A trip to wine country in January means one thing, no lines, and a chance for excellent service due to dry January followers. In this case, I am not a follower. Dry January means no alcohol, to dry out from partaking too much during the holidays. I don’t agree with the concept as it is detrimental to the wine industry in which I love and have been part of for years. It’s a stress and burden on the economy in wine country.
This last weekend during a short drive to Ballard Canyon we spent an afternoon tasting well balanced, well made Estate wines, blends and sparkling from Santa Catalina Island and Rusack Vineyards. They make a stellar line up of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Syrah from their Estate nestled along the hills in Ballard Canyon.
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