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Tag Archives: Estate Cabernet

On the road with Montelena…Pork & Cabs

BY JUDY BARRETT Most of us don’t automatically put “pork” and “cabernet” together when we think of food and wine pairings, but in the hands of a talented and creative chef, the combination can be magic. At a recent Montelena dinner at Table 6 in Denver, Chef Carrie Shores partnered our ’06 and ’09 Estate […]

Chateau Montelena 2011 Alaskan Adventure Wine Cruise

Recently I was extremely fortunate to represent Chateau Montelena Winery along with our winemaker, Cameron Parry, on our most recent wine cruise.   We sailed the inside passage of Alaska from June 25th through July 6th, starting in Anchorage and ending in Vancouver, Canada.   We along with our 50 guests, some of which are CellarMaster club members, spent some […]

Receiving Your Favorite Wine Directly May Be A Thing of the Past Unless..

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 […]

What’s your favorite vintage?

Recently I’ve had quite a few people ask me what is my favorite vintage of Montelena Estate Cabernet. One of the great things about working at Montelena is that, as an employee, I’ve gotten a chance to taste almost ever vintage of Estate Cabernet since we started making it in 1978. I’ve definitely tasted all […]

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.

Cameron Parry

Winemaker since 2008, Cameron has been an integral member of the winemaking team at Chateau Montelena since 2004. He and his wife live in Calistoga with their two beautiful daughters.

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