About This Winery
Hall St. Helena Winery, a historic Napa Valley winery originally founded in 1885 as Bergfeld Winery, was long known as the Napa Valley Co-op, and was one of the primary winemaking facilities in Napa for much of the last century. Today, a redesigned visitor center and tasting room welcome visitors with warmth and elegance.
Guests to the winery can sample the portfolio of HALL wines, relax in arbor-covered courtyards and take in original works of modern art and sculpture from the Halls’ personal collection. Future plans for the winery include restoring the historic buildings on the grounds and developing a spectacular visitor center.
A huge sculpture standing well over ten feet tall guides you to the tasting room entrance. Once inside, don’t forget to look upward at the commissioned blown-glass sculpture “Red Rain” (stylized Cabernet drops) that graces the redwood interior. The wine production focus is on Bordeaux varietals, especially Cabernet Sauvignon, with three versions currently available. Merlot and Sauvignon Blanc round out the winery’s limited production.
A VIP program guides you through the winery grounds, tasting the current releases and visiting the historic Bergfeld Winery, where you will sample wines still in the barrel. Advance reservations are required, and the fee is $20 per guest. The Halls also have a facility in Rutherford available for tours and tasting, also by reservation only.↑ Less
Winery InformationHours: Open daily 10 to 5:30 pm
Fees: $30 for Wine 101 | Fun and educational program on the fundamentals of wine designed for the novice. Learn how to read wine labels, why we swirl wine, how to smell, taste and describe wine. Offered Daily at 10am, 45 min.$40 Hallmark Tour and Tasting: Stroll the property and lush gardens on our signature tour. Learn about our modern architecture juxtaposed with historic old world charm and our eclectic contemporary art collection. Offered daily on the hour 10am-4pm. 45 min. tour followed by a private seated tasting.
ULTIMATE CABERNET EXPERIENCE | This exclusive experience is perfect for the serious wine collector and Cabernet Sauvignon lover. Set in the Founder's Cellar, the tasting includes a generous flight of our most highly rated and allocated HALL Cabernets. Offered daily at 11am or by appointment, $100 per person $125 private experience, 60 min.
A TASTE OF HALL | A Taste of HALL features local bay area chefs, spearheading seasonal food and wine workshops in our Demo Kitchen. Enjoy a 3-course meal paired with newly released HALL and WALT wines. Workshops offered once every month, $125 per class, 120 min
Price Range: $20 to up to $90 per bottle
Vineyards: 600 acres
Discounts: 10% case discount
Tour Info: HALLMARK TOUR AND TASTING | Stroll the property and lush gardens on our signature tour. Learn about our modern architecture juxtaposed with historic old world charm and our eclectic contemporary art collection. Offered daily on the hour 10am-4pm. $40 per person, 45 min. tour followed by a private seated tasting.
WINE AND ART EXPLORATION | Wine tasting is woven throughout this experience. Enjoy modern art by some of the most influential artists working today such as John Baldessari, Jaume Plensa, Jim Campbell, and others. Designed to nurture your soul and ignite your imagination. Offered Sundays at 11am, $40 per person, 45 min.
Unique Amenities: Barrel tasting available
We are excited to offer the Hallmark Tour in CHINESE-MANDARIN, and also for all other experiences by appointment.
Winery URL: http://www.hallwines.com/visit/winery-experiences/hall-st-helena
Steve Leveque, Director of Winemaking
Born and raised in Napa Valley, Steve Leveque has earned a reputation for finely crafted wines that reflect the terroir and celebrate the varietal. His more than 16 years of winemaking expertise started at Robert Mondavi Winery where he blossomed under the mentorship of Tim Mondavi and served as Winemaker for most of his 11-year tenure. Steve also served as Executive Vice President and Winemaker of Chalk Hill Estate Winery in Sonoma where he hand-crafted a portfolio of small-lot Bordeaux varietals to critical acclaim. Steve's personal philosophy and professional history demonstrate the reverence for the land and devotion to excellence that HALL embraces.
"My goal is to be true to the fruit, let it express itself purely and fully. Working with such a talented team, with such excellent vineyards, and in such an exceptional facility is exciting and inspiring. HALL is truly devoted to making great wine and is going about achieving that in all the right ways: organically farmed vineyards, hand-sorted fruit, gravity-fed tanks, and native yeast fermentations." –Steve Leveque
- Barrel Sampling
- Casual & Relaxed
- Dog Friendly
- Hip & Stylish
- Historic Features
- Kid Friendly
- Cabernet Sauvignon
2014 HALL Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc
91 Points Virginie Boone, Wine Enthusiast
“A dry, stainless-steel fermented wine, this presents a generous floral bouquet upon entry, followed by a creamy palate, with textural layers of apricot and peach. Medium bodied, it remains refreshing throughout, making it an ideal choice for lighter occasions and lighter fare.”
2014 HALL "T-Bar-T Ranch" Sauvignon Blanc
91 Points (Editor's Choice) Wine Enthusiast
2013 HALL Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc
92 Points Virginie Boone, Wine Enthusiast
“Voluptuous and well developed, this is tingling in acidity with a luscious mouthfeel and flavors of ripe peach, grapefruit and vanilla bean. Complex, the citrus is seasoned with a vibrancy of herb and pepper spice. A delicious wine for fresh oysters or crab cakes.”
2013 HALL "T-Bar-T Ranch" Alexander Valley Sauvignon Blanc - BUY NOW
91 Points Virginie Boone, Wine Enthusiast
“With a handful of Viognier blended in, and nine months spent in new French oak, this wine offers deep layers of melon and peach surrounded by a wall of floral aromatics. Delicious and ripe, the wine holds enough structure to hold well for another couple of years.”
2013 HALL "Ellie's" Cabernet Sauvignon
90 Points James Laube, Wine Spectator
“Rich and juicy, with a zesty core of blackberry, wild berry, spice, cedary oak and anise. Broad and expansive on the palate, long and lingering in the mouth. Drink now through 2024. 4,186 cases made.”
Winery Club DetailsPREFERRED PRICING:
15% Discount on NAPA VALLEY COLLECTION Wines.
10% Discount on Winery Exclusive Wines.
15% Discount on Merchandise at the winery.
Bi-Annual Spring and Fall preferred pricing on WALT WINES Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.
Seasonal Offers on Hotel Stays at Partner Hotels (see below for full list of partner hotels).
Flexibility - Customize your shipment. Simply contact the winery prior to each release to customize the wines included in your shipment.
Annually on your membership anniversary – receive an additional bottle in your quarterly shipment for only $1.*
After two years, members receive a 20% Discount on Napa Valley Collection, featuring Kathryn Hall Cabernet Sauvignon.
After three years, members receive a 25% Discount on Napa Valley Collection, featuring Kathryn Hall Cabernet Sauvignon.
After two years, receive complimentary enrollment in GEMS of Napa Valley - A Collection of Family Owned Napa Valley and Sonoma County Wineries offering preferred benefits to Members.
VISITS TO OUR WINERY AND TASTING ROOM PROPERTIES:
Complimentary tastings - for four guests at HALL St. Helena and WALT Sonoma.
Complimentary HALLMARK Tours for four at HALL St. Helena.
A 15% Discount on Experiences available by appointment at HALL ST. HELENA and WALT SONOMA.
Member price of $100/guest when booking the APPELLATION EXPLORATION EXPERIENCE at HALL Rutherford.
Preferred access and upgraded wine when booking a PRIVATE WINE EXPERIENCE at HALL St. Helena and HALL Rutherford.
Join our Member Only Wine Blending Seminar, WALT Lobster Feed Vineyard Picnic, and “HALLiday at our “House” Gala.
Special EventsThis monthly food and wine workshop features a different, seasonal theme each month.
This year, luxury stemware brand RIEDEL has joined A Taste of HALL as its title sponsor. Courtesy of Riedel, guests will learn appropriate stemware for varietals and leave the workshop with A Taste of HALL wine glass.
A Taste of HALL is:
Held one Sunday each month, 2 hrs.
Three-course seasonal pairing with new release HALL & WALT wines.
Held at HALL St. Helena's Demo Kitchen from 12–2pm. $125/person