In 2002, Rusty discovered the Jamul Valley. He found the granitic soils, warm days and cool nights to be ideal for grape growing. Rusty added an orchard of pomegranates, tangerines, lemons, plums, oranges and apples. Enjoying wine and the fun-ness that comes with it, Rusty was taken by Kerri's love of the vine and together they embarked on planting wine grapes. Life as they had known it changed forever.
Kerri's southern Texas hospitality and Rusty's ingenuity have created Rustic Ridge - a very special place. Gardens, fountains, and our warm and inviting tasting room welcome wine enthusiasts with an authentic hospitality. Also ready to welcome our guests are vineyard dogs ChaCha and Coco (husky rescue dogs).
When the chores in the field feel endless, Rusty and Kerri always find time to watch the beautiful sunsets over the sky's incredible canvas of mountains, oceans, distant farms and acreages keeping them inspired. They fully enjoy the labor of love cultivating a business and a lifetime friendship.