HALL Wines represents critically acclaimed artisan Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon from two Napa Valley winery locations in both St. Helena and Rutherford. Owned by Craig & Kathryn Hall, its vineyard collection features five Certified Organic estates producing classic Bordeaux varietals. HALL’s highly rated wines include the Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, selected as Wine Spectator’s #18 of the ‘Top 100’ in 2010. Collectively, over 140 HALL Wines have been rated 90 points and above.
WALT Wines are dedicated to Kathryn Hall’s parents, Bob and Delores Walt, who were dedicated wine growers and their love of the vineyards inspired Kathryn to carry on the tradition. Let’s Taste, Learn and Enjoy!®
Kathryn Walt Hall is the proprietor of HALL Wines and WALT Wines, and has been involved in the California wine industry since her family first purchased a vineyard in the 1970’s. She has had a distinguished career as a successful businesswoman, attorney, community activist, and as the United States Ambassador to Austria.
HALL Wines are passionate about environmental responsibility and sustainable stewardship of their land. Their vineyards have been certified organic by the California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF). Farming organically involves committing to two principles: ecological production and maintaining organic integrity. Hall values the land and also value its creation, which is why they continue the tradition of hand picking all of the grapes throughout their estate vineyards. Once the grapes are brought to the winemaking facility, the grapes are processed with innovative techniques to ensure the highest standard and quality of wine.
“Since launching HALL Wines, we have been dedicated to the preservation of the environment and bringing innovation to Napa Valley. HALL Wines is always looking for new ways to provide support and dedication to the sustainable-living movement. We continue to reinforce our commitment to the health of the land, as well as that of the greater Napa Valley ecosystem”, notes Ambassador Kathryn Hall, HALL Wines owner and vintner.
WALT Wines, owned by Vintners Kathryn Walt Hall and Craig Hall, is dedicated to the production of premier Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from the Pacific Coast’s most distinctive vineyard sites, spanning nearly 1000 miles and including Sta. Rita Hills, Sonoma County, Anderson Valley, Napa Valley and the Willamette Valley. With their philosophy of precision, non-interventionist winemaking, it allows the wines to naturally and honestly express the character of the site where the wines are grown.
The team at Walt Wines believes in hand sorting every berry; pressing Chardonnay as whole clusters; allowing native yeast fermentation; encouraging a long malolactic fermentation with weekly batonnage and topping off; barrel aging on lees to create more texture, richness, and complexity; and never fining or filtering. Holding true to these methods means there is no room for error or shortcuts, but the reward is a complex, expressive, complete wine.
- Hall Sauvignon Blanc
- Walt La Brisa Chardonnay
- Walt Blue Jay Pinot Noir
- Walt Clos Pepe Pinot Noir
- Hall Merlot
- Hall Cabernet Sauvignon