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Chateau Montelena

1429 Tubbs Ln, Calistoga, CA 94515-9726
+1 707-942-5105
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This old winery has a castle-like main building.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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1429 Tubbs Ln, Calistoga, CA 94515-9726
+1 707-942-5105
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is more of a factory winery. Busy, loud, stand while you taste. Great history and facility. Wine is always great too.

Thank ijcoadot
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This castle and its grounds have so much history. We booked a reserve tasting and learned so much from the beginnings and their wines beating France in a blind taste test to the jade roofed pagodas imported from Japan. Our host was super friendly and...More

1  Thank SunnyDays949
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It took us about 30 mins to drive to Calistoga from Yountville, and it was worth it. We tasted some of the most well made and complex wines in this winery. They also showed us the vineyard and their beautiful garden. I can imagine lots...More

1  Thank Ayodhya G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went because of the "castle" and "Jade lake" but was fascinated to learn that their wine won in the famous (to Californians) 1976 Paris Judgment where Californian wines beat the French, in a blind taste test with the then Who's Who of rating French...More

1  Thank Alan T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went there for our honeymoon and this is definitely a romantic place ... and their wines are other thing ... this is a place to go

Thank jaimecr03
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the winery today and met Jonathan. He was our tour guide through the winery and all it entails. It was a fantastic experience and one we will not long forget. Jonathan's knowledge of the history and the process was informative and he was...More

1  Thank Michawn S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

To vacation in the Napa Valley is to find the gems amongst the stones. Montelena is a gem. A nice selection of California wines with a peaceful pond of beauty to explore after your tasting.

Thank jayc53
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Chateau Montalena is a beautiful winery with a nice tasting. The pictures of the facade are worth the drive in itself. Below the properties are nicely manicured gardens within the lake.

Thank Joe L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved wandering the property, especially the pond area. The main building is beautiful and because it was during the harvest, we got to see the giant containers of grapes being dumped into the machines. Kind of awesome!

Thank JetsettinDaisy
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Tasting was amazing and grounds are just beautiful. I wish I remembered the name of the woman who helped us - she was very good, informative. Make sure you check out the pretty lake and birds in the area.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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Ana P
Do you need a reservation for 2 people?
20 May 2017|
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Response from Terri5600 | Reviewed this property |
I would recommend making a reservation and it's as easy as sitting in their parking lot and calling! That's all it takes!
Megan M
I will be travelling with my 7 month old. Can I bring him on the tour or tasting?
17 October 2016|
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Response from ChMontelena | Property representative |
Hello Megan M, Thank you for your interest in Chateau Montelena Winery. We will be happy to host you for a tasting during your visit. You are welcome to bring your child along to our Current Release Tasting, which does not... More
I plan to bring my parents to here, my father and I are interested in the wine tasting but my mom is allergy to alcohol, so can I simply share the tasting with my father while with my mom accompany during the tour?
31 July 2016|
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Response from ChMontelena | Property representative |
Hello YINYIN L., Yes you can absolutely share a tasting with your father. Our Current Release Tasting is available without reservations every day from 9:30-4. It is $25 for each flight of wine. You are also welcome to do a... More