About Ballard Lane
The town of Ballard is in the oldest and smallest community within the famed Santa Ynez Valley on California's Central Coast. It was founded in 1880 at the location of a Wells Fargo stage line station and named for William Ballard, who ran the station form 1862 to 1870.
Although Ballard served as the connection point between rural and seaside communities, it never grew in mass like it's neighbor Santa Barbara, and is now, much as it was over 100 years ago.
Today, Ballard is a combination of sleepy village and upscale bedroom community. The surrounding area is noted for its thriving and well-respected wine industry and was featured in the Academy Award nominated film "Sideways". Vineyards, coastal bluffs and ranches merge seamlessly together through roads the locals call "lanes". Ultimately, many of these paths end up in Ballard.
Wit this unifying spirit, we invite you to enjoy Ballard Lane wines.