Author Archives: Maggie Bush

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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Progressing in Provence

The Progressing in Provence, held June 24th, was a fabulous event with guests learning about Roses, Grenache and wine pairings. We had several requests for the recipes we prepared, so we are linking them here. Paired with the Barbera Rose … Continue reading

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Progressing in Provence

A Rose Celebration! One of our favorite summertime treats is this style of wine; dry with acidity, beautiful light fruit notes, and a color that just reminds us to settle back and enjoy summer.  We like it so much that … Continue reading

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Rucksack Quilt

Rucksack Cellars finally got their quilt hung on the building and officially joined the Quilt Trail of El Dorado County.  Thank you to Kathleen Callaghan Mendenhall for writing this great article on it! Mt Democrat Article – November 21, 2017

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July…well August Club Shipment

Dear Rucksack Cellars’ Wine Club Members, Our long-awaited second release of wines from Rucksack Cellars is now available. The July (well now August) Shipment has almost squeaked into July on wines that are predominantly sold out. In other words, we’ve … Continue reading

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