Upcoming Events

Celebrate Walla Walla Valley Wine

June 15 – 17, 2017

Join more than 60 Walla Walla Valley wineries, internationally known guest winemakers, and celebrated chefs in exploring one of the world’s most renowned grape varietals, Syrah. We look forward to participating in a few of the events.


Best in Show Dog Show

Benefiting the Blue Mountain Humane Society!

June 17, 2017 – 12:00-2:00 PM

Join us with your dog for an afternoon of four-legged fun at the winery! This family-friendly event benefits the Blue Mountain Humane Society and is open to all ages.

A $25 entry fee to “show” your dog includes registration for one show category and a glass of wine. Additional categories are $10.
Check-in begins at 11 a.m at the winery. Register online here.


Southside Wine Club Experience

June 23rd-25th, 2017 at Participating Southside Wineries and Breweries

We hope you can join us for this fun weekend event! All members of Southside wineries’ wine clubs enjoy free tastings, reciprocal wine club discounts and special pairings at all participating wineries. Balboa & Beresan wine club members can pick up wristbands in the tasting room! Find a full list of participating businesses here.


Customer Appreciation Weekend

August 19-20, 2017

Come celebrate with us! We’re marking Beresan’s 16th year and Balboa’s 12th year of fine winemaking with a weekend full of festivities.


Paella Night with Chris Ainsworth of Saffron Mediterranean Kitchen

August 18, 2017  – 6:00 PM at Balboa Winery

Tickets are $48/person and include a 3 course family style meal. Wine available for purchase separately. Buy tickets here.

Menu:
Organic Mixed Green Salad – local organic greens, Valdeón bleu cheese, crispy shallots, house-made red wine vinaigrette
House-made Sourdough Bread – za’atar, extra virgin olive oil & sea salt
Valencian Paella – saffron rice, organic roasted chicken, house made chorizo, shrimp, mussels, clams, fresh herbs & extra virgin olive oil
Dessert – TBD


Golf Tournament at Wine Valley

August 19, 2017 at Wine Valley Golf Club

Go tee to tee with Winemakers Tom & Tyler! Tee times start at 8 am for this 9 team tournament. You could win tee prizes, awards and, of course, wine. Call the winery to sign-up! 509-529-0461


Barn Dance with Whiskey Creek and West of the Blues BBQ

August 19, 2017 – 6:30-9:30 PM at Balboa Winery

West of the Blues BBQ Food Truck will be here serving up the best BBQ in Walla Walla starting at 6:30 pm and the Whiskey Creek Band will be playing from 7:30 to 9:30, wines will be available for purchase throughout the night. Cover charge $20/person, Purchase Tickets here



Recent News

REVIEW: 2007 Sayulita, Wine Advocate

“The 2007 Sayvlita is made up of 62% Cabernet Sauvignon and 38% Syrah. It, too, is a forward, pleasure-bent, succulent offering with a smooth texture, ripe flavors, good balance, and a lengthy, pure finish. Enjoy it over the next 6-8 years.” –Jay Miller, eRobertParker.com


REVIEW: 2008 Pandemonium, Wine Advocate

“The proprietary wines begin with the 2008 Pandemonium. It is a cuvee of 100% Syrah sourced from the Pepper Bridge Vineyard. Spicy blueberries, balsam wood, lavender, and underbrush are followed by a velvety-textured, meaty Syrah with ripe, succulent flavors and a lengthy finish. Drink it over the next 6-8 years.” –Jay MillereRobertParker.com


REVIEW: 2007 Mith, Wine Advocate

“The 2007 MITH is made up of 55% Syrah and 45% Cabernet Sauvignon. Purple/black in color, it has loads of up-front, spicy blue and black fruit, lots of spice, floral notes, and a lengthy, seamless finish. It will deliver enjoyment for another 6-7 years.” –Jay MillereRobertParker.com


REVIEW: 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, Wine Advocate

“The 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate sports aromas of spice box, incense, violets, cassis, and black currant. Forward on the palate and made in a friendly, fruit-forward style, this pleasure-bent wine is an outstanding value meant for drinking over the next 5-6 years.” –Jay MillereRobertParker.com


ARTICLE: 2009 Syrah, Cellar Tracker

“In 2009, an important vineyard changed hands in the Walla Walla Valley, and we’re just now beginning to see the dividends of that sale: 2009 Balboa Estate Syrah (Walla Walla Valley). The first Cayuse Vineyard (Cailloux) was planted in 1997, so when LeFore went into the ground, no one had an inkling of the magic that would come from this cobblestony area of the valley.” –Cellar Tracker


REVIEW: 2006 Sayulita, Wine Enthusiast

“Named for a favored surf spot in Mexico, Sayulita is a new project from Balboa. This first release, from the Lefore vineyard, is 58% Cabernet Sauvignon and 42% Syrah, a perfect mix and showcase for the strengths of both. Soft and smooth, it’s tightly woven with veins of earth, pepper, black olive, coffee, black fruits and licorice. 93 points.” –Paul Gregutt, Wine Enthusiast


ARTICLE: Sayulita, Paul Gregutt

“The Balboa wines, Glase explains, are meant to be affordable, not full of alcohol, and representative of the varietals and the vineyards where they were grown. Simple, yes? And yet how few wineries succeed in reaching those worthy goals.” –Paul Gregutt, PaulGregutt.com


REVIEW: Walla Walla Roundup, Washington Wine Report

“Tasting through the lineup at Balboa Winery is always a unique experience. Most of the wines come from Walla Walla Valley fruit, and Balboa is moving increasingly in this direction. Additionally, many of the wines are aged in a low percentage of new oak and sometimes even in neutral barrels – a rarity in Washington.” –Sean Sullivan, Washington Wine Report


REVIEW: 2005 Mith, Wine Enthusiast

“The third vintage of Mith is the best yet, composed of fruit from three top-notch Walla Walla vineyards. It’s two thirds Cabernet Sauvignon and one third Syrah. The wine opens seductively with luscious blueberry, blackberry and black cherry fruit, wrapped in sexy layers of earth and herb. Whiffs of smoke lead into a silky smooth, chocolaty finish. 91 points.” –Paul Gregutt, Wine Enthusiast


ARTICLE: Harvest 2007, Seattle Times

“Now in his ninth year of winemaking, Glase loves the work but doesn’t try to glamorize the long, hard hours, especially during crush. ‘It’s still extremely difficult for my wife to accept that I’ll leave the house at 6 a.m. and not be home till after can you get rid of herpes 9 at night,’ he says.” –Paul Gregutt, Seattle Times


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