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Chateau Montelena

  • 1429 Tubbs La. Map It
  • Calistoga
  • Winery/Brewery/Distillery

Updated 05/01/2014

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Set amid a bucolic northern Calistoga landscape, this winery helped establish the Napa Valley's reputation for high-quality winemaking. At the legendary Paris tasting of 1976, the Chateau Montelena 1973 Chardonnay took first place, beating out four white Burgundies from France and five other California Chardonnays. The 2008 movie Bottle Shock immortalized the event, and the winery honors its four decades of classic winemaking with a special Beyond Paris & Hollywood

tasting of the winery's Napa Valley Chardonnays ($40). You can also opt for a Current Release Tasting ($20) or a Limited Release Tasting ($50) that includes some stellar Cabernet Sauvignons.

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1429 Tubbs La., off Hwy. 29, Calistoga, California, 94515, United States

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Sight Details:

  • Tastings $20–$50, tours $30–$40; appointment required for some tastings and tours
  • Daily 9:30–4, tour times vary

Updated 05/01/2014


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