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Browse the most recent news, information and activities from our producers.

The New Classification of DOQ Priorat

March 24, 2020

In Decanter’s masterclass at the Decanter Spain and Portugal Fine Wine Encounter, Padro Ballesteros Torres MW compared the similarities between Priorat and Burgundy. While many are familiar with Burgundy, Spain’s Priorat region […]

Happy 50th Birthday Ponzi Vineyards

March 23, 2020

Wine Writer Andrew Chalk had the opportunity to learn about Ponzi Vineyards’ history directly from founder Dick Ponzi, Winemaker Luisa Ponzi and President Maria Ponzi when they visited Texas last […]

Please The Palate: B is for Bubbles — and Bollinger

March 23, 2020

The Napa Valley Register columnist Allison Levine had the opportunity to speak with Valerie McDaniel, Champagne Bollinger U.S. Director, earlier in the month at the World of Pinot Noir event […]

Review: 2017 Gary Farrell Olivet Lane Chardonnay

March 20, 2020

Respected wine reviewer Fredric Koeppel of Bigger than Your Head rated the 2017 Olivet Lane Chardonnay as excellent in his recent “Wine of the Day” segment. Koppel give high praise to the […]

The 2019 Minuty Prestige Launches in the U.S.

March 20, 2020

Shanken News Daily editor Dan Marsteller highlighted the launch of 2019 Minuty Prestige in the U.S. in a recent News Brief  article. Offering background on this wine, Marsteller reports that it […]

Sonoma Coast Wineries Need Your Love Now More Than Ever

March 19, 2020

Food & Wine contributor Brian Freedman’s latest story touches on the devastation the coronavirus pandemic is causing on the hospitality industry, and how it is still possible to support local […]

Don’t worry, Bay Area. Even under shelter-in-place, you can still get all the wine you need

March 19, 2020

The San Francisco Chronicle published a story about how, despite being under shelter-in-place protocol to protect the spread of COVID-19, locals will have no shortage of wine options to choose […]

Spy Style

March 19, 2020

The New York Post’s luxury syndicate, Alexa, published a men’s focused style guide inspired by the most sophisticated gentleman out there, James Bond. In addition to looking the part, the […]

Review: Chateau Montelena Estate Zinfandel 2015

March 18, 2020

VinePair reviewed the Chateau Montelena Estate Zinfandel 2016, awarding it with an “A” rating. The write up offers high praise, explaining, “The balance in this wine is incredible…It has intense, […]

Domaine Chanson: Soon to release the greatly-acclaimed 2018 Vintage!

March 17, 2020

A vintage with concentration and power The 2018 vintage is one of the best vintages in recent years resembling the great 2015 vintage. We were lucky to taste the entire […]

Bollinger La Grande Année 2012: back to back spectacular vintages

March 16, 2020

A worthy follow up After the 2008, perhaps the greatest La Grande Année to date, in some ways it makes sense that Bollinger waited until the next great vintage, 2012, to […]

Chateau Minuty: 2019 Roses in stock

March 16, 2020

2019s have arrived – just in time We’re looking forward to the weather warming up for many reasons nowadays.  Despite the fact we’re still in March and we are facing […]

Ornellaia Keeps Calm and Carries On

March 12, 2020

Wine-Searcher’s James Lawrence interviews Ornellaia estate director Axel Heinz about the challenges of the 2017 Bolgheri vintage and the current coronavirus lock-down. Heinz comments that the lockdown is strange, “living in a […]

The Californian wine producers every collector wants to have in their cellar

March 12, 2020

Christie’s auction house published a story highlighting some of the most coveted wines from California that collectors seek out, leading with Chateau Montelena in the #1 spot. The piece accurately explains […]

Top South American Chardonnay Under $25

March 11, 2020

Decanter columnist and MW Peter Richards featured Errazuriz in his latest feature on top quality and value Chardonnays from South America. Richards references that the overall standard of Chilean Chardonnay has […]

New Releases from California

March 11, 2020

Forbes columnist Tom Hyland featured Gary Farrell Winery in his latest column on new California releases, describing the winery as “one of my favorite producers of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir […]

Weekend Wine Notes

March 11, 2020

Bigger Than Your Head blogger Frederic Koeppel highlighted the Gary Farrell Winery 2017 Russian River Selection Pinot Noir in a recent post, awarding it an “excellent” rating. His detailed description […]

10 Best Wineries and Vineyards to Sip and Swirl in Napa Valley

March 11, 2020

USA Today’s popular 10 Best syndicate highlighted 10 of the best places to visit in Napa Valley, including Chateau Montelena. The winery earned the #2 spot on the list, and […]

Champagne and Potato Chips

March 9, 2020

Washington Examiner columnist Eric Felten’s latest column explores the always satisfying pairing of Champagne and potato chips, inspired by a scene in The Seven Year Itch. While the image of […]

Hooray for Chardonnay: A Global Guide to the World’s Best Bottles

March 9, 2020

Wine Enthusiast included Chateau Montelena in an article that explores some of the greatest expressions of Chardonnay in the world. The Chateau Montelena Napa Valley Chardonnay is noted as one […]