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2020 Press Kit

Vintner Kathryn Hall Elected to the California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance’ Board of Directors.

President Mike Reynolds was featured in Forbes sharing thoughts on tourism and the affects of the wildfires on the wineries:

President Mike Reynolds was interviewed by WSJ about the devastating fires that devastated wine country.

Craig and Kathryn were featured in Robb Report China about the growth of the wineries in Northern California and that HALL and WALT are must visit stops for travelers.

WALT TR Manager, Thrace Bromberger, was interviewed by ABC7 about Small Business Saturday over Thanskgiving weekend.

"Since the wildfires, business owners in Sonoma County need customers and this year, those wishes were answered. "It's great to see people supporting us today," said Thrace Bromberger, manager at Walt Pinot Noir tasting room.

WALT GM, Jeff Zappelli was recently on the set of KPIX’s Bay Sunday with Anchor Kenny Choi.

Jeff shared holiday wine tasting tips and how to successfully pour a large format bottle

Mike Reynolds was interviewed by the Napa Register regarding visitation to the WALT and HALL properties post fires. Click image for full story.


Thrace Bromberger talked to KPIX after the fires, "Business is slow to return"

We were on track to have our best month and best year ever,” said Walt Wines Thrace Bromberger. “Now all is on hold…People are scared to come back.. For full article click here.

Kathryn Walt Hall on Access Hollywood Live for National Pinot Noir Day

Vintner Kathryn Walt Hall made her return as a wine expert to celebrate National Pinot Noir Day with Access Hollywood Live. She shared with host Kit Hoover, and special guest Raven Simone, how WALT Pinots are approachable and versatile, and so easy to pair. Cheers to National Pinot Day! #nationalpinotday

Vintners Craig & Kathryn Walt Hall graced the cover of Business Jet Traveler Magazine, September 2017 Issue.

The dynamic duo shares insight into writing a New York Times Bestseller together and what they continue to be passionate about. For full article click here.

Kathryn Walt Hall on Access Hollywood Live July 14

Vintner Kathryn Walt Hall was a guest on Access Hollywood Live on July 14, sharing details about how to select the perfect Summer Rose. Kathryn had a great time with co-hosts Natalie Morales and Kit Hoover as they tasted through three different wines alongside seasonal pairing selections. Cheers to Rose Friday!

WALT took its 1,000 Miles of Pinot Party on the road to Huntington Beach in May to celebrate the 2015 vintage

Pinot lovers were not disappointed as they sipped on single vineyard Pinots as they enjoyed the beautiful Southern California weather. One Upped covered the event – check out their recap.. For full article click here.

Vintner Kathryn Walt Hall is featured in Haute Living as a Top Female Winemaker alongside some good company: View complete article here

Pick the Perfect Pinot for Valentine’s Day

Partner & Brand Ambassador Jennifer Brown was a guest on the set of KCRA Sacramento on Sunday, February 12th to share insight into selecting a perfect Pinot for Valentine’s Day. Brown also shares some unique tips into wine etiquette.

From Pre-Med to Winemaker: WALT’s Megan Gunderson Shares Her Road to #Pinotland

WALT Winemaker Megan Gunderson Paredes was a guest on Bay Area Focus on Sunday, 2/12, sharing insight into her calling to become a rock star winemaker for WALT. In the clip, she shares details about the luxury Pinot brand explores 1,000 Miles of Pinot. Check it out.

Craig and Kathryn Hall Celebrate Valentine’s Day on the set of Bay Sunday

Vintners Craig and Kathryn Hall celebrated Valentine’s Day by visiting Host Kenny Choi on the set of Bay Sunday on CBS San Francisco. They shared a few stories with the wine-loving host about creating a modern winery in Napa and Sonoma, news about their New York Times Bestseller, A Perfect Score, and did a brief tasting of their favorite Valentine’s Day wine choice -2013 HALL Coeur Cabernet. Coeur means “Heart of the Valley” so it’s a fitting choice to fall on this Holiday. Visit to purchase a bottle for yourself. Cheers to #love.

Kathryn Hall’s daughter, Jennifer Cain, is featured alongside HALL and WALT Wines in the December Issue of C Weddings.

The Napa nuptials included a range of Cabernet and Pinots as well as a custom-labeled WALT Rose of Pinot Noir. Jennifer opted to use the Celebration and Weddings program available at the winery - more on that program here.

KTVU “Mornings on 2”: Napa-Inspired Cheese & Wine Pairings

Vintner & Bestselling Author Kathryn Hall, alongside WALT Brand Ambassador Jennifer Brown, were guests on KTVU Mornings on 2 to share insight into holiday cheese and wine pairings. The ladies had a little fun with Anchor Sal Castaneda as they shared how anyone can create simple holiday pairings.

WALT GM Jeff Zappelli & WALT Wine Educator Chris Brock joined Bay Sunday Host Kenny Choi in the CBS San Francisco studio to share about “Root 101” with a holiday food & wine tasting segment.

Vintner Kathryn Hall was a guest on Access Hollywood and shares background on A Perfect Score and all things Hollywood.

Check out a fantastic interview with Vintner Kathryn Hall about her Bestseller, A Perfect Score.

Our friends at included A Perfect Score as a Timeless Book for Entrepreneurs, Activists and Future Innovators;

A Perfect Score is featured as in Bay Area News Group’s Mercury News as a best “Boozy Book” for the Holidays.

Root 101 is featured in Sonoma Magazine as a Tasting Room to visit NOW:

Kathryn was a guest on CNBC’s Closing Bell sharing insight into the wine industry and her and husband Craig’s new book, A Perfect Score

New York Times Bestseller, A Perfect Score, is featured in People Magazine’s October 24, 2016 Issue:

Our friends at Chic Luxuries features 2014 Clos Pepe as a holiday must have

Our friends at included A Perfect Score as a Timeless Book for Entrepreneurs, Activists and Future Innovators;

New Look, New Experience – check out details about our new Root 101 Tasting experience at WALT

Our Celebrations & Weddings offering is highlighted in Modern Luxury Brides as a first of its kind package for consumers.

CBS-KPIX San Francisco Reporter Betty Yu visited HALL St. Helena to hear about winemaking technology with winemaker, Steve Leveque.

The segment showcases HALL & WALT’s state of the art technology, including its optical sorter, and hears insight about Leveque’s hands on approach to utilizing modern technology across all facets of production.

Kathryn Hall and her daughter, Jennifer Brown, visited the set of CBS morning show, We Are Austin, to taste some HALL & WALT Wines.

Lifestyle blogger, Cavegrrl, got a chance to experience the new Root 101 Tasting.

Golf Chicago Holiday Gift Guide

‘Tis the Season! 94pt. 2014 Clos Pepe is featured in Golf Chicago’s Fall Gift Guide:

In the current Harvest Issue of Preiser Key, Root 101 is featured as a must do food and wine tasting in Sonoma. August, 2016

Root 101 is buzzing all over wine country. In the August Issue of Wine Country This Week, the unique tasting experience is featured as one of the best wine country has to offer. August, 2016

Vintner Kathryn Hall visited the KTVU Fox 2 Studios to share news about her new book

A Perfect Score, co-written alongside her husband Craig The book details their 20 year journey in creating the art, soul and business of a 21st century winery.

The KOIT 96.5 Radio Team Stopped by to Experience New Root 101 Offering, April 2016 Features 2014 WALT ‘The Corner’s’ as a Perfectly Pairing Pinot

Star-Telegram Features Celebrations & Weddings Program on their trendy iList:, Feb. 2016

Wine Industry Veteran, Jeff Zappelli, Appointed as WALT GM, Jan. 2016

WALT & HALL Wines Director of Winemaking Steve Leveque on Flavor! Napa Valley Panel Nov. 21st

The annual Flavor! Napa Valley events this year include a unique "Head for the Hill's panel featuring a unique tasting of Napa Valley Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon's. Hosted by Master Sommelier Tim Gaiser, the event includes an engaging discussion including the differences in Napa Valley Cabs vs Sonoma Valley Pinot Noir and unique attributes of various AVA's. The event takes place at the Culinary Institute of America, Greystone.

For more information on this event, click here.

Northwest Wine Anthem Looks Into all things WALT

September, 2014 -- To read the full story, click here.

"For the WALT portfolio, with consistently well known and sought after vineyards from California like Gap's Crown,Clos Pepe and Griffin's Lair, they selected an Oregon vineyard designate wine that would bring that kind of name recognition and most importantly, site signature to their only non-California wine and they found it in Shea Vineyard," says Editor, Clive Pursehouse.

SONOMA Magazine Chats up "Savoy"

September, 2014 -- To read the full story, click here.

"There’s no denying the bone-dry heat of summer in Sonoma, which extends into September and begins to temper in October. Hearty, savory foods begin to rejoin the menu, as do wines with similar personalities. Still, it’s good to have a few crisp whites on hand for those warm days when the colors of harvest shine most brightly," Sonoma Magazine Wine Contributor, Virginie Boone.

Walt 2012 Savoy Vineyards, Anderson Valley Pinot Noir ($65)

"Anderson Valley takes on beautiful new colors as the vines are harvested and green leaves turn to yellow, purple and red. This wine is a seductive way to mark fall, with brambly blackberry fruit, spicy oak and a creamy milk chocolate sensation on the finish."

California Wine Fan blogger Visits WALT

August 30, 2014 -- To read the full story, click here.

"A little investigation seemed to indicate that Walt Wines might have an interesting history - I was correct. Kathryn Walt Hall is the latest generation in a three decade history of grape growing and winemaking in Mendocino County and along with her husband Craig Hall, she founded HALL Wines. Their latest venture, WALT Wines is named in honor of her parents Bob and Dolores. Focusing on chardonnay and pinot noir, they are our kind of people," says blogger Tony Lima.

WALT Wines Adds Thrace Bromberger as Tasting Room Manager

August 19, 2014 -- To read the full story, click here.

“It is great to have Thrace joining our talented WALT team,” says HALL Wines President, Mike Reynolds. “Thrace is uniquely qualified to help drive this thriving brand and her diverse experience combined with her deeply rooted industry knowledge is a perfect fit for us.”

Prior to joining WALT Wines, Thrace was the co-owner of boutique Napa Winery GustavoThrace from 1996 to 2012, and later Tasting Room Manager at both Villa San-Juliette n San Miguel and Charles Creek in Sonoma, respectively.

WALT Pinot Noir Beauty from Anderson Valley - Blogger Describes Her Love of this AVA

July 12, 2014 -- To read the full story, click here.

"Hailing from California’s Booneville Region in the southeast corner of Anderson Valley, the 2012 Walt The Corners Anderson Valley Pinot Noir is a full-bodied, sumptuous wine, lush and rounded with a lingering, polished finish." says blogger Len Musgrove.

WALT Wines featured in lifestyle blog, My Vine Spot

July 7, 2014 -- To read the full story click here.

"The label honors Kathryn’s parents, Bob and Dolores Walt, who were both dedicated winegrowers themselves.Walt specializes in small-production, single-vineyard Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, with a laser focus on the latter," says blogger Dezel Quinlen.

Four WALT Wines earn 90+ Point Ratings by Wine Spectator!

In their inaugural release, four WALT Wines earned top ratings from Wine Spectator's James Laube. Many of our wines are crafted in extremely limited quantities. We invite you to join our wine club to ensure your access to all of our top rated wines. Join today by calling Jessica at (707) 933.4440.

2010 WALT "The Corners" Anderson Valley Pinot Noir
92 Points: "Attractive floral, ripe plum, blueberry and blackberry aromas are complex on the palate. Fleshy on entry, this firms midpalate on, ending with ripe tannins and a mahogany edge that gives the flavors traction. Drink now through 2020." -James Laube

2010 WALT "Clos Pepe" Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir
92 Points: "Aromas of ripe plum, raspberry and blueberry turn dry and savory, rich and structured, ending with a mix of dry, earthy tannins and extracted berry flavors. Drink now through 2020.-James Laube"

2010 WALT "Dutton Ranch" Braughton Vineyard Russian River Valley Chardonnay
90 Points: "Rich and creamy, with layers of ripe fig, honeydew melon, creamy oak and subtle earth notes that are pure, focused and persistent. Drink now through 2018." -James Laube

2010 WALT "Rita's Crown" Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir
90 Points: "Weaves together a mix of dried berry, spice, cedar, black licorice and loamy earth flavors, gaining depth and dimension on the long, persistent finish. Drink now through 2020." -James Laube

American Winery Guide Reviews WALT Tasting Room

February, 2014 -- Full story here.

“WALT does a wonderful job of hiring very knowledgeable and personable wine educators to work in their tasting room. I’ve been there no less than six times, and each time I am there I find myself refreshed, relaxed and enjoying my experience," says editor Sherrie Perkovich.

“New Pinots from a Gal Named Walt” –An Article from James Laube, Wine Spectator, March 16, 2012

“Wine labels may fade, but they rarely disappear. Most find new owners or reinvent themselves, to wit: Sonoma's Roessler is gone; enter Walt. Walt is Kathryn Hall's new lineup of Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays. It's a reincarnation of sorts of the former Roessler operation. She and her husband, Craig, bought Roessler in 2010. Walt is Hall's maiden name, as well as a childhood nickname.

Walt is the Halls' ambitious entry into the Pinot Noir and Chardonnay sweepstakes. Under the winemaking direction of Steve Leveque, who also makes the Kathryn Hall Napa Valley wines, Walt has 10 new wines, all from 2010. Most of them are Pinots made in the 200- to 300-case range, and all but one are from California.

The Halls' new endeavor is just one of several fresh rebranding efforts emphasizing single-vineyard wines in California.” –James Laube, Wine Spectator

Click here to view the full article on James Laube’s Blog.

For Press Inquiries including requests to interview our Winemaking team, please contact:

Lisa Heckaman
Public Relations Manager
Direct: 707-967-2623
Cell: 310-497-7031

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