Dorothy L. Cardoza Indelicato, the matriarch of Delicato Family Vineyards, died on May 5 in Stockton, California. She was 84.
Born in 1957, Hall came to the Napa Valley in 1997, where he worked as the communications director for Trefethen Vineyards and later became the spokesman for the Napa Valley Vintners. He co-founded the Symposium for Professional Wine Writers.
After leaving NVV, Hall started his own communications consulting business called TH ink.
Hall was a passionate advocate for Clinic Ole, a community health center in Napa with eight locations, where he served on the board. He was also a board member for Visit Napa Valley.
He is survived by his father, Duane “Bud” Hall, and an older brother, Larry Hall. His mother, Anne, predeceased him.
Contributing Editor Virginie Boone has been with Wine Enthusiast since 2010, and reviews the wines of Napa and Sonoma. Boone began her writing career with Lonely Planet travel guides, which eventually led to California-focused wine coverage. She contributes to the Santa Rosa Press Democrat and Sonoma Magazine, and is a regular panelist and speaker on wine topics in California and beyond.