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Faces of our San Francisco Tasting Room: Meet Russell Chang

Faces of our San Francisco Tasting Room: Meet Russell Chang

September 18, 2018

One of the first of its kind in San Francisco, our tasting room in the lobby of the Westin Saint Francis is a popular location for visitors and members alike. Therefore, what better way to highlight this unique tasting location than introduce you to a member of our Montelena family that helps make it all happen. Meet Russell Chang, who ...

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2018 Harvest Update: Blessing of the Grapes

2018 Harvest Update: Blessing of the Grapes

September 11, 2018

Our 2018 Blessing of the Grapes is an annual tradition at Chateau Montelena, dating back to the early 1970s. This year's blessing took place on Tuesday, September 11th. Read below for Bo Barrett's comments at the blessing and an update on Harvest 2018 so far.   "Our Blessing of the Grapes is a day when we remember how lucky ...

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Meet Our Enologist: Jamie Eggerss

Meet Our Enologist: Jamie Eggerss

April 29, 2018

At Chateau Montelena Winery, every individual on our team contributes to our goal of making California first growth wine. Some members of our team you see everyday during a visit to our Tasting Room, while others are hard at work behind the scenes. Our fans were able to get to know our bottling supervisor Eddie Salomon this winter, so in ...

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Chateau Montelena Winery Announces Green Recognition and Launch of New Estate Packaging

Chateau Montelena Winery Announces Green Recognition and Launch of New Estate Packaging

January 7, 2018

(CALISTOGA, CA) - At Chateau Montelena Winery, sustainability is not merely a goal or initiative, it is an integral part of our DNA. Since the rebirth of Chateau Montelena Winery by Jim Barrett in the early 1970s, commitment to the earth has been paramount to the Montelena way of life. Therefore, we are pleased to announce our recognition as a 2017 ...

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Winery Pet Policy

Winery Pet Policy

July 16, 2017

Chateau Montelena complies with local, state, and federal heath and ADA regulations. Our facility must also adhere to FDA statutes regarding businesses which serve food and/or beverage. Therefore, we are unable to accommodate pets/animals on property with the exception of service dogs.  As it relates to the ADA, "Service Animals" refers to any animal trained to do ...

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Ask Me Anything About Bottle Shock and the Judgment of Paris

Ask Me Anything About Bottle Shock and the Judgment of Paris

July 3, 2017

We gave you the opportunity to ask Bo Barrett anything about Bottle Shock and the Judgment of Paris.  Turns out, you might be surprised by a few of his answers! ...

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Video Series: Ask Me Anything About Bottling

Video Series: Ask Me Anything About Bottling

May 2, 2017

You had questions, and Winemaker Matt Crafton has the answers! After gathering your questions across Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, Matt chose his favorites to answer in this three-part series, dedicated to your curiosities around bottling our wines.     ...

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Hitting The Road: Bringing the CellarMaster Experience to You

Hitting The Road: Bringing the CellarMaster Experience to You

May 2, 2017

CellarMasters, we are packing our bags (and wine) and coming to a city near you. This year, we are delighted to announce that our team will be bringing a little of the Montelena experience to the backyards of our dearest club members. This is the ideal chance for our CellarMasters to take advantage of their club benefits without having to ...

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Winter at the Winery

Winter at the Winery

February 23, 2017

A quick tour around the Montelena Estate, to see what's been happening during this wet winter season.   ...

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Video: Chateau Cidre

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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