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Chateau Montelena

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Address: 1429 Tubbs Ln, Calistoga, CA 94515-9726
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+1 707-942-5105
09:30 - 16:00
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This old winery has a castle-like main building.

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This place is simply brilliant, after watching the movie "bottle shock" we simply had to try it and am so glad we did. It was the best tasting of the day. The wine was the best in... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Sunshine Coast, Australia
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Sunshine Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place is simply brilliant, after watching the movie "bottle shock" we simply had to try it and am so glad we did. It was the best tasting of the day. The wine was the best in the valley, the staff matched the experience, the winery itself is breathtaking. Please do not miss this

Thank Australia1962
Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Third stop on our weekend long winery trail....very nice staff. Wine was good, generous pours. Beautiful setting! Loved the area - will definitely return.

Thank Terri5600
Zagreb, Croatia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful park and japanese style garden. Old House Is nice for photos. Winery has a history so it was nice to see where all happens.

Thank Vlado Z
Jackson, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice to see the place where bottle shock was filmed. Excellent movie. Good wines. Lovely grounds. Worth a stop

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Harlingen, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We couldn't help but stop once again for our third visit at the Castello (same as "chateau"). Our first visits were equally pleasant. The weather did not permit us to take another tour of the grounds, unfortunately. Since we had been here before, we preferred to select our own tasting flight. Their red wine line is a perfect match for... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I planned a trip with friends to Napa Valley and picked the wineries very carefully. Chateau Montelena was very high on my list for its history and wine. What we got was arrogance and indifference. Their approach is to say why they are great and tell you how much you don't know. Not only did they leave a negative feeling,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very good tasting at the Chateau. The wines were above average and, the property was very well kept. The staff was very engaging with us. Would recommend for anyone.

Thank Brennen V
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our first stop. I had seen Bottle Shock several times and wanted to go. The property will be recognizable in parts from the movie but mostly from the vine covered building. The property is actually more like a Japanese garden with a small bridge, a pagoda, swans, geese, and beautiful plants and trees. We were there in the... More 

Thank Carrie S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

Chateau Montelena was one of the highlights of my first visit to Napa. The building and grounds are absolutely gorgeous. The wines are really good as well. I purchased the winter in the wineries passport, and this was one of the wineries that participated in it. I tasted 5 wines, all of which were really good. One of the benefits... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Sorry, I don't drink wine (or any alcohol); yet I had great fun. It was cold December, I was traveling solo; yet I had great fun. I am a fan of the movie Bottle Shock. You will enjoy this place more if you watch the movie first. The Japanese pavilion and lively ducks definitely added to the experience.

Thank R S

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