Chateau Montelena Winery

Description

As long as you're in Wine Country, why not visit one of the vineyards that started all the hoopla? The vineyards surrounding Chateau Montelena were first established in 1882. Not until 1976, however, when Chateau Montelena's 1973 Chardonnay beat out the best France had to offer in a blind tasting, did the world's wine connoisseurs sit up and take notice. Suddenly, California was a player in the international vintners' game. If you drop by to taste what made Napa famous, drink in the ivy-covered, chateauesque winery building and Chinese-inspired landscaping that surrounds Jade Lake, as well. Open for tastings from 9:30 AM to 4 PM daily, with the exception of major holidays. There is a $15 tasting fee. Library wine tastings are offered four times daily with pre-paid advance for $25.

Address

1429 Tubbs Ln
Calistoga, CA 94515

Lat/Long

38.60215900, -122.59782200
Visit Website
(707) 942-5105

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