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About Ballentine Vineyards

Discover a 110 year old Napa Valley hidden gem that provides an authentic experience of a working boutique winery. We produce handcrafted small lot award winning wines that deliver on the promise of our lands. Enjoy the lifestyle as well as the wines.

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Looking to experience delicious wines that embody the past and the future of Napa Valley? Now in its 4th generation,s Ballentine Vineyards has been family owned since 1906. From bottling one of the first Cabernet Sauvignon in 1933, when the grape was unpopular, to award winning Cabernet's today, we will share stories of boom and bust through the life of Van and Betty Ballentine. You probably will get to meet them along with rest of us as we work and play. Our guests enjoy the personal attention and laid back atmosphere of our working ranch located in the middle of one of our vineyards.

We produce limited production wines; small hand-crafted lots made with only our estate grown grapes. Our wines are cellared and bottled in the Ballentine Family winery, adjacent to our guest experience areas. You can choose one of our tastings that spans the varietals we grow to experience all the promise of Napa terroir including our award winning Cabernets. Hear stories of our Pocai Vineyard Zinfandel 1945 that won a gold medal in California's first wine competition in 1947. Sip the Zin Reserve 2014 from Pocai Vineyard today and enjoy its exquisite taste. Our award winning Cabernet Franc, one of the best of the Napa Valley, pairs beautifully with food.

Come soon and be our guest and enjoy our hidden gem tasting where the food is perfectly matched to each single vineyard wine. Tour the winery, tour the vineyards or just relax with a glass of your most favorite wine with your family, friends and all of us. We look forward to your visit.

features Notable Features
  • Boutique Winery
  • Family Friendly
  • Family Owned
  • Hand-crafted
  • Intimate Setting or Venue
  • Limited Production
  • Pet Friendly
  • Picnic Area
  • Priority Wine Pass Accepted
  • Scenic View
  • Special Events
tours and tastings Tours & Tastings
  • Barrel Tasting
  • Cellar Tours
  • Food & Wine Pairing
  • Large Groups (6-12)
  • Large Groups (12-20)
  • Napa Neighbor Participant
  • Patio Tasting
  • Private Tastings
  • Public Tasting Room
  • Reservations Recommended
  • Reserve Tasting
  • Wine Club
  • Wine Tasting
varietals Varietals Offered
  • Cabernet Franc
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Chardonnay
  • Chenin Blanc
  • Merlot
  • Petite Sirah
  • Petit Verdot
  • Sweet Wines
  • White Table Wine
  • Zinfandel
Average Score from CellarPass Visitors6 Star Average Rating
Overall Score 5 Star Overall Rating 5/5
First Impression 4 Star First Impression Rating 4/5
Hospitality 5 Star Hospitality Rating 5/5
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Blake H. Member Since 2/19/2017
A Taste of Ballentine on 2/19/17 11:30 AM

The winery is unassuming when you first arrive, but after we were greeted by Roxanne and tried the wines we fell in love. The wines were amazing, and were reasonably priced. I would highly recommend this winery to everyone.

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 3 Star Rating 3/5
Hospitality 4 Star Rating 4/5
Ambiance 4 Star Rating 4/5
Karyn E. Member Since 2/8/2017
Sense of Place and Reserve Tasting on 2/11/17 3:30 PM

Valentine is the true story of a small family vineyard. I stumbled onto their release party and met the founding family. It was super clear that all of the employees are dedicated to the family and sharing the journey. The wine was good and I look forward to seeing them succeed.

Overall Score 4 Star Rating 4/5
First Impression 4 Star Rating 4/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
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Judson S. Member Since 11/21/2016
A Taste of Ballentine on 11/26/16 11:30 AM

A hidden gem. Very friendly and authentic. Excellent wines.

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 4 Star Rating 4/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
Ambiance 3 Star Rating 3/5
Heather M. Member Since 9/4/2016
A Taste of Ballentine on 9/22/16 2:30 PM

We had a great host who was very knowledgable and welcoming. We got an inside look inside the harvest at the winery and it is an experience we will never forget!

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 4 Star Rating 4/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
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Andrew P. Member Since 8/18/2016
Hidden Gem Tour and Tasting on 9/18/16 11:00 AM

Incredibly warm and welcoming, very knowledgeable. It felt like a completely personalized experience and was thoroughly enjoyable. We would absolutely go back!

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
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Jen H. Member Since 1/6/2015
Perfect Pairings on the Patio on 9/16/16 11:00 AM

This is one of the best experiences I have ever had at a winery. The staff is so welcoming and really takes the time to explain everything. We got to meet the winemaker and the entire experience was above anything I expected. I will recommend this winery to anyone heading to Napa area!

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 4 Star Rating 4/5
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Jeff H. Member Since 8/2/2016
A Taste of Ballentine on 8/03/16 1:00 PM

We were warmly greeted by the tasting room host, and she provided excellent information on the winery, the vineyards, and the wine. She did not rush us through the tasting and was friendly and open throughout. We had a great time and loved the wine!

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
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Stephen G. Member Since 9/2/2011
A Taste of Ballentine on 7/13/16 1:00 PM

Great winery to visit! Friendly and warm. Wines are a great value for the money!

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First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
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Chaela C. Member Since 3/14/2016
A Taste of Ballentine on 6/02/16 10:00 AM

Morgan and Holly were lovely! They greeted me with a warm welcome and bright smiles. The ambiance was fantastic, so many places to taste wine - the tasting room, the patio, even the wine cellar! I loved browsing around all the adorable items for sale in the tasting room. The wine was delicious as well. That Zinfandel... it's write home worthy. Thank you!

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
Ambiance 5 Star Rating 5/5
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