Blackjack Ranch Winery

(805) 686-9922 2205 Alamo Pintado Rd
Solvang, CA 93463
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Blackjack Ranch is the product of 30 years of imagination and preparation. At the age of 14, I began studying the wines and wine making of France and California. Two years later, I was fermenting small batches of wine in the produce section of my parent’s grocery store. By 17, I was collecting the wines of Bordeaux and Burgundy. Passion for all aspects of wine enabled me to envision the character of the wines I eventually intended to produce. In 1990, I invented and introduced a casino card game called “California Blackjack” in Los Angeles. The standard game of “21” was outlawed in California in 1873, but my game was different in that two aces was a “Natural” and technically that made the game “22”, not “21”. The vineyard was planted in 1996 and is named in honor of the game. Our first production vintage was 1997. The Tasting Room opened in 1999. – Description from dvoristanac

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  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

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  • Blackjack Ranch Double-Down Syrah Santa Barbara County 2006

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    Dark fruit with notes of leather and eucalyptus on the nose. Blackberries and blueberries are carried through with heavily jeweled fruit tones. High acid, medium tannin, and a long finish that shows indication of age. Read More

    Wine review by Claudia Angelillo


  • Blackjack Ranch Chardonnay 21 2005

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    Solid chard for the price Read More

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  • It’s the holiday season and everyone is recommending Pinot Noir again. What is it with folks, do they just like to take the path of least resistance? Will there come a day when Pinot is not the end all of holiday wine recommendations? Probably not. Lambrusco and Blaufrankisch have a whole set of issues that will prevent them from ever garnering ... Read More

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  • Blackjack Ranch Double-Down Syrah Syrah Central Coast Santa Barbara 2004

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    Why is this wine listed as from the United Kingdom when it is from Santa Ynez valley, California? I have not tasted it but the winery is one of the many that have sprung up in the central coast area. Read More

    Wine review by MacMahon


  • Blackjack Ranch Harmonie 2004

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  • Blackjack Ranch Harmonie 2006

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  • Blackjack Ranch Double-Down Syrah Santa Barbara County 2006

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  • Blackjack Ranch Chardonnay Reserve 1999

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    See Ken Pollock (Blackjack Ranch Winery) in our Meet-the-Winemaker video series (#23): www.debramasterofwine.com Read More

    Wine review by 683650Debra Meiburg MW 683650 Debra Meiburg MW


  • Blackjack Shiraz 2001

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  • Blackjack Ranch Syrah Double-Down Santa Barbara County 2002

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  • See Ken Pollock (Blackjack Ranch Winery) in our Meet-the-Winemaker video series(#23): www.debramasterofwine.com

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  • My girlfriend asked if Blackjack would comp our tasting being that she’s in the wine industry and they agreed…at first. Then they started asking a flurry of disingenuous questions as if a her business card wasn’t sufficient enough, which raised some eye-brow in our group. We abandoned the joint when management handed us a tasteless letter denyin...

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