Photo Journals

We hope you enjoy our photo journals…

  • Traveling with Ballentine Photo Contest

    Traveling with Ballentine Photo Contest


    Our annual photo contest continues for the second year!

    You could win a tasting package and a $250 gift certificate to our shop!

    Just Snap and Post using @ballentinevineyards & #TravelingWithB

    WINNER – Photo #15

    See contest Details

    1) @ballentinevine has traveled with us from Guam to Alaska!!! *2ND RUNNER UP*

    2) Relaxing #Upnorth #TravelingwithB

    3) At Pecan Plantation Bistro with our Ballentine Merlot!

    4) Getting ready for a bit of dinner. Thanks Ballentine Vineyards for the Cabernet Franc. It will be perfect in Northern Minnesota on the shores of pokegama

    5) Listen to the loons! Let the weekend begin early. Could it be the Ballentine Vineyards Cabernet Franc or just them California dreaming of Calistoga

    6) After a long day at the beach nothing hits the spot like a slightly chillen Zinfandel from Ballentine Vineyards . Welcome to Puerto Vallarta my little friend

    7) Cheers to #ballentinevineyards #beautifulday #napawinetour2017 @ballentinevineyards #TravelingWithB

    8) Nothing like coming home from #vacation to a bottle of my favorite #wine from @ballentinevineyards #cabernetfranc #TraveingWithB

    9) Always love bringing a little CA to TX. 😍🍷 @ballentinevineyards #wineproblems #cabernetfranc #thegoodlife

    10) Tonight's lakeside libation. @ballentinevineyards #petitverdot Deep, dark, delicious, and delightful. #minnesota #pokegama #napawine #sainthelena #figtreevineyard

    11) Nothing better than enjoying a glass of Frizzante on a hot summer day. It's a refreshing fizzy wine I discovered when I visited Ballantine winery on my trip to Napa valley last summer. #TravelingWithB

    12) Visiting with Friends and Family #TravelingWithB

    13) Loved our visit #TravelingWithB *1ST RUNNER UP*

    14) Omg look what I found in the cellar #TravelingWithB

    15) Ballentine and lobster season in Key West #TravelingWithB *WINNER*

    16) We love love your sparkling wine #TravelingWithB

    17) Concert Date with Honey @ballentinevineyards #TravelingWithB

  • Vintage Ballentine Photos

    Vintage Ballentine Photos

    Our roots run deep beneath the soils of Napa Valley where we continue to farm our 100+ year old estate vineyards and produce wonderful wines that are true expressions of the terroir. We are one of the few old, small family wineries in Napa Valley.  We hope you enjoy these vintage photos.

    Award-winning Zinfandel from the 40s

    John made one of the first Cabernet’s in Napa Valley in the mid 1930’s

    Libero Pocai driving the horses and cart. He worked the vineyards in 1906 with horses.

    Winery Bond No. 115 was issued to Libero Pocai, Betty’s Grandfather in 1912

    The Pocais in their vineyard.

    Betty in High School

    Van in HighSchool

    Wedding in 1953

  • Bringing in the Harvest - 2016

    Bringing in the Harvest - 2016

    A few Notes from Bruce

    It’s been a very successful harvest and 95% of the grapes will be picked by the end of next week.  And a crazy week, it will be with 14 lots on the board scheduled to be picked mostly in Fig Tree Vineyard. The quality of grapes has been very good. 2016 should provide you with our full spectrum of excellent wines.

    Even when the grapes are all picked, there is plenty to do and see!

    Is it time? Checking the grapes for harvest.

    Harvest begins — headed for the cellar.

    Cabernet grapes arrive from the vineyards-ready for sorting.

    Ready for winemaking.

    Discussing fermentation as the grapes come fresh from harvest.

    Getting ready for the grapes to arrive from the vineyards.

    Eric separating stems from grapes.

    Sorting stems and grapes as harvest begins

    Checking brix and temperature.

    Grape stomp.

    Getting ready for the grapes to arrive from the vineyards

  • Ballentine Around the World Photo Contest - 2016

    Ballentine Around the World Photo Contest - 2016

    Join us through the end of November for our Ballentine Around the World Contest. You probably won’t drive a tractor for your trip, but who doesn’t like to travel with their favorite wines!! Any travel counts, from a staycation in your backyard to that bucket list trip to Bali! Upload a photo of your adventure enjoying that Ballentine Wine you packed for this special moment.

    For more information…

    We took our Reserve Chardonnay to Sri Lanka with us. We had it on the last night of our 8-day trip. It's one of our Favorites! #ballentineworld @ballentinevineyards

    What goes great with cabfranc? ANYTHING!!!

    The real B & B, Ballentine on the boat!

    Relaxing with Ballentine

    Petit Verdot, pizza, and Phelps!

    One of my favorite wines! Zinfandel, it's delicious!

    It's always a happy Friday when Ballentine wine arrives!

    Enjoying some Petit Verdot and watching the action from rio!

    Barrel tasting at Ballentine Vineyards. Incredible looking for breakfast cabernet!

    Anticipation but well worth the wait!

    Anticipation but well worth the wait!

    Anticipation but well worth the wait!

    Traveling to Ballentine

    I might have a problem!! STORAGE problem. What do you do when 3 cases arrive and your cellar is full.

    What a fabulous #Color!!! It's delicious too!!

    A glass a day....

  • 1st Annual Harvest Dinner - October 1st, 2016

    1st Annual Harvest Dinner - October 1st, 2016

    Wine Club members, guests, family, and friends helped us kick off our 1st Annual Harvest Dinner last year in Betty’s Vineyard, at the Ballentine Ranch!

    The night began with jazz tunes floating through the vineyard as we sipped and mingled with new friends. Chef Rodger Babel of Creative Palate Works, prepared a delightful family style dinner to accompany Winemaker, Bruce Devlin’s wine selections for the evening. Dusk approached softly as the lights glistened in the fall sky to close a memorable night.

    We are thrilled to announce our 2nd Annual Harvest Dinner will be Saturday, October 7th, 2017. See our events page for more details.

    Join us for our Harvest Dinner! Eat in our vineyards with us on October 6. Delicious catered food, plenty of wine and great company awaits. Tickets available.

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