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Q&A John Balletto: Growing Grapes and a Family Wine Business in Sonoma County

Q&A John Balletto: Growing Grapes and a Family Wine Business in Sonoma County

John and Terri Balletto were recognized as some of Wine’s Most Inspiring People 2018 and on that occasion John shared some of his thoughts on growing grapes and running a family wine business in Sonoma County. What are some of the challenges you see facing grape growers and wineries today? I think a big challenge […]

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Wine’s Most Inspiring People 2018: Growing Grapes, Family, and Community in Sonoma County

Wine’s Most Inspiring People 2018: Growing Grapes, Family, and Community in Sonoma County

John and Terri Balletto planted their first vineyard in the mid-nineties on a 35 acre lot in Sebastopol (now part of the potential Sebastopol Hills AVA) where they were also building their home. Back then, they were vegetable farmers, but the hill did not have enough water to grow produce, so with the advice of family friend Warren Dutton (Dutton Ranch), they planted 20 acres of Pinot, 10 of Chardonnay, and 5 of Pinot Gris.

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Balletto Vineyards Promotes Monica Hunter to Director of Administrative Services

Balletto Vineyards Promotes Monica Hunter to Director of Administrative Services

Hunter to soon celebrate two decades with Russian River Valley family-owned winery Santa Rosa, California (January 8, 2018) – Balletto Vineyards, one of the few family-owned estate wineries in Sonoma County’s Russian River Valley AVA, has promoted Monica Hunter to Director of Administrative Services. She was previously Manager of Administrative Services for Balletto Vineyards, where […]

Afternoon Brief, October 4

Afternoon Brief, October 4

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Wine Impact Study Designed to Impact Policy The $220 billion economic impact of the U.S. wine industry revealed in WineAmerica’s recent study has grabbed headlines in the media, but the target audience for the information is much narrower… Today’s News: Ferrari-Carano Mourns the Passing of Founder Don […]

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Afternoon Brief, September 7

Afternoon Brief, September 7

Winery Worker, Napa Resident Killed on the Job: A Napa winery employee was pronounced dead on the scene by paramedics after a stack of metal wine barrel racks fell on him, according to the Napa County Sheriff’s Office…

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Balletto Vineyards Names Jacqueline Balletto as Tasting Room Manager

Balletto Vineyards Names Jacqueline Balletto as Tasting Room Manager

Third generation member of Russian River Valley farming family promoted, moves from production team to hospitality team Santa Rosa, California (September 7, 2016) – Balletto Vineyards, one of the few family-owned estate wineries in Sonoma County’s Russian River Valley AVA, has promoted Jacqueline Balletto to winery tasting room manager. Balletto represents the third generation of […]

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Afternoon Brief, August 15

Afternoon Brief, August 15

Clayton Fire in Lake County Destroys Lower Lake Winery: Though the Clayton fire has destroyed one winery, Lake County vintners reported Monday their $61 million industry remained largely unscathed to date…

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Balletto Vineyards Adds Heather Mills as Hospitality & Customer Appreciation Manager

Balletto Vineyards Adds Heather Mills as Hospitality & Customer Appreciation Manager

Experienced hospitality professional to lead visitor experiences, events at Russian River Valley Estate winery Santa Rosa, California (August 11, 2016) – Balletto Vineyards, one of the few family-owned estate wineries in Sonoma County’s Russian River Valley AVA, has added Heather Mills as Hospitality & Customer Appreciation Manager. In this role, she will lead Balletto Vineyards’ visitor […]