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‘Tis the Season…

…For Dungeness crabs! Tomorrow morning, for the second year running, George will make the trek south to Half Moon Bay to pick up a rather large order of live (delicious) Dungeness crabs from our friends aboard The Cricket. A few weeks back, he took orders from the Montelena Team and we’ve been anxiously awaiting and pondering […]

Fresh & Easy Ceviche

Our Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc has a great acidity that stands up to bright citrusy notes in any dish. Fresh lime, aromatic cilantro, and firmly textured fish compliment the bright palate and crisp finish of this delicious wine! Serve both well-chilled for a perfect beginning to a dinner repast, or let them shine together as […]

Recipe Challenge Winner: Rib Eye Rolls

This “Main Dish” category winner, submitted by CellarMaster Robert Hopkins, pairs perfectly with our Estate Cabernet Sauvignon. “A delicious late summer evening entrée for the grill!” You will need: Butcher’s twine A flat-bottomed grill pan for the outdoor grill (or line the grill grates with foil to catch melting cheese) Plastic wrap, for pounding the […]

Recipe Challenge Winners

Congratulations to our CellarMaster Recipe Challenge Winners! We had many wonderful submissions for our first ever members’ Recipe Challenge and our staff culinary team had to narrow down the submissions to four category winners in each of the categories: appetizer, salad, main course, dessert.   We are delighted to share their tasty recipes, each paired […]

What To Expect In A CellarMaster Tasting

Our members have an exclusive experience waiting for them when they reserve their CellarMaster Tastings here at Chateau Montelena. Members enjoy a semi-private, hour-long educational experience in which our library and Estate wines are sampled alongside local artisan cheeses selected for their unique flavor profiles. Set in the private quarters of the winery’s private residence, […]

The Feast 2012

We have just a few days left before the biggest event of the year – our Annual Movable Feast.  This year’s theme: The Rat Pack and a throwback to Vegas.  The front of the Chateau will come alive with costumes, music and decor – in all the glorious, if not a bit tacky, splendor of […]

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 […]

CellarMasters, don’t forget…

Remember that all CellarMaster wine club members are invited to take part in special CellarMaster club tasting during your visit to the winery.  This exclusive club benefit is offered by appointment and includes both current and library wines accompanied by a cheese plate.  For more information on these tastings, please visit our Tasting Room page […]

Are you a Club Member?

Are you a CellarMaster member?  If so, here is an additional benefit that you might not be aware of when visiting the tasting room – specialized tasting catered to club members and their guests only.   Enjoy your tasting of library wines and an exclusive club wine with other club members in a private setting.   All […]

What Do You Like in a Wine Club?

Chateau Montelena club member benefits and feedback on what makes a great wine club.

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