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Day 1 – Chateau Montelena Alaska Adventure: Welcome Reception

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Our ship was the Regent Navigator.  A smaller cruise vessel compared to the other ones sailing the Alaskan passages.  This ship holds a maximum of just under 500 passengers.    We boarded in Seward, just outside of Anchorage.  Apparently it was the nicest day they had seen in a while – lots of sunshine.   

Our first winery event was our welcome reception – all turned out.  Cameron Parry, our winemaker, gave the official welcome to the cruise.   We poured two older Estate Cabernets, 2002 and 2003, a 1999 Potter Valley Riesling as well as current releases of our chardonnay and sauvignon blanc.    Everyone was excited to be here and on this trip.

We finished in time for dinner and a good nights rest for our big day of winetasting - a mini-Quarter of a Century!  Ten vintages of Estate Cabernet as well as ten vintages of our Napa Valley Chardonnay.  Oh boy, can’t wait!

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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