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Hall Cabernet Cookoff Returns for Sixth Year


Wine and Food Pairing Challenge with 100% of Ticket Sales to Benefit Napa Valley and Bay Area Charities

CabCookoffThe HALL Cabernet Cookoff will return for a sixth year on April 25 featuring an all-star line-up of both Napa Valley and San Francisco-based chef teams. Bringing together foodies and wine for a culinary pairing challenge, chef teams will compete before a panel of all-star judges including Ken Frank, Virginie Boone, Ian White and Lars Kronmark, for a local charity of their choice by creating small bites paired with HALL 2012 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. 100% of proceeds from ticket sales and 100% of donations made online and from sponsors will go directly to charities. During the event, guests will be invited to taste farm-to-table dishes from each chef team paired with HALL wine and then vote on their favorite for the People’s Choice Award.

“The Cabernet Cookoff is a fun way to experience great Napa Valley cuisine and wonderful wines while helping our community,” says vintner, Kathryn Walt Hall. “Everyone involved with this event including our generous sponsors, talented chef teams, enthusiastic non-profit organizations and the entire HALL and WALT staff all donate their time to create a spectacular day. Every year, everyone at the Cabernet Cookoff comes out a winner.”

The 2014 HALL Cabernet Cookoff drew more than 600 food and wine lovers for a sold out crowd and raised $66,000 for local charities. Last year’s winning chef teams included One Market Restaurant and Paula Le Duc Catering who took top honors for their selected charities, Napa Hospice & Adult Day Service and St. Helena Hospital Foundation.

6th Annual HALL Cabernet Cookoff features popular culinary teams competing in a food and wine pairing challenge with 100% of proceeds from ticket sales benefitting local charities.

San Francisco and Bay Area chef teams, local charities, sponsors, HALL & WALT staff, locals and an acclaimed panel of judges including:
Ken Frank, Executive Chef, La Toque Napa
Virginie Boone, Wine Editor, Wine Enthusiast
Ian White, Wine Country Editor, San Francisco Magazine
Lars Kronmark, Chef/Culinary Institute of America Instructor

Returning chef teams this year includes Bounty Hunter Wine Bar & Smokin’ BBQ, Ca Momi, Farmers Market Pantry, Feast Catering, The Grill at Meadowood, Paula Le Duc Catering, the Intercontinental Mark Hopkins, and more.

Saturday, April 25th, 2015
11:00am – 2:00pm PST

HALL St. Helena – The Great Lawn
401 St. Helena Hwy. South
St. Helena, CA 94574
(707) 967-2626

Early Bird $70.00 (until April 1)
General Admission Ticket $80.00 (after April 1 and at the door)
VIP Sky Loft $125 (private access to the Bergfeld Loft, VIP service of limited production HALL Bergfeld wine, specially catered food pairings, and knowing you are helping the community even more!)
To purchase tickets, please visit http://www.hallwines.com/cabernetcookoff-tickets. Guests can also follow the chatter via social channels using @hallwines #cabcookoff.

The HALL Cabernet Cookoff is a community fundraising event organized by HALL. For more information, please visit www.hallwines.com.


HALL produces critically acclaimed artisan Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, available to taste and buy at two tasting room and winery locations in Napa Valley. Owned by Craig and Kathryn Walt Hall, its vineyard collection features five Certified Organic estates producing classic Bordeaux varietals. Each vintage, Director of Winemaking Steve Leveque crafts 16 distinct Cabernet Sauvignon wines which demonstrate the unique characteristics and diversity of Napa Valley. HALL’s highly rated wines include the Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon selected as Wine Spectator’s #18 of the 2010 ‘Top 100’, the 2008 “Kathryn Hall” Cabernet Sauvignon that earned #2 of the “Top 100” Wines also in Wine Spectator, and its 2010 ‘Exzellenz’ awarded 100 points by Robert Parker, Wine Advocate. Since the first vintage in 2002, over 75 HALL wines have been rated 94 points and above. HALL employs high-density plantings and small vine viticulture combined with two cutting-edge, gravity-flow wineries to produce the highest quality wines. In addition, 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 modern tasting room in 2014, making HALL pioneers in the use of green buildings for the wine industry. Each of HALL’s state-of-the-art winemaking facilities and tasting rooms combine modern art and architecture matched with spectacular settings. For more information, please visit www.hallwines.com, @hallwines, or by calling 707.967.2626.

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