HALL, WALT & BACA WINES LAUNCH SEASON TWO OF ITS CELEBRITY HAPPY HOUR SERIES
HALL, WALT and BACA Wines, a set of three, family-owned wineries located in Napa and Sonoma Counties, have announced the launch of season two of their celebrity Happy Hour series returning in August, 2021. The weekly series rotates airing on three different social media platforms including Instagram and Facebook Live weekly on one of the respective brand channels. The Happy Hour series premiered on April 2, 2020, with 150 shows produced through the July 2021.
“During the start of the pandemic in the Spring of 2020, we looked at different creative ways to keep our audiences engaged and keep wine conversations top of mind,” says Vintner Jennifer Brown. “Launching Season one of the series and really honing in on the lifestyle of wine with each of our guests allowed us to connect in new and compelling ways –our Club Members and fans sipped along with our show hosts and the guest, and it truly felt like we are all enjoying a casual Happy Hour experience together. Season two will continue to focus on producing dynamic and engaging shows that let our audience into our guest’s lives, ask questions in real time, and hear about new projects that each is working on.”
Created by Vintner Kathryn Walt Hall and produced in-house, Happy Hour gives viewers an unscripted, behind the scenes peek into the lives of celebrities, artists, athletes, comedians, Broadway stars, authors, magicians, and more. Each episode aims to inspire creative conversations while sipping on a newly released HALL, WALT, or BACA wine.
Season one of the Happy Hour series welcomed high profile guests such as Tina Fey, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Martin Short, Ed O’Neill, Catherine O’Hara, John Leguizamo, Eric McCormack, Busy Phillips, Monique Lhuillier, Paul Reiser, Cole Hauser, Cheryl Hines, Natalie Morales, Steve Wozniak, The Brothers Osborne, Sara Evans, CAM, Scotty McCreery, Matt Bomer, J.B. Smoove, Bruce Bochy, Cecily Strong, Chris Redd, Howard Gordon, Alfonso Ribiero, Giacomo Gianiotti, Dan Abrams, Kate Flannery, Sherri Saum, Terrell Davis, Jeannie Mai, Gizelle Bryant, Shep Rose, Austen Kroll, Craig Conover, Runaway June, Charissa Thomson, Carly Pearce, Chris Harrison, Josh Flagg and over 100 more.
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The Happy Hour series is hosted by three hosts, one for each wine brand including HALL, WALT and BACA Wines. A snapshot of each host can be found below:
MEET THE HOST: Kathryn Walt Hall
Kathryn Walt Hall is the owner of HALL Family Wines and has been involved in the California wine industry since her family first purchased vineyards in the 1970’s. She has had a distinguished career as a successful businesswoman, attorney, community activist, and as the United States Ambassador to Austria, appointed by President Bill Clinton in 1997. A mother of two, Kathryn is fluent in French and German, earned a B.A. in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley, a joint MBA from UC California, Berkeley & Columbia University and a J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of Law.
MEET THE HOST: Jeff Zappelli
After eight years managing restaurants including three years at San Francisco-based Morton’s Steakhouse, Jeff joined HALL Wines in 2006 to establish its Club Membership program which has become one of the most successful Direct to Consumer efforts in the Napa Valley. In 2016, Zappelli was appointed General Manager of WALT Wines, making him responsible for the day-to-day operations and strategic planning for the Sonoma-based brand. Zappelli is an active speaker throughout the Bay Area, participating in conversations and panels related to direct-to-consumer trends, wine industry technology, sales as a science, CRM and direct marketing. An avid sports fan and father of three, Jeff was born in Seattle, WA and attended the University of California at Santa Barbara earning a Bachelor of Science in Biopsychology.
MEET THE HOST: Jennifer Brown
The daughter of Vintner Kathryn Hall, Jennifer Brown spearheads HALL Family Wines newest brand, BACA, meaning “berry” in Latin, a modern Zinfandel wine brand. Jennifer spearheads brand development, marketing strategies, and operational plans, as well as wholesale channels. Prior to working at HALL Family Wines, Jennifer was the founder of Omghow / Girl Karma Inc., a social platform and positive destination for teen girls. Jennifer earned her Bachelor of Arts degree at Northwestern University and both a Masters’ Degree in Business Administration and a Law Degree from Stanford University. Fluent in German and a mother of two, Jennifer is an avid hiking and yoga enthusiast and incorporates wellness and clean living as a core part of her daily routine.