Balletto Vineyards Announces Promotion in Tasting Room, Shipping

Balletto Vineyards, the family-owned estate winery in Sonoma County’s Russian River Valley AVA, is happy to announce the promotion of Cole Stauffenegger to Assistant Tasting Room and Shipping Manager. A trusted team member of the Balletto Vineyards tasting room team for the past two years, Cole has proven to be a creative problem solver and enthusiastic champion of Balletto Vineyards and the wines of the Russian River Valley appellation.

“We are very fortunate to have Cole as part of the extended Balletto family. He is right at home welcoming guests and helping them discover our corner of Sonoma County,” said Balletto Vineyards founder John Balletto. “We are thrilled we are able to promote from within our team to fill this pivotal role on the DTC team.”

Cole is a graduate of Sonoma State University with a degree in Wine Business. He lives in Rohnert Park, CA.

About Balletto Vineyards

With a focus on single vineyard Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, Balletto Vineyards is an estate winery in the famed Russian River Valley appellation of Sonoma County, California. Owned and operated by the Balletto family, Balletto Vineyards delivers expressive wines meant to be enjoyed with family and friends. Owner John Balletto and his wife, Terri, started in the vegetable farming business, growing into the largest vegetable farm in Northern California. Seeing a bright future for wine grape growing in Russian River Valley, John and Terri transitioned to grape growing in 1995. In 2001, they created the first vintage of Balletto Vineyards estate wine from Russian River Valley and today celebrate 20 years as vintners.

Find Balletto Vineyards wines nationally at fine wine shops, restaurants, and on the winery’s website. The winery welcomes visitors daily by reservation at 10:30 a.m. 11:30 a.m. 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. For more information, visit

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