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