WINTER WINELAND

January 13 – 14, 2023

Hit GO For Event Information

 

GO

WINEROAD EXPERIENCES

ONLY IN WINE COUNTRY

GO

WINEROAD EXPERIENCES

DISCOVER GARDENS & CAVES

GO

WINEROAD EXPERIENCES

CULINARY EVENTS

GO

WINEROAD EXPERIENCES

EXPLORE VINEYARDS

GO

WINEROAD EXPERIENCES

PALATE PLEASING
FOOD & WINE

GO

WINEROAD EXPERIENCES

EXPLORE THE ART OF WINEMAKING

GO

This Week's Visit, Stay, Sip

Balletto Vineyards

Balletto Vineyards is an estate winery...

Bella Villa Messina

Introducing the Bella Villa Messina...

Rockpile Vineyards

Winestopper's Wine of the Week
×

Balletto Vineyards

Flowers and shrubs in the foreground, with a covered outside seating area with tables and chairs

ABOUT US
Balletto Vineyards is an estate winery in the celebrated Russian River Valley American Viticulture Area (AVA) of Sonoma County, California. One of the few estate wineries in the appellation, it is owned and operated by the Balletto family led by John and Terri Balletto. Balletto is committed to showcasing quality grapes from our Russian River Valley estate vineyards, Naturally, the focus is Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, and a selective single vineyard program showcases the best that these two varietals and the AVA have to offer. The first vintage of Balletto Vineyards Russian River Valley estate wines was crafted in 2001. Ever since, Balletto Vineyards has delivered
honest and approachable estate wines meant to enjoy with family and friends.

“Let the Vineyards Authentically Speak Through the Wines” – Every vineyard, especially those worthy of single vineyard wine, is unique and should be farmed and vinified to make the statement, ‘this wine can only be grown and made here’.”
– Winemaker Anthony Beckman

ABOUT OUR WINES
Our Winemaker, Anthony Beckman, strives to make wines that are elegant, balanced and reflective of the variety. Indigenous yeast is used in small fermentation tanks, and the aging process uses new French oak barrels sparingly only to enhance the wine, not dominate it. He perfectly matches the lively natural acidity with the fruit to create wines with depth, structure and finesse. When it comes to the single vineyard Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, Anthony strives to
create wines that express each site so those enjoying can experience the nuances of the cool, foggy Russian River Valley estate vineyards at their essence.

https://www.ballettovineyards.com

 

 

 

×

Bella Villa Messina

Introducing the Bella Villa Messina Bed and Breakfast, where dreams come to life and enchantment awaits at every turn. Nestled in the heart of a picturesque countryside, this hidden gem is a haven of tranquility and luxury, beckoning you to escape the ordinary and indulge in a truly remarkable experience. Step into the realm of elegance as you enter our meticulously designed villa, where old-world charm seamlessly merges with modern comforts. Each room is a sanctuary of opulence, adorned with tasteful décor, plush furnishings, and breathtaking views that sweep you away into a world of serenity. https://www.bellavillamessina.com/

 

 

×

Rockpile Vineyards

Wine bottle and wine stopper on a wooden table with a rock tile background with a wooden wine box

After strolling around downtown Healdsburg, the Winestopper found their way to the beautiful and bright Rockpile Vineyards tasting room, where the 2020 Feather Ridge Cabernet Franc was chosen to be the featured wine. This stunning wine is 100% Cabernet Franc, and won Best of Class at the 2023 Sonoma County Harvest Fair!

$80

Buy Here

Wilson Artisan Wines

 

 

Winery Events

PLAN YOUR ADVENTURE

Alexander Valley

GO

Dry Creek Valley

GO

Russian River Valley

GO

Let's Stay in Touch

Sign up for our newsletter to be the first to know!

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
What's a Wine Road Insider - How Do I Become One? icon-play-button

Wine Road Ambassador

Study the Guide / Take the Quiz

WALK-INS WELCOME

No Reservation Required

Award-Winning Podcast!

Wine Road: The Wine When and Where of Sonoma County, Ca

Sparkling

Find the perfect bubbles...

Rhones

Try something new

Italians

Explore Italian varietals

Along the Wine Road

all things Wine Road - a monthly blog

Newsletter

News, Events, Offers

LISTEN

OUR AWARD-WINNING PODCAST

TUNE IN

WINE 101

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT WINE

LEARN

ORDER

A FREE WINE
ROAD MAP

DO IT

Follow us on instagram @TheWineRoad

Thanks so much for the map. Heading down to Sonoma County for time along the Wine Road is our favorite get-away. Wineries are great, scenery is stunning. Perfecto!

Katie S. Eureka

We love to escape winter in Chicago and head to Sonoma County. We discover new wineries and make new friends. It seems we always start planning our next trip when we're on our way home!

Bob R. Chicago

Because of the podcasts that you and Marcy conduct, I am planning a trip to stay in Sonoma. Your descriptions and sense of fun make a slightly longer drive meaningful. Keep up the good work.

Leo D. Walnut Creek