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Rideau Vineyard


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.

The Rideau Winery tasting room is housed inside the historic El Alamo Pintado Adobe, one of Santa Barbara County’s historic landmarks built in 1884. It has been completely restored and exquisitely furnished with turn of the century family antiques from New Orleans.

The vineyard was planted in 1998 with Viognier, Syrah, Roussanne and other Rhone varietals. These grapes are used in the crafting of Rideau’s premier wines by winemaker Nick De Luca.
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Open: Daily 11am - 5pm

1562 Alamo Pintado Road
Solvang, CA 93463
Phone: (805) 688-0717

Web Site: www.rideauvineyard.com
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