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On Wines: Day Tripping to Chateau Montelena

August 3, 2020

Sacramento Magazine chronicles a recent day trip to Chateau Montelena, sharing in detail the safety measures and new protocols put in place for both a safe and fulfilling winery visit.

The writer starts off by offering historical background on the iconic property. Upon arriving and being greeted by reception outside, she notes, “it was evident that Chateau Montelena had invested much energy in meeting the challenges of the pandemic, with procedures to guarantee employee and guest safety.”

Curious about the protocols? She offers a few of them within her piece, as shown below:

  • All tasting appointments must be scheduled in advance and will take place outside. If there are no tasting appointments available, visitors can purchase two bottles and sit outside and enjoy their wine using disposable Govino glasses provided by the winery.
  • All visitors must wear a mask until they are seated for their tasting experience.
  • Tours are not available due to social distancing restrictions. History of the winery is provided as guests are escorted to the tasting area.
  • Tasting areas are for adults only, although the winery has a designated spot on the property near the lake for children and designated drivers.

Read the full article to learn more about the package experiences available HERE.


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