Monday, March 30, 2015

New Wines for a New Month

Our April Library Experience features library Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs from Martinelli Vineyard, Zio Tony Ranch and Burnside Vineyard. The cheeses we are pairing with the wines are sourced from within 30 miles of our winery. Let the tasting begin! Book your appointment here

Friday, March 27, 2015

By Bike, By Train, By Plane...

Don't forget you can visit us by bike, too. We're a short ride from the downtown Sonoma Plaza! Book your appointment for this weekend here:

Co-founder and Winemaker James Hall delivering a case of 
Patz & Hall Hyde Vineyard Chardonnay in Sonoma 

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Vineyard Update: Cover Crop Mowing

Happy Wine Wednesday from Sonoma Valley! We're mowing our cover crop today to reduce the risk of frost at this time of year.

Art Harvest No. 4: Hugh Leeman

We are thrilled to host San Francisco artist Hugh Leeman's paintings on our walls for Art Harvest No. 4 this spring and summer. 

The Sonoma House at Patz & Hall has partnered with Luxe Interiors + Design magazine and Reverie Arts of San Francisco to bring exclusive exhibitions of artists to wine country. These quarterly art exhibits feature both emerging and established artists, and are a rare extension of the current art world into Sonoma County. 

“We have been thrilled by the phenomenal response to our Art Harvest series, and we’re excited to welcome Hugh Leeman as our fourth exhibitor at the Sonoma House at Patz & Hall,” said Heather Patz, a founding partner at Patz & Hall. “Hugh’s inspired and deeply moving paintings offer a perfect visual complement to the new ways guests can experience our Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, such as library and barrel tastings.”

Leeman’s ever-evolving art career began with grand-scale graffiti portraits of homeless people in San Francisco. His paintings of the homeless and efforts to support the less privileged eventually led him to a second phase of his career called the “T-Shirt Project,” in which he would paint his homeless subjects and transfer his images onto a t-shirt for them to keep and sell for 100% of the profit.

Leeman withdrew from the art world for a period of time before beginning the current phase of his career. Today, he paints loosely and expressively with oil and spray paint. His latest work includes large canvases that allow him to physically use his entire body. He describes the results as spontaneous and emotive, and hopes the art challenges the viewer to reflect upon the work in a deeply-rooted meditative state. Leeman’s art will be on display at the Sonoma House from April 8 until July 5. 

The temporary public exhibit at the Sonoma House (21200 8th Street East, Sonoma, California) will kick off with an opening reception on Saturday, April 11, 2015, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The April 11 artist reception will feature complimentary pours of the Patz & Hall Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, as well as small bites provided by La Saison. Other Patz & Hall wines will be available for purchase by the bottle, including its sought-after single-vineyard Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs. Reserve your spot here. 

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Napa/Sonoma All-Stars Wine Tasting

Los Angeles, get your wine, cheese and chocolate fix at the fifth annual Napa/Sonoma All-Stars Wine Tasting on April 19th! The lineup of wineries is truly spectacular - co-founder Anne Hall will be pouring special Patz & Hall wines alongside many other wonderful wineries - so don't miss it. Learn more and purchase your tickets here:

Monday, March 23, 2015

Join Us at the Sonoma International Film Festival

Join us for film, food, fun and, of course, wine at the Sonoma International Film Festival​ this Wednesday through Sunday. Our co-founder Heather Patz will be pouring special Patz & Hall wines on Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday - stop by to say hello! Purchase your tickets here. Wine Club members, email for a 20% discount code!

Thursday, March 19, 2015

A Patz & Hall Wine Tree

Our co-founder Donald Patz discovered this display in a friend's wine bar on Ishigaki Island, Japan. Is there a better kind of tree than a wine tree?