We are proud to be certified as a sustainable grower and we take pride in producing ultra-premium wines from our estate vineyards located within two of California's most famous viticultural appellations: Russian River Valley and Chalk Hill. Located in Sonoma County, our 710 acre estate boasts many diverse micro climates, including rare soil and slope combinations. Our grapes benefit from these distinct climates and terroirs.
We handcraft small quantities of our own wines under the Notre Vue Estate and Balverne Reserve labels, produced from selected blocks. 250 acres are planted with classic European grape varietals, while 350 acres are dedicated to Forever Wild open space. The result is a long-standing tradition of growing ultra-premium grapes for our own use by a number of top-tier wineries that produce highly awarded wines.
This delicate wine offers aromatics reminiscent of watermelon, orange rind, and morning roses. Fruity on the palate, the crisp acidity balances flavors of strawberries, guava, and white peach. Try this Rosé with a fresh goat cheese salad, seafood, or lightly grilled summer fruit. Be careful, though . . . it’s so refreshing that on a hot day you’ll be reaching for that second bottle in no time!
Elegant and refined this rosé of Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvèdre shines with fruit-forward notes of
summer from nose to palate. Your senses are ignited with aromas of white nectarine, tart strawberries, and apple blossoms. The palate is light at crisp with waves of white florals, citrus peel, and touches of summer peaches and berries on the finish, perfectly mirroring the rose gold hue of the wine.
This Russian River Zinfandel can only be described as an enigma in a glass, as it presents itself as a full-bodied red wine only to finish with the smooth elegance of a lighter wine. On the nose delicious notes of berry compote and cinnamon swirl in the glass with underlining hints of sandalwood and redwood bark. On the palate top notes of smoked hazelnuts are complimented by tart cranberry juice and a lingering of pink peppercorn on the finish.
Our 2019 Balverne Chardonnay displays aromas of ripe green & golden apples, lemons, butterscotch, and marshmallow. The rich palate follows with a variety of orchard fruits, melons, lemons, and a lingering hint of spice. Full-bodied but still crisp, this wine will pair beautifully with everything from roast chicken to summer fruit salads.
The elegant perfume of this classically aromatic varietal has the essence of stepping into an estate garden, beckoning you with fruit and floral trees alike. Instantly upon first whiff you are met with notes of fresh muddled peach, cantaloupe, and honeysuckle. Followed softly with an embrace of a brown butter sweetness. A medley of juicy apples and pears dance on the palate
finishing with notes of jasmine and hazelnut.
Our 2020 Chardonnay Musque displays rich aromatics from nose to palate with a silky mouth feel and crisp acidity. On the nose your sense are awoken by a medley of fresh green herbs and golden apples married with undertones of fresh clementine, sea salt and toast. A rich palate follows with waves of fresh pear juice, yellow grapefruit, and straw on the finish.
This subtly rich Chardonnay Musque glistens softly with hints of gold in the glass. Aromas of lemon oil diverge with notes of green apples, citrus peel, almond shavings, and swirls of cracked white rock salt on the nose. Lingerings of these fruit notes follow on the palate, accompanied with hints of white tube rose and raw vanilla bean on a dry finish with bright acidity.
Made up of 3 different clones from The Estate, this pinot noir fits perfectly into the Balverne lifestyle. A fruity and refreshing wine, this is perfect for those backyard barbecues, picnics with friends, and casual conversations on the back patio. With a nose of bright red fruits, baking spice, and damp earth, this is everything you want in Pinot Noir. The palate gives ripe cherries and strawberries with a hit of pomegranate syrup and herbal notes.
Equally as stunning from visual, to nose, to palate, this estate Malbec creates a symbiotic relationship between Old and New World aromatics and flavor notes. A bouquet of boysenberry jam, tart red plum, brown sugar crystals, and undertones of violets are found on the nose.
A luxuriously fragrant full bodied Cabernet Sauvignon with fruit forward aromas complimented by touches of Chalk Hill terroir. This deeply purple wine boasts notes of black cherry juice, berry compote and graphite on the nose. These delicious elements carry through to the palate with hints of current balanced by purple florals and a lingering of dark chocolate shavings within structured tannins on the finish.
A delicious Chardonnay that exudes luxury from nose to palate. The aromas wrap around you with the ease and comfort of cashmere with notes of golden apples and lemon oil, baked with marzipan and vanilla bean. The palate is a touch brighter, yet still full with ripples of ripe pears and apples. Followed by hints of lemon grass, wild white roses, and a dusting of nutmeg on the finish.
Comprised entirely of the Robert Young or Wente clone, this chardonnay is a selection of our best lots and finest french oak barrels. Winemaker Alex Holman uses native fermentation and a delicate touch to craft this wine into a style reminiscent of rich southern Burgundies. You will find aromas ranging from orchard fruits and almond skins to jasmine flowers and marshmallows. Rich and enveloping in the mouth, the wine offers a treasure trove of ripe pears, nectarines, apples, and even marzipan.