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“Gorgeous grounds and estate building”
Review of Chateau Montelena

Chateau Montelena
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Calistoga Wine Country Sip 'n' Cycle Bike Tour
Ranked #2 of 68 things to do in Calistoga
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Owner description: This old winery has a castle-like main building.
Reviewed May 25, 2012

If you haven't seen the movie "Bottle Shock" before you go, you might want to. It's fun to see the estate building on screen.

Thank Cchzza
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Reviewed May 25, 2012

The grounds and building of Chateau Montelena are beautiful. That's really all I can say. We started off there one morning. When we walked in there was only 1 other couple there. They were in the middle of a tasting. We were in no hurry and were reading the various articles on the wall.

The man started our tasting and really wouldn't talk to us or give us any insight to the wine. We thought that maybe the other couple were big regulars or planning to spend buy a lot. They weren't. Well we didn't necessarily need the guy's attention to know if we liked it. So we tasted the wines.

While we were open to buying wines. We bought a lot during our entire trip to Sonoma and Napa valleys, we just didn't like the wine. Nothing bad, but for us there was nothing special either.

2  Thank AKSB219
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Reviewed May 23, 2012

My only regret is not signing up for the full tour. The grounds are gorgeous!! We did a tasting and ended up talking and wine tasting with their VP of sales - Brian Baker. He was absolutely fabulous and talked to us about the wine and the property. I would definitely recommend booking a tour. Also - plan for some time to walk around the grounds. They have a lake with gorgeous gardens. We will definitely go back.

Thank justinnessa
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Reviewed May 22, 2012

We loved the park-like setting! The chateau is beautiful, the grounds stunning! The wine was quite tasty. We enjoyed their cabernet.

Thank justtrippinok
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Reviewed May 17, 2012

A must see!!!! The entire grounds are gorgeous and the buildings breathtaking!

Thank Stimpson52
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