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Jancis on Bordeaux & Beyond

January 12, 2023

Jancis Robinson writes an interesting reflection on a topic that keeps many Bordeaux producers up at night.  There seems to be a widening gap between the top end Bordeaux producers, […]

California Classics Fifty Years On

July 27, 2022

Wine-Searcher contributor W. Blake Gray reflected on a comprehensive ’72 tasting event of California greats, which prominently highlighted Chateau Montelena Napa Valley Chardonnay. He starts by explaining how 1972 was […]

What did Biden Drink During his Korea Visit?

June 27, 2022

Vino Joy News, which reports on everything related to China’s wine market, highlighted the three wines that President Biden tasted during his visit to South Korea Last month, including Chateau […]

Fortune Favors Chateau Montelena

June 6, 2022

Chateau Montelena is celebrating 50 years under the Barrett family’s ownership. In commemoration of the golden anniversary, the winery made a special 2020 vintage of its flagship chardonnay—crafted as a […]

Forbes calls out Chateau Montelena as “An American Icon”

May 13, 2022

Writer Brian Freedman had the pleasure of attending a 2 hour Zoom call and tasting with Bo Barrett, owner of Chateau Montelena and Matt Crafton, the winemaker.  He noted “Chateau […]

Wine Icon Bo Barrett of Chateau Montelena Co-Hosts Wine Dinner

April 22, 2022

Bob McGinn of Sarasota Magazine recounts a recent wine dinner at MichaelsWine Cellar,  in Sarasota Florida. He notes that rarely at wine dinners do you get to meet someone from […]

The Judgment of Napa: in celebration of Paris

January 10, 2022

Decanter wrote an in depth article highlighting recent Judgment of Napa tasting event, which paid tribute to the now-famed Judgment of Paris tasting that cemented Chateau Montelena and Napa Valley’s reputations […]

Some Exquisite Wines of Napa Valley

January 3, 2022

The South Florida Reporter included Chateau Montelena Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 in a story focused on prestige wines from Napa Valley. The article offers a brief history of the winery […]

The California wines every collector wants to have in their cellar

December 17, 2021

Christie’s Auction House included Chateau Montelena Estate Cabernet Sauvignon in a story about the California wineries that every collector wants to have in their cellar – especially given the winery’s […]

The 50 Best Wines Under $50

December 13, 2021

Bloomberg wine columnist Elin McCoy published her annual column featuring the best wines she’s sampled this year under $50, including Gary Farrell Winery Russian River Selection Chardonnay and Chateau Montelena […]

Food & Wine – 2021 Holiday Issue Highlights

December 1, 2021

Food & Wine’s annual holiday issue hit newsstands and recommends SIX wines from VINTUS’ portfolio, including Champagne Ayala, Champagne Bollinger, Dog Point Vineyards, Marietta Cellars, Chateau Minuty and Chateau Montelena. […]

Here’s the wine you need on your Thanksgiving table, plus some turkey day cooking fails

November 24, 2021

WGCU – Grape Minds included a few highlights from a past interview with Chateau Montelena Winemaker Matt Crafton in their Thanksiving-themed podcast episode. In addition to sharing some past cooking […]

Your No-Stress, High-Enjoyment Guide to Thanksgiving Wine

November 24, 2021

Leading lifestyle outlet, The Coveteur, offered several tips from industry experts to enjoy a happy and successful holiday season with minimal stress. As part of the piece, the writer offered […]

Bottle Service

November 23, 2021

Food & Wine Senior Wine Editor Ray Isle included Chateau Montelena Potter Valley Riesling 2019 in its annual Holiday Issue. The wine is recommended as an ideal pairing to enjoy […]

The Best Booze Gifts for the Home Bartender in Your Life

November 18, 2021

Vice included Chateau Montelena Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 in a round up of the best wine & spirits gifts to give this season. The writer admits that while gifting wine […]

The Ultimate 2021 Holiday Gift Guide for Friends, Family, Coworkers and Beyond

November 16, 2021

Leading entertainment publication Life & Style included a trio three flagship Chateau Montelena wines in its annual gift guide. The writer notes that the 2017 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, 2018 Napa […]

California Harvest Season

October 27, 2021

Vivino published an account of the 2021 harvest in California, highlighting notes from Chateau Montelena Winemaker Matt Crafton. The general consensus in Napa is that it was a dry season […]

After Awful Year, A Small but Might Wine Vintage is Expected

October 21, 2021

Bloomberg wine columnist Elin McCoy wrote an indepth report on the 2021 harvest. Despite an extremely challenging growing season with lower yields, McCoy says it will be a memorable vintage. […]

Now’s Your Chance to Get Napa Valley Wine in the Hamptons

August 13, 2021

Gotham and Hamptons magazines wrote a dedicated story that highlights Chateau Montelena’s partnership with full-service vacation rental company, StayMarquis, including details on the exclusive tasting experiences and bottling packages now […]

Managing Old & New Vines

July 26, 2021

GuildSomm, a nonprofit organization for wine professionals that promotes education and community, featured Chateau Montelena on a recent podcast, “Managing Old & New Vines.” Bryce Wiatrack interviewed Chateau Montelena Winemaker […]