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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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Great Chardonnay

Chateau Montelena is known for their award wining chardonnay, and I agree, it's spectacular. We joined their wines club just for access to this wine. Once a member, you get other... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Chateau Montelena is known for their award wining chardonnay, and I agree, it's spectacular. We joined their wines club just for access to this wine. Once a member, you get other benefits like the ability to hold a picnic on their grounds. The tasting room is a bit small and can get crowded, but the services is good and they... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Went here for a private reserve tasting and tour with my fiance, and it was probably the best winery experience we had in California. We had the tour and tasting to ourselves. Our 'host' was great, and taught us a ton about wine and the Chateau's wine process. Tasted some incredible reserve wines (with a few extra thrown in), and... More 

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

Hello StiltsRU, Thank you for visiting Chateau Montelena and for the wonderful review. It isn’t often that you have an entire tasting and tour to yourself, but what fun that must have been! We are glad to hear your visit was both entertaining and educational. We hope you will be able to visit again soon, perhaps for a Sensory Tasting... More 

Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

The tour of Montelena is worth every penny and some excellent wines. The setting and building is also worth the trip and will live long in the memory

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

Hello Andy H, Thank you for making the trip out to Chateau Montelena. We are glad you enjoyed your experience here and hope that we can host you for another wonderful experience in the near future. We would love to help you make new memories that will last a lifetime. Until, please continue to enjoy the wines! Yours in Fine... More 

Kailua, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This was our first stop on the second day we were there. We did not make reservations for this tasting but were very happy with the service. After visiting Domaine Carneros I had anticipated this to be hectic and busy, given the history behind this winery. But, we were surprised because it wasn't busy and we were helped right away.... More 

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

Hello Danielle M, Thank you for visiting Chateau Montelena! We are always grateful to hear that our guests have enjoyed their visit with us. Indeed, we are proud to be represented by our tasting room associates who knowledgeably describe our history and wines with a smile on their faces. The next time you visit Montelena we would love to host... More 

Janesville, California
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

A must-see on a trip to Napa Valley, the Chateau Montelena is a treat for the senses and an unusual history lesson of the settling of the Valley. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the authentic Chateau is as "European" as it can be--plus the dreamlike Jade Lake and its enchanting islands, footbridges and wildlife, harking to a... More 

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

Hello TomGauthier, Thank you for your support and beautiful review. We are glad to know you enjoyed our history and setting as well as the wines. We certainly are lucky to have such a diverse history and jump at the chance to share that with interested visitors. We would love to see you again and set up a reservation for... More 

Spring, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Every wine lover should see this winery at some point due to its unique history and because of the property itself and the surrounding gardens. This winery looks and feels like a castle and has water gardens. There is a movie called Bottle Shock based on the history of this winery that makes the visit here even more meaningful.

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

Hello Jennifer C, Thank you for such a lovely review. We are always happy to hear that our guests enjoy their visit here. We offer a number of different tasting experiences at Montelena, including our Beyond Paris and Hollywood Tasting. Since you are interested in Bottle Shock, I would recommend calling us to reserve a spot in this tasting the... More 

Seattle
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

What a fun winery to visit! The building and grounds are unique and worth seeing. This is the winery that beat out the French in the taste test back in the 70's. We had a party of 8 with 6 of us tasting the four wines that were being served. We ended up purchasing about 5 bottles so our tasting... More 

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

Hello PJGreaves, Thank you for visiting Chateau Montelena! We are happy that you were able to join us for a tasting and learn not only about our wines, but also about our history. We certainly have a wonderful tasting room staff. As the phrase goes, there are no stupid questions, so you will always find that your queries are met... More 

Northern California
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50 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This was a beautiful winery. The grounds were breathtaking. The castle was stunning. It was a great stop.

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

Hello Cervclan, Thank you for such positive feedback. We love knowing that our guests enjoy not only our wines, but also our beautiful property. We hope to see you again soon as we would love to host you in one of our other unique tasting experiences. Yours in Fine Wine, Cait Z. Chateau Montelena More 

Highlands Ranch, Colorado, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Love, love, love Chateau Montelena - great wines, knowledgeable staff, and gorgeous castle and grounds. Wouldn't miss this one.

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

Hello Jane H, Thank you for visiting Chateau Montelena and for the lovely review. We are always happy to hear that our guests have enjoyed their time here. Please come back soon and join us for another tasting. We have a number of wonderful tastings that each offer a unique experience and insight into Montelena. The next time you are... More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

The winery appears to be sitting on the laurels of it's past. I thought the wine was mediocre at best. Most of the grapes are from other vineyards with exception of the reserve $150 bottle of Cab. The young men working the tasimg room were green. I am not sure they understood the nuances of the wine. CM is known... More 

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

Hello T2a2014, Thank you for visiting Chateau Montelena. We are sorry to hear that the wine was not to your liking, but understand that everyone has a different palate. Perhaps you would enjoy the Limited Release tasting if you are in the area again. This tasting goes through our limited release wines along with wines that are only available at... More 

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Additional Information about Chateau Montelena

Address: 1429 Tubbs Lane, Calistoga, CA 94515
Phone Number: 707 942 5105
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Napa Valley  >  Calistoga
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

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