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The Art of Cabernet at Hall Winery in St. Helena

By Published On: June 24th, 2022

Hall Winery visitors enjoy stellar Cabernet Sauvignon and an impressive art collection, making it one of the most stunning properties within the Napa Valley.

Visitors to HALL St. Helena are often lured by the soaring silver rabbit that leaps skyward at the winery’s entrance off of Hwy 29.

Bunny Foo Foo, by artist Lawrence Argent, is just one of 35 important modern art pieces collected by the winery’s proprietors Craig and Kathryn Hall who purchased their first vineyard in Napa in 1995 and now own and operate three wine brands – HALL, WALT and BACA. 

WINE

Led by Vice President of Winemaking, Megan Gunderson, HALL produces artful Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc, available to taste and buy at the St. Helena estate. With every vintage, Gunderson crafts distinct wines that demonstrate the unique characteristics and diversity of Napa Valley terroir.

The Art of Cabernet at Hall Winery in St. Helena

Since the first vintage in 2002, more than 120 HALL wines have earned 95 point and above scores. HALL’s vineyard collection includes nine estate vineyards, five of which are California Certified Organic Farming (CCOF). HALL sources fruit from its own estate vineyard as well as 70 vineyard partners from 13 of 16 of the Napa Valley Appellations

HALL St. Helena ART

The Halls display their eclectic and impressive art collection throughout the HALL St. Helena property where expressive works by some of today’s most internationally acclaimed artists take center stage. The tank room, for instance, is whimsically adorned with ‘Pinwheels,’ by Jim Drain and Ara Peterson. 

HALL St. Helena HOSPITALITY

HALL St. Helena offers a variety of unique tour and tasting experiences designed for novice wine drinkers to collectors and connoisseurs.

The Art of Cabernet Tasting ($60pp) includes a flight of five current release wines that are in current release.

The by appointment HALLmark Tour ($75pp) allows guests to explore the breathtaking St. Helena property while exploring the convergence of wine and art during an immersive experience.

The Ultimate Cabernet Experience ($150pp) is perfect for the serious wine collector. Set in the historic Founder’s Cellar, the tasting includes a generous flight of HALL’s most highly rated and allocated Cabernets.

And the by appointment Platinum Experience ($250pp) provides the opportunity to taste HALL’s most coveted and highly sought-after Platinum Collection wines.

SUSTAINABILITY 

HALL is committed to a sustainable wine growing program that allows them to produce the best quality wine grapes possible while also protecting the environment, conserving natural resources, enhancing agricultural lands, and supporting the economic and social wellbeing of their employees and the community at large.

HALL is LEED certified and maintains organic and  Napa Green certifications. 

PHILANTHROPY

Bonus: The Halls are equally as committed to philanthropy as they are to producing award-winning varietals. Via the Craig and Kathryn Hall Foundation, founded in 1977, the couple gives to and raises funds for a variety of organizations that perform needed charitable work.

Their annual Cabernet Cookoff, featuring a lineup of renowned culinary teams participating in a food and wine pairing showdown, is always a highly anticipated event. “Our giving includes support for education, the arts, health, entrepreneurism, and general well-being,” said Kathryn, former United States Ambassador to Austria. “Keeping our focus general allows us to respond quickly to community needs and to the natural disasters that seem to come so regularly these days.”

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