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“Out of the way and well worth the visit!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Chappellet

Chappellet
Ranked #15 of 113 things to do in St. Helena
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: One of the Napa Valleys hidden treasures. Chappellet Winery sits in the eastern hills of the Napa Valley (an area called Pritchard Hill) and produces some of the world's most compelling Cabernet Sauvignons. The tour and tasting experience at Chappellet is consistenly rated amongst the finest in the region.
Saint Louis, Missouri
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“Out of the way and well worth the visit!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2013

Beautiful winding roads take you to this lovely vineyard with the most breathtaking views. The wine is great and the tour is informative. Would love to visit again.

Visited May 2012
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Miami Beach, Florida
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“Best Winery”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2013

Diane was our tour guide and she was genuinely amazing. We were the youngest couple in our group and she made us feel welcome. It was our first time in Napa we visited over 25 wineries and at the end of our trip my wife and I decided that this one was our favorite. The wines are excellent and the views are breathtaking. Its an adventure getting there but you wont be disappointed when you arrive.

Visited February 2013
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Napa
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“Great scenery, wine”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2013

Chappellet is a hidden gem of Napa Valley. I always encourage visitors to the region to explore places off the beaten path; route 29 and the Silverado trail host most of the big guys, and you should definitely pay a visit to places like Mondavi, Krug, Nickel and Nickel, and so on. But the real magic happens in the surrounding hills.

You'll find Chappellet on top of a mountain off Sage Canyon Rd. in St. Helena. You gotta pay attention for the little street to turn off, and wind your way up to the winery, so make sure you keep your eyes peeled as you approach Lake Hennessey.

Once you arrive, you should take a little walk around the property. They have great views, that stretch for miles. When I was there, they were finishing up the construction of their solar panels, and they should be 100% off the grid very soon. I thought that was pretty cool. They are also committed to their organic and sustainable farming practices.

Your tasting will be fairly private and intimate, which is what I like. You'll get to learn much more about the wines you're drinking, the family who makes them, and the surrounding property that way. And as for the wines, they are great. The Pritchard Hill Cab was my favorite, and the Mountain Cuvee was also very tasty.

All said and done, if you want to visit a great, family-owned winery in Napa that has views, great wine, and few crowds, this is it!

Visited October 2012
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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“Taking wines to another level”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2012

Not easy to get to on Pritchard Hill but so worth the time. The beautiful builings and lovely winery. The wines are made with passion and skill by generations of the Chappellet family. You wont be disappointed with any of their wines.

Visited August 2012
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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“Nice but had some construction going on...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2012

It was a pleasant experience but I didn't feel like we got to experience the true Chappellet due to the construction that was going on outside. It would have been a beautiful setting had there been no construction. The hostess did a great job of going through the history of Chappellet and explaining the different wines to us. If you have a limited amount of time, and since it is a drive to get there, I would plan on only visiting Chappellet and one other one and that would make it a full day.

Visited September 2012
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