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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.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good28%
  • 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

We wanted to see the winery that the movie Bottled Shock was about. We were pleasantly surprised. Arrived while they were preparing for the Blessing of the Grapes. Very busy. Even met Bo Barrett, the owner. The wines are quite good, even bought a couple...More

Thank sidecar1989
Reviewed 5 days ago

The Chateau is beautiful along with the landscape and natural beauty of the area. Our visit was delightful. It was a holiday weekend and very busy and very hot. We had a waiting list for wine tasting. They offered us cold towels and infused cold...More

Thank Rose S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You know how sometimes you're so excited to visit somewhere and then are disappointed....not here!!! Absolutely stunning grounds, beautiful castle and very pleasant staff. Our host, Jose, was fantastic!!! Couldn't have had a better experience! Thanks Jose!

Thank Cheryl Lynn L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to visit the Chateau to taste the Chardonnay that beat the French and put Napa on the map - made famous in the movie Bottleshock. The wait was a little long (about 20 minutes) in a small courtyard which was not that interesting. However,...More

Thank markfoodieperth
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I scheduled a Library tasting and it ended up a private tasting since the other people didn't show. Aaron was our host/server and did an outstanding job telling us about the wines and coaching us on what we tasted. I enjoyed the fact that the...More

Thank MamaGal
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Quite enjoyable wine tasting experience. Classy place with beautiful grounds. Worth the price for the level of wines they serve and the upscale ambiance. We did the estate tasting and our guide was wonderful. Reservations are required.

Thank Berny L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The thing is, that you barely see anything inside the Chateau. The Lake is pretty, the wine is terribly overpriced to me. They liken it to the French palate, I found most of them acidic and pretty bland. It was ok the trip, but missing...More

Thank gordon C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I absolutely loved this winery tour! The grounds are absolutely beautiful! The place looks like a castle. Our tour guide recommended. But I remembered there was a movie about the winery. It was called Bottle Shock. When I got home my husband and I rented...More

Thank Sandra C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Chateau Montelena winery is beautiful. We love the extensive picturesque garden paths and Koi pond. We didn't do a private tasting at this winery, because we added it last minute to our schedule, but the general tasting was a great experience and we definitely will...More

Thank JenLovesSunshine
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped by because of all the hype .. related to the movie. Wine and our hostess were both very pleasant. Gorgeous lake and area to be outside! Wine good, but rather pricey as was the tasting.

Thank Debbie D
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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