Bloggers across the country are using their voices to share special deals and offers that wineries, like Chateau Montelena, are offering to consumers amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Influential wine writers, such as Alder Yarrow of Vinography, have featured Chateau Montelena’s Shelter Package encompassing:
- 1 copy of “Bottle Shock,” the film based on Chateau Montelena’s stunning win at the 1976 Judgment of Paris tasting
- A mix-and-match half or full case of Chateau Montelena current vintage wines
- Complimentary wine tasting once the tasting room reopens at the winery or at the San Francisco tasting bar
- Opportunities to connect with owner Bo Barrett and Winemaker Matt Crafton for digital happy hours – scheduling to come!
Napa Valley, California
A true icon. The Napa Valley Chardonnay is the wine that put Chateau Montelena and Napa Valley at the forefront of the wine world in 1976, in what is now memorialized as “The Judgment of Paris.” To great disbelief, the Chateau Montelena Napa Valley Chardonnay was the top-ranking wine against four white Burgundies and five other California Chardonnays. And as they say, the rest is history.
Calistoga, Napa Valley, California
In 1976 Chateau Montelena put California at the forefront of the wine world. That year a who's-who of the French wine establishment gathered in Paris for a blind tasting of French and American wines. When the scores were tallied, the top-ranking white wine was Chateau Montelena's 1973 Chardonnay. Montelena today continues to be a quality benchmark in Napa Valley, producing some of the finest Cabernet and Chardonnay in California.