Hall Cabernet Cookoff Returns For Fifth Year


Photography by Tubay Yabut

The HALL Cabernet Cookoff will return for a fifth year in May and will feature an all-star line-up of both San Francisco and Napa Valley based Chef teams participating in a culinary pairing challenge with 100% of ticket sales to benefit Napa Valley non-profit organizations. Bringing together local foodies and wine for a good cause, over 15 chef teams will compete for a local charity of their choice as judged by industry judges by creating small bite dishes paired with the recently released HALL 2011 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon.

During the event, guests will be invited to taste farm-to-table dishes from each chef team paired with the wine and vote on their favorite for the People’s Choice Award.

“Being able to raise awareness about the important work of local non-profits while we celebrate the great chefs of Napa Valley, is very exciting,” says vintner, Kathryn Hall. “Both Craig and I are thrilled to see local business sponsors, area non-profits and community members come together to support Napa charities.”

The 2013 HALL Cabernet Cookoff drew more than 480 culinary and wine lovers and raised $30,000 for the top four winning team’s sponsored charities. Last year’s winning culinary teams and associated beneficiaries included Carpe Diem benefitting Napa Humane Society, The Grill at Meadowood benefitting Community Resources for Children of Napa Valley, Napa Valley Biscuits benefitting We Care Animal Rescue, and Oenotri benefitting Clinic Ole.

“Clinic Ole is deeply grateful to have been a beneficiary of the 2013 HALL Wines Cabernet Cookoff,” says Clinic Ole executive director, Cynthia Gregory. “We were able to use our gift from HALL Wines to help us complete our pediatric initiative, something near and dear to our hearts – we are so grateful that events like this exist for the children and families we serve.”

WHAT: 5th Annual HALL Cabernet Cookoff, celebrating a clutch of popular culinary teams competing in a food/wine pairing challenge with 100% of ticket sales to benefit local charities.

Chef teams participating in the HALL Cabernet Cookoff include:

WHEN:  Sunday, May 18 2014
11:00am – 2:00pm PST                                  

WHERE: HALL Wines, St. Helena
401 St. Helena Hwy. South
St. Helena, CA 94574
(707) 967-2626

PRICE:          $65 per person

The Hall Cabernet Cookoff is a community fundraising event organized by the Craig & Kathryn Hall Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. For more information, please visit www.cabernetcookoff.org  or via social channels using #cabernetcookoff. To purchase tickets to the event, please visit CellarPass.

Limited Sponsorship Opportunities are available. For more information, please contact Diem Doonan at ddoonan@hallwines.com or by calling (707) 967-2673.