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Blackjack Ranch, Solvang

(3.5/5 based on 30+ reviews on the web)
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  • Traveling with my son we stopped in to give it a try. Unlike many of the wineries and tasting rooms in the area, this one has made no upgrades. I'm OK with that, but the wines match the décor, average...  more »
  • I had heard about the place for a number of years now though have never had their wines so my wife and I stopped in. They were pouring probably about 10 wines and I would say at least 8 of them were v...  more »
  • one of the elite wine makers in the area (technically Santa Ynez), this place has amazing chardonnay, pinot noir, and cab/merlot blends a la Bordeaux. was briefly in the movie Sideways so you can chec...  more »
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  • Tasted wine here. It cost $8. It was almost closing time, so rushed us through the tasting. Wines tasted very average. I think syrah was better. We didn't buy any.
  • I've been to BlackJack twice, and the experiences were different. Try to select a non-peak time for a more relaxing visit. While visiting family in the north county area, I insisted on heading over to Solvang to sample some of the local wares. We visited several wineries, but a couple of them stood out for me. My venture had nothing to do with seeing a movie. Most of the places we checked were not in the movie. Blackjack Ranch stood out because I'm a sucker for Syrah, and I had heard about the Maximus and Double Down Syrah they make. Upon entering the tasting/sales room, I was greeted by some very friendly folks, eager to help me learn about their products. I chose to partake in the tastings of most of the reds they offer, and was very impressed. After arriving back home, 4 states away, I knew that I had to get on their mailing list, and decided to sign up for their wine club. Over the next few years, I received, tasted, and shelved several bottles of many different varietals and blends. A couple of weeks ago, I cracked open a dusty bottle of 2006 Allusion that I stashed away when it was first released, and I couldn’t have been happier with my patience. This nine-year old bottle was quite a pleasant surprise. Some of the best, old reds I have put away from that region. The products sold at Blackjack Ranch are priced comparably to other good vineyards in that area, and well worth the money. Easily as good as many of the comparable Napa reds, which cost twice as much! Enjoy.
  • I loved Blackjack Winery. I have tasted and visited many many wineries throughout California from Napa to Monterey to Murphys to Paso Robles to Santa Barabara. I enjoyed Blackjack wine so much I became a member. The gals that pour do a great job in knowing their wine and what it goes well with. I have learned a lot by visiting Blackjack about wine.
  • If you're a fan of the movie sideways this is a fun winery to check out. Didn't love eveything we tasted but there were a few things that stood out like the double down Syrah. We found the service was suitable and the prices weren't too crazy as far as small boutique wineries go. Overall we enjoyed our time at Blackjack and had a fun looking at the Sideways Memorialbilia.
  • This is by far and away the worst winery I have tasted at in California. Just because your dumb winery was in a movie doesn't mean you can make good wine. Besides serving wine in a shot glass kinda ruins the experience. Also, one more thing learn how to smile ore.mmeone