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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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Hitting The Road: Bringing the CellarMaster Experience to You

May 2, 2017

CellarMasters, we are packing our bags (and wine) and coming to a city near you. This year, we are delighted to announce that our team will be bringing a little of the Montelena experience to the backyards of our dearest club members. This is the ideal chance for our CellarMasters to take advantage of their club benefits without having to ...

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Winter at the Winery

February 23, 2017

A quick tour around the Montelena Estate, to see what's been happening during this wet winter season.   ...

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Featured Recipe: Pairing our 2006 Montelena Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

February 23, 2017

Roasted Red Pepper Marinated Flat Iron From the mind of chef Krysta Moseley Paired with our 2006 Montelena Estate Cabernet Sauvignon This month in our newsletter we decided to show off an estate cabernet with a little more age and delicacy. Sometimes older wines can be a little harder to pair food with because you don’t want to overpower ...

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Dave’s Wild Turkey Recipe

November 15, 2016

  Vineyard Manager by day, Dave Vella is a masterful chef of game birds and has shared with us his favorite way to prepare the Thanksgiving turkey.  When cooking any wild game, always take into consideration that the meat has much less fat than domestic raised animals. Care must be taken to not overcook to dryness. The first step ...

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