HALL Napa Valley
’Tis the season for truly amazing wines. With the crisp autumn air cooling down the peaks and valleys in wine country, it’s easy to imagine sitting around a fire with friends and family, enjoying comforting fall treats, and drinking fabulous wine. At HALL, WALT and BACA, harvest is in full swing and they can’t wait to share their amazing wines with you this holiday season.
Craig and Kathryn Walt Hall, owners of three leading luxury wine brands, hold the holidays close to their hearts. Together, they own HALL (Cabernet Sauvignon), WALT (Pinot Noir) and BACA (Zinfandel) Wines. Craig and Kathryn have four children, Jennifer, David, Independence and Brijetta, and eight grandchildren. They know that nothing brings a busy family closer together than some holiday cheer and great wine.
“We look forward to spending the holidays with our family every year,” says Kathryn. “And of course, as winemakers, wine is always an essential part of our tradition. We start our celebration opening presents and a bottle of bubbles, and always end with one of our Zinfandels, Pinot Noirs, or Cabernets,” she adds. “And nothing makes it a holiday to remember more than a gift of wine for your friends and family.” Each of the Hall’s three brands offers multiple gift-giving options.
Kathryn and Craig’s daughter and head of BACA Wines, Jennifer Brown, fondly recalls memories of the Christmas season growing up around the family’s Mendocino vineyard. “For several days each winter our family would bundle up in our warm winter clothes, and walk in the cold, damp, and foggy weather through the vineyard gathering canes from the vines. Later, we would sit together in the living room with cups of warm cider and craft the canes into Christmas wreaths. I remember so well the laughter and my mother’s encouraging words about our growing ability in wreath design. It is easy to get swept up in the hectic pace of the holidays, but making wreaths with my family each year is something that I will treasure forever.” As a new mother, Jennifer is looking forward to continuing the tradition. “My husband Eric and I just had a baby, and we can’t wait to pass this on to the next generation.”
Craig and Kathryn Hall have been making wine in Napa for over 20 years. From the approachable “Craig’s” Red Wine, to the elegant and opulent “Kathryn Hall” Cabernet Sauvignon, from WALT’s single vineyard Pinot Noirs to the distinctive BACA Zinfandels, you’re bound to find something for everyone on your holiday list. “We pride ourselves on making the best possible wine, period.” says Kathryn. “Wine brings everyone together. From the novice to the connoisseur, there’s something to suit everyone’s taste.”
The highlights of the Hall’s holiday season are get togethers big and small. “Great wine elevates every occasion, whatever the celebration” says Kathryn. “Whether it’s a large, lively gathering of dear friends, or a quiet evening spent with family, it brings us closer. We toast each other’s well-being and happiness. And this year, as always, we hope to make many, many more lasting memories of wonderful times spent together.”
2018 Gift Guide
HALL, WALT and BACA Wines have released their annual Holiday Gift Guide. From individual bottles to curated gift sets, you’re sure to find something for everyone on your list! Make this a holiday to remember with the gift of wine. Visit HALLwines.com, WALTwines.com and BACAwines.com for more information.
Ultimate Cabernet Collector Gift Set
$1215 | $1093.50 Member
Napa Valley Collection Gift Set
$148 | $125.80 Member
Ultimate Pinot Noir Collector Gift Set
$500 | $450 Member