GET TO KNOW OUR PEOPLE: JOHN BALLETTO

 
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President/C.E.O

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Sebastopol, CA

 

Working on our 5 acre produce farm for my dad when I was 12 making $.75 cents per hour.

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Running for political office. 

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The wine industry is such a great community where everyone seems to share information to make it better. With the farming side of the business, I just love the soil, the vines, and the final product that is shared with family and friends over lunch or dinner. It just brings people together. 

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Thomas Jefferson. He was such a forward thinker. 

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James Gandolfini โ€“ unfortunately he is deceased. 

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Just life itself. We are all so fortunate to be on the planet. When I go to bed at night I canโ€™t wait to get up and see what I can accomplish the next day. I have had some great mentors that taught me that. 

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My family and friends. 

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Disorganization โ€“ I canโ€™t stand that. 

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A pro football player. 

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Julio Gallo โ€“ to create such a strong family business that is still going strong today is amazing. 

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To own my own plane so I can travel when I need to โ€“ the roads are so congested now. 

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Evening BBQโ€™s. 

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Ambitious, humble, and focused. 

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See the Northern Lights. 

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Wine, matches, and a pocket knife. 

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Raising my two daughters and watching them become great people. Their mom did an amazing job. 

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Lake Como, Italy. 

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Seinfeld. 

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