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6th Annual HALL Cabernet Cookoff Returns on April 25 in Napa Valley


The HALL Cabernet Cookoff will return for a sixth year on April 25 featuring an all-star line-up of both Napa Valley and San Francisco-based chef teams. Bringing together foodies and wine for a culinary pairing challenge, chef teams will compete before a panel of all-star judges including Ken Frank, Virginie Boone, Ian White and Lars Kronmark, for a local charity of their choice by creating small bites paired with HALL 2012 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. 100% of proceeds from ticket sales and 100% of donations made online and from sponsors will go directly to charities. During the event, guests will be invited to taste farm-to-table dishes from each chef team paired with HALL wine and then vote on their favorite for the People’s Choice Award.

“The Cabernet Cookoff is a fun way to experience great Napa Valley cuisine and wonderful wines while helping our community,” says vintner, Kathryn Walt Hall. “Everyone involved with this event including our generous sponsors, talented chef teams, enthusiastic non-profit organizations and the entire HALL and WALT staff all donate their time to create a spectacular day. Every year, everyone at the Cabernet Cookoff comes out a winner.”

The 2014 HALL Cabernet Cookoff drew more than 600 food and wine lovers for a sold out crowd and raised $66,000 for local charities. Last year’s winning chef teams included One Market Restaurant and Paula Le Duc Catering who took top honors for their selected charities, Napa Hospice & Adult Day Service and St. Helena Hospital Foundation.


6th Annual HALL Cabernet Cookoff features popular culinary teams competing in a food and wine pairing challenge with 100% of proceeds from ticket sales benefiting local charities.


San Francisco and Bay Area chef teams, local charities, sponsors, HALL & WALT staff, and locals.

The Panel of Judges include:

Ken Frank, Executive Chef, La Toque Napa

Virginie Boone, Wine Editor, Wine Enthusiast

Ian White, Wine Director, San Francisco Magazine; President JW Thomas Group Wines

Lars Kronmark, Chef/Culinary Institute of America Instructor


Participating Restaurants, featured chef and their selected charities include:

Paula LeDuc Fine Catering featuring Chef Daniel Capra

Selected Charity: St. Helena Hospital


The Grill at Meadowood featuring Chef Victoria Acosta

Selected Charity: Community Resource for Children


The Farmer’s Market Pantry featuring Chef Corrie Beezley

Selected Charity: Food of Love NVYAC


Ca’ Momi featuring Chef Dario De Conti

Selected Charity: Do It For The Love Foundation


Ca’ Momi featuring Chef Valentina Guolo-Migotto

Selected Charity: Do It For The Love Foundation


Feast Catering featuring Chef Jesse McQuarrie

Selected Charity: Erika May Van Giesen Foundation


Bounty Hunter Smokin’ BBQ featuring Chef Nick Heinrich

Selected Charity: Napa Humane


Intercontinental Mark Hopkins featuring Chef Nenad Stefanovic

Selected Charity: Grace Cathedral Church San Francisco


One Market Restaurant featuring Chef Mark Dommen

Selected Charity: Napa Valley Hospice & Adult Day Services


Kara’s Cupcakes featuring Chef Kara Lind

Selected Charity: Napa Valley Vine Trail


PRESS St. Helena featuring Chef Trevor Kunk

Selected Charity: If Given A Chance


Capital Dime featuring Chef Chris Jarosz

Selected Charity: California Food Literacy


Market St. Helena featuring Chef Ernesto Martinez

Selected Charity: TBD


Culinary Mercenary featuring Chef Christian Glaze

Selected Charity: Marin Organics


Carpe Diem featuring Chef Scott Kendall

Selected Charity: Community Action North Bay


SIFT featuring Chef Andrea Ballus

Selected Charity: Voices Youth Center



Saturday, April 25th, 2015

11:00am – 2:00pm PST


HALL St. Helena – The Great Lawn

401 St. Helena Hwy. South

St. Helena, CA 94574

(707) 967-2626



Early Bird $70.00 (until April 1)

General Admission Ticket $80.00 (after April 1 and at the door)

VIP Sky Loft $125 (private access to the Bergfeld Loft, VIP service of limited production HALL Bergfeld wine, catered food pairings


As part of the 6th annual Cab Cookoff, HALL has also invited 50 United States Officers and Marines who recently returned home from serving in Iraq and Afghanistan, to enjoy our event as our guest in the VIP Sky Loft. The HALL Cabernet Cookoff is a community fundraising event organized by HALL Wines. For more information, please visit www.hallwines.com.

To purchase tickets, please visit http://www.hallwines.com/cabernetcookoff-tickets. Guests can also follow the chatter via social channels using @hallwines #cabcookoff.

For more information, please visit www.hallwines.com, @hallwines, or by calling 707.967.2626.


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