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“Exceptional Wine and Fantastic Tour” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of HALL Rutherford

HALL Rutherford
Ranked #13 of 26 things to do in Rutherford
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: HALL Rutherford offers guests a truly world-class winery experience to include a tasting of HALL’s most regaled wines along with an intimate tour through the property and caves. The winery’s 14,000 square feet of caves were designed and built by hand by Friedrich Gruber of Gutenstein Austria. The caves are finished with handmade Austrian brick recovered from sites in and around Vienna and showcases select works from the Halls’ art collection. Deep inside the caves resides a dazzling reception area for private tastings and entertaining. The room’s spectacular chandelier, designed by Donald Lipski and Jonquil LeMaster, is dressed in hundreds of Swarovski crystals.
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“Exceptional Wine and Fantastic Tour”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2009

Our concierge at Carneros Inn recommended this tour and we are glad that he did. When you arrive you are greeted at a large living room type of place over looking the valley and Auberge du Soleil. The Vice President of the Winery and other staff greeted us with wine before the tour was to start and it felt more like a nice cocktail reception than waiting for a winery tour to start. While we were not as familiar with Hall, they produce wines in small lots that get Wine Spectator ratings in the range from 92 to 97 regularly - and you will notice this when you visit their tasting. They actually have a trained sommelier serve as your tour guide and through the tasting under a lovely Austrian fixture in their art filled cave. Really a very unique winery that seems to be getting a lot of buzz with the wine elite in Napa and beyond. Most people on the tour were so impressed that the bought wine afterwards or joined the club, though there was certainly not any pressure to do so. We would highly recommend this tour.

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“Beautiful facility, breathtaking chandelier on the tour. High class winery and delicious wines.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2009

You cannot miss this winery if you're in Napa and looking for a classy, memorable experience. Hall's red wines are the most robust, savory wines I experienced in all of Napa valley during my three day trip. But even more memorable is the Swarovski crystal vine chandelier hanging in their tasting room. The large wooden table seating about 40 people directly beneath it in this cellar room sparks many ideas for large parties & receptions. The grounds are immaculate, and the tour guide was extremely well-versed in wines and the winery's history. The winery’s 14,000 square feet of caves were designed and built by hand by Friedrich Gruber of Gutenstein Austria. The caves are finished with handmade Austrian brick recovered from sites in and around Vienna. Well worth the price of admission.

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