard

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Address: 1562 Alamo Pintado Rd, Solvang, CA 93463-9756
Phone Number: +1 805-688-0717
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Beautiful Grounds with Good but Pricey Wines

The grounds and house are beautiful and worth the trip and the server knowledgeable and pleasant. As far as wines my wife and I differ, she so-so and me good. We both liked the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 October 2015
Richard P
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San Diego, California

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San Diego, California
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102 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2015

The grounds and house are beautiful and worth the trip and the server knowledgeable and pleasant. As far as wines my wife and I differ, she so-so and me good. We both liked the Viognier but at a price point of $40 per bottle (less if you are in the wine club) above my budget. Other wines I liked but... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2015 via mobile

We did the tour and tasting at Rideau during our trip up the coast. Shay was our guide, and he was very knowledgeable. He knew a great deal about grapes and wine in general which he combined with his knowledge of Rideau. You are given several tastings during the walking tour of the vineyard and the operations. The tour concludes... More 

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vandenberg village, ca
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2015

Shay was our tour guide and he is outstanding. The complete tour is about two hours and you enjoy excellent wines and learn how they are made. Start and finish in the main building. The tour includes showing how they develop the grapes and the how.why they do the entire process. You finish back in the adobe tasting room where... More 

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Pasadena, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2015 via mobile

Hands down one of my favorite vineyards! Everything about it makes me smile. It's very inviting with a fun vibe and great atmosphere. Definitely not for the bougie and I'm glad. I've visited a few times so I guess you can say I'm a regular. If I lived nearby I'd probably hang out there every weekend.lol This is a boutique... More 

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Bakersfield, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2015

This was the first stop on our 3,400 plus mile vacation. Never having visited a winery, I wasn't sure what to expect, but we could not have been more pleased. Our guide, Norma was delightful and well versed on all aspects of the winery.

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Costa Mesa, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2015

Reza lead our tour and we learned so much about the wine making process. The wine they make is delicious and we took home a giant growler of their wine on tap. The educational component made it the perfect start to our wine tasting weekend. This has to be one of the best value Groupons we've purchased.

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Solvang, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2015

Not only is this historic adobe and vinyard beatiful and relaxing to visit, the staff are personable and have an amazing memory for preferences! I'm a fan of reds, and Iris Rideaux has been making some excellent ones for years. Her expensive reds are (of course) exquisite.. but she also makes a terrific blend known as 'Bon Temps' which is... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2015

We had such a blast here. From the moment we walked in the door we just felt like we were at home. The staff was incredibly friendly and knowledgable. They were having a two for 1 tasting special, so we spent an hour chatting away and enjoying some delicious wine. We were lucky enough to meet the owner, Ms Iris.... More 

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Atlanta
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015

This amazing Winery is located on Alamo Pintado between the towns of Solvang and Los Olivos. Its so very beautiful on the outside with all the gorgeous roses and flowers.The owner came from New Orleans many years ago and has decorated the many rooms in the adobe house in the New Orleans style. There are many rooms to choose from... More 

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Goleta, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2015 via mobile

It's been several years since I originally visited this winery, and the wines are just as good now. Located on Alamo Pintado between the towns of Solvang and Los Olivos, this is a winery you have to drive to. The tasting room, built in old Adobe style, is decorated in New Orleans style paying homage to the owner who is... More 

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