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Faces of our San Francisco Tasting Room: Meet Russell Chang

September 18, 2018

One of the first of its kind in San Francisco, our tasting room in the lobby of the Westin Saint Francis is a popular location for visitors and members alike. Therefore, what better way to highlight this unique tasting location than introduce you to a member of our Montelena family that helps make it all happen. Meet Russell Chang, who ...

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Harvest Dining: Marinated Flat Iron Steak with Chimichurri Sauce

September 14, 2018

Marinated Flat Iron Steak with Chimichurri Sauce Harvest is a flurry of activity at Chateau Montelena Winery. To keep our Harvest Crew energized, we happily serve their lunch daily on the Chateau patio. With your next bottle of our Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, enjoy this Harvest Crew favorite from the kitchen of our very own Harvest Chef, Anne-Marie Pleskaczewski. Apleskaczewski ...

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2018 Harvest Update: Blessing of the Grapes

September 11, 2018

Our 2018 Blessing of the Grapes is an annual tradition at Chateau Montelena, dating back to the early 1970s. This year's blessing took place on Tuesday, September 11th. Read below for Bo Barrett's comments at the blessing and an update on Harvest 2018 so far.   "Our Blessing of the Grapes is a day when we remember how lucky ...

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Celebrate July 4th: Pairing our Calistoga Zinfandel

June 28, 2018

Independence Day Chorizo Sliders From the kitchen of our very own Club Wine Educator, Ari Spiewak. [email protected]   INGREDIENTS & PREPARATION Tomato Jam 1/4 cup red onion, diced small 1 serrano chili, finely minced 1 garlic clove, finely minced 3/4 cup tomato, diced small 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar 1/2 cup brown sugar kosher salt and pepper, to taste To make the tomato ...

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Featured Recipe: Pairing our Potter Valley Riesling

May 7, 2018

Jamaican Jerk Shrimp with Grilled Pineapple Relish and Coconut Grits From the kitchen of our very own Club Wine Educator, Ari Spiewak. [email protected]   INGREDIENTS & PREPARATION Grilled Pineapple Relish: 1/2 pineapple, fresh, trimmed, and sliced 1/2 red bell pepper, seeded and cut in half  1/2 red onion, peeled and cut in half 1 whole jalapeño 1/2 cup cilantro, ...

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Meet Our Enologist: Jamie Eggerss

April 29, 2018

At Chateau Montelena Winery, every individual on our team contributes to our goal of making California first growth wine. Some members of our team you see everyday during a visit to our Tasting Room, while others are hard at work behind the scenes. Our fans were able to get to know our bottling supervisor Eddie Salomon this winter, so in ...

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Chateau Montelena Winery Announces Green Recognition and Launch of New Estate Packaging

January 7, 2018

(CALISTOGA, CA) - At Chateau Montelena Winery, sustainability is not merely a goal or initiative, it is an integral part of our DNA. Since the rebirth of Chateau Montelena Winery by Jim Barrett in the early 1970s, commitment to the earth has been paramount to the Montelena way of life. Therefore, we are pleased to announce our recognition as a 2017 ...

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Ask Me Anything About Bottle Shock and the Judgment of Paris

July 3, 2017

We gave you the opportunity to ask Bo Barrett anything about Bottle Shock and the Judgment of Paris.  Turns out, you might be surprised by a few of his answers! ...

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Featured Recipe: Pairing our 2014 Calistoga Zinfandel

May 2, 2017

From the mind of Krysta Moseley | Makes 6-8 servings Paired with our 2014 Calistoga Zinfandel Download a printer-friendly version INGREDIENTS 6 - Bone-in duck thighs 1 pint -Blueberries 1 cup - Prepared Blueberry bbq sauce:   1 - tbsp Chili Powder   1/2 tbsp - Onion Powder   1/2 tbsp - Garlic Powder   1 tsp - Salt   1/2 tsp - Pepper   1 cup - Ketchup   1/4 cup ...

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Video Series: Ask Me Anything About Bottling

May 2, 2017

You had questions, and Winemaker Matt Crafton has the answers! After gathering your questions across Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, Matt chose his favorites to answer in this three-part series, dedicated to your curiosities around bottling our wines.     ...

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