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Chateau Montelena

California, the most populous state of the United States, located on the Pacific coast of North America is bordered by Oregon, Nevada, Arizona and Mexico. The four largest cities are Los Angeles, San Diego, San Jose and San Francisco. California is also the home of and wine producing regions such as Santa Barbara and Northern California's Wine Country.
Chateau Montelena is one of the famous wineries in California that has grown through years of excellence and quality of the wines offered. The discovered history of Chateau Montelena began on a chilly fall morning when Alfred Tubbs spaded over and inspected the soil where he thought of planting estate vineyards. A deal was struck and in January of 1882, the San Francisco entrepreneur owned 254 acres of rugged land just two miles north of Calistoga at the base of Mount Saint Helena.
The Montelena Estate Cabernet Sauvignon and Montelena Estate Zinfandel are grown in one of the world’s most exclusive winegrowing properties. The site’s variety of soils and slopes translates directly into the layers of complex flavors in wines. The Estate vineyard is comprised of varied terrain, from flat to steep hillsides.
Instead of chemical products, Chateau Montelena use only sustainable, organic farming methods to promote the health of the soil and ultimately preserve the land’s productivity. For example, instead of using chemical pesticides, they combat destructive pests by growing cover crops and releasing ladybugs into the vineyard. Their vineyards are blessed by natural underground hot springs that warm the soils, creating a naturally frost-free environment during the growing season. These vineyards also have well-drained gravelly loam soils that create excellent growing conditions for Cabernet Sauvignon grapes, with ripening patterns controlled by drip irrigation.
Chateau Montelena winery invites one and all to discover, experience and taste the many pleasures of their products. Style and fruit, first and foremost, balanced by an underlying structure of natural acidity for an elegant and balanced wine that provides both drinkability and ageability.
It is the goal of Chateau Montelena to create wines from the promising viticultural region that will rival in style and quality the finest traditional wines. With an unequaled commitment and the resources and talent to support this commitment, Chateau Montelena is embarking upon the next frontier in American winemaking.

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