Wine Country Balloons has far more wineries & vineyard acreage than can be found in Napa Valley. Additionally, pastures, orchards, dense oak forests plus the magnificent Redwoods. Because their flight corridor provides a greater variety of launch and landing sites, Wince Country Balloons assures their passengers a more spectacular and safer ballooning flight.
Sonoma Ballooning is Wine Country’s premier hot air ballooning experience! Come enjoy Sonoma on a whole new level with a FUN and reputable group of individuals dedicated to showing you the best that Sonoma has to offer. With decades of combined experience in hot air ballooning, outdoor recreation, customer service and hospitality, their team of dedicated pilots, crew and staff are here to provide riders with a safe, comfortable, epic, unforgettable adventure. Sonoma Ballooning is a diverse, family-owned and family-operated group with three female owners working and living in Sonoma and Napa counties.
At the beginning of his Journey, Bob Barbarick in 1975 as a pioneering hot air balloon aviator began flying in the Napa Valley when there were very few vineyards. Since then he has established the company now known as Balloons Above the Valley and has grown his company to become one of the most prominent hot air balloon aviation companies in America. Bob Barbarick founded Balloons Above the Valley as the first such company providing flights in the largest hot air balloons in America, then and now, built by Cameron Balloons, a U.S company. Mr. Barbarick’s vision was to evolve into a high level guest service oriented company providing an experience that would become a major attraction in the world renowned Napa Valley. This has been accomplished: hot air balloons have become a major presence and an ‘icon’ in their region. Since that time, Balloons Above the Valley has built a reputation that surpasses all others in industry standards, quality of service, operations and flight safety. Balloons Above the Valley continues to this day the attention to detail and “I Care” attitude that has established its current standing as the premier hot air balloon company in Northern California. The high standards and attention to detail, customer service, safety standards, balloon design and employee relations has enabled Balloons Above the Valley to retain and maintain its’ prominence and standing with both the visitors and the industry in Northern California. For over 40 years, Balloons Above the Valley lives the belief that success to anything is the result of treating everyone like they would like to be treated. Balloons Above the Valley takes pride in staying committed to procuring and maintaining the highest quality aircraft and selecting the most experienced pilots.
Founded in 1978, Napa Valley Aloft is one of the original hot air balloon companies of Napa Valley and currently the only company flying over Yountville’s iconic landscape. Also raising Aloft above the rest is that their hot air balloon operation is situated at historical Yountville Estate, neighboring award-winning hotels, and restaurants located in the town of Yountville. In addition, they have more hot air balloon launch site options in Napa Valley, and provide hot air balloon baskets that carry fewer passengers than competitors, which gives their passengers an open atmosphere feel to enjoy the stunning views on their balloon ride.