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A brief history

The Chappellet’s romance with Pritchard Hill began when Donn Chappellet first glimpsed the mountain’s spectacular vistas in the late 1960s. Inspired by the notion that “Bacchus loves the hills” and following the advice of legendary winemaker Andre Tchelistcheff, he settled his family on the rocky eastern slopes of the Napa Valley. There, on Pritchard Hill’s serene hillsides the Chappellet family has cultivated their mountain vineyard to produce some of the Napa Valley’s most acclaimed Bordeaux varietal wines.

Since being founded in 1967, Chappellet has established Pritchard Hill as one of California’s most revered winegrowing sites, fulfilling Donn’s vision of producing singular wines from his family’s mountain vineyard. Today, true to their parents’ ongoing passion for the grand, natural landscape of Pritchard Hill, a second generation of the Chappellet family has embraced the mountain’s exceptional terroir and is committed to stewarding their father’s vision for generations to come.
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Established in 1967

1581 Sage Canyon Road
Napa Valley, California, United States


Chappellet Vineyard Wines

Featured Wines

Chappellet Vineyard Mountain Cuvee Proprietor’s Blend Bottle Preview
Chappellet VineyardMountain Cuvee Proprietor’s Blend

Blended from the traditional Bordeaux varietals, including our own coveted grapes, the Chappellet Mountain Cuvee Proprietor’s Blend builds on our five decades of experience crafting great Napa County mountain-grown wines. Each component varietal in the cuvée contributes nuances that complement each other. The result is a complex array of aromas and flavors that deliver pure pleasure in a glass. Made for more near-term enjoyment, this is the wine to choose when you’re looking for vivid, mouthfilling fruit flavors.

Chappellet Vineyard Signature Cabernet Sauvignon Bottle Preview
Chappellet VineyardSignature Cabernet Sauvignon

The Signature Cabernet Sauvignon has been our flagship wine for more than three decades. It is a benchmark for the long-lived hillside wines of the Napa Valley; full of structure and aging potential, yet seductively forward in its concentrated varietal character.

Chappellet Vineyard Merlot Bottle Preview
Chappellet VineyardMerlot

This supple and elegant mountain-grown Merlot continues to remind wine lovers how delicious Merlot can be. It was aged for 22 months in French oak barrels (40% new), and was blended with three of the other red Bordeaux varieties for added structure and complexity.

Chappellet Vineyard Las Piedras Bottle Preview
Chappellet VineyardLas Piedras

Chappellet’s Las Piedras, a Spanish term that translates to “The Rocks,” is a wine that celebrates the prized, rugged terrain of Pritchard Hill. The thin, rock-laden soils of our vineyards yield small, concentrated berries with robust flavors. Winemaker Phillip Corallo-Titus blended individual lots of all five of the traditional red Bordeaux varieties to create this expressive wine.

Chappellet Vineyard Cultivation Bottle Preview
Chappellet VineyardCultivation

Cultivation pays homage to two of our great passions: mountain-grown grapes and the art of the blend. This wine combines mountain-grown fruit from our own acclaimed Pritchard Hill with grapes from the dry-farmed old vines of Bald Mountain Vineyard, located at an elevation of 2,000 feet on Mount Veeder. Cultivation lets each variety show its own personality in the blend, resulting in a wine with beautiful mountain fruit, plush tannins and layered complexity.

Chappellet Vineyard Grower Collection Pinot Noir, Dutton Ranch Bottle Preview
Chappellet VineyardGrower Collection Pinot Noir, Dutton Ranch

In 1967, legendary grower Warren Dutton planted his first vineyard, and helped to establish Russian River Valley as one of the world’s great appellations for Pinot Noir. Today, his sons, Steve and Joe, carry on Warren’s legacy and have established Dutton Ranch as one of the region’s preeminent vineyards. This wine is made using grapes from some of the most prized sections of Pinot Noir at Dutton Ranch. Nestled in the cool, foggy hills above the Russian River Valley, the result is a wine with remarkable depth and concentration.