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Chateau Montelena

1429 Tubbs Ln, Calistoga, CA 94515-9726
+1 707-942-5105
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1429 Tubbs Ln, Calistoga, CA 94515-9726
+1 707-942-5105
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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Tasting was amazing and grounds are just beautiful. I wish I remembered the name of the woman who helped us - she was very good, informative. Make sure you check out the pretty lake and birds in the area.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 days ago

If you've seen the movie, "Bottle Shock", you'll recognize the place and know a little something about the history. But even without that background, this is a great winery to visit. The pond and garden is quite serene and worth the visit on their own....More

Thank RedwoodEmpireIT
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We loved the grounds here. There were Asian influences from a koi pond to pagodas. I wish they wouldn't have had the pagoda areas reserved, but it was still pretty to look at. The building itself was also beautiful, albeit small on the inside. Go...More

Thank Celeste S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a tour of the vineyards including wind tasting. The wines here are outstanding and in particular the Estate Cabernet Sauvignon. Zinfandel, Riesling and Chardonnay aren't bad either! The Guide was excellent bringing to life the history to the winery and the wine making...More

Thank Nigel B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You definitely cannot afford to miss this incredible 19th century castle located in Calistoga, featuring world famous Chardonnays and incredible red wines! This location offers special tours of the Castle and Winery or tasting depending on your budget and time frame selected for this spot...More

Thank MikiVeliki
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There is one handicap spot total. Easier access up the hill but general parking in another area. Staffers did not want to serve me where it was closer to where the people I was attending to and told me to go up to the front...More

Thank traveling201000
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place was absolutely gorgeous!! To be honest my husband and I were a little intimidated by the tasting room and decided not to go in. There were not many people there and it seemed quite expensive so we walked the grounds and promptly left.

Thank Nicole S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I received an amazing education in the history of California wine production, the art and language of winemaking, and the significance of the geography of the region. The staff did such a wonderful job of teaching me without making me feel like the novice that...More

Thank Matt K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I loved this place. It was recommended to us by a wine owner and he was right. The wines were wonderful with generous tastings. The facility was quite an experience. There's a lovely pond that was created by the original Chinese owners before it became...More

Thank GinaOnMaui
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sorry, this was our least favorite wine tasting. Moreover, unless you take a specific tour, you can see very little of the place. Enjoyed the other wineries that we visited much more. It is nice to see the chateau from the movie "Bottle Shock", but...More

Thank Pittsburgh_PaPam
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Ana P
Do you need a reservation for 2 people?
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
I will be travelling with my 7 month old. Can I bring him on the tour or tasting?
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
I plan to bring my parents to here, my father and I are interested in the wine tasting but my mom is allergy to alcohol, so can I simply share the tasting with my father while with my mom accompany during the tour?
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