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Save The Date: November 17th

Save the date, Bay Area friends!  On November 17th we’ll be at  San Francisco hot-spot ZeroZero (826 Folsom) for a special Happy Hour appearance.  Featuring some classic Montelena wines, and a few special surprises, it’s an event not-to-be-missed.  Join us for some sips of your favorite Montelena wine or a new-to-you Montelena wine and stay for […]

Where To Stay for House Party 2012

If you don’t have plans yet for the last weekend in January 2012, make some – quickly – and join us for House Party 2012.  If you love wine, you can rest assured that we’ll be pulling out some incredible bottles from our cellar: current release wines, winery-only-wines (those that you can find only here […]

The Creative Castle

Last Saturday, a group of tasters joined us at the winery along with their families.  While the adults tasted through the current release wines, the children exercised their creative sides.  The talented young artists left us with some of their artistic renditions of the Montelena Chateau.  See for yourself below:  

House Party 2012 – Rock & Rotisserie

We’ve been hard at work planning a new bash for the New Year.  Introducting: House Party 2012 – Rock & Rotisserie.  On January, 28, 2012, we’ll open up the Chateau for our first-ever House Party, where our guests will have the run of the place (and the first glimpse at our newly renovated cellar).  Upstairs, downstairs – […]

Harvest Has Begun

We’re just a few hours into Harvest 2011 and already things are shaping up very nicely.  It’ll be extremely busy over the next few weeks, but we’re excited to see the white grapes coming in now… Learn more about the white wine harvest in Napa Valley by watching this video, produced by the Napa Valley […]

Fall’s Arrival

We’re kicking off the last, official week of summer (though the temperatures in Napa Valley yesterday didn’t seem to indicate the change in seasons!) and transitioning into fall…which makes me very happy.  It’s not that I don’t enjoy summer and sipping great, light wines on the patio, because I definitely do!  I just happen to love fall […]

House Party 2012 – Save the Date!

On January, 28, 2012, we’ll open up the Chateau for our first-ever House Party, where our guests will have the run of the place (and the first glimpse at our newly renovated cellar).  Upstairs, downstairs – there will be food and wine around every corner.  We’ll be featuring slow-cooked rotisserie meats (think: pig, lamb, poultry and beef) to […]

2nd Annual #Cabernet Day

This Thursday, September 1st, marks the 2nd annual #Cabernet Day social media extravaganza.  In 2011, it’s an international party with #Cabernet headquarters scattered all over the world.  Check out the official page to find a #Cabernet HQ in your neighborhood.  We’ll be celebrating with our Napa friends at the Napa Marriott…and we’ll be featuring a […]

Thank You

We have a new face on the blog! Lynn Pedone will be working in the vineyard, with Dave Vella and his crew, as she pursues her studies in Viticulture at Santa Rosa Junior College. A little background on Lynn: she’s a recent East Coast transplant, has lived all over the world growing up in a military family and has […]

American Dream

We have a new face on the blog! Lynn Pedone will be working in the vineyard, with Dave Vella and his crew, as she pursues her studies in Viticulture at Santa Rosa Junior College. A little background on Lynn: she’s a recent East Coast transplant, has lived all over the world growing up in a military family and has […]

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About Our Authors

George Blanckensee

An expert event planner and an avid basketball and sports fan, George can tell you about all the best off-the-beaten path eateries.

Kali Clark

A Napa Valley native, Kali returned to the area after a stint on the East Coast and can be found documenting the latest happenings at the Chateau. When not behind the camera, she likes to experiment in the kitchen, travel, and enjoy the outdoors

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