Great wines reflect the complexity and character of great vineyards, and the vision of those who farm them. Rising to 1,800 feet, Chappellet’s Estate Vineyards on Pritchard Hill have been hailed as “Napa’s Grand Cru” and recognized as one of the world’s preeminent sites for growing Bordeaux varietals—in particular Cabernet Sauvignon.
Pritchard Hill presents a rare tapestry of growing environments, and features a variety of elevations, exposures and soil types. The mountainside is farmed as 34 distinctive blocks—including approximately 25 distinct blocks of Cabernet Sauvignon, and plantings of Merlot, Malbec, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Chenin Blanc.
Chappellet was one of the first Napa Valley wineries to plant cover crops and adopt no-till farming practices, and today the entire vineyard is farmed organically. From the vineyard team’s commitment to low yields and meticulous canopy management to the Chappellet family’s belief in replanting to augment quality, the cultivation of Pritchard Hill has produced California’s most profound mountain-grown wines