HALL Cabernet Cookoff! April 30th , 2011, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Hall Wines 401 St. Helena Highway S., St. Helena, CA 707 967-2626 Hours: 9-5:3o daily hallwines.com
HALL Cabernet Cookoff! was founded in 2010 as an annual chef's event inviting the public to participate.
Cabernet Cookoff 18 chef teams (9 amateur, 9 professional) will be challenged to create an appetizer made primarily of organic and sustainable ingredients for over 300 guests. The added twist – the dish must pair perfectly with 2007 HALL Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. Guests and celebrity judges will be tasked with sampling each dish and choosing a champ. Location: 401 St. Helena Highway S., St. Helena, CA. Cost: $55. cabernetcookoff.com
St. Helena in the Napa Valley is home to several Bed & Breakfast inns popular with adults visiting and planning to do some wine tasting in the region. In St. Helena, itself, there are excellent wineries such as Hall Wines, a LEED® Gold certified winery. Hall Winery was founded in 1885 as the Napa Valley Co-op as one of the primary winemaking facilities in Napa for much of the last century.
Hall welcomes guests to its visitor center and tasting room where you can sample the portfolio of HALL wines, relax in arbor-covered courtyards, and take in the original works of modern art and sculptures from the Halls' personal collection. The winery is located just south of the town of St. Helena on Route 29 and is open daily for public visits, tastings and tours.
Production Tours offer an overview of our the vineyard, winemaking and provide a barrel taste of some future vintage of Estate Cabernet. The tour concludes with a tasting of Estate Wines in our Artisan Salon. The tour takes around 90 minutes.