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Five Minutes With Matt Crafton

October 8, 2019

The Tasting Panel highlighted Chateau Montelena in a dedicated story, “Five Minutes With Matt Crafton.” The piece highlights a conversation the writer had with Winemaker Matt Crafton covering his winemaking […]

Barrels are Supporting Actors at Chateau Montelena

October 4, 2019

Wine Business Monthly featured Chateau Montelena in a a dedicated story titled, “Barrels are Supporting Actors at Chateau Montelena.” The article features an interview with winemaker Matt Crafton, covering his background and winemaking […]

Matt Crafton, Winemaker, Chateau Montelena

September 19, 2019

The Honest Pour featured Chateau Montelena Winemaker Matt Crafton on its podcast. The episode covers the history of the estate, Matt’s vision for the future and his emphasis on sustainability. […]

Sustainably-Operated Chateau Montelena Continues to Draw the Spotlight to Napa Wines

September 3, 2019

Regional lifestyle publication, The Nashville Edit, has featured Chateau Montelena in a dedicated feature story that highlights the winery’s sustainable practices, its 2015 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon and its evolution under […]

Seven Ways to Enjoy White (Wine) After Labor Day

September 3, 2019

Fortune has published “Seven Ways to Enjoy White (Wine) After Labor Day,” and recommends Chateau Montelena 2016 Chardonnay as one of the top wines to enjoy year round. Despite warm […]

Eight Things You Might Not Know About Chardonnay

August 29, 2019

Chateau Montelena was mentioned in an article in Upscale Living Magazine, titled “Eight Things You Might Not Know About Chardonnay.” The writer highlights the winery’s victory in the Judgement of Paris after […]

Wine of the Week: wines of Chateau Montelena

August 23, 2019

Wine writer Scott Greenberg has featured Chateau Montelena in the Vine Guy podcast on WTOP. The Wine of the Week episode highlights the history of Chateau Montelena, the 2017 Potter Valley […]

The Classic Wineries that Put Napa on the Map Are Still Must-Visits

August 15, 2019

The Matador Network features Chateau Montelena within a story, “The Classic Wineries that Put Napa on the Map are Still Must-Visits.” The piece, written by writer Nick Hines, includes several […]

Everything You Need to Know About Chardonnay

August 6, 2019

Town & Country has published an easily digestible A-Z guide to help readers better understand Chardonnay – and perhaps their misconceptions on this versatile grape. As part of the history, […]

San Francisco Week: Wine Tasting at Award-Winning Chateau Montelena

August 5, 2019

Chateau Montelena has been featured in a broadcast segment on regional Hawaii-based station Khon2 titled, “San Francisco Week: Wine Tasting at Award-Winning Chateau Montelena.” The feature highlights a wine tasting at Chateau […]

2005 Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon The Montelena Estate, USA, California, Napa, Wine Review

July 29, 2019

IntoWine highlighted the Chateau Montelena Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2005 in its most recent review.  The review receives a rating of an A, with the reviewer acknowledging the cellar aging potential […]

Bottle Shock: The Early Days of California Wine Making at Chateau Montelena

July 25, 2019

The Family Travel Guy recently highlighted Chateau Montelena as a Napa Valley winery not to be missed when traveling to the region. He highlighted the historic “Judgment of Paris Tasting,” […]

Review: Chateau Montelena Chardonnay 2016

July 22, 2019

Vinepair writer Keith Beavers’ latest review highlights the Chateau Montelena Chardonnay 2016. He gives the wine an A+ review, adding that it is perfect to enjoy on its own, as a […]

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, […]