Chateau Montelena, Calistoga

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Try the award-winning Chardonnay, along with other delicious wine varieties, at Chateau Montelena. In 1976, the 1973 Chateau Montelena Chardonnay won the Paris Tasting and created a lasting reputation for California winemaking. Today you can explore the 103 hectare (254 acre) property, including vineyards originally planted in 1896 by Alfred Loving Tubbs and replanted in 1972. Enjoy a picnic by the Chinese garden and Jade Lake. The winery offers several different tours, including current tastings, limited-release tastings, and vineyard tours, where you'll learn about Napa Valley winemaking and what makes these particular wines worth tasting. Finally, sample the wines made on site. Wines are available for purchase from the wine shop. Plan to visit Chateau Montelena and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Calistoga attractions using our Calistoga trip planning site .
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  • We were very happy with our tasting at the Chateau. The wines were excellent and we learned a lot from the sommelier. The grounds around the chateau are tranquil and beautiful. Would recommend this st...  more »
  • We made an impromotu stop but we’re able to get a tasting in a few minutes. The grounds made for an excellent way to pass the time while waiting. The sommelier was very well versed and the wines were ...  more »
  • Haven't been here in years ... not because we didn't love it or the wines ... just too many options in the Valley. Four of us did the Library Tasting and another couple joined us. As is the key ... we...  more »
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