Chapelle Charlemagne Vineyards is located in the rolling hills of Flint Hill’s Eastside. The 60-acre estate includes 10 acres of hand pruned vines planted in seven distinct blocks. The vineyard was planted in 1995, and a new block of Petit Verdot was planted in 2016. We have two acres of Chardonnay, two acres of Cabernet Franc, two acres of Cabernet Sauvignon, two acres of Vidal Blanc, and two acres of Petit Manseng.
We keep yields low to guarantee the highest quality fruit possible and to ensure the health and longevity of our vines. We focus on producing wines that reflect the unique character of the vineyard. South-facing hillsides, Mineral soil, warm sunny days define the flavor of our grapes. We take a minimalist approach at the winery to ensure Chapelle Charlemagne wines remain as complex as the natural environment from which they come.
The Shenandoah Mountains
Chapelle Charlemagne Vineyards is east of the Shenandoah Valley AVA, which is divided into ten diverse sub appellations, each with unique geology, terrain, soil, and weather patterns. Chapelle Charlemagne is located on the northern border of Rappahannock County, just East of Flint Hill. The name "Rappahannock" comes from the Algonquian word lappihanne, meaning "river of quick, rising water" or "where the tide ebbs and flows.".