Wine Blast, a Top-10 US and UK podcast hosted by Master Sommeliers (and husband and wife duo) Susie Barrie and Peter Richards, interviewed Chateau Montelena Winemaker Matt Crafton for its most recent episode. The 35+ minute conversation covers various topics, including the recent Napa Valley fires, sustainability, Montelena’s wine style, and more. Crafton is positioned as their Napa Valley expert, and offers his honest take on all of their questions and his commitment to craft wines of integrity. Listen to the full episode HERE
Calistoga, Napa Valley, California
In 1976 Chateau Montelena put California at the forefront of the wine world. That year a who's-who of the French wine establishment gathered in Paris for a blind tasting of French and American wines. When the scores were tallied, the top-ranking white wine was Chateau Montelena's 1973 Chardonnay. Montelena today continues to be a quality benchmark in Napa Valley, producing some of the finest Cabernet and Chardonnay in California.