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Simply Divine Lemon-Thyme Bruschetta

Perfect Pairing with Chateau Montelena’s 2010 Napa Valley Chardonnay! What could be simpler than these fresh bruschetta? The creamy texture, delicate thyme, perfume of citrus and sweet honey are a match made in heaven for our Chateau Montelena 2010 Chardonnay! Ingredients 1 traditional French baguette; thinly sliced 8 ounces whole milk fresh ricotta cheese Zest […]

Lemon Chicken Curry

So Delicious with Chateau Montelena Riesling! Our Potter Valley Riesling compliments the spicy and delicate flavors of this warming curry. Try substituting butternut squash for the carrots to make this a truly fall dinner. Ingredients 2 chicken breasts, oven roasted on the bone and shredded 1/4 cup flour 3 T. butter 4 Tbsp lemon curry […]

Cocoa Nib Caponata

A Perfect Pairing with Our Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon! This caponata is an interesting appetizer or side dish when you plan to uncork our smooth, intense Napa Valley Cabernet. The pine nuts, tomatoes and balsamic come into harmony with the dense, nutty and slightly bitter cocoa nibs to perfectly compliment the cabernet/merlot marriage, always a […]

Stuffed Roulade of Pork Loin with Cabernet Reduction

It’s fall…and time to cook for Cabernet! Nothing says fall better than warm and earthy roast pork loin. This delicious dish is actually easy to prepare, especially if you have the butcher butterfly the pork loin for you. (The instructions are included here as well.) Enjoy this delicious fall dish with Chateau Montelena Napa Valley […]

Recipe Challenge Grand Prize Winner: Vanilla Lobster Tails With Caviar And Micro-Greens Salad

Try this Grand Prize Winning Recipe, submitted by CellarMaster member Jack Douglas, that pairs beautifully with our Napa Valley Chardonnay. “Simply, a most delicious and elegant first course that sets the stage for a wonderful evening…easy!” You will need: A special oblong individual dish for each serving is dramatic and beautifully sets the salad A […]

Recipe Challenge Winner: Dark Chocolate Upside Down Cake

Try this “Dessert” category winner, submitted by CellarMaster Patrick Blondin, with our Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. “A fabulous and simple, yummy dessert…use your favorite pie filling!” Serves: 8 Prep Time: 40-45 minutes  You will need: A glass or ceramic deep dish pie plate, or square baking pan, buttered on bottom and sides. Flowers, or other decorative element, to […]

Summer Sips: Riesling And Tofu Tempura

Oh, how we love the 2011 Chateau Montelena Potter Valley Riesling with Asian cuisine! The traditional sweet and spicy flavors in Thai sweet chili sauces, along with a smidge of Sriracha hot sauce, provide a perfect dipping companion to this easy Tofu Tempura dish! The irresistable floral notes and bright acidity of our Potter Valley […]

Upcoming Sabbatical

As I gear up for a trip to Italy (I depart on Friday), I’m getting excited to venture into some of the best food and wine in the world!  It’s been a while since I’ve been there and I’ve indulged in all things Napa Valley/Chateau Montelena for the last few years. We all should realize […]

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, […]

Post Event Hangover

Well, it’s not what you think – not from the alcohol, but from the end of another Movable Feast.   After a year of planning, it came down to a four-hour party. By my calculations, that’s about 520 hours of planning for every one hour of partying….wow!  Ok, ok, I didn’t spend the ENTIRE year planning, […]

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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