Wednesday, December 2, 2015

101 North: Philo, Balo Vineyards


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.

Balo Vineyards in Philo, California

bocce court at Balo Vineyards in Philo, California

tasting room at Balo Vineyards in Philo, California

wine bottle at Balo Vineyards in Philo, California

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