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Hall, Walt & Baca Wines Launch 2022 Season of Its Celebrity Happy Hour Series


Jimmy Kimmel, Christina Haack, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Jason Silva Added to Line-Up 

(ST. HELENA, CALIFORNIA – January 20, 2022) – HALL, WALT and BACA Wines, a  set of three, family-owned wineries located in Napa and Sonoma Counties, have announced the  launch of another season of their celebrity Happy Hour series. The series rotates airing on  three different social media platforms including Instagram and Facebook Live weekly on  one of the respective brand channels. The Happy Hour series premiered on April 2, 2020,  with over 200 shows produced through the December 2021. 

“During the start of the pandemic in the Spring of 2020, we looked at different creative  ways to keep our audiences engaged and keep wine conversations top of mind,” says  Vintner Jennifer Brown. “Launching Season one of the series and really honing-in on the  lifestyle of wine with each of our guests allowed us to connect in new and compelling  ways –our Club Members and fans sipped along with our show hosts and the guest, and it  truly felt like we are all enjoying a casual Happy Hour experience together. The 2022  Season will continue to focus on producing dynamic and engaging shows that let our  audience into our guest’s lives, ask questions in real time, and hear about new projects  that each are working on.” 

Created by Vintner Kathryn Walt Hall and produced in-house, Happy Hour gives viewers  an unscripted, behind the scenes peek into the lives of celebrities, artists, athletes,  comedians, Broadway stars, authors, magicians, and more. Each episode aims to inspire  creative conversations while sipping on a newly released HALL, WALT or BACA wine.  

Guests joining the show in the 2022 Happy Hour line-up include Jimmy Kimmel,  HGTV’s Christina Haack, Futurist Jason Silva, Grammy Award-winning Opera Singer  Isabel Leonard, Emmy Award winner Shohreh Aghdashloo, and more. 

Past Happy Hour show guests include Tina Fey, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Martin Short, Ed  O’Neill, Catherine O’Hara, John Leguizamo, Eric McCormack, Busy Phillips, Monique  Lhuillier, Paul Reiser, Cole Hauser, Cheryl Hines, Natalie Morales, Steve Wozniak, The  Brothers Osborne, Sara Evans, CAM, Scotty McCreery, Matt Bomer, J.B. Smoove, Bruce  Bochy, Cecily Strong, Chris Redd, Howard Gordon, Alfonso Ribiero, Giacomo Gianiotti,  Dan Abrams, Kate Flannery, Sherri Saum, Terrell Davis, Jeannie Mai, Gizelle Bryant, 

Shep Rose, Austen Kroll, Craig Conover, Runaway June, Charissa Thomson, Carly  Pearce, Chris Harrison, Josh Flagg and many more. 

To view an archive of HALL Family Wines Happy Hour series, please visit Happy Hour  Show Archive. 

The Happy Hour series is hosted by three hosts, one for each wine brand including  HALL, WALT and BACA Wines. A snapshot of each host can be found below:   

HALL Happy Hour Hosted by Vintner Kathryn Walt Hall 

@hallwines.com + Facebook/hallwines 


Kathryn Walt Hall is the owner of HALL Family Wines and has been involved in the  California wine industry since her family first purchased vineyards in the 1970’s. She has had a  distinguished career as a successful businesswoman, attorney, community activist, and as the  United States Ambassador to Austria, appointed by President Bill Clinton in 1997. A mother of  two, Kathryn is fluent in French and German, earned a B.A. in Economics from the University of  California, Berkeley, a joint MBA from UC California, Berkeley & Columbia University and a  J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of Law.  

WALT Happy Hour Hosted by General Manager, Jeff Zappelli 

@waltwines + Facebook.com/waltwines 


After eight years managing restaurants including three years at San Francisco-based Morton’s  Steakhouse, Jeff joined HALL Wines in 2006 to establish its Club Membership program which  has become one of the most successful Direct to Consumer efforts in the Napa Valley. In 2016,  Zappelli was appointed General Manager of WALT Wines, making him responsible for the day to-day operations and strategic planning for the Sonoma-based brand. Zappelli is an active  speaker throughout the Bay Area, participating in conversations and panels related to direct-to consumer trends, wine industry technology, sales as a science, CRM and direct marketing. An  avid sports fan and father of three, Jeff was born in Seattle, WA and attended the University of  California at Santa Barbara earning a Bachelor of Science in Biopsychology. 

BACA Happy Hour Hosted by Vintner Jennifer Brown 

@bacawines + Facebook.com/bacawines 


The daughter of Vintner Kathryn Hall, Jennifer Brown spearheads HALL Family Wines newest  brand, BACA, meaning “berry” in Latin, a modern Zinfandel wine brand. Jennifer spearheads  brand development, marketing strategies, and operational plans, as well as wholesale channels.  Prior to working at HALL Family Wines, Jennifer was the founder of Omghow / Girl Karma  Inc., a social platform and positive destination for teen girls. Jennifer earned her Bachelor of Arts  degree at Northwestern University and both a Masters’ Degree in Business Administration and a  Law Degree from Stanford University. Fluent in German and a mother of two, Jennifer is an avid  hiking and yoga enthusiast and incorporates wellness and clean living as a core part of her daily  routine.  

The 2022 Happy Hour series airs on Wednesdays each week beginning January 12  through February 23, and in March the series shifts to a monthly series. For more  information on the HALL, WALT or BACA Happy Hour series, please visit  https://www.hallwines.com/happy-hours.  


HALL Family Wines produces high quality Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir and Zinfandel under the  HALL, WALT and BACA brand monikers. HALL Family Wines collectively owns five wine country  tasting rooms including HALL St. Helena, HALL Rutherford, WALT Sonoma, WALT Oxbow, and  WALT | BACA Healdsburg. 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 Vice President of Winemaking Megan Gunderson Paredes, sources  fruit from some of the most prominent vineyards up and down the West Coast including eleven Estate  vineyards– Sacrashe, Bergfeld, Hardester, Beller, T Bar T Ranch, Atlas Peak, Lamoreaux, 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 hightech production facility and Tasting Room in 2014. Since the inception of HALL  in 1995, the three luxury wine brands have earned over 700 ratings of 90 points or above from the  industry’s top critics, including four 100-point scores. Visit www.hallwines.com, www.waltwines.com, www.bacawines.com for more information, or call 707-967-2626.



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