Chateau Montelena is featured in a San Francisco Magazine story outlining a ways for readers to get a taste of wine country without leaving the safety of their homes amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. The piece highlights the winery’s unique “Shelter Package,” which includes a copy of the movie Bottle Shock, based on the winery’s stunning victory at the 1976 Judgment of Paris, a complimentary wine tasting once the winery reopens to visitors and a mix-and-match half or full case of current vintage wines. It also informs readers about Chateau Montelena’s schedule of virtual Instagram Live tastings, Q&A’s with Winemaker Matt Crafton and $1 shipping specials on orders. Read the full story here: https://sanfran.com/16-ways-to-enjoy-wine-country-at-home
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.