Appellation Exploration a luxurious experience at Rutherford Winery in Napa Valley

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Michael Hepworth

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HOLLYWOOD(Perfect Travel Today)12/10/14/–HALL Wines, a premier portfolio of luxury wineries and tasting rooms located in Napa Valley, has announced the launch of a luxurious Appellation Exploration experience at its Rutherford Winery. The premier offering will provide a very limited number of guests an unparalleled opportunity to experience the quality and diversity of Napa Valley’s distinct appellations.

“The tasting is designed to demonstrate how the location and climate of a vineyard will impact the way the wine tastes.  Everything other than appellation is constant – the vintage, winemaking team, winemaking approach, technology in the vineyard and cellar; the only variable to experience is the appellation,” says President Mike Reynolds. “Our new Appellation Exploration showcases some of our most exclusive, limited-production wines from the most sought-after appellations in Napa.”

Set in the Rutherford hills overlooking Napa Valley, HALL’s Appellation Exploration includes a one-of-a-kind wine tasting showcasing the effects of terroir, climate and elevation and a private tour through the acclaimed 100-point Sacrashe vineyard. All wines are paired with seasonal food prepared by celebrity chefs.

The experience begins with a tour of HALL Rutherford’s state-of-the-art production facility where the discussion will encompass the wine making practices at HALL, sharing insight into its custom fermentation tanks and the importance of gravity flow production. Guests are then escorted through the cave’s tunnel for a barrel tasting of HALL’s flagship Kathryn Hall Cabernet Sauvignon wine surrounded by reclaimed bricks and limestone from Austria’s Hapsburg era dating back to the 14th-20th centuries. Next, guest are guided to the spectacular Chandelier Cave adorned with dazzling Swarovski crystals for a seated tasting of three appellation designated wines where guests will have the rare opportunity to purchase these wines based on an allocation and sign up for HALL’s coveted wine club.

With a portfolio of great wines from thirteen of the sixteen Napa Valley appellations, HALL is uniquely positioned to offer this experience to guests ranging from novice wine drinkers to experts and critics. The 90-minute experience also showcases owners Craig and Kathryn Hall’s contemporary art collection curated by Virginia Shore, Shore Art Advisory.

HALL Rutherford’s Appellation Exploration experience is $125pp / $100 for Club Members/GEMS.
To reserve this experience, please call (707) 967-2626. This is an extremely limited offering and available by appointment only.

About HALL Wines
HALL Wines 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 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 Wines 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 Wines 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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