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Chateau Montelena Winery Announces New Winemaker

June 16, 2014

Matthew Crafton Takes on Winemaker Role at Historic Napa Valley Winery. Chateau Montelena Winery is proud to announce the promotion of Matthew Crafton from Assistant Winemaker to Winemaker. Crafton will continue to work under the guidance of Chateau Montelena’s CEO and Master Winemaker Bo Barrett with the support of Vineyard Manager Dave Vella.  In 2006, Crafton moved to ...

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Chateau Montelena Winery Certified in Napa Green Land Program

January 14, 2014

Famous Calistoga Winery Continues to Lead the Way in Sustainability Beyond the Vineyards. Chateau Montelena Winery is now part of 55,000 acres involved in the Napa Green Certified Land program, once again proving its enduring commitment to sustainability both in and beyond the vineyards. The Napa Green Certified Land, developed and administered by the Napa Valley Vintners, protects and enhances the ...

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Chateau Montelena on National Register of Historic Places for 1976 Paris Tasting

August 21, 2013

Historic Calistoga Chateau Honored For Putting Napa Valley on the Global Wine Map  Chateau Montelena, the historic Calistoga-based Napa Valley winery, has been officially recognized by the National Register of Historic Places for helping put Napa Valley wines on the international map with its Chardonnay win at the 1976 Paris Tasting.  Chateau Montelena applied to the National Register to ...

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CHATEAU MONTELENA ANNOUNCES BARREL TASTING AT ITS SAN FRANCISCO TASTING ROOM, MONTH OF OCTOBER

October 1, 2012

Chateau Montelena, the historic Napa Valley winery, will be offering a barrel tasting exclusively available at the winery’s San Francisco Tasting Room, located in the famous Westin St. Francis San Francisco on Union Square. The winery will be pouring barrel samples of its not yet released 2010 Chateau Montelena Estate Cabernet Sauvignon through the month of October, complementary with ...

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CHATEAU MONTELENA OPENS TASTING ROOM AT THE WESTIN ST. FRANCIS

October 12, 2011

Historic Napa Valley Winery Launches First Tasting Room in Renowned San Francisco Hotel. Chateau Montelena, the historic Napa Valley winery and The Westin St. Francis San Francisco on Union Square, today announced the opening of the winery’s Tasting Room in the world famous hotel on Union Square. The Tasting Room, which is located just off the Landmark Lobby ...

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CHATEAU MONTELENA WINERY COMPLETES FOURTH DECADE OF 50 YEAR PLAN

September 12, 2011

Historic Napa Valley Winery Showcases Estate and Cellar Enhancements. Chateau Montelena, the historic Napa Valley winery, today announced the completion of a series of upgrades to the winery’s property and cellar. Since the 1972 purchase of the old-world Chateau the Barrett family has been committed to improving and perfecting every aspect of the estate. In the last decade, Chateau ...

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RECOGNITION OF HISTORIC WINE REGION FINALIZED TODAY

December 3, 2009

St Helena, CA--the Napa Valley Vintners (NVV) announce that the long-awaited recognition of one of America's most historic wine places, Calistoga, an area within the Napa Valley American Viticultural Area (AVA) has been approved by the Alcohol Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) of the US Department of Treasury as the Calistoga AVA. This milestone represents years of hard work ...

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CHATEAU MONTELENA WINERY REVAMPS GROUNDS TO HEIGHTEN VISTOR EXPERIENCE

November 4, 2009

Historic Napa Valley Winery Invites Guests to See a New Side of the Winery Calistoga, California.  Chateau Montelena Winery has been welcoming guests since the late 1800’s, when founder Alfred L. Tubbs built one of the first traditional old-world chateaus in the Napa Valley upon his return from Europe. More than a century later, the winery continues its ...

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SUN SHINES BRIGHT ON CHATEAU MONTELENA SUSTAINABLE ENERGY PLAN

May 1, 2007

Historic 19th Century Napa Valley winery converts to 21st Century solar power CALISTOGA, Calif. - May 1, 2007 – Chateau Montelena Winery, the venerable Napa Valley winery that helped bring California wine to global prominence, today announced that 100 percent of its electricity needs will henceforth be met through solar power. A new 220 kilowatt solar electric system was installed on winery property by ...

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CHATEAU MONTELENA ANNOUNCES 25TH VINTAGE OF ESTATE CABERNET SAUVIGNON

March 6, 2006

Calistoga, Calif. - March 6, 2006 - Premier Napa Valley winery Chateau Montelena announced the March 1 release of its 2002 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon. This vintage marks the 25th bottling of Chateau Montelena's luxury cuvee Estate Cabernet. "When I first started making wine for Chateau Montelena, the vines and I were both young. Though the vineyard was planted in the early seventies, it ...

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