HALL Wines Hosts 4th Annual “HALL Cabernet Cookoff” on Saturday, April 27, 2013

Bringing together the best in local food and wine for a good cause, HALL Wines is hosting its annual “HALL Cabernet Cookoff” for a 4th year on April 27, 2013. Thirteen chef-teams will compete for a local charity of their choice by serving up their ultimate “small bites” dishes paired with the recently-released HALL 2010 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. Throughout the afternoon of food, wine and music, guests will be invited to taste dishes from each chef-team and vote on their favorite for the “People’s Choice” award.

Professional judges this year will include Hiro Sone and Lossa Doumani from TerraTerra Bar and Ame; Chef Ken Frank of  La Toque and Bank Cafe & Bar; and Chef Brandon Sharp of Solbar. The winning team will receive a cash prize to donate to a local charity of their choice. Last year’s event drew a crowd of over 300 wine and food lovers and raised $10,000 in cash to the winning team’s charities. All ticket sales and a portion of wine purchased during the event will be donated to the sponsored charity chosen by the winning teams.

Participating Restaurants and Non-Profits for 2013:

Ca Momi – Stone Bridge School
Carpe Diem – Napa Humane
Culinary Mercenary – Slow Food USA
Cuvee    – Connolly Ranch
Feast – Katie’s Clinic (Rhett Syndrome)
Fume Bistro – Grace Church of Napa, Grace Academy
Kara’s Cupcakes – Save The Bay
La Condesa –  Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Helena and Calistoga
Market St. Helena – Legal Aid of Napa Valley
Meadowood, the Grill – Community Resources for Children of Napa Valley
Napa Valley Biscuits – We Care Animal Rescue
Oenotri – Clinic Ole
Paula Le Duc Catering – St. Helena Hospital

HALL Wines is family owned by Kathryn and Craig Hall.  As winegrowers and visionaries, the Hall’s have a strong respect for the environment and a commitment to cutting-edge vineyard technology to yield the highest quality grapes. Through meticulous attention to detail in the vineyards and winery, HALL wines employs organic small-vine viticulture, precision winemaking, native yeast fermentation, and micro-block-blending to craft wines which express the unique and diverse character of Napa Valley’s soils and climates.  HALL St. Helena is California’s first LEED® Gold Certified Winery.

HALL St. Helena
401 St. Helena Hwy South
St. Helena, CA 94574

COST: Tickets are $65 per person and can be purchased at http://ow.ly/ittwN; space is limited and advanced purchase is highly recommended

WHEN:  Saturday, April 27, 2013 from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.