Santa Rosa, California (May 18, 2020)— Balletto Vineyards, one of the few family-owned  estate wineries in Sonoma County’s Russian River Valley AVA, has added Maureen McElroy to the team. Maureen joins Balletto Vineyards as Director of Events responsible for future events at the winery’s new, state-of-the-art events center, and winery activities in the community. Maureen recently coordinated the winery’s donation and delivery of more than 100 cases of Balletto Vineyards wine to local area hospital staff at 7 different hospitals in the region.    

“As we begin to navigate our new normal, we know that Maureen will continue to make life-long relationships with each and every one of our customers,” remarked John Balletto, owner and founder of Balletto Vineyards.

Previously, Maureen served as the Executive Director of the Santa Rosa Convention and Visitors Bureau where she oversaw the launch of the Amgen Tour of California and Levi’s Gran Fondo, and as Chief Ambassador for Sonoma County Tourism where she certified 2,500 hospitality professionals in service excellence.


About Balletto Vineyards

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 honest and approachable estate 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. For more information, visit




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