Wines That Care
Kimpton became the first hotel company to offer a hosted nightly wine hour with the opening of our first hotel in San Francisco back in 1981. Bill Kimpton, our founder, wanted a gathering place for guests to feel a sense of community and inclusion, and relax at the end of the day.
WINES THAT CARE
Now an ongoing program, wine partners are thoughtfully chosen for their dedication to environmental and community stewardship, values also shared by Kimpton and its multi-pronged CSR (corporate social responsibility) efforts. These dynamic wines are offered every evening at Kimpton’s hosted Wine Hour.
LOCAL WINE SPOTLIGHTS
We also promote local wine makers and talent—our Wine Hours often feature wine makers pouring their latest vintage, or become a place for local musical acts to entertain guests and further their exposure.
Wine Hour activities and events are inspired by timely events and holidays and can range from local craft brew tastings to spa services, pet adoption meet and greets, and musical performances. Wine Hour has expanded beyond just wine and will often times include bites from our chef, unique spirit tastings, and so on.
In 2016, we poured 1.5 million glasses of wine at all of our hotels during Wine Hour which equates to about 300,000 bottles of wine!