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 held back some wines just for our Club Members.
You can pick up your wines at Rucksack Cellars, Friday through Sunday from 12-5pm. If you happen to be in the area on one of the days we’re closed, we also have your shipment available at Madroña during tasting room hours. (The cost of this shipment of three bottles is $57.60 plus tax, and you have until September 30th to pick up your wine. But you’ll want it before then!) Continue reading
A Day of Rosé
Last Saturday, thirty-two people chose to spend a very warm Saturday trompsing around the vineyards and exploring the world of Rosé. It was a joint Madroña/Rucksack Cellars event (Progressing in Provence) celebrating the need for these light and vibrant wines during the warm summer months.
To be honest, we hadn’t planned on having such heat (near 95º) that day, but there are few wines that could have handled the challenge!
The concept was to do a walking tour of the vineyards at Rucksack Cellars while tasting different Rosés and different pairings. As a first-time event, you never know if the challenges will out-weigh the opportunities. In other words, would overcoming the heat and logistics be balanced out by enjoyment, relaxation and education? Continue reading
Join us for the Rucksack Cellars Ribbon Cutting!
June 1st 4-6pm
We are excited to have this venture get off the ground and to prove it – we are having an official Ribbon Cutting! We hope you will join us Thursday afternoon from 4-6 to help us celebrate!
Rucksack Cellars is open Memorial Day Weekend from 12-5 each day! We hope to see you here – it is going to be a beautiful weekend! And check out this article in our local paper!
Mountain Democrat – May 26, 2017 – Rucksack Cellars – A New Winery and A New Concept
Rucksack Cellars will be open today, May 12th through May 14th! 12-5 each day.
This week we are pouring:
2016 Chenin Blanc (Just Released)
2016 Barbera Rose
Come out and enjoy!
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 is pairs beautifully with ALL, yes ALL the wines!
We hope to see you at Passport 2017, but it you cannot attend, check out the recipe here! It’s sure to delight your taste buds! Ryan’s Sausage and Bacon Cassoulet-formatted
P.S. Rucksack will be open for Passport attendees only April 23-23 and 29-30, but will open to the public on May 5th. Stay tuned for information on our ribbon cutting!
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. You, as one of the original members (with emphasis on “origin”), have expressed your interest in learning more about the Sierra Foothills.
We knew that the selection of wines for our inaugural shipment needed to something truly as special as our region. Thus we have chosen wines with styles found nowhere else in the world: a cellared white wine, a red wine embracing its acidity, and a red with an expression of elegance from a variety most often pushed over its limits.
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 tickets can be purchased through El Dorado Winery Association’s web page . You can use the coupon code RUCKSACK and receive $5 discount off of your ticket purchase. For more information, call 916-862-0956.
We are planning a fun visit for our first year out. We will be featuring Ryan’s Rustic Bacon and Sausage Cassoulet along with our new vintages of Pinot Noir, Barbera Rose, Chardonnay and Zinfandel! We will also feature futures on our very first vintage of Rucksack Cellars Cabernet Franc!
So don’t miss out and get your tickets now!
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 keep the go-vino glass. We are working on being paperless and sustainable, so bring your glass back and the tasting is complimentary!
This week’s line-up of five wines includes our Chardonnay, Barbera-Rose, Seco, Cache, and Barbera! Come explore with us!
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 Thursday-Sunday – 11-5pm.