Our 13 acre vineyard overlooks Lake Hennessy on the western slope of Pritchard Hill, a discreet enclave tucked away in Mount St. Helena, Napa Valley. Perched above the fog line at a 900-foot elevation, the steepness, undulating shape, light and ventilation make Pritchard Hill one of the most dynamic sites in winemaking.


Bryant Estate is the vision of proprietors Don and Bettina Bryant. After purchasing land on Pritchard Hill in 1986, Don acquired a 13-acre adjacent vineyard and was inspired to plant Cabernet Sauvignon. David Abreu was enlisted to plant the vines and Helen Turley made the wines for the estate’s first decade. The trio’s efforts established the Bryant Family Vineyard, a pure Cabernet Sauvignon recognized today as one of California’s First Growth wines.

A passionate collector of Bordeaux wines, Don was inspired to produce a wine blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, and Petit Verdot to complement the 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from Pritchard Hill. The grapes for this wine are sourced from two of David Abreu’s vineyards, Madrona and Las Posadas, and in recent years also receives fruit from Bryant Family Vineyard. 2009 marks the first vintage bottled, which commemorates the year that Don and Bettina married. Don aptly named this parallel wine Bettina.


We use no pre-emergent herbicides and embrace the biodiversity of our cover crops, relying wholly on elemental forces, such as fire, to coordinate the vegetative growth alongside our vines. As we proceed along an organic and biodynamic trajectory, we have introduced chickens to the vineyard to provide natural fertilizer to our rocky hillside vineyard, natural pest control to our riparian blocks and healthy eggs to our team.

“We recognize how inextricably intertwined humanity is with nature, and feel deeply responsible for the stewardship of the land and all surrounding organisms.” Bettina Bryant, Proprietor