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HALL Wines Cabernet Cookoff – Napa’s Most Exciting Food & Wine Competition
April 30 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm$150 – $250
HALL’S CABERNET COOKOFF RETURNS FOR 13TH YEAR
Star-Studded Event Features Chefs Competing for a Charity of Their Choice
HALL Wines, one of the world’s most notable Cabernet Sauvignon producers, has announced plans for its thirteenth annual Cabernet Cookoff to return on Saturday, April 30 at HALL St. Helena. Hosted by Vintner Kathryn Hall, the annual event will feature an impressive lineup of renowned culinary teams vying for a chance to win proceeds for a charity of their choice by participating in a food and wine pairing competition. 100% of ticket proceeds benefit non-profit organizations as selected by the winning chef teams. The event includes a VIP Culinary Stage event from 11 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. prior to the Main Event that takes place from 12 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
“We are thrilled to be able to host the Cabernet Cookoff in person this year,” says Vintner Kathryn Hall. “This event makes a difference for many lives in our community. So many people come together to celebrate passion for food and wine, and in the end, local non-profits garner awareness and proceeds. Everyone participating comes out a winner.”
Chef teams are tasked to create a small dish that they feel pairs best with 2019 HALL Jack’s Masterpiece Cabernet Sauvignon, a top-rated wine that has earned praise from the wine industry’s top critics. The 2022 Cabernet Cookoff also serves as the release of the 2019 vintage of the Jack’s Masterpiece wine. Guests in attendance will sample all pairings to vote on the People’s Choice Awards, and a star-studded panel of celebrity judges will taste to vote for the Judge’s Choice Awards. In total, four winners will be announced. Past chef teams include One Market, Bounty Hunter Wine Bar & Smokin’ BBQ, Brix, Goose & Gander, Intercontinental Mark Hopkins, Paula Le Duc Fine Catering, Archetype, Harvest Table, PRESS, Blossom Catering Company, and Gran Electrica.
Prior to the Main Event, there will be a one-hour VIP Culinary Stage that will feature a live cooking demonstration with Celebrity Chef Brian Malarkey. The Culinary Stage, sponsored by Chef’s Life, will include Chef Brian sharing a few recipes using his new line of cooking oils, with Vintner Kathryn Hall sharing background into food and wine parings with those recipes in mind. This VIP Ticket includes an open wine bar, small bites for each dish Chef Brian is creating, a swag bag filled with a bevy of luxury lifestyle products, as well as access to the Main Event. VIP Tickets are $250pp.
Natalie Morales, Co-Host of the CBS Show, The Talk, has been announced as the official emcee for the event. Morales will help wrangle in the crowd with event happenings day-of as well as help announce the winners alongside host Kathryn Hall. The 2022 Judging panel includes Actor Ed O’Neill, Celebrity Chef Brian Malarkey, Michelin-rated Chef, Ken Frank, La Toque, and twelve-time Emmy winner, NBC Bay Area news anchor, Raj Mathai.
Each chef team selects a charity of their choice for which they are competing. Past non-profit beneficiaries include Napa Humane, Hands Across the Valley, St. Helena Hospital, CIA Scholarship Fund, NEWS, St. Helena Farmer’s Market, Voices – Foster Care for Independence, Collabria Care, Napa Valley Food Pantry, Zero Prostate Cancer Napa Valley, and more.
TICKETS: Tickets Available: www.hallwines.com/cabernetcookoff
Since inception, the HALL Cabernet Cookoff has raised over $1.2 million dollars for non-profit 501c3 organizations. For more information and to get involved as a culinary team, sponsor, or non-profit organization, please visit www.hallwines.com/cabernetcookoff.
ABOUT HALL Wines: The Art of Cabernet
HALL produces award-winning Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, available to taste and purchase at two properties in Napa Valley in St. Helena and Rutherford, as well as at hallwines.com. Owned by Craig and Kathryn Hall, its vineyard collection features nine Estate vineyards, of which five are Certified Organic (CCOF). Led by Vice President of Winemaking, Megan Gunderson, HALL focuses on producing distinctive Cabernet Sauvignon bottlings highlighting the finest vineyards and sub-appellations of the Napa Valley. The HALL St. Helena Winery was the first LEED® Gold Certified Winery in the State of California in 2009 and earned another LEED® Gold certification for its high-tech production facility and Tasting Room in 2014, making HALL a leader in green efficiencies. Since its inception, HALL has earned over 400 ratings of 90 points or above from the industry’s top critics. HALL’s 2008 Kathryn Hall Cabernet earned the #2 spot in Wine Spectator’s Top 100. Two other bottlings, the Exzellenz and Rainin Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignons have garnered six 100-point ratings to date. For more information about HALL, please visit www.hallwines.com or by calling 707.967.2626. @hallwines #artofcabernet.