In this episode, you’ll meet Jennifer Brown of BACA, which is a brand of Napa Valley’s Hall Family. They are more or less based in three counties, they source from a good number of appellations across California, and they have two other brands that we’ll touch upon, but we’ll focus on Jennifer’s BACA Wines.
BACA only produces Zinfandel, which I found interesting knowing that Jennifer’s family has gained notoriety for Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Sauvignon Blanc. Jennifer and I met in 2020 at the Zinfandel Advocates and Producers Zinfandel Experience Grand Tasting event and she told me she loved to skip through the Zinfandel vineyards as a child. Zinfandel? Hearing that from a Hall family member struck me with enough curiosity I wanted to hear the full story of how she ended up focusing on Zinfandel instead of the other varieties her family is well-known to produce. Today, you will get to hear that story.
It’s a desire of the Hall family to include compelling, stunning artwork on all their properties indoors and out. Here’s some of what you’ll see at BACA just west of Healdsburg.