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Ballentine Vineyards

2820 Saint Helena Hwy N, St. Helena, CA 94574-9655
+1 707-963-7919
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We just attended a party at Ballentine with a group of girls and could not have had a more amazing... read more

Reviewed 8 May 2018
Ron M
,
Juneau, Alaska
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Wonderful Boutique Winery in Napa Area

We visited this winery on a tour through Platypus. It was a wonderful little winery with some... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2017
Rhonda W
,
Dickinson, Texas
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2820 Saint Helena Hwy N, St. Helena, CA 94574-9655
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Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

We just attended a party at Ballentine with a group of girls and could not have had a more amazing time. The staff is so friendly, attentive and knowledgeable and the wine is AMAZING as always. An amazing stop on a wine tasting tour!

Thank Ron M
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Reviewed 12 October 2017

We visited this winery on a tour through Platypus. It was a wonderful little winery with some terrific wines. The guide was fantastic and took us to the back where they were processing the grapes that had just been harvested. We were able to sample...More

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Reviewed 5 June 2017

Ballentine is worth a visit. They are a small boutique winery and they make some good white blends and other less common varietals. We like the Maple Stations white blend and the Chenin Blanc.

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Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

We had a wonderful visit to this small boutique winery next to Markham winery. We sampled 3 wines complimentary and ultimately purchased a couple of bottles. Our host, Helen was delightful and very knowledgeable. She really made the experience so much more pleasant than some...More

Thank Ian M
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Morgan B, Guest Relations Manager at Ballentine Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2017

Thank you, Ian, for such a nice review! I'm glad you had a good time, and that you enjoyed our wines. We understand that wine tasting in Napa Valley is expensive, so we believe in our philosophy of 'buy wine, waive a tasting fee'. I...More

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Reviewed 6 March 2017

Nice broad selections and reasonably priced for a small producer. Be sure to try the Port. It is one of the best we found this trip. Great and friendly service!

Thank R H
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Morgan B, Manager at Ballentine Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2017

Thank you so much for the nice review! As a small winery, the positive feedback we receive from guests is very meaningful to our business. I'm so glad you had fun and enjoyed our wines; that's our aim! Warm regards, Morgan Bacigalupi Tasting Room Manager

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Reviewed 14 October 2016

Visited with Platypus Tours and thanks to being here at the right time of the year got to see the whole wine making process. Sturdy reds - especially the cab franc - and very helpful and friendly staff (Morgan).

Thank thepiratedoc
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Reviewed 23 August 2016

We were taken here by our SFO friends who belong to a wine club.The welcome was warm and genuine and the service impeccable.The wine was so good we had to buy a wine carrier from them to transport the dozen bottles we bought back to...More

Thank Alan C
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Morgan B, Manager at Ballentine Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2016

Hi Alan, Thank you so much for sharing your kind words and sincere recommendation. As a small winery, we so appreciate and rely upon good reviews. I agree - Holly is a true asset, and we are so lucky to have her! I'm glad you...More

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Reviewed 9 August 2016

Fantastic wines at a small, boutique winery. Great Zinfandel, Petit Syrah and Cabernet Franc. Highly recommended for a visit.

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Reviewed 8 August 2016

We visited this winery first on our wine tour and really enjoyed our tasting with the hostess, whose knowledge and professionalism were appreciated. The wines were very good and we even purchased a few bottles. I do not normally drink white wines, but the Malvasia...More

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Reviewed 27 June 2016

So happy we stopped in for a tasting at Ballentine Vineyards. Our hostess welcomed us like long lost relatives. A cheerful, though smaller tasting bar. Delightful wines blended on a small scale. Definitely worth a stop, no reservations required.

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