How much is a 1973 Chateau Montelena Chardonnay?

One of the few remaining bottles of ex-cellar 1973 Chateau Montelena Chardonnay has been sold by Spectrum Wine Auctions for $11,325 (£7,419).

How much is a tasting at Chateau Montelena?

TASTING PRICE: Monday-Thursday $70 per person, Friday-Sunday $80 per person. AVAILABILITY: Daily from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The Montelena Estate Collection showcases the exceptional character, quality and ageability of our flagship wine, the Estate Cabernet Sauvignon.

What is the winery in Bottle Shock?

Chateau Montelena Winery
WINERY: “ Bottle Shock ” was shown recently at Chateau Montelena Winery in Napa Valley.

Does Chateau Montelena still exist?

Experience Chateau Montelena from the lobby of the historic Westin St. Francis in San Francisco’s Union Square. Our San Francisco location is open daily from 1pm-8pm for walk-in tastings and retail purchases.

Who is the owner of Chateau Montelena?

Jim Barrett (winemaker)

Jim Barrett
Occupation Winery owner
Years active 1972–1982
Known for Owner/producer at Chateau Montelena when their 1973 Chardonnay won the Judgment of Paris in 1976.
Children 5, including Bo

Was Chateau Montelena affected by the fire?

Even before the latest round of fires, the pervasive smoke that hung over wine country in September had taken its toll. For the first time since 1978, Chateau Montelena, a historic producer near Calistoga, will not make an estate cabernet sauvignon because the grapes were tainted by ash and smoke.

Did Chateau Montelena turn brown?

While at Chateau Montelena, Brambila worked closely with Mike Grgich – who, although not depicted in the film, was the winemaker behind the 1973 Montelena Chardonnay that won in Paris. In the film, the prize-winning chardonnay turns brown for 24 hours after bottling.

Is Chateau Montelena’s 1973 Chardonnay the best wine ever?

In fact, it was Chateau Montelena’s 1973 Chardonnay, rated above all other wines. This seminal event has been memorialized in the book “The Judgment of Paris,” by George Taber, as well as in the 2008 feature film Bottle Shock.

Who made 1973 Chardonnay wine?

For more information, visit the Smithsonian’s Terms of Use page. This bottle of 1973 Chardonnay was made by Miljenko “Mike” Grgich, winemaker at Chateau Montelena Winery in Calistoga, California. This vintage outranked some of France’s best white Burgundies at a blind tasting held in Paris in 1976.

What happened at Chateau Montelena?

This seminal event has been memorialized in the book “The Judgment of Paris,” by George Taber, as well as in the 2008 feature film Bottle Shock. Today Chateau Montelena’s distinct 19th century stone structure stands as a quality icon in Napa Valley, consistently producing some of the finest wines in California.

Is California’s Chardonnay the best white wine?

Four white Burgundies were tasted against six California Chardonnays. When the scores were tallied, the French Judges were convinced that the top-ranking white wine was one of their own. In fact, it was Chateau Montelena’s 1973 Chardonnay, rated above all other wines.