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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 […]

By January 18, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
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.

By January 18, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
California Association of Winegrape Growers Elects New Board Members

California Association of Winegrape Growers Elects New Board Members

SACRAMENTO – The California Association of Winegrape Growers (CAWG) has announced the election and re-election of members to its board of directors. CAWG is governed by 28 growers in seven districts who serve three-year terms beginning Dec. 1. The new directors are John Balletto, owner and founder of Balletto Vineyards in Santa Rosa; Joel Maring, […]

By November 18, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Afternoon Brief, June 30

Afternoon Brief, June 30

Inside the Mind of a Sommelier: Coming up with one of those enormous mega wine lists that typify the high-end dining experience seems a daunting task…

By June 30, 2016 0 Comments Read More →