Balletto Vineyards & Winery
As grape growers first, we strongly feel that with good grapes comes good wine. We invite you to come taste the bounty that is Balletto.
The Balletto Winery is located in the southwest area of the Russian River Valley in the middle of the 280-acre Balletto family property. The western edges of the ranch border the Laguna de Santa Rosa vital wetland habitat, a home to many species of birds and animals. The Balletto family felt that the area of land they owned along the Laguna was so beautiful that it should be shared with others. They were able to come to an agreement with Sonoma County's Agriculture Preservation & Open Space District to preserve this land for all those living in the area, and for visitors to our wonderful county! Future visions include a seasonal trail for all to enjoy.
Field of Dreams
Nestled among the chardonnay and pinot noir grapes on the Balletto Winery site is a four acre surprise that delights vineyard workers, staff and management alike. The regulation size baseball field is Balletto Vineyards own ‘Field of Dreams’. It is a gift to the hardworking field staff that enjoys a relaxing game of ball throughout the summer, especially after a stress-filled day harvesting grapes at break-neck speed. John Balletto donated the materials, planting site (prime for grapes) and the workers donated the labor so everyone feels a certain amount of ownership.
The baseball field is not visible from the road or the tasting room but can be seen during a self-guided tour of the vineyards:
Self-Guided Vineyard Tour
If you are interested in how that wine you love so much made it to the bottle on your table, then take a stroll in our vineyard. The self-guided tour explains how soil types and temperatures along with other environmental factors effect the growing of different varietals. You will also see our Field of Dreams. Ask for a map guide upon arrival and enjoy a lovely, informative adventure among the vines.
Ticket to the Wine Road Offer: Experience the "Bounty that is Balletto". Self guided vineyard tour available year round with reservation.
Credit Cards Accepted: American Express, Discover Card, Master Card, Visa
Wine Type: Chardonnay, Gewürztraminer, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Rosé, Syrah, Zinfandel
Facilities: Handicap Accessible, Open to the Public, Pets Allowed, Picnic Facilities, Tasting Fee, Tasting Fee Refundable with Purchase, Tours, Tours by Appointment, Wireless Internet,
Visit the website at: http://ballettovineyards.com