Stéphane Derenoncourt Shines Even Brighter with... →
The new classification for Saint-Émilion was announced on Friday September 7th by the INAO (Institut National des Appellations d’Origine). There were four wines promoted to the top level — Premier Grand Cru Classé – three of which are made by StéphaneDerenoncourt: Château Larcis Ducasse, Château Canon la Gaffelière and La Mondotte. As a result of this re-classification, Stéphane is responsible...
2008 Derenoncourt California Napa Valley Cabernet... →
Derenoncourt California - 2008 Napa Valley Caberent 95 points | $180 | 269 cases made Pure, rich and supple, this is focused on deep plum, dark berry, cedar and mineral flavors. A tour de force in depth and intensity, yet with a nice lift on the finish, where the tannins show a tender side. Best from 2013 through 2026. From California.—James Laube In the Wine Spectator under “Hot Wines”, as...
2008 Derenoncourt California Syrah Released →
Derenoncourt California - 2008 Coombsville Syrah 93 points | $85 | 219 cases made Tight and richly flavored, with a core of dark berry, mineral, graphite and cedar flavors that run deep, ending with gutsy, chewy tannins. Best from 2013 through 2023.—James Laube In the Wine Spectator under “Hot Wines”, as the “most exciting discoveries from our editors’ most recent...
Happy #CabernetDay ! Drink a Bottle Save a Life! →
August 30th at Anthology - Chocolate & Vino - to benefit Big Brothers and Big Sisters of San Diego County. Montesquieu Winery Grand Cru Champagne among others!
Montesquieu Winery: Who We Are and What We Do →
What do we believe? Find out here!
Fix a Well, Change the World →
Amazing interview with Doc Hendley of Wine to Water on APM’s The Story. All of us at Montesquieu Winery are honored to partner with Doc for clean water in Southern Ethiopia.
The Evolution of Syrah: The Cool Climate Shift →
Syrah has become increasingly popular, and is now estimated to be the seventh most widely planted varietal in the world. Over time, with growers gaining more and more experience with various vineyard locations and climates,we have seen an emerging trend in the industry toward cool-climate Syrah.
What’s Cooking with Montesquieu Wine: Recipes and... →
Sweet Potato Salad with Pineapple and Pecans - Yum!
Mother’s Day Gifts for Wine Lovers by Montesquieu... →
What’s Cooking With Montesquieu Wines: Three... →
How to Taste Wine Like a Professional with... →
Stéphane Derenoncourt immersed in tasting Cheval Blanc.
The Montesquieu Winemaking Experience →
We are pleased to announce the launch of one of our most exciting initiatives to date: The Montesquieu Winemaking Experience. For the first time, a limited number of clients will have an opportunity to purchase an entire barrel of our best wine (approximately 25 cases) to call their own – to name, brand, label and even blend in person in Napa with their broker under the guidance of our winemaker...
Montesquieu Winery Explores Port and the Douro... →
Learn about the fabulous history of the Douro and its star wine-Port. Traditional Barcos Rabelos with iron bridge by Eiffel’s pupil in the background, Oporto
A Tale of Two Terroirs: Montesquieu Winery Debuts... →
Montesquieu CEO Fonda Hopkins and Stéphane Derenoncourt unveil our first-ever Premiere Napa Valley Lot- A Tale of Two Terroirs, 5 cases of heaven!
Pierre’s Little Piece of Paradise →
Pierre Bernault with his “Moulin du Paradis” (Windmills of Paradise).
Happy Valentine’s Day from Montesquieu Winery →
Amarone della Valpolicella Classico: Crown Jewel... →
Grapes for Amarone della Valpolicella drying on straw mats.
Michel Rolland, Doc Hendley and Montesquieu... →
Top Bordeaux consultant Michel Rolland and Doc Hendley of Wine to Water. Check out our “Drink a Bottle, Save a Life” campaign. Doing good by drinking the Bonne Nouvelle by Michel Rolland!
Montesquieu Winery Reviews Wine Trends to Watch in... →
Hot wine trends to watch for in 2012!
Happy New Year from Montesquieu Winery →
Montesquieu Winery Reports from Lake Como’s World... →
The lovely Villa d’Este on Lake Como, the stunning venue for the World Wine Symposium.
Winemaker’s Dinner with Thierry Haberer:... →
Montesquieu Winery CEO Fonda Hopkins, Montesquieu wine brokers, managers and winemaker Thierry Haberer celebrate the release of the anxiously awaited Juntarse. The Juntarse is our first release of an elite new series of wines by Montesquieu Winery and Michel Rolland. Thierry Haberer is Michel’s right hand man, overseeing wine production of the renowned Rolland Collection which includes...
With Gratitude From Montesquieu Winery →
We would like to be sure to say thank you to all the wonderful people that make up our Montesquieu Winery community. It has been an amazing year and we wouldn’t be where we are without you!
Thanksgiving with Montesquieu Wines →
You will find some great tips for Thanksgiving here! Recipes, pairing advice as well as some of our favorite Montesquieu Wines for Thanksgiving. Enjoy, cheers and Happy Thanksgiving from Montesquieu Winery!
Montesquieu Winery 2011 Harvest Review: At Home... →
Phil Coturri and Stephane Derenoncourt, kindred spirits!
The Timeless Gift of Wine: Custom Etching by... →
Beautiful wines, beautiful presentation!
Montesquieu Wine Featured on NBC’s Today Show →
Finding the Fountain of Youth: Montesquieu... →
Montesquieu CEO Fonda Hopkins with Mailly Grand Cru folks. Find out the story behind our amazing Grand Cru Champagne!
Montesquieu Winery Legislative Updates for Direct... →
Stay informed about laws that will make it more difficult for wine lovers to buy from small producers! Laws like wholesaler-backed HR 1161 would be a great detriment to our business.
The Search for Great Terroir: Insight into... →
Stéphane in his element, find out more about his amazing talents here. With insightful video!
Montesquieu Winery 2011 Pre-Harvest Update: Late... →
Stéphane Derenoncourt’s Window on the World of... →
The one place in the world to find Stephane’s wines of his consultancies as well as personal favorites. When in Bordeaux, a must-visit!
Montesquieu Winery's Favorite Barolo Winemaker:... →
Come meet Livia Fontana- you’ll love her as much as we do!
Decanting Basics, Part 2 with Montesquieu Winery →
Part 1 of Decanting Basics covered why and when to decant. Now learn how to decant with easy instructions. Decanting is one of the easiest and most helpful tools of getting the most out of your wine experience. Enjoy!
Montesquieu Winery & Federico Benegas-Lynch →
Come take a peek into Mendoza, Argentina and meet the wonderful winemaker Federico Benegas-Lynch and his delectable Don Zofanor wines. Every wine has a story, and Federico’s family history is full of them. Read, enjoy and watch the video, too!
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Stéphane Derenoncourt’s Window on the World of... →
Livia Fontana: Heart and Soul in Barolo Country →
Montesquieu Winery Reflects on VinExpo 2011: All... →
Looming Political Influence of Alcohol Wholesalers... →
A whopping $82 million spent by wholesalers 2006-2010 on contributions to federal and state political campaigns as well as federal lobbying efforts. This figure dwarfs what the rest of the industry combined spends!
Montesquieu Winery Reflects On Independence Day... →
In Search of the Hanging Tree: Montesquieu Winery... →
The One and Only Pavie Macquin
What’s Cooking with Montesquieu Wine: Sensational... →
Check out our blog for the recipes for this great summer meal!
Travel Insights: Montesquieu Winery on the... →