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Important Update: Franc&Blanc

We’ve been experiencing some unpredictable and wet weather in the last few weeks in our little town of Calistoga.  With major construction projects in the works for our Chateau and the courtyard outside it, all of this rain has forced us to delay some larger projects and set our timeline-for-completion back by a few months.  […]

Movable Feast 2011

We closed the winery down on Saturday the 21st, as we do every year on the third Saturday in May, for our annual party to end all parties – the Movable Feast.  This party allows us an opportunity to celebrate our CellarMaster members, enjoy fantastic food and pull some of our older bottles out of […]

What’s Your Patio Wine?

Now that we’re in the second week of May, the sunshine is coming out of hibernation and we’re entering “patio season” when the warmer temperatures beg for refreshingly cool wines.  The longer days mean I can come home, sit on the patio and relax while enjoying a glass (or two, let’s be honest) of one […]

#Chardonnay Day

Mark your calendars for a grand, online celebration on May 26, 2011!  It’s that time of year again – the day that we celebrate all things #Chardonnay (and it’s just 2 days after the 35th anniversary of the 1976 Paris Tasting).  You can participate in the online conversation by Facebooking, Tweeting, blogging, tumbling or using any […]

New Connecticut Distributor

We’re pleased to announce that Slocum & Sons is now distributing our wines in Connecticut! For more information, visit our distributors page.

“Re-Imagine Our Chateau” Design Contest

Win Two VIP Tickets to Franc&Blanc on June 25, 2011 Introducing our First Annual “Re-Imagine Our Chateau” Design Contest.  Submit the winning design and earn two VIP tickets to Franc&Blanc, the just-for-the-fun-of-it event at the Chateau on June 25, 2011.  The image above of the iconic stone castle, emblazoned on all of our wine labels, has […]

Sneak Peak: Franc&Blanc

We’re really looking forward to our upcoming #Franc&Blanc party, here at the winery, on June 25th.  What’s not to love about delicious wine, fantastic food, great music and plenty of entertaining games?!  We can barely contain our excitement.  We’re encouraging guests to wear red (franc) or white (blanc) to declare their wine preference, but we’re also […]

Are You Franc or Blanc?

Have you ever wanted to taste the wines that we make just for the fun of it?  Now you can.  The winery will host a first-of-its-kind party called Franc&Blanc on Saturday, June 25, 2011 from 3:00 to 7:00 pm where we’ll be pouring two of our limited-production wines – Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc – […]

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

We just finished enjoying a scrumptious Irish feast, prepared by our talented Chef Britny: corned beef, cabbage, potatoes and soda bread.  Then we topped off the afternoon with a deliciously rich and moist Guinness cake.  Isn’t dessert the best part of every meal? From all of us at Team Montelena, we wish you a very […]

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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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