Tiles and Our Label
Some 75 years ago, Alison’s
great-grandparents opened a ceramics factory on Santa Catalina
Island, just off the southern California coast. There, the
artisans became known for their beautiful pottery and exquisite
decorative tiles and murals—all crafted entirely by
We chose a Catalina tile to grace our label
not only because we love the simple elegance and vibrant colors
of these old designs, but also because of Catalina’s
longstanding importance in our lives.
us, Catalina tiles have always represented a tradition of
hand-crafted excellence and creativity, originated and carried
on (albeit for only a short time) by a small group of talented
people who truly cared about what they did.
From the very first days of Rusack , we
have worked hard to continue that tradition. Our own small
and skilled team is passionate about making world-class wine,
and takes a hands-on approach to creating it—resulting
in our own version of elegant and appealing art.
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