Saturday, August 1, 2009

Chateau Montelena!

On a recent bike ride through Calistoga, we came upon Chateau Montelena. Although world famous, we had kind of forgotten that it was there.
What to do first? Okay, let's check out the Jade Lake.Kind of like a mascot of the Jade Lake I guess. This beautiful swan was seen strolling around so we had to get a photo with Of course, the swan wouldn't present a good shot so we had to scrap that idea and head over to the Chateau.
Amazingly beautiful building. Here is where the famous wines were created that shocked the wine world in the Paris Tasting of 1976. More recently, the winery has received recognition through the movie Bottleshock. We have yet to see it, but at least now we will know more about this world famous winery.
We did the Jade Lake, the Chateau, and now its time for some Tasting. Under that pergola we went, but no bottles made their way home with us. We were on our bikes after all.

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