Chappellet Appoints New Chief Money Officer Christine Ha


ST. HELENA, Calif. – January 26, 2021 – The Chappellet household is happy to announce the appointment of Christine Ha to the posture of chief financial officer (CFO) for Chappellet. Ha arrives to Chappellet from Silverado – Westchester Group Investment decision Administration, a TIAA and Nuveen organization, the place she managed the vineyard finance and accounting group for a world-wide investment decision portfolio overseeing 20,000+ acres of vines. In her function as CFO for Chappellet, Ha will function intently with the Chappellet relatives and Taking care of Director David Francke to information monetary approach and enterprise setting up for the iconic Pritchard Hill vineyard.

A San Francisco Bay Location indigenous, Ha graduated from UCLA with a B.A. in business enterprise and economics and is a licensed licensed public accountant. She started her profession as an audit manager for KPMG, LLP in San Francisco, exactly where she put in five years functioning on these key accounts as Visa Inc. and Blum Money Companions. Following transferring to Napa Valley in 2010, Ha brought her economic and accounting acumen to the wine sector as the controller for Blackbird Vineyards and Ma(i)sonry Napa Valley, in advance of signing up for Silverado in 2012. At Silverado, Ha was promoted from finance and accounting supervisor to director of finance and accounting, and finally to the company’s guide finance placement as senior vice president of finance.

“As a family-operate vineyard, we delight ourselves on bringing top expertise to Pritchard Hill, and then empowering them to make our winery even improved,” claimed Chappellet’s next-technology chairman, Cyril Chappellet. “Christine is a dynamic leader whose integrity, awareness and working experience will be an invaluable asset to Chappellet as we approach for the subsequent fifty percent century.”

In addition to acquiring acquired a status as one particular of the most dynamic younger finance executives in the wine business, Ha is a passionate advocate for women’s leadership and is a member of Napa Valley’s Women for WineSense Finance Roundtable and Wine Women of all ages Finance Forum.

“Beyond Chappellet’s incredible name, I was drawn to this place due to the fact of the Chappellet family’s very long historical past of supporting ideals that I hold dear,” mentioned Ha. “Beginning with the pioneering instance set by Founder Molly Chappellet to the current appointment of Leslie Sullivan to promoting director, and my function as CFO, I value Chappellet’s aid for female management and diversity. As a 1st technology Asian American, I hope that my part aids to empower other women to reach their goals, when demonstrating my two youthful daughters that it is achievable for a woman to pursue her skilled aspirations, although also balancing family members life.”

“Christine embraces our perception in the significance of advocating for the matters that we feel in, which includes excellence, integrity, comprehension the desires of group users who are performing mothers and fathers, and advocating on behalf of our local community,” claims Controlling Director David Francke. “At Chappellet, these beliefs are not independent from our mission to make some of the world’s greatest wines—they are fundamental to how we strategy our part as a multigenerational spouse and children-operate vineyard.”

About Chappellet (

In 1967, on the guidance of legendary winemaker André Tchelistcheff, the Chappellet relatives settled on the steep slopes of Pritchard Hill and started Chappellet, turning into just the 2nd publish-Prohibition winery in Napa Valley. As pioneers of substantial-elevation vineyard planting, Chappellet has acquired acclaim for crafting benchmark wines with an emphasis on mountain-grown Cabernet Sauvignons, while establishing Pritchard Hill as a single of the world’s good wine areas. In 2017, Chappellet celebrated its 50th anniversary as a relatives-owned-and-operated winery, and crafted its debut vintage of the Chappellet Grower Selection, which is devoted to exploring interesting-weather Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs from Sonoma County.