Winery will contribute hundreds of wine barrels to anyone in the community to be painted and dispersed throughout St. Helena
(St. Helena, CA – March 17, 2021) — HALL Wines, a leading luxury set of wine brands owned by Craig and Kathryn Hall, is donating wine barrels to be used throughout the towns of St. Helena and Angwin for a colorful Easter installation, coined Barrels of Fun, for the second year in a row. The barrels can be ordered and delivered to businesses and residences around the area to be painted and displayed to create a community wide easter egg hunt.
“Art is such an integral part of our story,” says Vintner Kathryn Hall. “Last spring, Easter fell during a time of great uncertainty at the beginning of the pandemic, and the St. Helena Easter Egg Hunt was the perfect way to add some cheer back into our community. We are thrilled to be able to donate the barrels and encourage everyone to channel their inner artist by decorating them creatively.”
Last spring, over 200 painted wine barrels transformed the towns of St. Helena into a cheerful Easter scene. Residents, businesses, and local artists alike displayed Easter egg style wine barrels in their yards and store fronts, allowing for community members to drive or walk around the town for a wide-spread Easter egg hunt. The painted barrels brought a sense of cheer and vibrance to the community in 2020 and will be making a warm-welcomed resurgence in 2021. The HALL Wines barrels provide a safe and socially distanced way to celebrate Easter around the Northern Napa Valley.
The barrels were distributed by Tony Montelli and other members of the St. Helena Odd Fellows Lodge #167. In addition to gaining a creative outlet, barrel recipients are also encouraged to donate to the Napa Valley Community Foundation to help alleviate the impact on Covid-19 to local business. In 2020, St. Helena staples such as Steve’s Hardware and The Paint Works benefited from the increased demand in art supplies and hope to see a boost in sales again this year.
ABOUT HALL FAMILY WINES
HALL Family Wines produces high quality Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir and Zinfandel under the HALL, WALT and BACA brand monikers. Owned by Craig and Kathryn Hall, the family-owned winery produces artisan wines that express the unique and diverse character of the wine country’s soils and climates through meticulous attention to detail in the vineyards and throughout the winemaking process. The family’s luxury wine portfolio, led by renowned winemaker Megan Gunderson, sources fruit from some of the most prominent vineyards up and down the West Coast and includes ten Estate vineyards– Sacrashe, Bergfeld, Hardester, Atlas Peak, Rainin, Dellar-Freidkin, Cook, Bob’s Ranch, Clos Pepe and The Corners. 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. Since the inception of HALL in 1995, the three luxury wine brands have earned over 600 ratings of 90 points or above from the industries top critics, including five 100 point scores from the industry’s most notable wine critics. Visit www.hallwines.com, www.waltwines.com, www.bacawines.com for more information, or call 707-967-2626. @hallwines, @waltwines, @bacawines.