Santa Rosa , CA
Ballooning begins just after dawn when flying conditions are perfect: cool temperatures, calm winds and clear skies.
There is no physical sensation of movement or wind, because you are traveling with the gentle air currents that layer the sky. In contrast to standing on a building or structure, there is no fear of height because your eyes have no linear perspective to judge distance from the ground.
Expect to spend three to five hours with approximately 1 to 1.5 hours of flight time, depending on landing opportunities. You are welcome to participate ʻhands onʼ with the exciting set up and inflation process.
Once you lift off the ground, our chase crew will follow until you land and return you back to the meeting site. Invite your spectators to join in the whole experience.
Celebrate your adventure with the pilot, crew and fellow passengers and enjoy a champagne brunch, complete with a full made-to-order menu to choose from.
With more than 35 years experience, Wine Country Balloons is the highest rated, FAA Safety-Certified hot air ballooning company in this region. Not only is our service the original and oldest established company in the county (since 1979), it has also safely flown more passengers here than all other companies combined: more than 30,000 passengers.