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“Great small winery!”

Ballentine Vineyards
Ranked #51 of 126 things to do in St. Helena
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Reviewed October 26, 2013

Nice range of wines - try the Zinfadels and crisp whites. Always a good vibe in the tasting room. Wine club is very good.

Thank Ali A
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Reviewed August 20, 2013 via mobile

We found this place through platypus tours. We purchased the petite Syrah - drank it and went back for more. We took a bottle to Hawaii with us - drank it - now wish I had more...it's right out of the bottle good. Loved this and priced right.

Thank Navimassi
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Reviewed August 18, 2013

Our B&B in Napa recommended this winery to use. We had never heard of it but it was suggested so we gave it a shot.

We ended up really liking this winery. It is really small and does require an appointment for tastings though. We tasted a flight of wines and were even fortunate to have an extra sample. This extra sample was called Frizzante (spelling?) and it was DELICIOUS! We had gone to 3 other better known wineries by that time on our Napa trip and hands down this was the most delicious wine we had. It ended up being the first wine that we bought to bring home with us.

Kym was our wine guide and was very knowledgeable, honest, and had a great personality. Had a great time at Ballentine.

1  Thank David E
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Reviewed June 15, 2013

We were first introduced to Ballentine when my parents had a case shipped to our house several years ago because they weren't able to ship wine to the state in which they were living. Of course we "charged" them a one bottle fee for this service. :) We had our first taste of Ballentine wine then, the most delicious Cabernet Franc. Over the years we've been able to have it occasionally, mostly with my parents who have become big fans. On our recent (and very first) trip to the Napa area, we absolutely made sure to visit Ballentine ourselves and we were most definitely not disappointed. We loved the Petite Syrah, the Cab Franc, the reserve Cab Sauv was amazing...and we were really surprised by how much we loved the the Malvasia Bianca Frizzante! We've already dipped into the case we shipped home....and certainly will be ordering again. And, for the record, their shipping price to send a case home was by far one of the more reasonable prices we encountered during our trip.

Thank ElaineS555
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Reviewed May 9, 2013

Do plan ahead as they are open by appointment. We had a lovely time chatting with Kim in the tasting room. She has lived in the area for a long time and really knows the valley and the wines. Ballentine had some great offerings and for a reasonable price.

Thank Curly916
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