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SRJC AgTrust to Honor Vintners Terri and John Balletto at 2016 AgStravaganza

Posted on June 29, 2016

Sebastopol winegrowers Terri and John Balletto, whose land stewardship and dedication to community have made them respected leaders in agriculture, education and philanthropy, are being honored by the Santa Rosa Junior College AgTrust for their many contributions to Sonoma County.

The Ballettos and their incredible legacy as farmers, vintners, community leaders and benefactors will be celebrated at the SRJC AgTrust AgStravaganza on November 5 at SRJC's Shone Farm near Forestville. The Ballettos own and operate Balletto Vineyards & Winery and farm more than 600 acres of vineyards in the Russian River Valley. They hold leadership positions in organizations that build community and promote and protect Sonoma County's $4 billion agriculture industry.

The SRJC AgTrust AgStravaganza will include tributes to Terri and John Balletto, a reception featuring Sonoma County wine and food followed by a catered dinner and a live auction. The benefit gala, open to anyone interested in honoring the Ballettos, will raise money to support the naming of a wine tasting room for Terri and John Balletto at Shone Farm.

The SRJC Ag Trust, a committee of the SRJC Foundation, raises and distributes money to enhance agriculture education and for improvements at Shone Farm. Every two years the Ag Trust holds the AgStravaganza celebration to honor remarkable leaders. Among those previously honored are Richard and Saralee Kunde, Steve Olson, Rich Thomas and Ron Carli.

For event tickets, sponsorships, and additional information, visit or contact event chair Nick Frey at 707-291-2857 or

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