HALL & WALT Bytes goes behind-the-scenes to showcase how winemaking is more than a job, it’s a lifestyle. We will feature interviews, new tour and tasting experiences, wine trends, and happenings. There is an endless imagination and maverick-like spirit that lives among everyone who works and visits wine country – WALT Bytes shares a glimpse of that world.
Roasting Pinot Noir Stems
The winemaking process for our Anderson Valley Pinots is a little bit different from our other wines. Each year we gently roast the stems of the Pinot Noir grapes in a chili roaster. We then integrate the roasted stems into the fermentation tanks to impart structure, tannin, and dimension to the wine. We experimented with this process years ago and liked the resulting wine so much that we've continued it year after year.
Happy New Year's 2018!
Vintners Craig & Kathryn Hall sat down to share a message of gratitude for all of the fire-related support received in 2017 as part of their matching campaign, and share details about visiting numerous cities all over the country in 2018.
The Sound of Harvest - “Our Favorite Things”
Vintner Kathryn Hall channels her inner Maria Von Trapp as she shares some of her favorite things with HALL and WALT staffers. Enjoy our version of The Sound of Music’s “My Favorite Things”. We aren’t claiming to be award winning singers here, just award winning winemakers.
Happy New Year!
Craig, Kathryn and all of us from WALT Wines wish you a very happy 2016!
The 12 Days of Christmas
The holidays are about celebrating the great people in your life and for us, that means celebrating the fabulous team at HALL & WALT. Our team collaborated to recreate “The 12 Days of Christmas” song with each department singing a different verse. It’s our way of saying Season's Greetings combining laughter and humor, with a glass of HALL or WALT wine in hand. Cheers to all of you this holiday season and hope yours is filled with similar sentiments.
Episode 3: Perfect Summer Picnic Pairings with Certified Sommelier Ryan Williams
Summer is here and the first thing that comes to mind is hot weather, a summer hat and California beaches. In Napa Valley, to us it means delicious summer picnic baskets filled will all this Valley has to offer. Jen Cain had the chance to sit down with HALL’s Associate Visitor Center Manager and Certified Sommelier Ryan Williams to chat about summer wines and picnic pairings. The duo also share the date for our annual harvest event, Kathryn Hall Release Party, set for September 12 -- So grab a few bottles of wine and head out to enjoy these beautiful summer days – and may those wines be HALL or WALT. Cheers to summer!
Episode 2: HALL Rutherford's Appellation Exploration
In this episode, Jen takes us to the hills of Rutherford for a peek at our lucrative HALL Rutherford winery and underground Chandelier Cave Tasting room. Jen will get insight from lead HALL Rutherford Wine Educator Rob McGuire about the new ‘Appellation Exploration’ offering and learn what the experience all about. Learn how you can get a chance to visit one of Napa’s most spectacular experiences.
Episode 1: Pilot
Hosted by the charismatic Jennifer Cain, our first episode introduces a motley cast of characters from HALL & WALT who embody all facets of winemaking excellence. Featuring a guided tour through the vineyards of Sacrashe. This episode gives you a peek into the Napa Valley lifestyle that few get to live day-to-day.
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