Rucksack Cellars

4.8
13 Reviews
$30 and under
Winery
Rucksack Cellars will be closed Thanksgiving weekend and reopen the following weekend.

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 Foothills appellation. Join us as we explore this exciting world of wine.

We are located at 3030 Carson Road and are open Saturday and Sundays from 11 to 3. Tasting Flights are $10 with $5 waived on a purchase of one bottle or more. Club members are complimentary.

Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling the winery at 530-644-5948 or booking on Open Table. Walk-ups are welcome. Should your plans change and you can not make it, please call or go back to Open Table to cancel your reservation. This will allow others to book your reserved time.

We here at Rucksack Cellars look forward to having you.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 13 people are saying
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AlyssaW
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor tasting with an awesome and knowledgable owner! Definitely would recommend to anyone looking to have a relaxed and affordable tasting in the area.

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hsmillie
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a perfect gem - hidden in plain sight! Rucksack has some of the best wines in the region and the location is just perfect, right off of Carson Road with orchards and farms just a stone's throw away. We have always done tastings outside at a picnic table and had such wonderful experiences with the staff and atmosphere. We seem to go home with way too much wine all too often - it is just that good! I highly recommend this spot!

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AliA
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rucksack cellars was the perfect spot for my friends and I to enjoy apple hill. The wines were great and we didn’t feel rushed at all. I will definitely be back to enjoy more tastings at rucksack cellars.

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Rich
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and the wines were both great. Especially liked the Barbera.

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Kris
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall3food1service4ambience3

Low on food rating because there was not any food to eat. Only tastings.

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SuzanneB
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful outdoor seating near the vines. Love music. Delicious wine, bring your own food and sit at a socially distanced picnic table.

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GabrieleM
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, and great value for a nice experience wine tasting

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BrittanyB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

This quaint, cute, perfectly located winery really was the best experience, for a best friend getaway. The people and setting was perfect and the wine was AMAZING! Seriously some of the best wine I have tasted and I will for sure be bringing people up there for years to come!

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hsmillie
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rucksack is the perfect little spot to stop into during a trip to Apple Hill! They treated us like family and took the time to chat with us about wine, the area, food, and pretty much anything that came up! As far as the wine goes, we didn't taste a single thing that we didn't love. We "accidentally" went home with a full case... whoops! Really though, this place is a hidden gem in plain sight. Simply amazing!

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AlexH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and staff! Will continue to visit!

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KarenL
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely location, welcoming, friendly staff and very good wines. Next time will plan to bring a picnic and friends.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a lovely Sunday at Rucksack Cellars. Our table sat under the pines next to the vines. A nice gentle breeze traveled over the Chenin Blanc and Cab Franc vines. Such a relaxing day with outstanding Rucksack staff.

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RobinB
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place and always look forward to going back

FAQs

Rucksack Cellars is rated 4.8 stars by 13 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.