Santa Ynez Valley’s Rusack Vineyards unveiled its renovated tasting room, Canyon Terrace, to the general public on Feb. 18.
The Ballard Canyon property, which was pressured to shut in the course of the preliminary pandemic shutdown, used the time to retool its tasting room idea and rethink the complete visitor expertise, in line with Steve Gerbac, normal supervisor and winemaker.
“Whereas the pandemic has been extremely difficult for our business and shutting our doorways to the general public wasn’t straightforward, we will’t assist however really feel assured in our resolution to make use of the final 12 months and a half’s ongoing shutdowns in such a productive means,” he mentioned.
With the latest renovations, guests to the property will stroll by a brand new entryway the place they are going to be greeted with a splash of a seasonal house-crafted wine. As soon as seated, company will likely be given a customizable tasting menu, which can embody an prolonged number of by-the-glass choices, bottle choices and specifically curated tasting flights.
The brand new idea will provide company a possibility to tailor their tasting expertise to their desired desire, an organization spokeswoman mentioned, noting that cheese and charcuterie boards additionally will likely be out there for buy with advance discover.
“Rusack has all the time been an inviting, off-the-beaten-path vacation spot for locals and guests and, now, after taking the time to reinforce each facet of our customer expertise, we’re thrilled to come back again stronger than ever,” Gerbac mentioned.
Visits to Rusack Vineyards are by appointment solely and embody tableside service.
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