Regional lifestyle publication Marin Living including Chateau Montelena as a must visit destination for a day trip in Calistoga. Writer Casey Gillespie says “this storied family-run winery is every bit as magical as you would imagine.”
The piece continues, “covid-friendly outdoor experiences and a new luxe Concierge Service allow visitors to enjoy the pastoral grounds and warm, never pretentious hospitality.” The new concierge service is a great addition to the winery and gives wine lovers exclusive access to library selections, some of which date back to the 1970s.
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.