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Chateau Montelena

Chateau Montelena Review

Set amid a bucolic northern Calistoga landscape, this winery helped establish the Napa Valley's reputation for high-quality wine making. At the legendary Paris tasting of 1976, the Chateau Montelena Chardonnay took first place, beating out four white Burgundies from France and five other California Chards. The 2008 movie Bottle Shock immortalized the event, and the winery honors its four decades of classic wine making with a special Beyond Paris & Hollywood tasting of the winery's Chardonnays ($40). You can also opt for a standard tasting ($20) of current releases and a library tasting ($40) that includes some stellar Cabernet Sauvignons and a limited-release Riesling.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 1429 Tubbs La., off Hwy. 29 Calistoga, CA 94515
  • Phone: 707/942–5105
  • Cost: Tastings $20–$40, tours $30–$50
  • Hours: Daily 9:30–4, tours vary
  • Website:
  • Location: Calistoga
Updated: 08-05-2013

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