Ballentine Vineyards, Napa Valley
As a smaller scale producer, this vineyard was established in 1993. Located St. Helena this 100 acre vineyard produces only about 10,000 cases a year. With only 7 employies this vineyard is really a small operation yet boasts a great varitey of wines such as: Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Zinfandel, Syrah, Chenin Blanc. This winery is known for its Chenin Blanc as there are not many good Napa Valley wineries that make Chenin Blanc. Their Chenin Blanc old vines date to the early 1970s, and perhaps that accounts for the complexity of this variety.
Wine Country Tours often visit Ballentine Vineyards because of its Chenin Blanc and old grape vines. Check back for detailed information on this specific winery soon. This winery is part of the California Wine Country as well as the Napa Valley Wine Country. Sonoma wineries are not far from this specific winery.
Wine country shuttle tours is a Wine Country Tour service in Napa Valley that departs from San Francisco to both Napa and Sonoma. More information about Wine Country Tour is available through this website. Many Napa wineries charge tasting fees, however the fee is sometimes reversed with purchase of a bottle of wine. During your Napa Wine Country Tour be sure to ask your Tour Guide which California Wine Country wineries charge winery tasting fees and which ones do not. A wine country tour is a great way to see all of the important areas of the California Wine Country. Be sure to check your tour schedule to find the best wine country tour time for you. This tour operator is affiliated with other San Francisco Tours. Copyright 2007