ST. HELENA, CALIFORNIA – HALL, a family-owned Napa Valley winery focused on premier Cabernet Sauvignon, has announced new wine tasting experiences in its historic Bergfeld winery to enhance the way people are educated, taste, and socialize with wine.
The historic Bergfeld winery, originally constructed in 1885 out of stone and wood, was one of the first winemaking facilities in Napa. The winery, located in the center of the HALL St. Helena location, was restored and updated in 2013 and retains key elements of the production facility from the 1800’s. Visitors to this iconic space will experience the stunning views and historic architecture, while enjoying singular Cabernet Sauvignon wines served in the original, gravity flow fermentation cellar.
“Our team of talented wine educators will guide guests through a thoughtfully curated selection of our finest wines, sharing stories behind each bottle and we hope, deepening their appreciation for the art of winemaking,” says Vintner Kathryn Hall. “We want every guest that gets the chance to be inside the Bergfeld winery to feel a profound connection to our wines, our rich heritage, and the natural beauty of Napa Valley.”
HALL’s wine tasting experiences offered in the Bergfeld building include:
Guests are invited to taste through a range of current wine releases sourced from various Napa Valley Appellations, and will learn about terroir, flavor profiles, decanting tips, and more. Guests will also receive a copy of A Perfect Score, a New York Times bestselling book penned by Craig & Kathryn Hall, detailing their commitment to creating a modern winery with a focus on high-quality winemaking. The wines are paired with an assortment of specialty cheeses from Napa Valley. Daily 11am, 1pm & 3pm
CABERNET COLLECTOR’S EXPERIENCE
By Appointment Only, $150 per guest/$100 Wine Club Members, 90 minutes 1
Since the first vintage was produced in 1996, the Kathryn Hall Cabernet Sauvignon wine has been one of the highest rated in HALL’s portfolio, earning 99 scores rated 90 points and above from the industry’s top critics including The Wine Advocate, Wine Spectator, Wine Enthusiast, Jeb Dunnuck and Vinous. Additionally, Kathryn Hall Cabernet Sauvignon earned the #2 spot in Wine Spectator’s “Top 100” list in 2011. Guests booking the Kathryn Hall Vertical experience will get to taste this wine from different vintages including library wines unavailable to the public. Guests will explore vintage variations and how the aromas and flavor profiles of HALL’s flagship wine evolves with each vintage. The wines are paired with seasonal bites that include an assortment of local cheeses, seasonal jams and artisanal crackers by Napa-based chef, Ally Schultz.
KATHRYN HALL VERTICAL EXPERIENCE (Current Seasonal Experience)
By Appointment Only, $195 per guest, 120 minutes.
This exclusive experience showcases our highest rated Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon wines. HALL produces wines from 13 of the 16 Napa Valley Appellations including some of the Valley’s most sought-after regions such as Stags Leap, Rutherford, Howell Mountain, Mount Veeder, Diamond Mountain and more. This experience is designed for Mountain Cabernet collectors and enthusiasts. The wines are paired with seasonal bites that include an assortment of local cheeses, seasonal jams and artisanal crackers by Napa-based chef, Ally Schultz.
MOUNTAIN CABERNET EXPERIENCE
By Appointment Only, $195 per guest, 120 minutes.
As HALL’s most elevated and exclusive offering, the Platinum Collection tasting is a private, seated tasting that includes three Platinum Collection Cabernet Sauvignon wines. The Platinum Collection launched in 2012 when the winemaking team began separating a few select barrels of wines from distinct lots to bottle them individually. HALL discovered that each year there are tiny batches of superlative wine from extraordinary vineyard locations that stand above the rest and thus, the Platinum Collection was born. HALL’s Platinum Collection wines have each received exceptional reviews from the most respected critics in the wine industry, including six 100-point scores for the 2019, 2018, 2016 twice, 2014, and 2013 vintages of the Rainin Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon. The wines are paired with seasonal bites that include an assortment of local cheeses, seasonal jams and artisanal crackers by Napa-based chef, Ally Schultz.
THE PLATINUM COLLECTION EXPERIENCE
By Appointment Only, $250 per guest, 120 minutes.
The Bergfeld winery is an integral part of HALL St. Helena, which is renowned for its world-class wines and commitment to sustainable practices. The winery was built in 1885 by William Petersen and listed as one of the first wineries of record in Napa Valley. Robert Bergfeld purchased and then rebranded the winery when he took it over in 1896 and established what might is known as the first custom crush and production business in Napa Valley when he advertised the winery and its 50,000 gallons of cooperage in 1897. After transferring ownership to a number of additional parties, the property sold to the Napa Valley Co-Op in 1934, and then again to Craig and Kathryn Hall in 2003.
The Bergfeld winery was diligently restored by Craig and Kathryn Hall who sought to preserve its rich heritage while infusing it with modern elements. One of the most unique features of the winery and its architectural design, combining classic Victorian architecture with contemporary touches. The winery showcases intricate stone masonry walls and arched doorways, while retaining the original flooring and design of the fermentation room from the 1800’s. Today, the Bergfeld winery is surrounded by two LEED Gold production and tasting room facilities that the Hall family has helped enable as modern and sustainable achievements.
“With a focus on high-quality seasonal tastings, our guests will immerse themselves within an environment that is modern, classy, and cool,” says HALL Vice President of Hospitality, David Eriksen. “We are excited to be able to treat our guests with an elevated range of tastings and be immersed in Napa Valley culture.”
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HALL produces award-winning Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon at two properties in Napa Valley in St. Helena and Rutherford. Family-owned by Craig and Kathryn Hall, the winery produces artisan wines that express the unique and diverse character of the wine country’s soils and climates through meticulous attention to detail in the vineyards and the winemaking process. Led by Vice President of Winemaking, Megan Gunderson, HALL focuses on producing distinctive Cabernet Sauvignon bottlings highlighting the finest vineyards and sub-appellations of the Napa Valley. The HALL St. Helena Winery was the first LEED® Gold Certified Winery in the State of California in 2009 and earned another LEED® Gold certification for its high-tech production facility and Tasting Room in 2014, making HALL a leader in green efficiencies. For more information about HALL, please visit www.hallwines.com or by calling 707.967.2626. @hallwines #artofcabernet.