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Balboa Winery and Beresan Winery Merge Into One

April 10, 2017

As the busy spring and summer season gets underway in the Walla Walla Valley, some changes are coming to the Walla Walla wine scene with the merger of Balboa Winery and Beresan Winery. Since their inception over a decade ago, the two wineries have shared a winemaking team (under the direction of Thomas Glase), wine-growing team (under the direction of Tom Waliser), and location on the pastoral south side of Walla Walla. In the past, both wineries maintained separate tasting rooms, vineyard selections, and owner preferences with regard to wines to produce and the style of production each vintage. The idea to combine the wineries into one entity has been a very natural progression over the years.

“Over the past few years as the wineries have grown, Balboa has been in need of additional space for operations. At the same time our business partner, Tom Waliser, has wanted to be able to spend more time focusing on what he loves best, winegrowing,” mentioned Thomas Glase. “We are confident that this merger will allow us to refine our wines and produce even better products for our buyers in the future.”

In the months ahead there will be many updates to the winery property including a remodel of the former Beresan tasting room for the everyday tasting space, and renovating the current Balboa tasting room into a special event space complete with a commercial kitchen. The team is excited to fine-tune their labels and streamline the brand to focus on the best of both wineries in the year ahead. New events, limited food service, and more are planned beginning this summer.

The new team will be led by Thomas Glase, Director of Winemaking, Amy Glase, Director of Sales, and Tyler Grennan, Lead Winemaker.

At this time, websites, social media sites, and more are being integrated. Sales of existing Beresan wines will be handled by Balboa Winery.

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