Voted as one of Napa Valley’s top “Boutique Wineries,” Ballentine Vineyards is a refreshing change of pace from the usual fare of the fancy tasting rooms in the Napa Valley. Ballentine Vineyards founding date is 1906. The vineyard and winery are family-run, now by the fourth generation. The winery is low key and more like the Napa Valley was 25 years ago. Most visitors tend to pass up a visit to Ballentine Vineyards in favor of the more famous nearby St. Clements, Beringer, and Markham tasting rooms. Next time in St. Helena visit the Ballentine tasting room. You will be rewarded with good wines and good wine karma.