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Chateau Montelena

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“jade lake”(19 reviews)
This old winery has a castle-like main building.
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1429 Tubbs Ln, Calistoga, CA 94515-9726
+1 707-942-5105
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

One of my favorite wineries in Napa valley. I really enjoyed their wine the best out of the 4-5 wineries we went to. The staff were friendly and gave us a good overview of how the grapes are grown in different parts of the valley....More

Thank meghanjansen
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a lovely place. Beautiful grounds, gorgeous winery. Loads of history of the Estate and delicious wines. You have to visit Chateau Montelena when visiting California Wine Country.

Thank tainofarms
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Chateau was a lovely place to visit and the wine was decent. The folks working in the tasting room were friendly and knowledgeable.

Thank aleashroot
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The only way to perfect a visit is to go on a colorful fall day, which I did. The trees and grounds were beautiful, with the ancient castle-like building being like icing on the cake. Gorgeous and historical winery to visit!

Thank gotrips2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

No reservation needed although summertime might be different. The grounds are lovely and provide for a good walk. The wine was good.

Thank Tiff_roo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Without these excellent wines you must stil visit this place as it’s beautiful. We throughly enjoyed our visit.

Thank Vonschmidt
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Did a library tasting and definitely not disappointed. The chardonnay has a splendid nose, but the Star was the 05 cab sav which our wine tasting guide took out for us to try at our request. A seductive nose and a beautiful finish. And the...More

Thank Cpwee
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The judgment of Paris was held with the expectation that French wines were superior to American wines. America tried to prove their wines were of excellent qualities, but did not expect to outrank their French counterparts. Château Montelena won the white wine competition in 1973...More

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Reviewed 11 October 2018

We visited because we wanted to see the winery behind the Bottleshock story. The grounds are Gorgeous and there is quite a bit to see. Definitely worth it to walk around. Honestly? The wines are so-so, the chardonnay is pretty good, the cab tastes like,...More

1  Thank Ari H
Reviewed 2 October 2018

This is one of the most beautiful wineries in the valley - French and Chinese influence, based on the previous owners' preferences. Beautiful tasting rooms too, providing the history of the winery and the impact it had on putting Napa Valley on the map in...More

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Ana P
20 May 2017|
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Response from Terri5600 | Reviewed this property |
I would recommend making a reservation and it's as easy as sitting in their parking lot and calling! That's all it takes!
Megan M
17 October 2016|
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Response from Chateau M | Property representative |
Hello Megan M, Thank you for your interest in Chateau Montelena Winery. We will be happy to host you for a tasting during your visit. You are welcome to bring your child along to our Current Release Tasting, which does not... More
31 July 2016|
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Response from Chateau M | Property representative |
Hello YINYIN L., Yes you can absolutely share a tasting with your father. Our Current Release Tasting is available without reservations every day from 9:30-4. It is $25 for each flight of wine. You are also welcome to do a... More