We aim to make a positive impact on our local community ranging through community fundraising to hands-on volunteerism. We are proud to work with non-profit and local community organizations, and share a vision for a just and sustainable world. We aspire to create a unique business environment that combines financial success with social responsibility. We believe that good business starts with good people doing good as this drives the fundamentals of success. We actively participate in philanthropic efforts within Sonoma, Mendocino, Sta Rita Hills and the greater Bay Area that create opportunities for the local community. We believe that supporting and investing in local organizations is the right thing to do.
Our community was challenged by the 2017 wildfires that swept through Napa, Sonoma, Mendocino, and Lake Counties which are the worst California has experienced in modern history. More than 200,000 acres were burned and 5,700 homes, businesses and wineries were lost and 42 people lost their lives. While several of our employees sustained significant property damage, we’re very thankful that there were no injuries to anyone in our HALL and WALT winery family. Amidst the destruction, there were some very bright spots and the way the community banded together was nothing short of astounding.
Additionally, we host a number of community-related events each year, including the annual Cabernet Cookoff. Known as Napa Valley’s biggest food and wine competition, the event features renowned chefs who are all competing for a charity of their choice by creating small bites that pair with HALL Cabernet. Since its inception, the Cabernet Cookoff has raised over $500,000 in funds for Napa Valley charities. Additionally, we continue to support a number of community organizations that directly impact education, healthcare, wellness, animals, environment, and the arts including:
During the Spring of 2023, our Sustainable Garden recently had some lovely visitors from Soroptomist St. Helena and we couldn't be happier with their harvest! The harvest bins were filled with flowers and fresh vegetables, and all were donated. We are currently partnered with Soroptimist International of St. Helena, NEWS, Monarch Justice Center, CANV and other local food banks to reach those that are in need within our community. At HALL wines we aim to make a positive impact on our local community, ranging from community fundraising to hands-on volunteerism. We are honored and encouraged to connect with our local community through positive outreach.
Soroptimist International of St. Helena is a non-profit organization that advocates on behalf of women and girls in our community. They volunteer their time along with HALL Wines employees to harvest, distribute, and deliver to local organizations that serve our community.
NEWS is dedicated to providing safety, hope, healing and empowerment for survivors of domestic and sexual abuse.
The Monarch Justice Center provides services to who has experiences or been impacted by domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, child abuse, elder abuse, dependent adult abuse, or human trafficking. Both organizations have welcomed deliveries of floral arrangements for survivors, staff and volunteers.
CANV or Community Action of Napa Valley operates as the Food Bank, Meals on Wheels for Napa County, Wellness on Wheels and two licensed pre-schools for low in-come students. In accomplishing their mission, part of the Food Bank program is the Napa Food Pantry which offers seven locations. CANV is happy to accept all available fruits and vegetables from our garden.