Craig and Kathryn Hall are committed to operating their Walt Ranch vineyard property in an environmentally-sensitive, sustainable manner. Sustainability and environmental stewardship have been the pillars behind HALL Wines, their namesake brand with wineries in Rutherford in St. Helena.
Their commitment to sustainability spans:
At HALL, we are passionate about environmental responsibility and sustainable stewardship of our land. All of our Napa Valley vineyards have been certified organic by the California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF). Farming organically involves committing to two principals: ecological production and maintaining organic integrity. Additionally, production methods must conserve soil, limit pollution, and promote a healthy ecosystem.
We value the land and we also value its creation, which is why we continue the tradition of hand picking all of the grapes throughout our estate vineyards. Once the grapes are brought to our winemaking facility, we process the grapes with innovative techniques to ensure the highest standard and quality of our wine.
In 2009, HALL became the first winery in California to be distinguished as a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Gold certified fully-sustainable production facility by the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED® Green Building Rating System. In 2013, we received a 2nd prestigious award of LEED® Gold Certification for our modern Tasting Room & high-tech Production Facility. In addition to our recognition through LEED® certifications, we are the first vineyard and winery to install an ECOtality electric charging vehicle station.
The Halls also restored the original stone winery building, built in 1885 by Captain William Peterson, in accordance with the U.S. Secretary of the Interior's standards for Historic restoration to celebrate the history of winemaking at the HALL St. Helena property.
“Since launching HALL Wines, we have been dedicated to the preservation of the environment and bringing innovation to Napa Valley. HALL Wines is always looking for new ways to provide support and dedication to the sustainable-living movement. We continue to reinforce our commitment to the health of the land, as well as that of the greater Napa Valley ecosystem”, notes Ambassador Kathryn Hall, HALL Wines owner and vintner.