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Chateau Montelena, Calistoga

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Try the award-winning Chardonnay, along with other delicious wine varieties, at Chateau Montelena. In 1976, the 1973 Chateau Montelena Chardonnay won the Paris Tasting and created a lasting reputation for California winemaking. Today you can explore the 103 hectare (254 acre) property, including vineyards originally planted in 1896 by Alfred Loving Tubbs and replanted in 1972. Enjoy a picnic by the Chinese garden and Jade Lake. The winery offers several different tours, including current tastings, limited-release tastings, and vineyard tours, where you'll learn about Napa Valley winemaking and what makes these particular wines worth tasting. Finally, sample the wines made on site. Wines are available for purchase from the wine shop. Plan to visit Chateau Montelena and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Calistoga attractions using our Calistoga trip planning site.
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  • Our visit to Chateau Montelena was a trip highlight. Tash was an engaging, entertaining and knowledgeable host. The wines were delightful: Chardonnay, two (2) Zinfandels, their Napa Cabernet and two.....  more
    Our visit to Chateau Montelena was a trip highlight. Tash was an engaging, entertaining and knowledgeable host. The wines were delightful: Chardonnay, two (2) Zinfandels, their Napa Cabernet and two.....  more »
  • Our group of six booked a Library Tasting which is a medium sized room with high ceiling and two bars at the opposite ends. It was decorated with some history information and memorabilia. Our server.....  more
    Our group of six booked a Library Tasting which is a medium sized room with high ceiling and two bars at the opposite ends. It was decorated with some history information and memorabilia. Our server.....  more »
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  • Visited here this past week and had a great time! Lin was our wine tasting extraordinaire and educated us so much on the history of the area and really took the time to get to know our family. She was so fun to talk to and really helped make the experience feel more personalized than many other wineries. The grounds were absolutely gorgeous, we got stunning pictures and even got to have a short picnic down on one of the gazebos. Highly recommend putting this on your list if you're in the area!
  • We had the good fortune of experiencing the tasting through the decades with Kathleen as our host. She made an already incredible experience truly phenomenal. Every question was met with such sincerity and every request we had was received with an action truly beyond our expectations. Kathleen’s love of wine and this vineyard enhanced our own experience.

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