OUR ESTATE VINEYARDS IN THE

Russian River Valley

 
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Balletto Vineyards farms 16 Estate Vineyards in the Russian River Valley AVA.

 
 

 

The 700 acres under vine are planted mostly to Pinot Noir and Chardonnay,

and only the fruit deemed to be in the top 10 percent of quality becomes Balletto Vineyards wine.

Our Estate Vineyards are located in the southeastern region of Russian River Valley,

where the ebb and flow of Pacific Ocean fog provides the cool climate in which Pinot Noir and Chardonnay thrive.

 
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Santa Rosa Plains

 

BCD Vineyard | Occidental Road Vineyard | Hall & Piner Vineyard

Several miles west of the city of Santa Rosa. The land here has slight rolling hills and because if its low-lying elevation, these vineyards are the last to have the morning fog burn off and receive sunlight. Unlike our other vineyards in the hills, these vineyards have incredibly diverse soils that range from heavier clays to lighter sands. In general, the resulting wines are bright, red-fruit focused for reds and tropical, stone-fruit focused for our whites. They have softer tannins and higher acidity.

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Sebastopol Hills

Burnside Road Vineyard | Emerson Block | Mary's Vineyard | Cider Ridge Vineyard | Sexton Hill Vineyard

The Sebastopol Hills are located SW of the town of Sebastopol. The location is incredible with a steep 800 foot elevation gain and the famed Goldridge soil series throughout every vineyard. The area is about 10 miles from the Pacific Ocean and about 10 miles north of the windy Petaluma Gap, so fog and cold wind dominate the growing season. These vineyards are always several weeks behind our vineyards in the Santa Rosa Plains. Red fruit grown here usually shows a dark and spicy profile and white wines like Chardonnay and Pinot Gris show ripe apple and melon.

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Laguna Ridge

Pelletti Vineyard

South of the Russian River near Forestville, this sub-region overlooks the Laguna de Santa Rosa. Pioneering winemaker Joseph Swan was the first to plant Pinot here. Goldridge and Altamont soils meet cool temperatures to create lush, high-quality Pinot Noirs with enough tannins to provide structure and ageability, among others.

 
The goal of the Russian River Valley ‘neighborhood initiative’ is to showcase the diversity and uniqueness of the Russian River AVA...We are seeking to explain the varying complex and sophisticated wine profiles coming out of this special region.
— Chris Donatello | Director, Russian River Valley Winegrowers