Sat. April 23: Hall Cabernet Cookoff

The HALL Cabernet Cookoff will return for its seventh year on Saturday, April 23. The annual event 
will feature an impressive lineup of both Napa Valley and San Francisco based Chef 
Teams vying for a chance to win money for a charity of their choice, by participating in a 
food and wine pairing challenge. 100% of ticket sales benefit Napa Valley nonprofit 
organizations.

This event is a sampling of Napa Valley lifestyle at its best, says Vintner Kathryn Hall. 
Guests get to enjoy the most delicious bites from Bay Area restaurants while sipping on our 
Napa Valley Cabernet. Each year, everyone involved with the Cab Cookoff comes out a winner.

Chef teams involved create seasonal bites that pair well with HALL's signature Cabernet 
Sauvignon and present it to an all-star panel of judges who vote for two Judges' Awards. 
Chef teams are also judged by guests in attendance who vote for two People's Choice Awards. 
All four awards are announced by Kathryn Hall, who presents checks to the winning chef teams and their selected charities, towards the end of the event.

The 2016 panel judges include celebrity Chef Duff Goodman from Food Network's Ace of Cakes; 
TV Personality and host of Check Please Bay Area, Leslie Sbrocco; Wine Enthusiast Critic, 
Virginie Boone; San Francisco Magazine Wine Director, Ian White; and Michelin-rated Chef, 
Ken Frank of La Toque. 

Additionally, KVON's 99.3 The Vine and on-air personality "Good Morning, Bob," will be 
broadcasting live during the event and feature real time interviews with chef teams, guests 
and nonprofit organizations. Participating chef teams include The Grill at Meadwood, 
One Market, Harvest Table, The Patriot, Feast Catering, Intercontinental Mark Hopkins, 
Kara's Cupcakes, and more. Sponsor packages are available at the $500, $1,000, $5,000, and 
$10,000 levels. 

WHAT:        
7th Annual HALL Cabernet Cookoff; a food and wine paring challenge with 100% of ticket 
proceeds supporting local charities  

WHO:        
HALL and WALT Wines 

WHEN:        
Saturday, April 23, 2016                                                                                
11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.        

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

TICKETS:        
Early Bunny Ticket: $70.00 (pre-sale ticket ends March 31)                              
General Admission Ticket: $80.00 (March 31 to April 23, 2016)                                  
VIP Sky Loft: $125.00 (Access to historic Bergfeld Building, single vineyard Cabernets and 
small bites from HALL's in-house Chef team)       

Tickets Available: www.hallwines.com/cabernetcookoff

The 2015 HALL Cabernet Cookoff drew more than 650 food and wine lovers for a sold-out crowd, and raised $59,000 for local charities. Last year's winning chef teams included PRESS and 
selected charity, If Given a Chance, Capital Dime and charity, Food Literacy Center, 
One Market and charity, Napa Valley Hospice Adult Day Services and The Grill at Meadowood and their charity, Community Resource for Children. Since inception in 2011, the HALL Cabernet 
Cookoff has raised $250,000 for charities in and around the Bay Area. 

For more information, please visit www.hallwines.com/cabernetcookoff or via social channels 
using #cabernetcookoff. 


ABOUT HALL:                                                                                                      
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 distinct 
Cabernet Sauvignon wines which demonstrate the unique characteristics and diversity of Napa 
Valley. HALL’s highly rated wines include two 100pt scores given by Robert Parker for its 
2013 Rainin Vineyard Cabernet and its 2010 Exzellenz. HALL also earned the #2 spot in Wine 
Spectator’s “Top 100” for its 2008 Kathryn Hall Cabernet Sauvignon. Since the first vintage 
in 2002, over 170 HALL wines have been rated 90 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. 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. Each of HALL’s state-of-the-art winemaking facilities and tasting rooms combine modern art and architecture matched with spectacular settings. HALL’s partner winery, WALT, known for producing premier 
Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from distinctive vineyards, is located in Sonoma, California. 
For more information, please visit www.hallwines.com, @hallwines, or by calling 707.967.2626.    

SharonAdams

Principal of SocialWhirl.com, eBuzzNewsletter and Adams Communications Public Relations, a boutique PR firm specializing in media and community relations for small businesses and nonprofit organizations.