Balo Winery and Estate
Premier Vineyards & Winery For Sale In the Heart of Anderson Valley’s Golden Mile
9001 CA-128, Philo, CA 95466
Famous for its Pinot Noir wines, the Balo Winery includes established vineyards, winery equipment, a public tasting room, residence and other assets outlined in this offering. The Balo brand, inventory and barrels are available as a separate sale.
This ultra-premium winery is located in the in the heart of Anderson Valley — far enough from the city to experience quiet country charm, yet close to the comforts and modern conveniences of town to attract plenty of wine enthusiasts. The Sonoma County Airport is one hour away, and SFO is a short two-hour drive. A small airport is located in the Anderson Valley for private planes. Anderson Valley is one of California’s mildest wine grape growing regions. Many cool weather varietals like Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Gewürztraminer, Pinot Gris and Riesling thrive in the unique microclimates. There are a number of wineries producing world class sparkling and still wines. Several ultra-premium wine growers sell their sought-after grapes to winemakers in Napa, Sonoma and elsewhere in the USA.
Balo Winery is comprised of approximately fourteen acres, including 8± acres of vineyard. All vineyards are dry farmed and have been grown following organic standards—without chemical herbicides, pesticides & fertilizers—for the past 15 years. The winery is fronted by a 2,300± square foot crush pad of which about half is covered. The winery building (4,500± square foot) is divided into three work areas: 1) the barrel room, 2) the central work area (which opens to the covered portico of the crush pad), and 3) the barrel & case storage area with an office, wine laboratory and an ADA bathroom with shower. The east side access has an overhang sheltering the entrance to the winery with access to outside trade xtures. This area also provides parking, including one ADA parking space.
Completed in 2006, the Balo tasting room features a kitchenette, slate doors, and a comfortable seating area around the replace. There are numerous venues for tasting wine, including the front garden with beautiful flowers, outdoor seating on the patio, and a bocce ball area. The back patio includes a Muganaini wood fire oven, DCS outdoor grill, an additional burner, running hot water, and power outlets. The back patio allows for larger events, serving up to 50+ guests. There is also room for a small music stage.
The residence is located in a private setting on the property’s highest elevation looking out over the vineyards below and valley beyond. This 2 bedroom, 2 1⁄2 bathroom house boasts a recently remodeled entryway and kitchen, while maintaining a charming rustic feel. Decking and patios provide ample outdoor areas to enjoy the spectacular views of the surrounding ridges.
Acreage: This 14± acre property includes approximately 8± acres of vineyard plus a state-of- the-art winery facility with a tasting room.
Winery: The 4,000± square foot winery includes a crush pad for fermentation, winery equipment, barrel storage, and bottling capacity with the potential to produce 7,000 to 8,000 cases per year. The winery has ample storage for equipment at the front and side of the building.
Tasting Room: A 700± square foot tasting room opens to a generous patio area which includes two bocce ball courts and garden seating areas.
Brand: The ultra-premium Balo brand may be purchased with the property and asset acquisition.
Residence: The property includes a secluded owner’s area featuring a residence, gardens, pool, barn, and outdoor entertainment area