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Chef Stef’s Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Chef Stef’s Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps

January 3, 2020

A lighter option for your Super Bowl Spread Serves 4 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 tablespoons fresh ginger, minced 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 onion, diced 1 pound ground chicken ¼ cup hoisin sauce 2 tablespoons soy sauce 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar 1 teaspoon sesame seed oil 2 teaspoon Sriracha, or more, to taste 1 (8-ounce) can whole water chestnuts, drained and diced 2 green onions, thinly sliced ½ cup chopped ...

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German Style Beef Short Ribs

German Style Beef Short Ribs

January 1, 2020

Paired with our 2012 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon From the Kitchen of LindySez. Lindysez.com 6 slices thick bacon 3 pounds beef short ribs (make sure they are meaty) 1 large onion, chopped 2 carrots, peeled and diced 6 cloves garlic, minced 1 large dill pickle, diced 2 cups red wine 1 (14.5 - ounce) can beef broth 1 bay leaf salt and pepper, to taste cornstarch or flour, mixed with ...

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From Our Kitchen: Lamb Burgers with Nick's Spicy Tzatziki Sauce

From Our Kitchen: Lamb Burgers with Nick's Spicy Tzatziki Sauce

January 1, 2020

A perfect paring for our spring red releases: Lamb Burgers with Nick's Spicy Tzatziki Sauce. Best with a glass of our 2011 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon or 2011 Montelena Estate Zinfandel! Lamb Burger  serves about 4 Ingredients 1/2 bunch fresh mint, chopped 1 1/2 lbs. ground lamb 1 teaspoon smoked paprika 1 teaspoon sweet paprika Pinch of ground cinnamon ½ teaspoon Kosher Salt 1 cup feta cheese, ...

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Dave’s Wild Turkey Recipe

Dave’s Wild Turkey Recipe

November 15, 2019

  Vineyard Manager by day, Dave Vella is a masterful chef of game birds and has shared with us his favorite way to prepare the Thanksgiving turkey.  When cooking any wild game, always take into consideration that the meat has much less fat than domestic raised animals. Care must be taken to not overcook to dryness. The first step ...

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The Harvest Journal: November 7, 2019

The Harvest Journal: November 7, 2019

November 7, 2019

As our 2019 harvest has drawn to a close, we take a moment to look back at another memorable season.  Harvest kicked off with excitement and anticipation as grapes arrived at the crush pad in early September and continued through mid-October. Overall, we were blessed with a plentiful crop, which produced higher-than-average yields and allowed us to cherry-pick the highest ...

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In the Vineyard - Fall 2019

In the Vineyard - Fall 2019

November 6, 2019

Harvest is an incredible time of year and we look forward to sharing our experience with this vintage. Learn more about the 2019 harvest season, then get a sneak peek into the future of our Estate Vineyard. Why does Chateau Montelena harvest at night? This time of year, the Montelena Estate Vineyard comes alive at night with our vineyard crew harvesting ...

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The Harvest Journal: August 15, 2019

The Harvest Journal: August 15, 2019

August 14, 2019

Harvest is the busiest time of year for our Vineyard Manager Dave Vella, who has been guiding our farming efforts since 1985. Read below to learn about past Montelena harvests and see how he expects this upcoming harvest to unfold.  Which harvest has been the most memorable for you and why? The vintage of 1985 was my first harvest at ...

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Meet our Facilities and Warehouse Manager: Jeff Conley

Meet our Facilities and Warehouse Manager: Jeff Conley

July 23, 2019

Managing the inventory, packing, and shipping of Chateau Montelena wine orders requires dedication and an intimate knowledge of Montelena wines. Thankfully, Jeff Conley has the experience to take on those tasks and much more. Read below to learn about our Facilities and Warehouse Manager who has been an integral part of the Montelena team since 1995.  Can you tell ...

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Meet our Grounds Supervisor: Alex Gonzalez

Meet our Grounds Supervisor: Alex Gonzalez

February 28, 2019

Maintaining an historical estate is no small feat when such an incredible array of flora and fauna call this property home. Alex Gonzalez makes sure that no matter what the day throws at him and his team—from 100 degree heat to pouring rain—our winery looks more beautiful every day. We caught up with him recently and learned ...

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Meet our Tasting Room Manager: Sheri Bowen

Meet our Tasting Room Manager: Sheri Bowen

December 29, 2018

Leading a world class winery's tasting room requires organization, dedication, and experience. Sheri Bowen brings all three to the table, including 20+ years of experience leading hospitality teams in hotels, resorts, and restaurants. We sat down with her to get a behind-the-scenes look at her role and the tasting room as a whole.   How long have you worked at ...

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