Tag Archives: Chateau Montelena
In our second year of planting a vegetable garden here at the Chateau, we’re finding just how productive a squash plant can be. Every year, the Barrett family is generous to offer some land to any staff who wants to grow a garden. Last year, Gil, our Cellarmaster, and I set off to grow some […]
There is another House of Representatives bill, being submitted (HR1161) , that will affect the direct shipping of your wine regardless of whether you are in a wine club, have a wine allocation or just occasionally order wine. This act was sponsored by the wholesalers and will bring us back about two decades on wine shipping. Read more […]
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 […]
Vintage 2007 of our Estate Cabernet Sauvignon represents the 30th bottling of the wine that fulfills Jim Barrett’s vision for excellence in winemaking. We thought it appropriate to offer a complete horizontal, six sizes from 375ml to 6 Liter, in the E-Auction of Auction Napa Valley coming up in early June. Each bottle is signed […]
Okay I am going to go out on a limb here but I think this is an interesting topic and I would love to hear from other wine folks. Music can be a big part of your life just like wine. It is a part of celebatory events, moments of solitude as well as times […]
For me I like it with an Irish beef stew. But will always go for a glass on its own. What is your great pairing with this wine?
Any true wine geeks out there? OK it’s a little long for our blog, but it’s one of the best summaries of what makes the Calistoga area (an official American Viticultural Area, or AVA) such a great place to grow wine grapes. This was written for a local journalist by winemaker Cameron Parry, and provides […]
Sometimes it can be quite exhausting tasting the new releases. Why in fact, take a look at Daisy here. She is completely worn out after trying the recent release of the Montelena Estate Cabernet Sauvignon. (Thank you, Daisy, for allowing us to take these photos of you with these props).
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 […]
Over the next few weeks, I’m going to be highlighting our cellar crew. These highly skilled behind-the-scenes workaholics keep production moving along, and make it look effortless. Most of their time is spent doing work in the caves and the warehouse. I thought it was overdue getting them some face time. Keep up the good […]