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Rideau Vineyard

California, the most populous state of the United States, located on the Pacific coast of North America is bordered by Oregon, Nevada, Arizona and Mexico. The four largest cities are Los Angeles, San Diego, San Jose and San Francisco. California is also the home of and wine producing regions such as Santa Barbara and Northern California's Wine Country.

The Rideau Vineyard, with its elegant California Oaks and stunning sweeping valley views is home to the historic El Alamo Pintado Adobe. Initially a very popular guest ranch on the once famous stage couch route that ran from Santa Ynez to Santa Barbara, the property is rich with history dating back to 1769 when it was owned by the King of Spain and supervised by Mission Santa Barbara.

This vineyard is situated in the Santa Ynez Valley and was established in 1998 in all Rhone varieties that included Syrah 99, Viognier 1, Grenache noir, Mourvedre 4 and Roussanne 1. A total of 13 acres were planted including five acres of Syrah and Viognier, as well as an acre of each other variety. The soils are rocky loam to silt clay, there are two blocks one on the pebble flats and the Syrah is on the undulating hillside above, and the spotlight is west to North West with some areas of south west sun.
Their white wines include 2004 IC Fleur Blanche, 2005 IC Fleur Blanche, 2004 IC Chardonnay, 2004 Reserve Chardonnay, 2005 Estate Viognier and 2005 Riesling and their red wines include 2003 Tempranillo, 2004 IC Estate Syrah, 2004 Chateau Duplantier, 2003 Nebbiolo and 2004 Pinot Noir.
The goal of Rideau Vineyards is to create wines of uncompromising quality with optimum flavor and aromatic components that reflect the unique characteristics of the vineyards from which they come.

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