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Walt Wines Annonces Dates for two '1,000 Miles of Pinot' Release Parties - Luxury Pinot House to Unveil 2017 Portfolio in Sonoma & Laguna Beach

by Press Release
March 19, 2019

WALT Wines, one of the leading luxury Pinot Noir producers in the country led by General Manager Jeff Zappelli, Winemaker Megan Gunderson Paredes and owned by Craig and Kathryn Walt Hall, has announced dates for two 1,000 Miles of Pinot Release parties in Sonoma and Laguna Beach this May. The acclaimed wine brand will be releasing its highly anticipated 2017 vintage of single vineyard Pinot Noir wines from appellations stretching from as far north as the Willamette Valley in Oregon, through Anderson Valley, the Sonoma Coast, Carneros, the Santa Lucia Highlands and the Sta. Rita Hills of the Santa Barbara County. WALT specializes in premier Pinot Noir and Chardonnay sourced from vineyards spanning 1,000 miles, a mile marking distance that helped coin the brand’s popular 1,000 Miles of Pinot concept.

“Since our first vintage in 2010, we have focused on producing the best quality Pinot Noir from up and down the West Coast,” says WALT General Manager, Jeff Zappelli. “We are thrilled to be able to host our annual event in Sonoma, and then take it on the road each year to celebrate with our fans who can’t make it to wine country.”

Guests in attendance at the WALT Sonoma Tasting Room will have the opportunity to taste through the 2017 vintage, as well as purchase these highly allocated wines. Guests in attendance in Laguna Beach at the trendy hot spot, Seven Degrees, will have the opportunity to taste through the wines featured in green below.

WALT Single Vineyard Wines

Sangiacomo Vineyard, Sonoma Coast, CA Chardonnay
Bob’s Ranch Estate Vineyard, Sonoma Coast, CA Chardonnay
Bob’s Ranch Estate Vineyard, Sonoma Coast, CA Pinot Noir
Gap’s Crown, Sonoma Coast, CA Pinot Noir
Savoy Vineyard, Anderson Valley, CA Pinot Noir
The Corners, Anderson Valley, CA Pinot Noir
Rita’s Crown, Sta. Rita Hills, CA Pinot Noir
Clos Pepe Estate Vineyard, Sta. Rita Hills, CA Pinot Noir
Sierra Mar, Santa Lucia Highlands, CA Pinot Noir
Rosella’s, Santa Lucia Highlands, CA Pinot Noir
Brown Ranch, Los Carneros, CA Pinot Noir
Shea Vineyard, Willamette Valley, OR Pinot Noir
WALT Appellation Wines

Sonoma Coast Chardonnay
La Brisa, Sonoma Coast, CA Pinot Noir
Blue Jay, Anderson Valley, CA Pinot Noir
Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir

Rose of Pinot Noir Wines

Rose of Pinot Noir
Vintner Kathryn Walt Hall will be attending both Sonoma and Laguna Beach helping share details about the 2017 WALT vintage. Hall’s New York Times Bestselling book, A Perfect Score: The Art, Soul, and Business of 21st-Century Winery. Books will be complimentary for attendees who will have the opportunity to have their books signed by Hall during the event. Hall is the former United States Ambassador to Austria, 1997-2001.

Additionally, Winemaker Megan Gunderson Paredes will be hosting a unique ‘1,000 Miles of Pinot Noir’ tasting focused on single vineyard wines from our highly acclaimed sites throughout various appellations and vintages; including Clos Pepe, The Corners, Sierra Mar, Gap’s Crown, Bob’s Ranch and Shea Vineyard. The experience will also include Sonoma-inspired food bites creatively paired with each wine, allowing guests to enjoy various flavor profiles. The Vertical Tasting event will take place in Laguna Beach only. Tickets are available to purchase at $200pp and will include access to the Main Event. All guests attending the Vertical Tasting will receive a complimentary copy of A Perfect Score.


1,000 MILES OF PINOT, LAGUNA BEACH featuring DJ FishFonics
Thursday, May 9
Vertical Tasting 5:30pm – 6:30pm, $200pp (includes access to the Main Event)
Main Event 6:30pm – 9:00pm, $95pp
Seven Degrees
891 Laguna Canyon Road
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Tickets: Here

Saturday, May 11
Main Event 11:00am – 2:00pm, $85pp
Mile Marker Series 10:00am – 11:00am $125pp (includes access to the Main Event)
WALT Sonoma
3801 First St. West
Sonoma, CA 95476

WALT’s 1,000 Miles of Pinot concept explores Pinot Noir appellation sources and terroir. To learn more, view the 1,000 Miles of Pinot film here: For more information on WALT Wines, please visit

WALT: 1,000 Miles of Pinot
WALT specializes in premier Pinot Noir and Chardonnay sourced from the most coveted vineyards along the Pacific Coast, spanning 1,000 miles from as far north as the Willamette Valley to the Sta. Rita Hills in Santa Barbara County. WALT represents wines of a place – these special sites allow thoughtful viticulture to enable winemakers to create expressive wines that reflect the signature personality of each site. WALT farms three estate vineyards and partners with meticulous growers who aspire to share standards of quality. Owned by Kathryn Walt Hall and her husband Craig, WALT honors Kathryn’s parents, Bob and Dolores Walt, who were grape growers in Mendocino County since 1972 and nurtured Kathryn’s passion for vineyards and wine. The WALT Sonoma Square Tasting Room opened in 2012 and is located in Sonoma, CA and is open to the public. For more information, please visit or by calling (707) 933-4440. @waltwines #1000milesofpinot.

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