Our Commitment to Sustainability

Chateau Montelena believes that sustainable business practices are an integral part of all good business practices.

Eco-Friendly Barrel Caves and Chateau Construction

Built to barrel age wine, previously done in the Chateau's cellar, this extensive tunnel system covers 25,000 square feet of area and provides ample room for 4,000 barrels.

Its greatest eco-benefit is the naturally constant 61°F temperature, eliminating the need for costly and power hungry refrigeration. The caves also maintain near optimal humidity, reducing evaporative wine losses from the barrels. The Chateau itself is also partially underground, dug into the hillside, helping to maintain a consistently cool temperature much like the caves.

 

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