Hall Wines

A sensitive blend of modernism and tradition, the new and renovated facilities and gardens at Craig and Kathryn Hall’s Napa Valley winery expand their sizable production capability and provide a world-class hospitality destination for their growing brand. OJB worked with the Halls to create a five-acre garden that invites exploration of this beautiful working landscape, accommodates the winery’s many special events, and provides a refined setting for the significant sculpture collection. 

A renovated entry along Highway 29 employs specimen shade trees, exuberant perennial plantings, and a signature sculpture to draw visitors through the working organic vineyards to a new auto court organized around a magnificent preserved valley oak. A straight sightline connects this tree with the main entry to the new Visitor Center. Located along this walk, an arrival court beneath a grove of shade trees serves as a gathering area for winery tours. 

Signum Architecture’s state-of-the-art, 30,000-SF Visitor Center features the Hall’s extensive collection of modern art throughout reception areas, public and private tasting rooms, and a ground level demonstration kitchen that opens onto a dining and event terrace. 

The winery hosts music, culinary, and cultural events on a 6,500-SF Great Lawn adjacent to the renovated Peterson-Bergfeld historic building. At the vineyards’ edge, a gravel terrace with a long granite reflection basin, umbrellas, and lounge chairs affords spectacular views of the Mayacamas Mountains. Low limestone walls divide the northern gardens into discrete rooms dedicated to cut flower production, an organic kitchen garden, and the Olive Grove which doubles as a rotating gallery for art installations.

Location: St. Helena, CA

Team: Signum Architecture, Summit Engineering, HLB Lighting, Fluidity Design Consultants, Nicole Hollis Designs, Jesús Moroles, Sweeney and Associates

 Art: James Arp