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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 Grower Collection Chardonnay, El Novillero Vineyard Bottle Preview
Chappellet VineyardGrower Collection Chardonnay, El Novillero Vineyard

Planted by the legendary Sangiacomo family, El Novillero is situated on a windswept section of rocky Carneros benchland. There, well-drained rock and gravel soils create naturally small crops of beautifully concentrated Chardonnay. Our block of El Novillero features Robert Young Clone Chardonnay planted in 1993. These older vines yield a dazzling wine that combines hedonistic depth, with elegance and finesse. In the winery, the wine underwent 100% malolactic fermentation and was aged in 42% new French oak barrels.

Chappellet Vineyard Grower Collection Chardonnay, Calesa Vineyard Bottle Preview
Chappellet VineyardGrower Collection Chardonnay, Calesa Vineyard

Exposed to the fog and wind that funnel through the Petaluma Gap, Calesa is a cool-climate vineyard where Chardonnay ripens slowly, developing pure, vibrant flavors and ideal acidity. Farmed by acclaimed grower Oscar Renteria in shallow, gravelly loam soils, our prized hillside blocks at Calesa feature several exceptional clones of Chardonnay. In addition to producing naturally low yields, this diversity of clonal material results in a complex and layered wine with beautiful notes of citrus, tropical fruit and spice.

Chappellet Vineyard Pritchard Hill Cabernet Sauvignon Bottle Preview
Chappellet VineyardPritchard Hill Cabernet Sauvignon

With over 50 years on Pritchard Hill and 20 vintages of this wine, the Pritchard Hill Cabernet Sauvignon represents Chappellet’s crescendo. It is a liquid culmination of our knowledge and artistry, resulting in a wine of unrivaled depth and elegance. A true expression of Pritchard Hill.

Chappellet Vineyard Grower Collection Chardonnay, Sangiacomo Vineyard Bottle Preview
Chappellet VineyardGrower Collection Chardonnay, Sangiacomo Vineyard

The Sangiacomo family are master viticulturists and multigenerational winegrowers who have been farming since 1927. Their cool, windswept vineyard in Sonoma’s Carneros region is ideally located bordering San Pablo Bay, where the grapes slowly mature, developing intense varietal character, while retaining excellent acidity and finesse. Made from this coveted fruit, this mouthfilling wine displays beautiful layers of stone fruits and citrus, as well as French oak-inspired layers of vanilla and spice.

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.

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.