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Doing Nothing Isn’t Winemaking, Says This Napa Winemaker

July 11, 2019

Chateau Montelena Winemaker Matt Crafton spoke with Vinepair for their latest segment, focusing on his winemaking philosophy as a contrast to the trend of  “minimal intervention” winemaking. Together with hosts […]

New Batch of Wine Reviews

July 10, 2019

The Winston-Salem Journal has featured the Chateau Montelena 2015 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon in this week’s wine column, “New Batch of Wine Reviews.” Writer Michael Hastings notes that the wine […]

Seven Things You Should Know About Chateau Montelena

June 21, 2019

Adam Teeter of Vinepair had the pleasure of tasting through the Chateau Montelena portfolio recently with Winemaker Matt Crafton in NYC. His team has highlighted some of their learnings from […]

Potter Valley: An Unexpected Place for Refreshing Riesling

June 10, 2019

Wine & Spirits writer David Darlington highlights California’s Potter Valley as a hidden gem for outstanding riesling online and in the February 2019 issue. The story delves into a few […]

Wines of the Week

June 7, 2019

Wine writer Brian Freedman featured Chateau Montelena in his weekly “Wine of the Week” column for Forbes. He selected Chateau Montelena Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2005 as his red wine of […]

Vinous features a retrospective on Chateau Montelena Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

May 22, 2019

Vinous has published an article dedicated to the history of Chateau Montelena, the impact of evolving winemaking and cellar improvements, and above all the history of the flagship Estate Cabernet […]

A New Batch of Wine Reviews

May 10, 2019

Regional newspaper, The Winston-Salem Journal, highlights Chateau Montelena 2015 Calistoga Zinfandel in its latest list of wine recommendations.  Of the wine, columnist Michael Hastings adds it is “an elegant zin, […]

Winemaker of the Month: Matt Crafton, Chateau Montelena

May 10, 2019

The May issue of Wine Business Monthly features Chateau Montelena Winemaker Matt Crafton as its featured winemaker of the month. It offers great insight into his background and career trajectory, as […]

The Grape Nation Episode 110: Matt Crafton, Winemaker Chateau Montelena

May 9, 2019

During a recent visit to New York, Chateau Montelena Winemaker Matt Crafton visited Sam Benrubi’s  The Grape Nation and joined him on the podcast, “Episode 110 Matt Crafton, Winemaker, Chateau Montelena.” Throughout […]

Tasting Report: Napa Valley Road Trip 2019

March 19, 2019

Drinkhacker published its latest Tasting Report on Napa Valley, which featured Chateau Montelena. Of the winery, he accurately notes that the winery helps tell “the story of California wine, having played a […]

Raise a Glass to Kathie Lee with 6 Amazing Wines Fit for a Legend

March 13, 2019

Leading national morning show, Today, included the Chateau Montelena Chardonnay in a dedicated segment and online story honoring Kathie Lee Gifford. The show’s resident wine experts, Leslie Sbrocco and Ray […]

The 10 Most Beautiful Wineries in Napa Valley

March 1, 2019

NapaValley.com, a website devoted to promoting the great things to see, do and taste in California’s most prestigious wine region has published a story, “The 10 Most Beautiful Wineries in […]

What to Drink Now: Winter White Wines

February 27, 2019

D Magazine wine columnist Hayley Hamilton has included three terrific wines from the VINTUS portfolio in her latest story, “What to Drink Now: Winter White Wines.” The Dallas/Forth Worth business […]

The Most Romantic Places to Travel, Near and Far

February 15, 2019

Chateau Montelena was featured on on AAA.com‘s online lifestyle publication, which offers users and readers with inspiration for roadtrips and travels. The article, “The Most Romantic Places to Travel, Near and […]

The Most Amazing Valentine’s Day Gifts of 2019 for All Types of Lovers in Your Life

February 11, 2019

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Chateau Montelena was featured on Buzzfeed in a gift guide article, “The Most Amazing Valentine’s Day Gifts Of 2019 For All Types Of Lovers […]

Napa Valley Riesling Then and Now

January 31, 2019

Wine Columnist Michelle Williams’ latest piece for Forbes delves into the history, perception and quality of Napa Valley Riesling. Chateau Montelena is one of the four producers in the region that […]

7 of our Favorite Christmas Movies and Wine Pairings

December 18, 2018

Rare has kicked the art of pairings up a notch with their latest story, “7 of our Favorite Christmas Movies and Wine Pairings.” There is something festive about enjoying a glass […]

On the Road in Napa Valley: Bo Barrett of Chateau Montelena, November 2018

December 6, 2018

Antonio Galloni visited Chateau Montelena Master Winemaker Bo Barrett during harvest this year, to get a sense of the growing season in the Calistoga AVA of Napa Valley. He caught […]

Chateau Montelena: Profile and Top Wines

December 5, 2018

Decanter wine columnist Elin McCoy recounts a very special tasting experience of Calistoga’s Chateau Montelena, led by Master Winemaker Bo Barrett himself. In the story, “Chateau Montelena: Profile & Top […]

Four Thanksgiving Wine Strategies – and Five Great Bottles for Your Table

November 16, 2018

Ahead of Thanksgiving, Washington Post wine columnist Dave McIntyre has shared his tips for navigating holiday wine selections and also shared his no-fail top picks to enjoy at the table next […]