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Napa Valley Wineries

Chateau Montelena

Tasting is by appointment only


9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Daily



Virtual tastings offered!

Tasting Details


Chateau Montelena


  • Calistoga
  • Napa Valley
  • Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Chardonnay
  • Petite Sirah
  • Riesling
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Zinfandel
  • Australia
  • Belgium
  • Bermuda
  • Brazil
  • Caribbean
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Denmark
  • Germany
  • Hong Kong
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Luxembourg
  • Mexico
  • Netherlands
  • Panama, Republic of
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • Sweden
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • United Kingdom

Wine Club Membership

Premiere Napa Valley Wines

Napa Green
  • Certified Winery
  • Certified Land

About Us

Chateau Montelena's tradition of excellence started in 1882 when California State Senator and San Francisco entrepreneur Alfred Tubbs founded the winery and set out to make world-class wines. In 1972, James Barrett, a real estate attorney from Los Angeles, purchased the property with the intent to revitalize Chateau Montelena. The winery gained international recognition with the Paris Tasting in 1976, and continues today with its handcrafted world-class Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon. After James' passing in 2013, his son Bo Barrett assumed leadership and the family-owned winery has remained true to its philosophy to "make the best. Period."

Our Makers' Stories

Winemaker and CEO

Bo Barrett

— I like pickled herring... but I don’t like cheesecake.



Matt Crafton

— It’s great to be in the business of making people happy.



Chateau Montelena

1429 Tubbs Lane
Calistoga, CA 94515

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Winery Features

Tasting Experience

A must for wine lovers seeking excellence, the setting is one of the most peaceful in the Napa Valley - a stone castle carved into a hillside overlooking a Chinese garden and lake and vineyards reaching out to the base of Mt. St. Helena. Our Tasting Room is in the top floor of the Chateau, which was originally built as a barrel aging facility but remodeled into a residence in the 1950s after being purchased by the Frank family, emigrants from Hong Kong.


Unique Features

Chateau Montelena is on the US registry of Historical Landmarks due to its rich history, In addition to current release offerings, Montelena has a vast library of rare and old vintages ranging back to the 1970s.

Virtual Tastings

Experience Chateau Montelena from the comforts of home with a virtual wine tasting. Connect with one of our live hosts for an appointment tailored to your personal wine preferences. Contact Sheri Bowen at or 707-709-2350 for additional details and pricing.

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  • Virtual tastings available
  • Tasting fee
  • Tasting fee waived with wine purchase
  • Seated tasting available
  • Private tasting available
  • Tasting bar
  • Indoor tasting area
  • Outdoor tasting area
  • Historical landmark
  • Unique architecture
  • Gardens
  • Art on display
  • Romantic
  • Sustainable practices


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