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Chateau Montelena

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This old winery has a castle-like main building.
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1429 Tubbs Ln, Calistoga, CA 94515-9726
+1 707-942-5105
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place has nice grounds and they allow you to share tastings. We purchased a bottle of their Sirah to take with us which was very nice and we enjoyed during our last day at Napa. I didn't particularly appreciate the political comments made by...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank RosaB2861
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I strolled into the tasting room, which smelled quite ripe, with my wife and cast my eyes upon a pretty paltry bar. Granted this place isn't intended to be a massive operation, I was simply underwhelmed. The grounds are cute and the story of "Bottle...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Elias G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of the wineries you'll remember. You might not remember the wine, but the castle wall (yes, it's pretty much just the facade, but it looks great on pictures!) and surprisingly an Asian garden with a pond - those are hard to forget...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank heckfy
Reviewed December 4, 2018

My Favorite of all wineries in Napa, just fantastic , we had a great tour with a great guide , beautiful wine tasting with loads of info on the wine and a really history behind every wine fully explained, its a must to go, my...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank F9434IWdavem
Reviewed November 20, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed the library tasting at the winery. The property is well maintained with a lovely walk to the main building. We experienced the library tasting and were well informed of the wine making process of each wine. We learned about the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 16, 2018 via mobile

One of my favorite wineries in Napa valley. I really enjoyed their wine the best out of the 4-5 wineries we went to. The staff were friendly and gave us a good overview of how the grapes are grown in different parts of the valley....More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed November 11, 2018

What a lovely place. Beautiful grounds, gorgeous winery. Loads of history of the Estate and delicious wines. You have to visit Chateau Montelena when visiting California Wine Country.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank tainofarms
Reviewed November 6, 2018

The Chateau was a lovely place to visit and the wine was decent. The folks working in the tasting room were friendly and knowledgeable.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

The only way to perfect a visit is to go on a colorful fall day, which I did. The trees and grounds were beautiful, with the ancient castle-like building being like icing on the cake. Gorgeous and historical winery to visit!

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 4, 2018 via mobile

No reservation needed although summertime might be different. The grounds are lovely and provide for a good walk. The wine was good.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Tiff_roo
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Ana P
May 20, 2017|
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Response from Terri5600 | Reviewed this property |
I would recommend making a reservation and it's as easy as sitting in their parking lot and calling! That's all it takes!
Megan M
October 16, 2016|
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Response from Chateau M | Property representative |
Hello Megan M, Thank you for your interest in Chateau Montelena Winery. We will be happy to host you for a tasting during your visit. You are welcome to bring your child along to our Current Release Tasting, which does not... More
July 31, 2016|
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Response from Chateau M | Property representative |
Hello YINYIN L., Yes you can absolutely share a tasting with your father. Our Current Release Tasting is available without reservations every day from 9:30-4. It is $25 for each flight of wine. You are also welcome to do a... More