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Balverne Winery & Vineyards

Balverne Winery & Vineyards We are very proud to be re-introducing the Balverne name to the wine loving public. Our 710 acre estate, now known as Windsor Oaks, is located just south of Healdsburg in Sonoma County California. The property was part of the Rancho Sotoyome land grant of 1841 and was later acquired by Antonio Perelli-Minetti, who was the first to plant grapes on the property. In the 1920’s the estate was used as a summer residence; extensive stonework from the gardens can still be seen on the property. The estate was purchased in 1972, replanted to grapes and winemaking was begun under the name Balverne. Balverne was a well known wine brand throughout the 1980s, when it was poured at the White House and served in the finest restaurants across the country. The wines were made by two young Davis graduates, class of ’78, Doug Nalle and John Kongsgaard, both of whom have gone on to become highly regarded winemakers at their own wineries.

Windsor Oaks Vineyards & Winery is 60 miles North of the Golden Gate Bridge 101 North to Arata Lane exit (it is next exit after main Windsor exit) Right turn at base of ramp on Arata Lane. Go 0.4 miles to our white vineyard sign with Russian River Valley logo, where you will turn left onto Hillview Road. Go 0.5 miles on Hillview Road. Road ends at our gate. Enter Vineyard gate and proceed 1.5 miles to Winery.

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10810 Hillview Road, Windsor, CA, US, 95492 Email:
Phone: 707-433-4050 Web:
Fax: 707-433-3616
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