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Rideau Vineyard, Solvang

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#2 of 8 in Wineries in Solvang
Rideau Vineyard was founded in 1997 by New Orleans native Iris Rideau. Early on in the winery's inception, Iris Rideau decided to dedicate her estate vineyard entirely to Rhône varietals. She felt that Rhône wines were not only ideally suited to the Santa Ynez Valley AVA, but also instinctively felt that they were best suited to the Creole cuisine of her childhood.

Indeed, as the vines matured, and the first estate wines were produced, Iris soon began hosting a series of Creole-inspired dinners, with each dish paired with a Rhône varietal. The dinners were wildly successful, and soon became full-fledged winery events, attracting food and wine lovers from around the country. Today, Iris continues to host frequent events held at the winery grounds, pairing the food of her homeland with Rhône varietals.
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  • Dropped in with 8 folks and their staff were very welcoming and made us at home. The wines are well done. We did like both the Lagniappe white and red. They are very tasty for blends and had good pric...  more »
  • We loved a tasting room right in Los Olivos but there's nothing that compares to driving on to the lovely vineyard grounds where you can see where the grapes are growing. This family-owned estate vine...  more »
  • This was our first stop on our wine tasting trip in September. The staff was very knowledgable and nice. They truly enjoyed what they did and made the experience wonderful. We went on a Friday afterno...  more »
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  • Very limited staff for pouring but good atmosphere. Most likely best to visit when they have events on the weekends. At twenty years old I'd consider them a fledgling winery, still might have to work out the kinks with a few of their wines. This place is dog friendly so feel free to bring Fido.
  • Nice place. Maintained good farm. Wine tasting bit on high price but.
  • Friendly staff and nice location. I liked most of the wines I've tried, which doesn't happen often.
  • We had been meaning to come here for quite awhile since we frequently wine taste in the Santa Ynez area and finally made it in. We got in relatively late on a Thursday and had great personal service from Nicki. She was very friendly and was able to speak well to each wine and the grounds. It is unusual to find a winery like this that not only has beautiful grounds but great wines across the board. Every wine we tried was very good so we were surprised. We ended up buying some wines and joining the Cellar Club so we can enjoy these wines even more!
  • incredible Santa Ynez winery with a young, talented wine maker from a fabled CA wine family - the wines are truly lucious and a great addition to any cellar

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