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Author Archives: Jamie Rothberg

The Wine You Didn’t Know We Had…

Many people may not realize we make a few very special wines, in very special years, that are not regularly included in our lineup of Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay,  Zinfandel and Riesling.  The year 2007 was one of those special years.  We harvested some amazing Petite Sirah grapes and recently released the 2007 Petite Sirah for […]

Harvest 2010 Update

We’ve heard a lot of speculation about this year’s harvest in the past few weeks and now that things are finally slowing down in our cellar, we’d like to share Chateau Montelena’s perspective on Harvest 2010. Part I Stay tuned for more installments of our Harvest 2010 series.

Winter in the Wineries 2010-2011

*Updated 1/14/11: Passports are no longer available for purchase. Last winter, if you were in Calistoga you may have enjoyed the bounty of our small town during Winter in the Wineries Passport weekends.  This year, the event is back with special offerings from local wineries (including tastings at Chateau Montelena), some of Calistoga’s finest restaurants, […]

What Happens in the Vineyard…

Leftovers from San Francisco’s finest restaurants make their way into the Chateau Montelena vineyards.  Dave Vella, Vineyard Manager, explains to NBC Bay Area News:

Global #Zinfandel Appreciation Day

November 19, 2010 – from 12:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Get online, using your favorite social media site (Facebook, Twitter, GoWalla, Foursquare, etc), and share your love of this great grape on November 19, 2010.  Using the hashtag #Zinfandel, you can interact with Zinfandel lovers from all around the world.  Share a bottle with friends […]

The Grapes Have Been Blessed

On Friday, September 24, 2010, friends and family descended upon Chateau Montelena Winery for the annual “Blessing of the Grapes” ceremony.  While Jim and Bo Barrett presided over the events, the first grapes of 2010 were blessed by two Priests, in both Jewish and Catholic prayers, with a sprinkling of Holy Water.  At the conclusion […]

See Bo Go

Did you happen to catch Bo on his recent travels?  See Bo Go as he travels around the country for tastings and events to find out when he might be passing through your neighborhood.  Check back frequently for recaps on where he’s been and updates on where he’ll be going next… On August 14th, Bo […]

Pets “Doing Something Montelena”

Pets and Chateau Montelena.

1973 Chardonnay – Sold!

1973 Chateau Montelena Chardonnay sold for charity.

Win A Bottle of 1973 Chardonnay

Have you ever dreamed of owning your very own bottle of the 1973 Chateau Montelena Chardonnay? Well, we have some very exciting news to share.  We will be offering you an extremely rare opportunity to own a bottle of the wine that won the 1976 Paris Tasting.  All you need to do is be the […]

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About Our Authors

Kristina King

Born in Colorado and led a nomadic life until the ripe old age of four. Kristina loves to travel, eat, drink wine, and enjoy the outdoors. One of her mottos is: Life is an adventure - enjoy!

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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