Carissa ChappelletArtist, Author, Photographer, Vintner Jill-of-Many-Trades
Carissa works as an attorney and ambassador at large for her family’s company, Chappellet Winery. For years she wanted to combine her artistic talents with her work life, and in 2010 she wrote, The Dragons of Pritchard Hill, a fantasy about the dragons living on the property where her family farms their grapes. Her colorful dragons delighted her family, (who are also the company board members), and the decision was made to allow Carissa to create a new dragon each year to be featured on the Chappellet Malbec.
In addition to acrylic painting, Carissa is an avid photographer and often combines digital media and reproduces her work as aluminum metal prints.
Her love for dragons is surpassed only by her love for her Vizsla, Tuk.
Carissa is a published Author, her current works include: The Romance of California Vineyards, The Dragons of Pritchard Hill, and Poetic Moon.