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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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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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One of my favorite Napa Visits

Went to Chateau Montelena for the first time last Sunday and I absolutely loved it! The chateau itself is beautiful....founded in 1882, and the grounds are just stunning. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Sandyk0209
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Long Beach, California
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Long Beach, California
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64 reviews 64 reviews
25 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Went to Chateau Montelena for the first time last Sunday and I absolutely loved it! The chateau itself is beautiful....founded in 1882, and the grounds are just stunning. The wines were delicious and the service was great. I loved hearing (and reading) about the history of the place as we tasted their wines. I loved the movie Bottle Shock, so... More 

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ChMontelena, DTC Sales Associate at Chateau Montelena, responded to this review

Hello Sandyk0209, We are thrilled to know you had such a wonderful time here. We are glad to you were able to enjoy not only the beauty of our wines, but also the beauty of our Chateau and estate. Since you are a fan of Bottleshock, you may want to participate in our Beyond Paris and Hollywood tasting the next... More 

Pittsburgh
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

What a beautiful winery to visit. I was impressed on how well the grounds and the building were given the age of the building. I took a tour of the grounds which was so neat. The pagoda garden done by one of the previous owner was impressive. All the aesthetics of the winery were great.

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ChMontelena, DTC Sales Associate at Chateau Montelena, responded to this review

Hello VickyG103, It is great to hear that you enjoyed the estate so much. Chateau Montelena is our beautiful home and we love welcoming people into it. As you have pointed out, the Wing-Franks certainly did a wonderful job when they created Jade Lake in 1958. We hope to share this beauty with you again in the near future. Yours... More 

Big Sky, Montana
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38 reviews 38 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

We are club members and visited for the first time back since we joined a couple years ago. They had special parking spots for club members and a wonderful special tasting in an intimate setting where you could ask any questions you had. We also took advantage of the private picnic on an island in their Jade Lake inside a... More 

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ChMontelena, DTC Sales Associate at Chateau Montelena, responded to this review

Hello pgtraveler28, Thank you for coming back to visit us. We are excited to know you had a fantastic time with us. We appreciate all of our club members and love being able to show that. The Chinese pavilions on Jade Lake have a wonderfully beautiful view of the estate. Please take advantage of these again when you visit next.... More 

Princess Anne, Maryland
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

One of the iconic wineries of Napa Valley which should be at the top of your list on your first visit. Great wines at affordable prices. Jon Rietz took EXCELLENT care of us and we had a wonderful tasting.

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ChMontelena, DTC Sales Associate at Chateau Montelena, responded to this review

Hello Brian D, Thank you for visiting us and putting us at the top of your list. With such a high production rate of wines in Napa Valley, it is great to know that our wines stood out. Here at Chateau Montelena we pride ourselves on making consistently amazing wines that showcase a rich, natural, varietal fruit character. Whether it... More 

Arlington, Virginia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Chateau Montelena is clearly a popular stop in Napa and for good reason. It has history, beautiful grounds, and good wine. (Even if it's not always great wine anymore.) We just walked in and did the tasting at the bar. It was fine and our pourer was friendly and informative. But it was a pretty basic tasting for the cost... More 

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ChMontelena, DTC Sales Associate at Chateau Montelena, responded to this review

Hello WhitMcC, Thank you for stopping by and offering the kind words about our estate. If reserve tastings are of more interest to you, you may like to try our Limited Release tasting which is offered daily at 11:30 and 1:30. This tasting features, as you probably guessed, limited release wines along with wines that are only available here at... More 

La Quinta
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Of all the wineries in Napa, this remains one of our favorites. It is beautiful and historic and the wines are extraordinary. If you only have time for two or three wine tastings this should be on your list.

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ChMontelena, DTC Sales Associate at Chateau Montelena, responded to this review

Hello dianesO3232OD, We are very excited to be on your top list of wineries in Napa. As you have mentioned, the beauty and history of the estate are enthralling (and the wines aren’t too bad in our opinion). Perhaps you would be interested in joining one of our wine clubs so you can enjoy the wines in between your visits... More 

San Clemente, California
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163 reviews 163 reviews
31 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Beautiful grounds, lake and castle. Wine is very good. Not great. $25 per tasting - - if you buy $100, it is free. The lady who helped us was very nice.

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ChMontelena, DTC Sales Associate at Chateau Montelena, responded to this review

Hello JimW551, Thank you for stopping by and joining us for a Current Release tasting. We agree that the estate and chateau are magnificent. Perhaps next time you would enjoy a Limited Release tasting which showcases limited release wines along with wines that are only available at the winery. Or maybe you would like to do a Sensory Tasting which... More 

Wynyard, SK
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69 reviews 69 reviews
24 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

This is the Bottle Shock winery where they put California wine on the map. Had a great tour of the vineyard and a great tasting afterwards. Had a nice chance encounter with Bo out in the vineyard which was neat. They have a beautiful winery here and the tour was a great way to learn about the history of this... More 

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Daly City, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

The wine here is worth buying after the tasting. The people who work there are nice and know their stuff. The surrounding area is beautiful and worth taking a stroll around. Definitely recommend checking this place out if you have never been before and are in the Calistoga area. There is a lot of history to this place. Check out... More 

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Oak Park, California
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59 reviews 59 reviews
16 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

My family has been enjoying this wine and visiting the vineyard since the early 90's. This wine helped put Napa on the map in a world of wine that was dominated by the Europeans. The atmosphere is great and is surrounded by beautiful hills. You can reserve a picnic area out on the water and enjoy a tasting with food.... More 

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