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Ballentine Wines

2820 St. Helena Highway
St. Helena, CA 94574
(707) 963-7919

Tasting:   Open 10 to 5pm by appointment
Tasting fee $5 credited with purchase
10% case discount
  Tours by Appointment
Price Range:   $15 to $60 per bottle
Established:   1906
Vineyards:   100 acres
  10,000 cases
VIP Tasting:   Yes

Ballentine Wines Description

Ballentine Vineyards is a small, charming, family-run winery with a rich history of Napa Valley grape-growing and winemaking. Ballentine produces 100-percent
estate-grown wines, with specialties of Chenin Blanc and Zinfandel.

Ballentine owns 100 acres of vines spread among the Crystal Springs Vineyard at the base of Howell Mountain, Pocai Ranch between the Napa River and the Silverado Trail, and the Home Vineyard at the winery. After generations of
grape-growing in the area and selling their fruit to valley neighbors Caymus, Rombauer, Rosenblum, Ravenswood and Mondavi, Betty and Van Ballentine decided to start their own winery.

In 1995, they built their facility behind their 100-year-old farmhouse. They revived the original bonded winery number 3595 issued to Van’s father John Ballentine in 1933 after Prohibition ended.

The tasting room is a simple affair attached to the side of the metal-sided winery building with a small counter, friendly staff and a nice mix of wines to sample. These include Zinfandel, Syrah, Petit Verdot, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah, Cabernet Franc, Sauvignon Blanc and a port.

Ballentine Wines Features

Ambiance Types of Wine Amenities
Family Run
Country Charm
Casual & Relaxed
Cabernet Sauvignon
Tours Available
Private Tasting
Barrel Sampling
"Green" Technology
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Ryan_S, San Luis Obispo
Location with a lot of character. All homegrown production at this family owned place. Good wines and we will be back.

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The above reviews are the subjective opinion of Winery Advisor members and not of California Winery Advisor.

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