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Chappellet Wine Tasting with the Winemaker Cyril Chappellet at Vino Venue

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All: this sounds like a wonderful opportunity to meet the winemaker of some fabulous wine and have some nice appetizers. Chappellet is known for fantastic wine and good quality!

In order to be a part of this tasting, you will have to go to to register and pay online for this event to get the $20 advance fee. Vino Venue will charge $25 at the door Thursday night for those of you who decide to walk-in that evening. However, the management of Vino Venue has informed me that it is best to go ahead and sign up online at the website for this event in order to guarantee a spot. You can come Thursday night if you wish and pay the $25 fee, but do not be surprised if this event sells out quickly!!

The information about the winemaker Cyril Chappellet and the tasting is located below:

The event begins at 6:30 p.m. and will last 2 hours. You will have the chance to purchase a bottle and get it signed by the winemaker himself!!

Hope you can make this event! This sounds like a winner!!

Chappellet Tasting with Cyril


Thursday, August 29th
6:30pm - 8:30pm
$20 advance
$25 door


The Chappellet family's romance with winemaking
began 4 decades ago, creating Napa Valley's first high-elevation planted
vineyards on Pritchard Hill. Pritchard Hill’s rugged terroir has become
legendary for producing wines with great intensity and depth—qualities that
define the world's finest Cabernet Sauvignons. As a result, Chappellet wines
have consistently received the highest praise from critics, and are sought after
by the world's premier collectors.

Now that the 2nd generation of family members
is in charge, spear-heading the winery is Cyril Chappellet. Join Cyril to taste
high-quality wines some 40 years in the making.

Tasting will

--A mixer style (drop-in) event hosted by Cyril

--Tasting four (4) of their legendary

09 pritchard hill -
$140 (6 pack cases)
10 cab signature - $[masked] cervantes mt cuvee -
chardonnay - $36

--Lite bites to accompany the wines

--Get bottles signed by Cyril Chappellet for
nice gifts or keepsakes!

--Special appetizers to pair with some of the

- 10 % discount on case purchases

About Cyril

Moving to a home in the middle of the vineyards
when he was 10 years old, Cyril Chappellet's course in life was influenced by
the romance of the vineyards and the growth of Napa Valley's wine industry. The
eldest son of Molly & Donn Chappellet, Cyril was encouraged to make his own
career choices and explore life away from the family winery.

After studying farm management at Cal Poly and
completing his business education at Pepperdine University, Cyril began his
career in corporate planning and acquisitions working on the East-coast for an
oil and insurance company. In 1988, with nearly 10 years of business experience
under his belt, Cyril returned to Pritchard Hill, excited by the challenges
Chappellet faced in an ever-changing industry. Cyril says his goal was "to
continue what my father started – making extraordinary wines that express the
unique growing conditions of Pritchard Hill."

When he is on Pritchard Hill, Cyril can be
found driving a forklift, barbequing for winery guests or repairing a piece of
vineyard equipment. "Doing whatever it takes is the nature of a family
business," says Cyril.
In addition to his work at the winery, Cyril serves on
the boards of the Wine Service Co-Op and the Napa Valley Vintners. He is an
exceptional chef and enjoys casual entertaining at home. Cyril, his wife
Blakesley and their dog Cody live on Pritchard Hill.