My name is Amy Biege. I am the Club Ambassador at Chateau Montelena. It is an honor to host our CellarMaster Family on the weekends in our private tastings. I always enjoy getting to know our members and learn about their different walks of life as they enjoy savoring Chateau Montelena wines matched with cheeses made in heaven… Ossau-Iraty paired with our John Muir Hanna Chardonnay always receives a shout of praise mid-sentence as I talk about our unique story. Everyone has a story. When speaking about Chateau Montelena’s, our club family always has a memory or two to share around the table too… funny ones, sentimental ones, inspiring ones, and occasionally one that brings us all to a tear. The inspiration behind the stories told always star Chateau Montelena wines, provoking memories of sips past and enjoyable moments of sips present. Life is best enjoyed with Chateau Montelena wines from the testimonies I hear!
One of my favorite questions to ask our club family is, “where were you born and raised?” Guests love to answer this question and tell a little bit about themselves opening up conversation around the table. I love to share that Chateau Montelena Estate Cabernet Sauvignon is “born and raised” right here on the property, this is where we are rooted… and our roots, after all, are a very important beginning. As our lovely wines travel the world, coming to rest in your wine glasses and getting to know you, Chateau Montelena always remembers where it comes from!
The wines do most of the talking in the tasting, as I support and encourage what members are experiencing in their glass… it is kind of similar to how we use a minimal amount of new French Oak in our wines to allow the beautiful fruit from the vineyard to shine! As the tasting comes to a grand finale, thankfulness roots in my thoughts as I raise a glass of Chateau Montelena wine and say, “To All That Is Good In Life!”