Hall Vineyards

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hall.jpgIt starts with the land. HALL's estate vineyards stretch from ancient riverbeds on the valley floor to sun-drenched hilltops, encompassing more than five hundred acres of classic Bordeaux varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc.

In the pursuit to craft the finest Bordeaux varietals possible, each HALL estate vineyard was strategically chosen for its elevation, micro-climates and soil type. The Napa River Ranch vineyard, north of the town of Napa, sits at the confluence of three rivers/creeks - the Napa River, Hopper Creek and Dry Creek. The soils are relatively deep and are made of clay, loam and some river gravel, ideal for dry farming practices and intense, complex fruit.

Director of Vineyards, Don Munk, and his viticulture team, employ small-vine farming to produce low-yield, highly concentrated fruit. Each vineyard block is managed uniquely - farming practices are adjusted according to varietal, terroir, clone, rootstock, and row orientation. They also employ organic practices to ensure vineyard health and optimum fruit character.

About the Vintners

Kathryn Hall is the proprietor of HALL Wines and has been involved in the California wine industry since her family first purchased a vineyard thirty years ago. Continuing her family tradition, she maintains a strong emotional attachment to vineyards, wine and the wine country.

She ran the family vineyards for 10 years, has had a distinguished career as a successful businesswoman, activist for many social issues and most recently as the United States Ambassador to Austria. During her 1997 to July 2001 term as Ambassador, she worked hard to promote American wine in Austria and Europe. Since her return to America, she has resumed her role as proprietor of Kathryn Hall Vineyards.

Craig Hall, a life-long entrepreneur and investor, author of five books and avid art collector, he contributes unparalleled vision and excellence to the running of the premier Hall estates. Craig Hall's collection includes contemporary art from former communist Central and Eastern European countries. He also recently developed and assembled the Texas Sculpture Garden featuring 40 contemporary sculptures by living Texas artists, the largest of its kind open to the public. A visit to the Hall winery is an outstanding exhibition of original works of modern art and sculpture from the Halls' personal collection.

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