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Chateau Montelena

1429 Tubbs Ln, Calistoga, CA 94515-9726
+1 707-942-5105
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This old winery has a castle-like main building.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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1429 Tubbs Ln, Calistoga, CA 94515-9726
+1 707-942-5105
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The grounds are absolutely stunning and the wine was phenomenal. However, the service was lackluster. The tasting was rushed and there were no explanations about the wine. We were trying to be upsold the entire time, which is understandable, but it would have been better...More

Thank SS S
Reviewed 4 days ago

The Chateau Montelena was kind of the responsible winery to put Napa Valley in the world map, so if you like wines you have to go to Chateau Montelena. It is not chip, but has a lot of history and the place is nice and...More

Thank Mauricio M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you've seen Bottle Shock, or know a bit of wine history, you'll know that Chateau Montelena is well known for winning the Judgement of Paris" competition, so visiting is a must-do for any wine lover. Here, the beauty of the grounds perhaps outweighs the...More

Thank MakingMemories317
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had to visit the legendary Chateau Montelena that put Napa Valley on the map. The property is kept up nicely with bridges and ponds. Staff is friendly and knowledgeable. Tasting room was festively decorated for the holidays. Great wines, and also excellent port.

Thank TakeMeAway44
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful chateau. You would think that you were in rural France. Hard the pleasure of enjoying a private tasting. Beautiful chardonnay and pinot aling with a cabernet that was a highlight. Great tasting notes and very knowledgeable staff to make the experience just that little...More

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 19 November 2017

This is one of those stops that you just have to if you are in the area. The front grounds and area are amazing. Pictures really do not do it justice. However, we looked online for the tour/tasting offerings. You don't need a tour or...More

1  Thank Brendan D
Reviewed 28 October 2017

Best way to describe this beautiful chateau is it was all glamour not glitz. No soul, below average wine, and way too pricey.

Thank SojournerDrew
Reviewed 26 October 2017

Located at the northernmost part of Napa Valley, Chateau Montelena Winery thankfully was not damaged by the recent fires that ravaged so much of the wine country in Napa and Sonoma. This winery put California wines on the world stage at the famous Paris tasting...More

1  Thank KLE2013
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

Very friendly and nice staff. Didn’t force their brand on us and offered us a nice time full of explanations to my questions as it was my first time trying wine. The area was beyond beautiful and the staff was just great in general. Perfect...More

Thank eqh454
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

The last time we were here was 1993, and the experience has changed a lot due to movie Bottleshock. Kevin hosted our tasting and was very engaging with all of us being served. Bought some nice wine and had it with dinner. Afterward, we stolled...More

Thank Mary B
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Ana P
20 May 2017|
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Response from Terri5600 | Reviewed this property |
I would recommend making a reservation and it's as easy as sitting in their parking lot and calling! That's all it takes!
Megan M
17 October 2016|
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Response from ChMontelena | Property representative |
Hello Megan M, Thank you for your interest in Chateau Montelena Winery. We will be happy to host you for a tasting during your visit. You are welcome to bring your child along to our Current Release Tasting, which does not... More
31 July 2016|
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Response from ChMontelena | Property representative |
Hello YINYIN L., Yes you can absolutely share a tasting with your father. Our Current Release Tasting is available without reservations every day from 9:30-4. It is $25 for each flight of wine. You are also welcome to do a... More