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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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This old winery has a castle-like main building.

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A fitting end to winery tastings, on the most impressive natural settings in Napa

We have been visiting Napa and the surrounds for nearly 30 years and NEVER KNEW where this winery was! We went just a mile from the Cottage Grove Inn, and were transported to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Otto K
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Alta Loma, California
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Alta Loma, California
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been visiting Napa and the surrounds for nearly 30 years and NEVER KNEW where this winery was! We went just a mile from the Cottage Grove Inn, and were transported to another place and time. The natural beauty of the grounds was breathtaking. I'd read about the Paris tasting that put Chateau Montelena and Napa "on the map"... More 

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Portsmouth, Rhode Island
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a very efficiently run tasting. The staff was thoroughly prepared to accomodate additional vistiors. As more folks showed up, more tasting areas were opened up. We did not feel crowded. Kevin was our server and was superb. His enthusiasm was infectious. He had a lot to say and it was all germane to the wines. He also provided... More 

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Thank Ambajejus
Seattle
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19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first stop in Napa. Amazing service and a great experience. Very welcoming and friendly staff...Jordan was our "server" in the tasting room and provided us with a wealth of information about the wines and the beautiful property. Highly recommend a visit here. Cheers

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Thank issy-family
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9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful grounds. Tasting experience was "just ok". Staff seemed like they just use canned rehearsed lines to tell us about the wines. Wines themselves were just ok.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Chateau Montelena. The wines were amazing! We also enjoyed great service and walking around the beautiful grounds.

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Thank Mary8643
ChMontelena, DTC Sales Associate at Chateau Montelena, responded to this review

Hello Mary8643, Thank you for the enthusiastic review. We are elated to know you had such a wonderful time here. We would love to host you for another unforgettable tasting experience. The next time you plan a trip to Calistoga, be sure to give us a call at 1-800-222-7288. We’ll be happy to explain the different tasting and touring options... More 

Kailua, Hawaii
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wow what a beautiful location up in Calistoga. Had a great tasting with Kevin and although we didn't walk away with wine we really enjoyed ourselves.

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

Hello kalamakid, Thank you for visiting Chateau Montelena. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. Kevin, along with our other Tasting Room Associates, certainly does his best to present our guests with a high quality tasting. As we strive to create a unique, welcoming experience for all of our guests, we appreciate any suggestions on... More 

Calistoga, California
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This beautiful estate is iconic in the Napa Valley. For those who have seen the movie Bottle Shock it's a must see, and for those who haven't it is a must see as well. Gorgeous grounds, great wines , and history all rolled into one.

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

Hello Martie L, Thank you for your kind words. We are happy you enjoyed your time here and hope to see you again soon. We’d love to host you for another tasting or perhaps for a tour. Since you are a fan of Bottle Shock, you may be interested in our Beyond Paris and Hollywood Tasting. This tasting dives into... More 

Jersey City
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10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

really good first stop for a tasting. pretty grounds and the wine was very good. a little expensive (for bottles) but definitely enjoyed the tasting and history.

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

Hello Harley R, Thank you for stopping by Chateau Montelena. We are happy to hear that you had a great tasting experience while here. We would love to host you again, perhaps for a Vineyard or Estate Tour. The next time you are in the area, give us a call at 1-800-222-7288 and we can let you know what tasting... More 

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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

If you've seen the film, you already know the rich history of this exceptional winery. If not, wait to see the film and experience this with no expectations. Yes the wine is on the expensive side but it is delicious and the gorgeous views that you can see as you sip are breathtaking. The staff are incredible and must have... More 

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

Hello Keatie, Thank you for the wonderful review. We are thrilled to know you had such a fantastic experience here. You offer a great suggestion about experiencing the winery prior to watching Bottle Shock. While there is nothing wrong with watching the movie first, we do have the DVDs available in the Tasting Room for all those who haven’t seen... More 

Roseville, California, United States
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12 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

Not only do they have amazing (and history making wines), they also have beautiful grounds and a great staff. We really enjoyed walking around the grounds, including their lake. The Chateau itself is beautifully landscaped and the ivy growing up the side of the building is picture perfect. The wine tasting and staff was superb. Able to answer lots of... More 

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

Hello Andrew B, Thank you for the wonderful review and kind words. We love hearing about our guests’ positive experiences and hope to see you soon for another unforgettable tasting. We would be happy to host you in a Limited Release Tasting or perhaps a Vineyard Tour next time. When you plan your next trip to the Calistoga area, give... More 

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