Santa Ynez Valley’s Rusack Vineyards unveiled its renovated tasting area, Canyon Terrace, to the community on Feb. 18. 

The Ballard Canyon home, which was compelled to close throughout the preliminary pandemic shutdown, employed the time to retool its tasting home principle and rethink the total visitor knowledge, in accordance to Steve Gerbac, basic supervisor and winemaker.

“While the pandemic has been amazingly challenging for our sector and closing our doors to the general public wasn’t effortless, we just can’t help but come to feel confident in our selection to use the previous calendar year and a half’s ongoing shutdowns in such a effective way,” he said.

With the modern renovations, visitors to the property will stroll as a result of a new entryway the place they will be greeted with a splash of a seasonal household-crafted wine. At the time seated, company will be given a customizable tasting menu, which will contain an prolonged variety of by-the-glass choices, bottle possibilities and specially curated tasting flights.


The new concept will present friends an prospect to tailor their tasting encounter to their sought after choice, a business spokeswoman claimed, noting that cheese and charcuterie boards also will be readily available for acquire with advance detect.

“Rusack has usually been an inviting, off-the-overwhelmed-path location for locals and people and, now, soon after using the time to improve each individual part of our visitor working experience, we are thrilled to come back more robust than at any time,” Gerbac stated.

Visits to Rusack Vineyards are by appointment only and include things like tableside assistance. 

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Rusack Winery in Ballard Canyon characteristics an outdoor patio for patrons that overlooks the bucolic Santa Ynez Valley house.

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