Exclusive Behind-The-Scenes Look At Celebrated HALL and WALT Wineries

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Center Street to Release A PERFECT SCORE: The Art, Soul, and Business of a 21st-Century Winery on September 13

Center Street to Release A PERFECT SCORE: The Art, Soul, and Business of a 21st-Century Winery on September 13

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Aug. 31, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Center Street announces it will publish the story of critically acclaimed vintners Craig and Kathryn Hall's meteoric rise to success in the prestigious California winemaking industry. In A PERFECT SCORE: THE ART, SOUL, AND BUSINESS OF A 21ST-CENTURY WINERY (September 13, 2016, $26.00, ISBN: 9781455535767) this dynamic husband and wife team share the story of their twenty-year journey in creating a modern winery, tracing their path from amateur winemakers to recipients of the elusive perfect score from The Wine Advocate critic Robert Parker. 

Craig and Kathryn Hall launched themselves headfirst into Napa Valley twenty years ago with the purchase of an 1885 winery and never looked back. Since the couple's purchase of that debut winery, their critically acclaimed HALL Wines and WALT Wines have become fixtures of the California wine industry.

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. 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.

For more information visit http://www.hallwines.com/inside-hall/spotlight/a-perfect-score.

About the Authors:
CRAIG AND KATHRYN HALL are the owners of HALL and WALT Wines. Craig is also chairman and founder of Dallas-based HALL Group. Craig's distinguished career in business and as a 5-time author, civic leader, and philanthropist reflects the highest qualities of entrepreneurship.

KATHRYN HALL has been involved in the California wine industry since her family first purchased a vineyard in 1972. She has had a distinguished career as a successful businesswoman, lawyer, community activist, and as the United States Ambassador to Austria.

About Center Street:
Center Street publishes for the general market in a number of categories including Fiction, Self-Help, Inspiration, Business, Memoir, History, and Health & Fitness, and has published a number of bestselling titles including books by Ted Dekker, Karen Kingsbury, Elisabeth Hasselbeck and John Maxwell.

About Hachette Book Group:
Hachette Book Group (HBG) is a leading trade publisher based in New York and a division of Hachette Livre, the second-largest publisher in the world. HBG publishes under the divisions of Little, Brown and Company, Little Brown Books for Young Readers, Grand Central Publishing, FaithWords, Center Street, Orbit, and Hachette Digital.

About Hall:
HALL produces critically acclaimed artisan Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, available to taste and buy at two properties in Napa Valley as well as at hallwines.com. Owned by Craig and Kathryn Hall, its vineyard collection features seven estate vineyards, of which five are California Certified Organic (CCOF). Each vintage, Director of Winemaking Steve Leveque crafts distinct Cabernet Sauvignon wines which demonstrate the unique characteristics and diversity of Napa Valley terroir. HALL's wine portfolio includes two 100 point scores given by critic Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate, for its 2013 Rainin Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon and its 2010 Exzellenz Red Wine. HALL also earned the #2 spot in Wine Spectator's "Top 100" for its 2008 Kathryn Hall Cabernet Sauvignon. Since the first vintage in 2002, over 50 HALL wines have earned 95 point and above scores. The HALL St. Helena winery was the first LEED® Gold Certified Winery in the State of California in 2009 and earned another LEED® Gold certification for its high tech production facility and Tasting Room in 2014. HALL's partner winery, WALT, known for producing premier Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from distinctive vineyards, is located in Sonoma, California. For more information about HALL, please visit www.hallwines.com, @hallwines, or by calling 707.967.2626. 

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SOURCE Center Street