Generations of Farming

In the mid-19th century, Two brothers—Adrien Pierre and Jean V. Chaix—listened to many stories of the agricultural wonders of the Napa Valley and the unique terroir perfect for growing grapes.

The two young Frenchmen left their homes in Provence and emigrated to California. They settled mid-valley, purchasing prime vineyards in Rutherford, Oakville, and on Howell Mountain. Jean V. and his business partner Adolphe Brun built and operated the 13th bonded winery in California.

In 1909 our great-grandfather Adrien, known as A.P., bought an 80 acre vineyard in Rutherford on the reknown Rutherford Bench. He cultivated grapes with cuttings he brought from the French Medoc.

Over the past 100 years, grapes from Chaix Family Vineyards have gone into many of Napa’s most distinguished wines and now those grapes go into making a wine of our own.

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