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Chateau Montelena

1429 Tubbs Ln, Calistoga, CA 94515-9726
+1 707-942-5105
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This old winery has a castle-like main building.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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1429 Tubbs Ln, Calistoga, CA 94515-9726
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Reviewed April 24, 2016

This was our first visit to this iconic winery. We first walked the grounds. There is no winery with as peaceful and picturesque setting as this. It was just gorgeous. We then went inside for a tasting, and the atmosphere was entirely different. We were...More

Thank E4468HCjerryb
ChMontelena, DTC Sales Associate at Chateau Montelena, responded to this reviewResponded June 14, 2016

Hello Gerald B, Thank you for visiting Chateau Montelena Winery. We are happy you were able to enjoy our relaxing estate. However, we are sorry you did not receive the five-star tasting experience we are known to deliver. We remain dedicated to offering a memorable...More

Reviewed April 23, 2016

This is one of the most beautiful winery's I have ever been to. They filmed part of Bottle Shock here. The wines here are superb and lovely. You can spend the day walking the grounds and they are beautiful. You can spend the entire day...More

Thank globetrottergrub
ChMontelena, DTC Sales Associate at Chateau Montelena, responded to this reviewResponded June 1, 2016

Hello Htimmerman, Thank you for the very kind words. We are certainly lucky to have been blessed with such a beautiful estate. While we love to enjoy the view, we are even happier when we get to share that view with our guests. We hope...More

Reviewed March 30, 2016 via mobile

This winery definitely feels like they are living off of their fame. We felt like we were shuffled through and rushed out the door. Nearby smaller wineries provide a more enjoyable experience.More

1  Thank twofromLA
ChMontelena, DTC Sales Associate at Chateau Montelena, responded to this reviewResponded March 31, 2016

Hello twofromLA, Thank you for visiting Chateau Montelena Winery. We are sorry you did not receive the high-quality tasting experience we are known to deliver. We remain dedicated to providing a great experience for all of our guests and are disappointed that you felt rushed...More

Reviewed March 26, 2016 via mobile

Lovely vineyard! It's a small space, but it is just stunning; we really enjoyed walking around and photographing this lovely spot. We went upstairs for the tasting and there was a short wait - 10 minutes - and then we had a lovely, informative, and...More

Thank SummerLove11
ChMontelena, DTC Sales Associate at Chateau Montelena, responded to this reviewResponded March 30, 2016

Hello SummerLove11, Thank you for the splendid review. We are glad you had such a fantastic time with us. Patrick surely is a wonderful host and representative of Chateau Montelena. We are honored to be named your favorite winery of the trip, and hope to...More

Reviewed March 24, 2016 via mobile

We had a wonderful experience at the limited release tasting experience - great wines, great tasting experience - very informative, relaxed atmosphere, plenty of opportunities to ask questions, talk with other tasters, we never felt rushed. The winery itself is beautiful to walk around. Great...More

Thank mesmith14
ChMontelena, DTC Sales Associate at Chateau Montelena, responded to this reviewResponded March 30, 2016

Hello mesmith14, We are happy to learn that you enjoyed your tasting so much. We strive to create a memorable experience for all of our guests each time they visit. We would love to host you for another tasting, or perhaps for a tour, the...More

Reviewed March 19, 2016

Enjoyed a stop at this interesting winery. The grounds are spectacular and include a huge pond with Japanese pagodas that can be reserved for wine tastings. Turtles and birds were visible along the walkway. The architecture is also impressive. Tours and tastings are offered but...More

1  Thank Lqchar
ChMontelena, DTC Sales Associate at Chateau Montelena, responded to this reviewResponded March 30, 2016

Hello Lqchar, We are glad you were able to stop by Chateau Montelena and see our gorgeous Estate. Our Chinese Jade Lake is truly a place of tranquility and beauty, which is why it is so popular among our members who can reserve the Chinese...More

Reviewed March 18, 2016 via mobile

It's love at first sight arriving to this winery. An elegant chateau with pond and inviting landscape awaits. All wines delicious, but we especially their whites.More

Thank Jacq-Mike
ChMontelena, DTC Sales Associate at Chateau Montelena, responded to this reviewResponded March 30, 2016

Hello Jacq-Mike, Thank you for the delightful review. We are very lucky to be surrounded by such a beautiful Estate and our Chinese Jade Lake. There is nothing we like more than being able to share this view with our guests, along with some wine...More

Reviewed March 18, 2016

We liked this place at first however the server (EA) was impolite to our driver & guide, rushed us through our tasting then visibly upset that we wanted to revisit two of the wines. This was our first trip to the valley and our only...More

Thank SamGman
ChMontelena, DTC Sales Associate at Chateau Montelena, responded to this reviewResponded March 30, 2016

Hello SamGman, Thank you for visiting Chateau Montelena. We are glad you were able to enjoy our beautiful Estate. However, we are sorry you did not receive the tasting experience you expected. We are determined to provide a great experience for all of our guests...More

Reviewed March 15, 2016

Nice grounds, interesting place to visit and taste Chardonnay. Unfortunately it was raining during our visit, otherwise we would spent more time in the parkMore

Thank ilts2000
ChMontelena, DTC Sales Associate at Chateau Montelena, responded to this reviewResponded March 18, 2016

Hello ilts2000, Thank you for visiting us at Chateau Montelena Winery. We strive to create a unique, welcoming experience for all of our guests and would love to host you for another tasting, hopefully when it is not raining. If you have any suggestions on...More

Reviewed March 15, 2016

After living in the Bay Area for several years and watching Bottle Shock in the late 00's, I've had this romantic vision of Chateau Montelena built up in my mind. I finally made plans to visit and decided to take a tour rather than just...More

Thank courtney9384
ChMontelena, DTC Sales Associate at Chateau Montelena, responded to this reviewResponded March 18, 2016

Hello courtney9384, Thank you for visiting Chateau Montelena Winery. We are glad you were able to make it to Calistoga. The Estate Tour is certainly a great experience for those who want to dive deeper into Montelena’s history. The next time you visit, you may...More

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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!
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Megan M
October 16, 2016|
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Response from ChMontelena | 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
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YINYIN L
July 31, 2016|
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Response from ChMontelena | 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
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