Women’s Roundtable Conversation to be moderated by Academy Award Winner Mira Sorvino
ST. HELENA, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 1, 2018 –Vintner Kathryn Hall, owner of one of the leading luxury Cabernet Sauvignon brands in the world, HALL Wines, has announced details for a unique women’s roundtable event to be held at HALL St. Helena on Friday, November 9, 2018. The High-Powered High Heel’s-titled discussion includes a panel of successful women and risk-takers who will share their stories of the rewards and challenges in their respective careers, and how they have shattered ceilings to help pave the way for their individual successes. The conversation brings together women from a range of industries and backgrounds who will discuss how they’ve bridged various gaps throughout their careers, and collectively share industry insight as they all look ahead to the future.
“The roster of women involved in the panel have all focused throughout their careers on consistently creating new foundations, new connections, and new conversations,” says Vintner and former United States Ambassador to Austria, Kathryn Walt Hall. “They are in different industries, but the discourse is similar in that the panel members embrace cultural changes and effectively express their individual voices. We look forward to an exciting afternoon as they share their experiences and challenges with each other and with our guests.”
PANELISTS: Vintner, HALL Family Wines, Kathryn Walt Hall; Actress Annie Starke;
Emmy Award-winning computer engineer, LeShelle May; Founder & CEO Maris Collective, Lee Ann Sauter
The conversation will be moderated by Academy Award and Golden Globe winner Mira Sorvino who will lead the panel discussion that includes Actress Annie Starke, Technical Emmy Award winner LeShelle May, Founder and CEO of leading luxury fashion brand Maris Collective, Lee Ann Sauter, and Vintner Kathryn Walt Hall. Sorvino will lead the discussion to include topics related to male dominated industries and the shattered ceiling concept, the current political climate, share insight from each about helping bridge cultural gaps in the workplace, and more. Post the 60-minute discussion, guests in attendance will be allowed to ask questions directly to the panelists. The conversation aims to share current perspective from powerful female leaders and to comment on female empowerment throughout the course of their careers – and what lies ahead for each.
WHO: Vintner Kathryn Walt Hall, HALL, WALT and BACA Wines
WHAT: High Powered High Heels, a female-focused roundtable conversation
WHEN: Friday, November 9, 2018, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. PST
WHERE: HALL St. Helena, 401 St. Helena Hwy S., St. Helena, CA 94574
TICKETS: Limited tickets are available for $400 per person and include lunch paired with HALL, WALT and BACA wines immediately following the panel discussion. Purchase HERE.
LISTEN-IN: The public is invited to join the conversation and listen live by visiting www.hallwines.com/LIVE, www.waltwines.com/LIVE, and www.bacawines.com/LIVE beginning at 11:30 a.m. PST to 1:00 p.m. and access the live stream.
The High-Powered High Heels conversation will be streamed live complimentary on the following websites – www.hallwines.com, www.waltwines.com, and www.bacawines.com from 11:30 a.m. PST to 1:00 p.m. PST. The two hour event will be held at HALL St. Helena with limited tickets available for purchase via Eventbrite and includes wine provided by HALL, WALT and BACA wines and lunch immediately following the panel.
HALL: The Art of Cabernet
HALL produces award-winning Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, available to taste and buy at two properties in Napa Valley as well as at hallwines.com. Owned by Craig and Kathryn Hall, its vineyard collection features seven Estate vineyards, of which five are California Certified Organic (CCOF). Led by Vice President and head winemaker Steve Leveque, HALL’s portfolio includes 19 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. HALL’s 2008 ‘Kathryn Hall’ Cabernet earned the #2 spot in Wine Spectator’s “Top 100.” Two other bottlings, the ‘Exzellenz’ and ‘Rainin Vineyard’ Cabernet Sauvignons have garnered multiple 100 point ratings in recent years. For more information about HALL, please visit www.hallwines.com or by calling 707.967.2626. @hallwines #artofcabernet.
WALT: 1,000 Miles of Pinot
WALT specializes in premier Pinot Noir and Chardonnay sourced from the most coveted vineyards along the Pacific Coast, spanning 1,000 miles from as far north as the Willamette Valley to the Sta. Rita Hills in Santa Barbara County. Led by Winemaker, Megan Gunderson Paredes, WALT represents wines of a place – these special sites where thoughtful viticulture enables winemakers to create expressive wines that reflect the signature personality of each site. WALT farms three estate vineyards and partners with meticulous growers who aspire to share standards of quality. Owned by Kathryn Walt Hall and her husband Craig, WALT honors Kathryn’s parents, Bob and Dolores Walt, who were grape growers in Mendocino County since 1972 and nurtured Kathryn’s passion for vineyards and wine. The WALT Sonoma Square Tasting Room opened in 2012 and is located in Sonoma, CA and is open to the public. For more information, please visit www.waltwines.com or by calling (707) 933-4440. @waltwines #1000milesofpinot.
BACA: Life’s An Adventure. Here’s To Those Who Drink It Up
BACA produces California Zinfandel sourced from some of the state’s most notable vineyards including Russian River Valley, Rockpile, Howell Mountain, and Paso Robles. Led by Winemaker Alison Frichtl Hollister and Director Jennifer Brown, the inaugural BACA 2016 wine portfolio includes four wines focusing on complex, high quality California Zinfandel. BACA is part of the HALL Family of wine brands and is produced at HALL Wines in St. Helena. For more information, please visit www.bacawines.com.