We aim to make a positive impact on its local community, ranging from community fundraising to hands-on volunteerism. We are honored and encouraged to connect with our local community through positive outreach. We are proud to work with non-profit and local community organizations, and share a vision for a just and sustainable world and have created a unique business environment that combines financial success with social responsibility. We believe that good business starts with good people doing good - as this drives the fundamentals of success. We actively participate in philanthropic efforts within Sonoma, Mendocino, Santa Barbara County and the greater Bay Area that create opportunities for the local community. We believe that supporting and investing in local organizations is the right thing to do.

Our community was challenged by the 2017 wildfires that swept through Napa, Sonoma, Mendocino, and Lake Counties which are the worst California has experienced in modern history. More than 200,000 acres were burned and 5,700 homes, businesses and wineries were lost and 42 people lost their lives. While several of our employees sustained significant property damage, we’re very thankful that there were no injuries to anyone in our WALT and HALL winery family. Amidst the destruction, there were some very bright spots and the way the community banded together was nothing short of astounding.

Firefighters and first responders came from all across the country and beyond to help. Craig and Kathryn helped raise more than $1,000,000 to contribute to the fire relief effort by way of a dollar for dollar matching, donating tasting fees for the month of October to charity, and by opening up SENZA Hotel to those displaced by the fires.

Additionally, we continue to support a number of community organizations that directly impact education, healthcare, wellness, animals, environment, and the arts in wine country including:

  • Community Resources for Children
  • Sonoma Barrel Auction
  • Sonoma Wine Auction
  • No Kid Hungry
  • Octoberfest, Sta. Rita Hills
  • Wine Song, Anderson Valley
  • Legal Aid Sonoma
  • Save the Bay
  • East Bay Community Foundation
  • Pigs & Pinot
  • I am 21+ years old.