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

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

The Ballard Canyon property, which was forced to near for the duration of the first pandemic shutdown, employed the time to retool its tasting space principle and rethink the overall visitor experience, in accordance to Steve Gerbac, typical manager and winemaker.

“While the pandemic has been exceptionally tough for our industry and closing our doors to the general public was not simple, we just can’t assist but come to feel self-assured in our selection to use the last 12 months and a half’s ongoing shutdowns in this sort of a effective way,” he stated.

With the new renovations, readers to the assets will stroll by way of a new entryway in which they will be greeted with a splash of a seasonal residence-crafted wine. The moment seated, attendees will be supplied a customizable tasting menu, which will include an extended range of by-the-glass choices, bottle alternatives and specifically curated tasting flights.


The new notion will give company an opportunity to tailor their tasting working experience to their desired preference, a firm spokeswoman mentioned, noting that cheese and charcuterie boards also will be obtainable for purchase with advance notice.

“Rusack has generally been an inviting, off-the-crushed-path desired destination for locals and visitors and, now, just after taking the time to boost every factor of our visitor practical experience, we are thrilled to arrive back again much better than at any time,” Gerbac explained.

Visits to Rusack Vineyards are by appointment only and consist of tableside service. 

For more details and to book a reservation, take a look at

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Rusack Vineyard in Ballard Canyon functions an out of doors patio for patrons that overlooks the bucolic Santa Ynez Valley house.

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