October 15, 2012
One can never tire of the view on Pritchard Hill...
There's something extra special about driving the perimeter of Lake Hennessey and up the long, winding, steep road to Chappellet Winery.
October 3, 2012
Harvest 2012 - So far, a GREAT vintage!
Picking season is here on the hill. I am writing this with semi-sticky hands after we just picked our first block of reds (Merlot) here at Chappellet this morning. Merlot typically comes in first, with Cab Franc and Malbec a close second. Cabernet will be coming in in about a week or two.
In the later part of this growing season, we have seen pretty moderate temperatures without a lot of fluctuation. This has led to slow and steady ripening of all varieties...