Category Archives: Wine

Rucksack – Now Entering Phase II

Hi everyone, We are working on our plan for re-opening Rucksack Cellars. Officially, wineries are not able to open tasting room, unless they are serving food (amongst other things).  We are looking at ways to open Rucksack to the public, … Continue reading

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While Rucksack is Closed….

Yes, we are sorry to say, that Rucksack is closed for the season. But if you need to get some Rucksack Wines or pick up your club shipment, then head on over to Madrona Vineyards where we have a them … Continue reading

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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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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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