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.
You will be assigned one of our acclaimed creator hosts to lead your experience.
Sheri Bowen is a wine educator and leads hospitality and retail for Chateau Montelena Winery located in the beautiful Napa Valley. Chateau Montelena is the very same winery featured in the feature film Bottle Shock.
She has over 30 years of experience in restaurants, hotels, and winery operations. Her career has been focused on helping teams to connect with their goals through distinctive events that respect the significance and hard work of everyone involved.
Pick any one or more add-ons to enhance your kits:
High quality full-color custom message immediately visible when opening kit.
Large (3x5) full-color logo added to the top of each box.
Add delicious cheese and crackers to each kit.
Upgrade the Napa Valley Cabernet to the more exclusive Chateau Montelena Estate Cabernet.
Add a selection of delicious cheese and salumi to each kit.
Add an elegant four-piece box of Ganache Chocolates to each kit.
“…we have several new members to our ELT and I wanted them to take-on their roles with this approach to teamwork in-mind…”
“…the wine tasting was really pleasant, but the story of Montelena was incredible…”
“…what a great way to come together as a team; super-engaging and thought-provoking…”
“…team enjoyed wine, but the best part was our sharing and interacting around the ‘Montelena’ story; it’s incredibly analogous to what we face as we innovate in product…”
Teamraderie experiences leverage a proprietary format developed with universities. Your host is trained to deliver an experience that emphasizes people feeling safe, secure, and connected.