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There are some wonderful wineries in Napa Valley, and the Chateau Montelena Winery is no exception. During your stay at The Wine Country Inn & Cottages, you will enjoy some gorgeous sunlit views. You will also enjoy some great outdoor adventures, like bicycling and hot air ballooning. However, the heart of Napa Valley is the wine. With so many wineries to choose from, things can get overwhelming. However, we are here to help! Here is everything you need to know about our recommendation of the Chateau Montelena Winery.
History of the Chateau Montelena Winery
The Chateau Montelena Winery CA was founded in 1888 as a barrel-aging facility first known as the A.L. Tubbs Winery. In an age where most wineries were constructed by wood, the Chateau Montelena Winery is made of stone. This unique feature set it apart, and better insulated against the heat or cold. The structure was also built into a hillside, which further regulated temperature. An English Gothic castle gatehouse, narrow arched windows, and bartizans with faux arrow slits are all original features. While the interior was original a large space with a second-story crushing floor, a second-floor apartment was added. This was originally a lived-in space; however, it is now the Chateau Montelena Winery tasting room.
The whole point of vacationing in Napa Valley is getting away from it all. Leave all your worries and troubles of everyday life behind. Instead, enjoy the serenity of Napa Valley. The beautiful setting at the Chateau Montelena Winery will enthrall visitors. This stone castle carved into a hillside overlooks a Chinese garden, lake, and vineyards. These vineyards stretch all the way to the base of Mt. St. Helena. With such enticing views, you will be rejuvenated. Let the soft breezes and welcoming sunshine warm your heart and ease your mind while you indulge in some fresh wine. You will also experience the presence of wildlife and waterfowl in the beautiful, natural setting.
Visiting the Chateau Montelena Winery
The tasting room at the Chateau Montelena Winery is open from 9:30am to 4pm daily. You can enjoy some early morning views and wine or choose to partake in the late afternoon before dinner. Historic wines and walk-in tours are available at all times to guests. Enjoy a variety of wines, including reds, whites, and exclusives. The three current releases are the 2012 Montelena Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, 2013 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, and 2013 Calistoga Zinfandel.
After the Chateau Montelena Winery
After enjoying a wine tasting and vineyard views at the Chateau Montelena Winery, grab a bite to eat at one of our fabulous Napa Valley restaurants. Then, come back to The Wine Country Inn & Cottages to continue your peaceful retreat. You can even get our add-on escape package, which includes a bottle of Napa Valley wine and some culinary bites as well as complimentary wine tasting opportunities. For more packages and specials, visit our website! Then, for more to see and do in beautiful Napa Valley, download our free vacation guide!