Video: Chateau Cidre

October 20, 2016

Like the old saying goes: When the Montelena Estate gives you a 1/4 ton of apples, you make cider. #notforsale   ...

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Defining a Category: California First Growth

October 3, 2016

In 1855, following the Exposition Universelle de Paris, the French began the process of classifying their best vineyards in Bordeaux, creating a way to distinguish and thereby “brand” their terroir.  Terroir is a major factor that encompasses the very real yet intangible elements that contribute to premium wine. These include soil (usually well-drained), sun aspect, the number of ...

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Featured Recipe: Pairing our 2013 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

October 1, 2016

Triple Braised Short Ribs From the mind of chef Krysta Moseley Paired with our 2013 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Download a printer-friendly version of this recipe Ingredients: 5 lbs -Short ribs 2 ea - 64 fl oz bottles of Cranberry juice 1 ea - Orange 4 ea - Thyme sprigs 4 ea - Oregano sprigs 4 ea - Basil leaves 1 ea - Onion 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 2. Cut ...

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Video: Harvest Update from the Passenger Seat

September 30, 2016

Ride shotgun with Winemaker Matt Crafton, as part of his daily ritual to check on the status of our Estate Vineyard.   ...

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Blessing of the Grapes

September 13, 2016

From CEO and Master Winemaker, Bo Barrett This is a special day for us all as we celebrate our annual Blessing of the Grapes. This day reminds us of the cyclical nature of our life, and the things we do in our chosen occupation, as we celebrate and give thanks for our blessings. We are grateful for the nature of ...

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The Start of Harvest

August 26, 2016

You only get one "first day" every vintage, and Winemaker Matt Crafton shares what this means to him.  It's the anticipation, the excitement, and the camaraderie that brings our cellar team together to kick off the 2016 harvest season.   ...

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Featured Recipe: Pairing our 2015 Riesling

July 20, 2016

Spicy Pad Thai Paired with our 2015 Potter Valley Riesling From the mind of chef Krysta Moseley Pad Thai which literally translates to "stir fried rice noodles", gained popularity as a traditional street food served in Thailand. Despite its quick cook time, it develops a lot of depth and flavor in the process. I chose this recipe to pair with our 2015 ...

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2016 Ultramont Weekend Photos

July 8, 2016

A small selection of photos from the 2016 Ultramont Weekend.   ...

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Movable Feast 2016 Photos

June 28, 2016

A selection of photos from our member-exclusive event, Movable Feast.      ...

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#JOP40 Anniversary Event - Photos

June 27, 2016

Enjoy this selection of photos from our Judgment of Paris 40th Anniversary Open House event.      ...

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