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Past Event

Houston Galleria

5839 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, TX 77057

Date: March 19, 2014

Time: 7:00pm

Event Type: Wine Dinner

Price: $195 per Guest Plus tax and gratuity

Special Guest: Cyril Chappellet

Chairman & CEO of Chappellet Winery

Chairman & CEO of Chappellet Winery

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.

As the CEO of the business, Cyril spends the bulk of his time setting direction for the company and working with his talented management team. 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 three horses, Dragon, Patron
and Rico live on Pritchard Hill.

Join Pappas Bros. Houston as we welcome Cyril Chappellet, Chairman & CEO of Chappellet Winery, for a wine dinner on Wednesday, March 19th at 7:00 pm. It will be an evening in discovering the story behind the Chappellet family’s romance with 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.


"It is their romance with the land that makes the Chappellets’ story so appealing." – Robyn Bullard, Wine Spectator

Wine Dinner Menu

Hors d’Oeuvres

2012 Chappellet Estate Napa Valley Chenin Blanc

First Course

Alaskan Wild King Salmon
Texas red & golden beets, summer beans salad, Santa Barbara olive oil salsa verde

2011 Chappellet Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

Second Course

Slow Roasted Kurobuta Pork Belly & Five Spice Rack of Venison
fettuccine, butternut squash, petite arugula, cranberry reduction

2010 Chappellet Napa Valley Cabernet Franc

2010 Chappellet Napa Valley Merlot



Butter Poached Prime Strip Loin
truffled banana potatoes, pea shoots, morel mushroom sauce

1994 Chappellet “Signature” Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (from magnum)

2001 Chappellet “Pritchard Hill Estate Vineyard” Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon


Chocolate Tiramisu


Wine Dinners

Experience extraordinary wines and expertly crafted cuisine in our sit-down wine dinners. Our executive chefs and our sommeliers collaborate with top winemakers from around the world to create the perfect pairings for these intimate events.

Wine Tastings

Explore the world of wine at our interactive wine tastings. Each event is a uniquely crafted experience with the opportunity to try 10-15 wines and engage in a lively exchange with our sommeliers and other Guests.

Other Events

Sample renowned single malts or fine craft beers paired with a multicourse meal at our Scotch dinners or beer dinners – a distinctive take on food and wine pairings. And for those special holidays like New Year’s Eve or Valentine’s Day, you can enjoy a dazzling feast from our unique event menus. There’s always something wonderful to look forward to.