Chateau Montelena is one of Napa Valley’s oldest estates, starting in 1882. The prohibition stalled work at this French style property and wasn’t restarted until 1972 when Jim Barret took over. The excellent Michael Grich was winemaker before starting his own estate. Now made by Jim’s son Bo, their Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay made them one of Nappa’s most respected. The estate also boasts a Jade Lake, a stunning wildlife sanctuary.