California's Central Coast
The Ballard Lane portfolio of wines possesses quite a bit of personality. This might very well be a reflection of the Central Coast family who farms the fruit for this program. They have been on the Central Coast for generations, with vineyards in several counties and appellations. Their dedication to the soils of the Central Coast and the people who farm them, are reflected in each bottle of Ballard Lane wine.
By virtue of its name, the Central Coast appellation conjures up images of seaside towns unfolding throughout the middle of the Golden State. In addition to pristine beaches, dramatic coastal vistas and brine-kissed sea breezes, this appellation also offers up redwood forest groves, rich agricultural fields, Arabian horse ranches, ancient oak groves and countless gorgeous, well-cared for farms.
Life in the Central Coast is not slow-paced. There are dreams to be had, wine to be made, territories to be explored and business to be done. This is a very prodigious grape growing area that is well known for the high quality of it's wine. The proximity of the Pacific Ocean ensures that warm days are cooled by ocean breezes, providing optimal grape growing conditions. The length of the area - it is 250 miles long - creates a wide diversity of soil and elevations, contributing to the unique character of the wines.
You might say that life on the Central Coast is paced just right; the lifestyle here, like the best of our wines, is balanced, harmonious and memorable. Once you have visited the Central Coast; really allowed it to inform and get under your skin, you’ll want to keep coming back.