Rideau Vineyard

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1562 Alamo Pintado Rd, Solvang, CA 93463 1562 Alamo Pintado Rd, Solvang Directions
Today 11:00 AM - 4:30 PM Open All Hours
+18056880717
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    11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Mon-Fri
    11:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    Sat
    11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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Report | 2 days ago
Terrific winery! Shay was an amazing guide and taught us so much about wines, the process, and the bottling. I would definitely come again!
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Report | 7 days ago
Very informative and thorough tour of the winery and vineyard, and generous portions of wine for the wine tasting!
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Report | 8 days ago
Great tour. Very informative
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Report | 11 days ago
Great time! The experience was wonderful, Reza our tour guide was awesome and the tour and tasting was such a great time. He was very knowledgeable and made the experience fun and interesting. Beautiful views of the property and well-kept vineyard. The 5 sample tastings during the tour were great. Be sure to try the dessert port wine!! This is also a great place to have a picnic & just enjoy!
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Report | 14 days ago
Super helpful and very friendly. Worth it
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Report | 15 days ago
Wine, food, ambience, the best!
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Report | a month ago
Great tour and Winery. Norma who conducts the tour is very knowledgeable and friendly. Rideau's wines are very tasty. I highly recommend the visit.
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Report | a month ago
Every single wine I tasted was good! I've never liked every wine I've had at a tasting before! The tour guide was very detailed and I learned a lot of new things. This tour is an awesome value!
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Report | a month ago
For a first time it was great. Guide (Shay) was very knowledgeable about not just the vineyard, but the entire operation. The wine was very good. Looking to go back a different time of the year to see the difference in wines.
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Report | a month ago
Just awesome!!!!!!!
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From Our Editors

Iris Rideau was born in New Orleans, the city's famed food and drink forever defining her palate. As soon as she visited California, though, she fell in love with sunny beaches and rolling wine-country valleys. She ran several successful businesses there, helped champion the cause of affirmative action within the state, and in the '90s, headed to retirement on the 23-acre winery she'd spent her professional career slowly building. She called this haven Rideau Vineyard.

Iris, still passionate about the food of her childhood, felt that France's Rhône Valley wines best complemented the spicy Creole sauces she so loved. So, she dedicated her entire property to the production of those rare varietals, importing some second-generation Château de Beaucastel winery vines. She began growing Syrah, Mourvèdre, Roussanne, and Viognier grapes. As soon as her first bottles were ready, she invited her friends over for a series of Creole-inspired dinners that paired each dish with one of her wines. And of course, each evening was enhanced with the same traditional jazz music that seems to permeate the air in New Orleans. The experiences became wildly popular, and she expanded them to invite the public.

Even if they don't participate in the wine-and-food events, Rideau Vineyard's visitors can still sample Iris's award-winning wines in the unique tasting room—a two-story adobe built in 1884. It once served as a popular stagecoach stop and guest ranch on a famous route between Santa Ynez and Santa Barbara. Iris restored and renovated it, and the building now has historical landmark status from Santa Barbara County.

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