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Chateau Montelena

1429 Tubbs Ln, Calistoga, CA 94515-9726
+1 707-942-5105
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Full-Day Wine Country Bike and Wine Tasting Tour From Calistoga
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This old winery has a castle-like main building.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“bottle shock” (131 reviews)
“jade lake” (19 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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1429 Tubbs Ln, Calistoga, CA 94515-9726
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+1 707-942-5105
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"bottle shock"
in 131 reviews
"beautiful grounds"
in 53 reviews
"jade lake"
in 19 reviews
"library tasting"
in 14 reviews
"california wines"
in 13 reviews
"tasting room"
in 65 reviews
"chinese garden"
in 6 reviews
"blind tasting"
in 6 reviews
"french wine"
in 7 reviews
"historic winery"
in 7 reviews
"napa valley"
in 45 reviews
"tasting fee"
in 23 reviews
"tasting menu"
in 6 reviews
"tasting experience"
in 19 reviews
"wine club members"
in 8 reviews
"interesting history"
in 6 reviews
"cabernet sauvignon"
in 11 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Loved the grounds, and I had a great host to walk me through the tasting, but without a pre-booked tour, it’s a quick visit. The wine is great, and it was fun to see the “one from the movie”!

Thank nkersey
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Reviewed yesterday

We had an enormous room with a great hostess. Eight wines +couple of extras and cheese/meat plate. The room was a like a huge castle with balcony and flags waving. Totally Fabulous.

Thank rob s
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We were club members in the past, bought library wines and even wine futures, but let the membership expire a couple of years ago. However, on a recent trip to Napa we decided we wanted to re-join Chateau Montelena as we always liked the wines....More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Not the best wine tasting experience, the bar area was cramped and you didn't get an individual service, felt t like they wanted you in and out. The wines are truly french in style and you will love them if that's your thing. Its about...More

Thank Bullingstones
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hospitality employees are very good. The grounds are beautiful and a lot of history. We were there on the anniversary day of the Showdown In Paris where Chateau Montelena and Stags Leap, both from the Napa Valley, made history in 1976. This was our second...More

Thank Gary F
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did a tasting here and loved the experience. Since this was the first place we started - it set the mood for the rest of the day!

Thank ziaahmed21
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The grounds here are incredible, and we didn't even have the opportunity to do a proper tour. Obviously the winery has a storied background (the movie Bottle Shock), and it's continuously very busy. We had a simple tasting here of four or five wines with...More

1  Thank Curtis E
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I visited knowing the "Bottle Shock" story. The old building is lovely and the grounds (pond, trails, etc.) are gorgeous. We sampled several wines - their chardonnay (the style that won the grand prize in 1976) was truly delicious and we bought...More

Thank Henry B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was the first stop for us for our many wineries and we got late to the next one because we didn't want to leave here. The service was great and the scenery here was just beautiful! This is where we also learnt that wine...More

Thank 403TravelBug
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Chateau Montelena does not disappoint, the wines are amazing. It is hard to pick which you love the best, you go in thinking one thing and come out thinking another. If you are lucky enough to be with wine club members and can do the...More

Thank lisabI5153QM
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Ana P
May 20, 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!
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Megan M
October 16, 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
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YINYIN L
July 31, 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
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