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Chateau Montelena

1429 Tubbs Ln, Calistoga, CA 94515-9726
+1 707-942-5105
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Full-Day Wine Country Bike and Wine Tasting Tour From Calistoga
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This old winery has a castle-like main building.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“bottle shock” (131 reviews)
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1429 Tubbs Ln, Calistoga, CA 94515-9726
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Long before the Judgement of Paris in 1976, the winery was the 7th largest in 1896. Roaming through the tasting room, while enjoying a glass of wine, allows you to learn of the heritage and history that is Chateau Montelena. Also stroll around the Japanese...More

Thank devnprt1
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Were here during Barrel Tasting weekend in March and could not get in without a long wait. However, if you ask to use the bathroom, they will let you in to the tasting rooms (which are usualy PACKED) and then you can easily stroll out...More

Thank ashebroe
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped by without a reservation and was able to be served a tasting menu. The tastings included the Chardonnay which they are famous for as well as reds. The staff was entertaining and the other patrons were fun too. The outside of the building makes...More

Thank Leslie C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The grounds are nice, the break was good from driving. A place for while lovers, a little difficult with kids. We got wine to enjoy later without tasting or prebooking.

Thank Karolla K
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The grounds were lovely and classy. They even used fleurs-de-lis as arrows. Their big claim to fame—and it is a big one—is that they produced the first California wine (1973 Chardonnay) to beat the French wines at the legendary Paris tasting of 1976. We loved...More

Thank VNE
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Reviewed 28 February 2018 via mobile

Having some knowledge of this vineyard, it was a must on our tour through Napa and Sonoma. The pictures and artifacts augmented what we had learned from the movie “Bottle Shock” and the building, as well as the grounds, were impressive. It is worth a...More

Thank BetsyR19130
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Reviewed 22 February 2018

We visited around 11am on the Sunday before President's Day (what turned out to be a very busy weekend in the area) without reservations and were impressed that when we walked up the gentleman at the front told us that the hostess had just walked...More

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Reviewed 20 February 2018

The wine is wonderful and the property is historic and lovely. Our tasting experience was amazing and we finally got to visit the famous winery that took top honors for white wine in the "Judgment of Paris." however, the experience was not 100% satisfactory. First,...More

Thank Derrick D
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Reviewed 14 February 2018

When arriving at Chateau Montelena, you are first struck by the obvious beauty of the grounds. The European facade on the winery is unique and the duck pond with Pagoda's is beautiful. In the tasting room, we found it crowded with a wait. Our guide...More

Thank NorCalN0mad
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Reviewed 10 February 2018

Some of the people in the party didn't drink so we took them here for a nice walk around Jade Lake. The setting is gorgeous and we really enjoyed the swans. We did go into the tasting room. It's lovely and the staff was very...More

Thank Deb W
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Ana P
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!
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Megan M
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
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YINYIN L
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
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