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BACA Wines

Dry Creek Valley

Our Story

When we set out to create BACA, we had one mission in mind: to make luxury, craft Zinfandels that are nuanced, honest, and current. Wine for people like us: the curious, the adventuresome, the lovers of life, with a gleam in their eye and a penchant for the uncharted.


BACA is Latin for berry, so that’s where we started. Bounding headlong into some of California’s most noted growing regions—Calistoga, Russian River, Rockpile, Howell Mountain, and Paso Robles—we sourced the most intriguing fruit for our wines. Grapes from gorgeously old vines and historic areas, which we transformed using masterful winemaking techniques into wines that reflect the unique places in which they’re grown. The result is 8 complex, charismatic Zinfandels, and a few other delectable curveballs. All of which pair beautifully well with both food and adventure.

BACA Wines is led by third-generation vintner, Jennifer Brown. Prior to working at HALL, WALT and BACA Wines, Jennifer was the founder of Omghow/Girl Karma Inc., a social platform and positive destination for teen girls. Jennifer grew up in the wine industry and is the daughter of Vintner Kathryn Walt Hall. Some of her fondest childhood memories are skipping through her family’s Zinfandel vineyards in Redwood Valley with her brother.

Jennifer earned her Bachelor of Arts degree at Northwestern University and went on to receive both a Master’s in Business Administration and a Law Degree from Stanford University. Jennifer is fluent in German, which she learned when her mother served as Ambassador to Austria. She is an avid hiker and yoga enthusiast, incorporating wellness and healthy living as a core part of her personal and professional regimen. In her free time, she loves to travel, explore new experiences, and spend time with family and friends. Jennifer resides in San Francisco with her husband, Eric Brown, and their two daughters.

Meet the Winemaker

Vice President of Winemaking, Megan Gunderson joined HALL Wines in 2005 as an Enologist and quickly rose through the ranks with increasingly central roles within the winemaking operation. In 2018, Megan was promoted to Vice President of Winemaking, leading the wine program for the three, family-owned luxury brands, HALL, WALT and BACA Wines. Her multiple degrees in Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics have given her a unique and unmatched perspective into the scientific aspects of winemaking. Senior Winemaker, Alison Frichtl Hollister joined HALL Wines in 2008 as an Enologist. In 2012 she was promoted to Assistant Winemaker. In 2016, the Halls proposed making Zinfandel. and Alison was up for the challenge and was promoted to Head Winemaker for BACA Zinfandel. Starting in 2020 Alison has taken on the role of Senior Winemaker for HALL Family Wines. As she continues her central role in crafting the HALL collection, she has added WALT Pinot Noir to her personal portfolio as Head Winemaker.

Amenities

  • Food & Wine Pairing
  • Wine Club
  • Scenic Views
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Indoor Seating
  • Picnic Area
  • Pet Friendly
  • Kid Friendly
  • Art Displays
  • Outdoor Games
  • Gift Shop
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Large Groups OK
  • RV/Bus Parking

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Just 5 miles from downtown Healdsburg sits BACA Wines. We found that it has a beautiful tasting room and patio with vineyards views. Newly planted vines off the back patio add to the atmosphere as you are literally drinking in the vineyards. Like the other sister properties, Hall and Walt, BACA Wines were outstanding! The vineyard seating was relaxed, comfortable and provided plenty of shade on a warm day. Peter and Tristin did a great job of telling us about what makes each wine unique and made us want to hang out all day. We will be back soon! more...

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