The Experience

In 1972, Jim Barrett bought a crumbling estate in Napa Valley. He knew little about wine. But he knew how to hire curious people and give them space to innovate.

Four years later, Chateau Montelena produced the world’s #1 rated wine – starting a 40+ year run of producing winning wines.

Your team will taste amazing wines while exploring lessons from the birth of America’s wine industry. You will learn why “curiosity” is the core of the winery’s culture – and how curiosity is sustained in an industry known for tradition.

Includes Kit Includes Kit
Vegan Option Vegan Option
International-Ready International-Ready
Non-Alcoholic Option Non-Alcoholic Option
$300 per person
45m
Artboard 1 48-hour hold available

The Creators

Sheri Bowen is a wine educator and leads hospitality and retail for Chateau Montelena Winery.

Her career has focused on helping teams to connect with their goals with distinctive events that respect the significance and hard work of those involved.

Use Cases

This experience can help your team accomplish several goals. Read more about the needs this experience could fill for your team.

Brainstorm and Innovate

Kickoff, Execute and QBR

What You Get

A wine tasting Curiosity kit that includes:

– A 750mL bottle of Chateau Montelena Chardonnay

– A 750mL bottle of Chateau Montelena Estate Cabernet

Alternatively, select the non-alcoholic Curiosity kit that includes:

– A 500mL bottle of Ghia non-alcoholic aperitif

(citrus for acid, grape juice for sweet, ginger for spice, gentian for bitterness)

– A 750mL bottle of For Bitter or Worse Aperol

(rhubarb, orange, and chrysanthemum; lightly effervescent)

Additional add-on options:

  • Montelena Cheese and Salumi
    • - Artisanal Cheese & Salumi
    • - Plant-Based Cheese & Salumi (U.S. Only)
  • Montelena Dessert
    • - Flourish Chocolates
  • Montelena Food
    • - Artisanal Cheese Pairing
    • - Plant-Based Cheese Pairing (U.S. only)
  • Estate Wine Upgrade
    • - Replace Napa Valley Cabernet with Estate Cabernet (U.S. only)

Reviews

Shira • February 2021
Chief of Staff to CEO at $300M company

“…we have several new members to our ELT and I wanted them to take-on their roles with this approach to teamwork in-mind…”

 

Alex • February 2021
Director Engineering with team of 8

“…the wine tasting was really pleasant, but the story of Montelena was incredible…”

Brett • February 2021
CEO of $1B company with 12 direct reports

“…we have several new members to our ELT and I wanted them to take-on their roles with this approach to teamwork in-mind…”