Author Archives: Maggie Bush

Closing for the Season December 15th

It is always a sad day for us, but alas, as the weather changes, Rucksack closes for the season. This year, we will be closing on December 15th! On that day, stop by and receive 25% off any case purchases! … Continue reading

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Keepin’ it Casual with Evening Music

Some of our favorite time at Rucksack is in the evening, when the tasting room closes.  The breeze is lovely, the sun is setting, and its very idyllic.  So this year, we are inviting you to enjoy this time of … Continue reading

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Rucksack July Wine Club Release

It’s interesting that today, on July 8th, the temperature outside is supposed to reach 76 degrees for the high. It’s been a cool summer so far, and we started three weeks late on the budding. If everything ripens by harvest, … Continue reading

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Thank you!

A great big THANK YOU to everyone who came out for our 1st Open House at Rucksack Cellars.  We absolutely lucked out on the weather, which rather than rain, turned into a spectacular day.  The jerk chicken tacos were fabulous … Continue reading

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Annual Open Houses—Madroña 39, Rucksack 1

No, it’s not a one-sided baseball score between the Madroña Bushmen and the Rucksack Hikers. And no, it’s not a count of the tasters in the tasting room. Instead, it’s the number of Open Houses we’ll be celebrating this year … Continue reading

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1st Annual Open House

We are excited to announce that Rucksack will hold our 1st Annual Open House on Saturday, May 25th from 11-4:30.  We booked a great band – the Wild Oak Band, and your ticket price includes lunch of Jerk Chicken Tacos … Continue reading

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Rucksack Club Release 3/19

Dear Rucksack Club Members, With the start of the 2019 vintage, the weather has given us rain, snow, sleet and wind. In fact, we’ve had nary a sunny day. So is there any wonder as to why Rucksack, with its … Continue reading

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Great Review from CalWineJaunt.com

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Thank you CalWineJaunt for including us in your 3 Wineries to Add to Your List Blog!  Here is the part about Rucksack… The Camino wine region may not be the most popular destination in wine magazines, but it’s definitely worth … Continue reading

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Delicious New Barbera Pairing

We are getting ready for our wines that will be featured in the California Wine Club.  Researching, finding, tweaking and editing recipes that will pair with wines is a rough part of our job! This is the most recent pairing … Continue reading

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A Great Summer Pairing

5-Ingredient Zucchini Fritters and Rucksack Cellars Barbera Rose! Ingredients: 4 cups shredded zucchini 2/3 cup all-purpose flour 2 large eggs, lightly beaten 1/3 sliced scallions vegetable oil or olive oil for frying sour cream for serving (optional) Preparation: Heat oil … Continue reading

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