Le Chapeau Blanc Le Chapeau Blanc Vineyard, Napa Valley Translated from the French: the white hat

Le Chapeau Blanc Estate Cabernet Blend

Located in the heart of Oakville’s famous “red dirt”, Peter Michael acquired the Oakville Estate in 2009. Of the total 41 acres, only 26 acres are planted with vines. While much of the site has been reinvigorated, an original block of Cabernet Franc planted in 1993 was left intact. Block 8 has been the source of many acclaimed Napa Valley (Oakville) producers of varietal Cabernet Franc wines.

Limited by the size of the site and growing conditions, the wine is only produced in exceptional vintages. Named in honor of Sir Peter Michael and his white Panama hat, ‘Le Chapeau Blanc’ reflects the history and beauty of this famed varietal from a historic site, nestled on a bench above the Napa Valley floor and Pritchard Hill.

Vineyard & Wine Details


  • Oakville AVA, Napa Valley


  • 1993
  • Cabernet Franc


  • 500 feet


  • Rocky red Boomer loam, weathered from volcanic rock, clay, silt, and sand


  • South and southwest


  • Located on a bench between the valley floor and famed Pritchard Hill

Wines produced from the
Le Chapeau Blanc Vineyard

Le Chapeau Blanc

Estate Cabernet Blend