Author Archives: Maggie Bush

Our First Recipe

A year of so many firsts!  We will be joining Passport 2017 for the first time this year!  And now Ryan has crafted our first recipe that pairs with the Rucksack Wines.  What we love about this recipe is that … Continue reading

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The Inaugural Rucksack Cellars Spring Wine Club Selection

March, 2017 As many people know, one of the basic ideas behind Rucksack Cellars is to get people exploring the Sierra Foothills through wine.  Not only is our appellation wonderfully diverse, but the expression of the foothills is truly unique. … Continue reading

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Passport 2017

We are excited to announce that Rucksack Cellars will be participating in Passport Weekend, sponsored by the El Dorado Winery Association.  Rucksack will be open to only Passport participants the weekends of April 22 -23 and April 29-30, 2017. Passport … Continue reading

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Open This Weekend

Rucksack is open this weekend from Friday -Sunday, 11-5.  Stop by and enjoy the beautiful fall days with our outdoor tasting experience!  We look forward to seeing you here! We are tasting 5 wines for $5.00 and you get to … Continue reading

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Rucksack is Open

This weekend, we had a very soft opening, to see how things would work, and we were thrilled with the outpouring of support!  We look forward to seeing you here at the outdoor tasting room sometime in the future! Open … Continue reading

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A Snapshot of the Vineyards

It’s hard to believe that just two years ago, I was in France pouring our Malbec at the International Malbec Days while Maggie was home planting the new vineyards at Rucksack. We had removed the old, cut-over Christmas tree farm, … Continue reading

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Welcome to Rucksack Cellars

Comfortable and worn, a rucksack embodies our desire to discover life away from the ordinary.  It is with this same spirit of discovery that we produce our wines, each an expression of the varied climate and soils of the Sierra … Continue reading

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Projected Opening

Hello Rucksack Fans! It looks like the scheduled opening for Rucksack will be in June 2016!  We are excited to share the new wines that will be ready for you!  Check back as we get the information up on them, … Continue reading

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We are moving dirt!  The vineyards are growing!  Moving forward feels great!

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Bassi Falls – May 2014

Surprisingly, this was a new hike for our family, but well worth the trip.  The best time to see the falls is late April into May when the run-off is at its height.  One enjoyable aspect of this hike is … Continue reading

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