This article originally appeared in the October 2014 issue of Royal Oaks Living and it is reprinted here with permission.
Located on the east side of Napa Valley in the Vaca Mountain range, Pritchard Hill is one of the most picturesque wine regions in California. The vineyards offer stunning views — some overlook Lake Hennessy, while others feature breathtaking views of the valley floor vineyards. The hill was named after Charles Pritchard who settled and made wine there in the late 18th century.
Today, Pritchard Hill is a preeminent site for growing Bordeaux varietals, especially Cabernet, which accounts for 92% of the region’s vines. And the wines that hail from the area are some of the best in the state.