Owned and operated by four generations since 1906, the Ballentine Family Winery is considered a hidden gem of Napa Valley. Their goal is to share their story and passion with guests, make approachable, quality wine while being responsible and sustainable in their vineyards.
A charming estate steeped in history, Bartholomew had the first recorded vineyard in Sonoma and was part of California’s first commercial winery in 1857. Rosé, Sauvignon Blanc, Zinfandel, and red blends are made in extremely limited quantities and sell out quickly. Tastings can be outdoors beneath stunning mature oak trees or in the gorgeous, newly renovated historic Hacienda winery. Experience Sonoma history and natural beauty at this tucked away gem a few minutes from the Sonoma Plaza.
Beau Vigne has a great philosophy to winemaking that hasn’t changed since we began. Although we fly under the radar as a small boutique winery, we do so with impressive stature and enjoy our “hidden gem” status. We are world renown and recognized by wine critics as a winery that produces exceptional, intense, balanced, rich and multidimensional wines. Beau Vigne is home to family and extraordinary wines, where “great Cabernets are grown, not made.”
Our family’s roots run deep in the Napa Valley. Martin Garzoli, Ed’s grandfather, arrived in the Valley in 1913. He was a Swiss Italian who, in Italy, was trained in winemaking. Martin would work the Hayfields of Napa and Sonoma during the day and make wine in an old barn at night. Nearly 100 years later the Beau Vigne Family is still making wine.
Benessere Vineyards embodies the Benish Family’s love of Italian wine. Napa’s Mediterranean climate has the perfect conditions for their Pinot Grigio, Zinfandel, Sangiovese, and Cabernet Sauvignon to thrive. Tastings are conducted inside the winery or overlooking their vineyards on the patio with Italian music! The small batch, estate wine is not distributed and is only sold at the winery.
California's oldest continually operating winery was established in 1875. The Rhine House, Jacob Beringer's former residence and the current tasting room, is a showpiece of 19th century architecture.