A Perfect Score: The Art, Soul, and Business of a 21st-Century Winery (Hardcover)

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A must read for any business and wine enthusiast. When Kathryn and Craig Hall purchased a vineyard in Napa Valley they had no idea what they would be up against. In this book, Kathryn delivers a “look behind the curtains” view of her successful winery.  A former ambassador to Austria, Kathryn brings a bit of Austria back to California to blend the Napa terroir and Austrian heritage. Breaking the rules, blending art and wine, and bending the philosophies of a wine process are the core principles held by the Hall duo. Those principles rewarded Hall Winery a perfect score during a vintage that was supposed to be forgotten.

— Jay


A lively husband and wife team recounts their twenty-year climb from amateur winemakers to recipients of an almost unheard-of perfect score from Robert Parker's Wine Advocate.
Kathryn and Craig Hall launched themselves head first into Napa Valley 20 years ago with the purchase of an 1885 winery and never looked back. Since the couple's purchase of their debut winery, their critically acclaimed HALL Wines and WALT Wines have become fixtures of the California wine industry, winning numerous accolades including a coveted 100-point "perfect score." A PERFECT SCORE weaves a vibrant tale of the HALL brand's meteoric rise to success, Napa Valley's tug-of-war between localism and tourism, and the evolving nature of the wine industry as a whole. Readers who love a good glass of wine will find much to savor in the Halls' expert account of the art, soul, and business of a modern winery.

About the Author

KATHRYN WALT HALL is the co-proprietor of HALL Wines and WALT Wines along with her husband Craig and their four children. Kathryn has been involved in the California wine industry since her family first purchased a vineyard thirty years ago. She has had a distinguished career as a successful businesswoman, community activist, and as the United States Ambassador to Austria.

CRAIG HALLis the co-proprietor of HALL Wines and WALT Wines along with his wife Kathryn and their four children. He is also chairman and founder of Dallas-based Hall Financial Group. Craig's distinguished career in business and as an author, civic leader, and philanthropist reflects the highest qualities of entrepreneurship.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781455535767
ISBN-10: 1455535761
Publisher: Center Street
Publication Date: September 13th, 2016
Pages: 224
Language: English