Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants - Services & Amenities - wine hour

By: Kimpton Hotels  09-12-2011

Kimpton's Happier Hour

At the end of every day, we set aside an hour for our guests. Each hotel's General Manager offers you a delicious glass of wine, and encourages you to wind down and share your day's experiences. No other hotel company offers you this kind of quality time. Why do we? Because Bill Kimpton wanted it this way.

A Reflection Of Bill Kimpton's Personal Style

. Back in 1981, Bill personally watched over every aspect of each guest's stay in his hotel. He made a point of greeting everyone with a glass of wine at the end of the day. We've carried on the tradition of his warm welcome. At our Hosted Evening Wine Hour,* you can mingle and relax, downloading your stories of the day's events and adventures, meeting other guests, and transitioning into a night out.

We Like To Mix It Up

. While sharing a glass of wine communicates our sense of care and comfort, Kimpton Wine Hours are a whole lot of fun, too. You'll meet people who are a lot like you, along with guests from other countries and cultures. You may learn how to "grock" a work of art or make a killer margarita. You could get a Tarot reading or meet a local author. It's all in a spirit of playfulness that makes being on the road more enjoyable.

Evolving A Sense Of Involvement

. For years now, we've been highlighting different global wines every month, focusing more and more on socially- responsible wineries. This year, Emily Wines, our Master Sommelier, has developed a selection called "Wines That Care."

JANUARY: Hayes Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon & Chardonnay
How They Care

Wente Family Estates is proud to sponsor and support Dress for Success San Francisco, an organization that promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire and a support system to help women thrive in work and in life.
FEBRUARY: Frontera Cabernet Sauvignon & Sauvignon Blanc
How They Care

As a Wine with a Conscience, Frontera is proud to support WomenHeart, the nation's only patient-centered advocacy organization serving the 41 million American women living with, or at risk of, heart disease. Frontera has been actively involved in efforts to raise awareness for WomenHeart, in addition to making a financial donation to the cause. For each bottle of Frontera wine poured at Kimpton's Wine Hour, a percentage of proceeds will go to WomenHeart.   
MAY: Oxford Landing
How They Care

Committed to environmental leadership since 1958, Oxford Landing takes sustainability beyond the status quo by producing all wines in a vegan and vegetarian friendly manner, meaning no animal-based fining agents are used. Typically such agents are utilized to smooth the palate from the rough edges of harsh phenolics from the skin and seeds of the grape, but by focusing on growing the healthiest grapes possible with gentle handling, and building complexity through wild yeast fermentation Oxford Landing proudly crafts wines that are not only good for the environment, but also good for the consumer.

* The Sir Francis Drake Hotel in San Francisco is unable to participate in the Hosted Evening Wine Hour.

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