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Author Archives: George Blanckensee

New Website Feature – Find Our Wine

New feature offered up on our website is awesome.  It helps you find out where you can buy our wines in your location in just a few seconds! It’s updated fairly often, so you should get accurate info… Now, there’s no excuse why you can’t find our wine!

Yes; It’s Cold Out There

While many have asked how this cold affects our vineyards, rest assured they’re in a nice, hibernating slumber, so let Mr. Frost do his worst!  In another month when bud-break begins is when the frost can be dangerous and the cold temperatures can damage the vines.  That’s when poor Dave Vella, our tireless vineyard manager, sleeps […]

Dining In The Valley: The New Napa Heavyweight

While coming to Napa Valley has always been about the wine, top flight chefs are now finding their new home in “The Valley.”  Among my faves:  SolBar at Solage – Chef Brandon Sharp is a magician in the kitchen and it isn’t too expensive; Cindy’s comfort food at Cindy’s BackStreet Kitchen – don’t miss the […]

New Estate Release coming to the Tasting Room

Hold the date!  March 1st is the official release of our Estate wines; Cabernet Sauvignon 2007, Zinfandel, 2008.

Wanna Work at a Winery?!

An adult dream job come true?  Ever want to work at an historic winery?  We’re looking for some temporary help in season (April -Oct) with great personalities!   Tell us about yourself. Videos and creative submissions are welcome and encouraged.  Tell us why you’d like to join the Montelena team… Some wine knowledge is good; but we’ll […]

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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