Ballard Lane

Central Coast Wines

Ballard Lane

Central Coast Wines

Inspiration

In California’s Central Coast, there’s a sleepy little town where the stage coach used to stop called Ballard. Named after William Ballard, the original coach operator, the town of Ballard served as the connection point between rural and seaside communities.

Vineyards, coastal bluffs and ranches merged seamlessly together through roads the locals called lanes. Ultimately, most of these paths ended up in Ballard. It’s this unifying spirit, combined with an easy going style that inspires Ballard Lane Wines.

California’s Special Central Coast

  • The Central Coast AVA spans from the Santa Barbara County in the south to the San Francisco Bay in the north.
  • It stretches roughly 250 miles along the coastline averaging a mere 25 miles in width.
  • The proximity of the Pacific Ocean ensures that warm days are cooled by ocean breezes, providing optimal grape growing conditions.
  • The length of the growing region creates a wide diversity of soils and elevations, contributing to the unique character of the wines.

Ballard Lane helps to make wine
a part of an everyday lifestyle.

Rich history
and tradition of quality.

BALLARD LANE
CENTRAL COAST

SAUVIGNON BLANC

BALLARD LANE
CENTRAL COAST

CHARDONNAY

BALLARD LANE
CENTRAL COAST

CABERNET SAUVIGNON

BALLARD LANE
CENTRAL COAST

ZINFANDEL

BALLARD LANE
CENTRAL COAST

PINOT NOIR

BALLARD LANE CENTRAL COAST

SAUVIGNON BLANC

BALLARD LANE CENTRAL COAST

CHARDONNAY

BALLARD LANE CENTRAL COAST

CABERNET SAUVIGNON

BALLARD LANE CENTRAL COAST

ZINFANDEL

BALLARD LANE CENTRAL COAST

PINOT NOIR

Winemaker

John Crandall

John’s curiosity for grape growing & winemaking has led him to become an enologist, Winemaker & College Lecturer.

John received a Bachelors of Fermentation Science from the University of California Davis and began his career at Cambria as enologist. Over the next few years, John was promoted to Assistant Winemaker & Winemaker.

John then moved on to help Meridian Santa Barbara Chardonnay become one of the top Chardonnays in the United States.

Over the years, he has lectured on Enology at California Polytechnic State University.

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History in a Bottle

"A little town built on big dreams"

Accolades

“BEST BUY”

2016 Ballard Lane Chardonnay – 88 pts

2016 Ballard Lane Pinot Noir – 87 PTS

2015 Ballard Lane Sauvignon Blanc – Gold Medal (2017)

2013 Ballard Lane Zinfandel – Gold Medal (2017)

Key Attributes

Coastal appellation, unique climate & terroir.

Highly acclaimed winemaker.

Approachable, seamlessly made wines.

Award winning wines.

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