Chimney Rock Winery
tel. 1 707.257.2641
5350 Silverado Trail
Napa, CA 94558
The story of Chimney Rock is entwined with the story of Napa Valley's Stags Leap District, home to some of the most elegant Cabernet Sauvignon produced on American soil. But the winery's beginnings hark back to the original owners' love of Bordeaux. When the late Hack Wilson and his wife Stella retired after a long career in the beverage industry, they decided to fulfill a life-long passion and began searching for a winery. Their search started in South Africa, their home, and continued in France. In 1970 they came close to acquiring Chateau Phélan-Ségur in Saint-Estèphe. But the owners decided not to sell, and the search continued. As it did, friend and wine expert Alexis Lichine advised the Wilsons to "Look everywhere, but buy in Napa Valley, for Napa is to California as Bordeaux is to France." In 1980, a 185-acre estate located on the Napa Valley's Silverado Trail and occupied by a golf course called Chimney Rock, captivated the Wilsons and they decided to make it home. By this time, the Stags Leap area was already gaining worldwide attention and acclaim for its Cabernet Sauvignon.
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