Rusack Vineyards in Ballard Canyon debuts new tasting home layout | Valley Lifetime

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

The Ballard Canyon house, which was pressured to near all through the first pandemic shutdown, utilised the time to retool its tasting space idea and rethink the whole guest working experience, in accordance to Steve Gerbac, basic supervisor and winemaker.

“While the pandemic has been incredibly difficult for our marketplace and closing our doorways to the general public was not straightforward, we just can’t enable but really feel self-confident in our selection to use the previous calendar year and a half’s ongoing shutdowns in this kind of a effective way,” he explained.

With the modern renovations, website visitors to the home will walk as a result of a new entryway in which they will be greeted with a splash of a seasonal dwelling-crafted wine. At the time seated, visitors will be provided a customizable tasting menu, which will consist of an extended collection of by-the-glass choices, bottle possibilities and specifically curated tasting flights.


The new idea will provide company an prospect to tailor their tasting expertise to their preferred desire, a organization spokeswoman reported, noting that cheese and charcuterie boards also will be available for acquire with advance discover.

“Rusack has generally been an inviting, off-the-overwhelmed-path desired destination for locals and website visitors and, now, just after having the time to increase just about every aspect of our visitor encounter, we are thrilled to come back again more robust than at any time,” Gerbac reported.

Visits to Rusack Vineyards are by appointment only and incorporate tableside provider. 

For extra details and to book a reservation, visit

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Rusack Vineyard in Ballard Canyon capabilities an outside patio for patrons that overlooks the bucolic Santa Ynez Valley house.

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