Complimentary Wine Tasting Event

Sip and Savor Single Vineyard Sonoma County Wines



Date and Time:

Nov. 12, 2023 - 1h 30min

About this experience

Nov. 12, 2023

4:00 to 5:30pm

Vintner Ross Halleck hosts a catered wine tasting experience at The Amarano Hotel, a hidden gem where celebrities working on shows and entertainment industry professionals hideaway and reside outside the fanfare while they're busy filming and dealmaking. While many California visitors associate Hollywood with the motion picture studios, Burbank has quietly surpassed its neighboring city as the entertainment capital of Los Angeles.  Home to Warner Bros. Studios, Walt Disney Studios, and Universal Studios, Burbank has become a hub for the entertainment industry.

Guests will be treated to a selection of Halleck Vineyard fine wines, including our expressive and delicate Dry White Zinfandel rosé wine, our crisp Russian River Valley Sauvignon Blanc (judged “Best in Class” by Sunset Magazine), the harmoniously balanced Three Sons Russian River Pinot Noir (judged “Best in Class” at the LA International Wine Competition), and the award-winning Clone 828 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir (judged Double-Gold at the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition).

The event is open to Los Angeles wine ethusiasts, hotel guests and members of the Halleck Vineyard Inner Circle Wine Club. Our wines will be carefully paired cheeses, grilled steak, and San Felipe-style shrimp soft tacos. The intimate gathering provides a unique opportunity to sip and savor the flavors of our Sonoma vineyard in the heart of Los Angeles County, surrounded by the luxurious amenities of the Amarano Hotel.

By bringing our wines to The Amarano, we look to reward out loyal club members in Los Angeles and  expand our winery’s reach. Guests will be able to purchase wine at the event, as well as join our Inner Circle Wine Club.

Visit Burbank's Hotel of the Year

Hotel Amarano's was named Hotel of the Year by Best of Burbank. Bartender Harvey Bitler was named Best Bartender. With unparalleled service and dedication, the Amarano's commitment to excellence always shines through.



Your Host

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Ross Halleck provided the vision and passion behind Halleck Vineyard. He embarked upon his wine career unconventionally. He founded Halleck, Inc. in 1980 as one of the preeminent brand and marketing agencies in Silicon Valley.

Pursuing personal interests, Ross focused on both high technology and wine, maintaining offices in Palo Alto and Sebastopol, CA.

Companies such as HP, Apple, Beaulieu Vineyard, St. Supery Vineyards, Kendall-Jackson, Iron Horse Vineyards and Jordan Winery worked with Halleck to enhance their brands.

Ross moved to Sonoma County in 1991 with Jennifer to develop a Pinot Noir vineyard in the Sonoma Coast region. Once married, Ross and Jennifer dedicated their efforts in the vineyard to putting their future children through college. Planting in 1993, the first harvest was in 1999.

Now divorced, Ross and Jennifer and have redefined family, continuing to work harmoniously in the winery and in coaching their sons.

Ross shepherds the spirit of the earth into every glass of Halleck Vineyard wine. He brings business acumen and sensitivity, fueled by passion. He continues to drive the marketing of Halleck Vineyard, along with crafting the wines and hosting wine tastings at the Halleck Vineyard Estate.

Ross and Jennifer are the parents of three sons; he is now focused on his singular career of Halleck Vineyard.