Balo Vineyards 9001 Hwy 128, in Philo, (707) 895-3655. Daily 11-5. Free tasting. Dogs ok.
This dog-friendly tasting room provides an enclosed, shaded, outdoor recreation area for your pooch. With a nod to the fact the biodynamic-farmed winery is on a former sheep farm, the owners named it after the Latin word for the bleating sound a sheep makes. I tasted a 2013 Riesling with no residual sugar and a 2012 Pinot Noir that was bright mid-palate. After tasting and selecting your favorite, you can purchase a bottle and enjoy right on the spot in a picnic area with shaded tables. Two competition grade Bocce courts are also available.
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