Upcoming Events

Spring Release Weekend

May 4-6, 2018
Balboa Winery, 10 AM – 4 PM. Come experience our newly released wines of 2018!

 

May 4th and 5th, 2018  

Balboa Winery, 6:30PM — Dinner with Tuscan Guest Chef Aurelio Barrattini. We’re bringing in guest chef Aurelio to Walla Walla from Lucca to share the vibrant flavors of Tuscany.

Aurelio is the fourth generation chef and owner of Antica Locanda di Sesto, which his family started in 1368, located in Via Ludovica, Lucca, Italy. Aurelio’s dishes are a blend of tradition and innovation, offering a new look at traditional Tuscan cuisine.

 


Dog Show

June 2nd, 2018
At Balboa. 12:00 PM- 4:00 PM.
Join us for our 5th annual ‘Best in Show’ dog show! This afternoon of four-legged revelry will feature classes for dogs of all shapes, sizes, and pedigree. Our celebrity judges will be evaluating dogs in categories such as Golden Oldie, Best Puppy, and Best Trick. All profits from the event will benefit the Blue Mountain Humane Society. Spectators are in encouraged as well! We had a blast last year, and we hope you can join us this June!

The $25.00 fee to join us with your dog for the day includes your first glass of wine and a set of event dog tags.  Thank you!


Celebrate Walla Walla

June 15-18, 2018

For a full list of event details visit: http://www.wallawallawine.com/celebrate/

 


Customer Appreciation Weekend

We wouldn’t be able to do what we do without our customers like you!

September 7, 2018 — Paella Night

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 at the winery!!! Wine will be available for purchase by the glass or bottle.
Paella by Chris Ainsworth of Saffron Mediterranean Kitchen.  6:00-8:30 pm at the winery, $55+tax/person. Questions and inquiries to Amy@balboawinery.com.

September 8, 2018 — Barn Dance

Dust off those dancing shoes for a night of dancing, wine and food. $20/person. Food trucks will be on site. More details to come.


Fall Release Weekend

Nov 5-7, 2018

At the Winery. 10 AM – 4 PM — Fall is a beautiful time of year to enjoy the valley. Come enjoy the changing of the leaves with our new fall releases.


Holiday Barrel Weekend

December 7-9, 2018
At the Winery. 10 AM – 4 PM
Join us in Walla Walla for the annual Holiday Barrel Weekend! Enjoy samples of our newest wines straight from the barrel as our winemakers, Tom and Tyler, discuss this year’s harvest and answer any questions you may have about the winemaking process.



Recent News

REVIEW: Rand Sealey

Rand Sealey gave these Balboa wines “exceptional” scores on a scale of 20: 2009 Balboa Estate Syrah – 18.5 points, 2009 Balboa Estate Malbec – 18.5 points, 2008 Balboa Reserve Red – 18.5 points, 2008 Balboa “Constrictor” Red Blend – 18.5+ points, 2011 Balboa Chardonnay – 18 points, 2009 Balboa Reserve Red Wine – 18.5 points, 2009 Balboa “Pandemonium” Syrah – 19 points.


REVIEW: 2008 Malbec, Wine Advocate

“The 2008 Malbec Estate comes from their 10-year-old vineyard in Milton Freewater. It gives up an alluring bouquet of cedar, spice box, lavender, black cherry, and black currant. This sets the stage for a ripe, layered, succulent wine built for immediate gratification. Drink this juicy, uncomplicated effort over the next 4-5 years.” –Jay Miller, eRobertParker.com


REVIEW: 2009 Syrah, Wine Advocate

“The 2009 Syrah displays elements of smoked meat, underbrush, mineral, blueberry, and plum. Straightforward but very tasty, this friendly, well-balanced effort will deliver enjoyment for another 5-6 years.” –Jay Miller, eRobertParker.com


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


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