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Extended Tasting Days In San Francisco

With a busy October in the City By The Bay, we’ve decided to extend our days at our San Francisco Tasting Room in the lobby of the Westin St. Francis on Union Square.  In addition to visiting during our normal Wednesday-Sunday 1:00-8:00pm hours, you can also visit us for a little Montelena fix on the […]

Advice On Your Trip to Napa

Ok, now seems to be the time that EVERYBODY wants to come visit.  And it’s not just fans or interested consumers or even tourists, but friends and family too.  Inevitably, they all want to come on Saturday afternoon.  Well, at the risk of repeating myself from last year’s blog…it’s worth repeating. Pick any other day! […]

I Really Am Back

But have been remiss in posting…I’d give you all the usual excuses, but you’ve heard them all….busy, busy, busy…. And I know I promised some Italy pics, but I still haven’t organized them.  It’s coming, promise…. As for the Summer season at the Chateau, we’ve been experiencing good weather so far.  My tomatoes plants are […]

My Friend Brett

Brett (aka brettanomyces) has been a great friend of mine for a long, long time.  But some people misunderstand and steer clear of it, thinking Brett can only be a dominating, ruinous stinker that smells like wet barnyard.  Some get scared, even paranoid, and want no trace of Brett in their lives.  Not I, because […]

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Celebrate the Calistoga AVA

To celebrate the official recognition of Calistoga as an American Viticultural Area (AVA), we will be conducting three extraordinary public tastings.  The last of these tastings will be held on Saturday, April 24th. Purchase a tasting of our current release wines for $20 and for an additional $5 enjoy a taste of rare, older vintages […]

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