Friday, December 19, 2014

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We post photos to instagram that sometimes don't make the blog. Follow us at to see the updates. Here are some photos we have shared in the past:

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Last chance to see Richard Von Saal's awesome work at the Sonoma House at Patz & Hall

We loved having Richard Von Saal's work up in the Sonoma House at Patz & Hall. And we really hope to have him back sometime in the future. Come see it this weekend as it's the last chance. We'll be back in January with another great artist!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Last Call for Christmas Delivery

Shipping Included on Gift Sets
Order by 8am PST December 18th for Christmas Delivery

Dear friends,

With only one ordering day remaining to guarantee Christmas delivery, we have gift recommendations that are sure to delight everyone on your list. Shipping is included on all gift sets and our concierge gift service makes ordering a breeze.

Recommended Gift Sets

Patz & Hall Perfect Pair Gift Set (2 x 750mL)
Retail $85, Club $68 | Shipping included
2013 Sonoma Coast Chardonnay
2012 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

Patz & Hall Chardonnay Lover's Gift Set (2 x 750mL)
Retail $99, Club $79.20 | Shipping included
2013 Sonoma Coast Chardonnay
2012 Hyde Vineyard - Carneros Chardonnay

Patz & Hall Passion for Pinot Gift Set (2 x 750mL)
Retail $110, Club $88 | Shipping included
2012 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir
2012 Chenoweth Ranch - Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

Custom Gift Boxes
Let us create the perfect gift box just for you! Single-bottle, two-bottle and three-bottle gift boxes can be customized according to your preferences and pricing needs.

Concierge Gift Service
Forget tedious online ordering—just call us, or send your gift list with your personalized gift messages, and we’ll take care of the rest. It’s really that easy. To view all of our gift options, or to place an order, please visit, or call Corinne Teach at 877.265.6700 for special requests.

*Order Dates that Ensure Holiday Delivery*
Christmas - December 18th by 8am PST
New Year’s - December 22nd

The Sonoma House will be closed December 24th through January 1st

We look forward to seeing you in the New Year!

Friday, December 12, 2014

Holiday Wine Recommendations from Dan Walsh

Dan Walsh has the perfect Patz & Hall holiday wine suggestions for you (including the perfect pairing)!

2010 Brut – I really enjoy the complex yeasty aromatics this wine is showing as well as the apple and pear characteristics and creamy texture on the palate.  I’m looking forward to pairing this with some Dungeness crab or Salmon.

The 2011 Zio Tony Magnum is my favorite Chardonnay of 2014.  I love the rich vanilla and peachy aromatics of this wine.  The classic rich texture Zio Tony is known is very well integrated with the unusual high-toned acidity of the vintage and peach, apple, and pear flavors.  I could enjoy this with practically any meal or simply on it’s own.

Both the 2011 Chenoweth and Hyde Magnums are my favorite Pinot Noirs for the holiday season.  These wines are ready to drink now and are showing incredible fruit-driven aromatics, high-toned acidity, and velvety structured tannins.  I feel like the 2011 Pinot’s could be paired with any food, including seafood, prime rib, or ham.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Take Five: 5 Questions with Julia O’Reilly

Have you spoken with our Accounting & Compliance Specialist Julia O'Reilly?  She took five minutes and answered our 5 questions...

1) How were you first introduced to Patz & Hall?

I was working at Steltzner vineyards when we were putting on the Christina’s Smile Auction with the PGA tour. I went to the Patz’s house in St. Helena to pick up a magnum of Pinot Noir for the auction and met Heather and her kind smile at the door. Next time I was in contact with Patz & Hall was when I was applying for a job.

2) Where is your absolute favorite place to enjoy wine?

With friends by the pool or on my couch with a fire and a good movie. 

3) Most memorable story of working with Patz & Hall?

There are too many. Yikes! I have to say that I had been working with Patz & Hall for several months and it was pretty much just me and the partners. We moved and moved again and finally we started growing with a team of people and a place where people could come and enjoy our wines. Watching the growth over the last 9 years has been pretty amazing.

4) 2 truths and a lie about yourself

I love wine
If I have to work, I really do love the place I work
I completely dislike cheese
5) All time favorite Patz & Hall wine?

2003 Burnside Vineyard Pinot Noir

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Holiday Wine Recommendations from Heather Patz

Looking for the perfect Patz & Hall holiday wine? Heather Patz has some great suggestions for you!

  • 2010 Brut Sparkling wine, great with the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
  • 2011 Chenoweth Ranch Pinot Noir magnum. I love the tart cranberry and cherry notes along with the baking spices and toasty notes this wine shows.
  • 2011 Hyde Vineyard Chardonnay magnum. I will decant this in the morning. It really helps to open up the 2011 vintage wines. It becomes more creamy and rich but with plenty acidity.
  • 2012 Late Harvest Dessert Wine – Perfect with Pumpkin Pie. I think this wine will go great with a rich creamy pumpkin pie that has spices like nutmeg, cinnamon and clove and of course the whip cream.
  • The 2002 Dutton Chardonnay is fantastic right now too!