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Chateau Montelena

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Address: 1429 Tubbs Lane, Calistoga, CA 94515
Phone Number: 707 942 5105
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9:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Activities: Wine tasting
Description: This old winery has a castle-like main building.

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I have taken a paid tour and private wine tasting in the past and cannot say enough good things about this winery and especially how welcome our hostess Katy, made us feel. She is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
MrMoose581
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Mexico, Missouri
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Mexico, Missouri
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38 reviews 38 reviews
6 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

I have taken a paid tour and private wine tasting in the past and cannot say enough good things about this winery and especially how welcome our hostess Katy, made us feel. She is an absolute ray of sunshine and is so knowledgeable about the mines were were sampling and the history of the Chateau and the area. We even... More 

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California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Lovely setting - nice wine tasting experience (but, they do sort of shuffle you in and out). Lovely pond to walk around. Wine tasting was well done - knowledgeable person. A bit too loud (so many tables and tastings going on at once. But yes, I would recommend! This little winery is the one that beat out the French wines... More 

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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

A great wine tasting experience. We had reservations and didn't have to wait at all. A very knowledgeable and friendly young man hosted our tasting and did a great job. He patiently answered all our questions and gave us a great tour. The 1976 history is a great perspective - and it was good to hear about the truth vs.... More 

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Seattle
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Want to have a pure taste of what the American winners of the 1976 French wine competition are doing today? Visit the beautiful Chateau Montelena (winner in the chardonnay category) and Stag's Leap Wine Cellars' (winner of the red category) newly opened tasting center. Montelena has beautiful grounds and wine to match. Give yourself time to stroll the grounds.

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Glenview, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

My friend and I visited while it was down pouring outside. They were very busy but still managed to help everyone enjoy tastings. We had the pleasure of having Sean do our tasting he was wonderful and very knowledgeable in the wines and history of the the Chateau. I was very impressed. This place is beautiful even on a rainy... More 

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Jamesville
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Chateau Monetlena is a must see when you are in the Napa Valley and Calistoga. It is one of the truly unique vineyards with it's story, gardens and delightful wines. Our taste pourer was Jon R. and he is excellent. We had a nice little tour and enjoyed walking the garden and pond area even on a rainy day. The... More 

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Brighton, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

My husband and I visited this winery on February 10, 2015. This winery has some beautiful grounds with an Asian influence of a moat, bridges and a pavilion. The outdoor area is scenic and pleasant to walk around. The wine tasting room is inside a castle carved into a hillside at the bottom of Mt. St. Helena. We tasted about... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015 via mobile

I was looking forward to a tour of the winery, chateau, or cellar, but it was really just a tasting room. The history was impressive, and the "bottle shock" story was great.

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torrance,ca
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Finally made it to Chateau Montelena! Our tasting was fantastic, mostly due to the information from our pourer, plus the wine was great, of course! My only disappointment was the big plastic tent at the entrance, which blocked the famous view of the barn entrance :-((

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We were greeted by Amy, who gave us a tour of the chateau and the wine making facilites. Amy obviously loved her job and her passion for Chateau Montelena wines was evident in her presentation of the different wines and vintages. She also provided us with some suggestions on other wineries in the area, and we appreciated the opportunity to... More 

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