Chateau Montelena Winery Installs Premier Chargers For Electronic Vehicles

  Chateau Montelena Winery Installs Premier Chargers For Electronic Vehicles

Famous Napa Valley Winery is First in USA to Provide the Latest in EV Charging

PR Newswire

CALISTOGA, Calif., Nov. 28, 2012

CALISTOGA, Calif., Nov. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Chateau Montelena, the
historic Napa Valley winery is now the first winery in the USA to install a
Blink DC Fast Charger, the latest in charging technology for electronic
vehicles (EV). Billed as the fastest EV charger on the market, the Blink DC
Fast Charger charges most EV batteries completely in less than one hour
allowing winery visitors to return home safely without having to make frequent
stops along the way.

Also available to EV guests of the winery, the Blink DC Fast Charger joins a
"Level 2" charger that is universally compatible with all EV's. Chateau
Montelena acknowledges these chargers are major incentives for EV travelers
visiting wine country previously discouraged to make the trip.

Chateau Montelena's Master Winemaker Bo Barrett notes, "We are always evolving
and strive to set an example for our neighboring wineries and wineries around
the world. Chateau Montelena has a reputation to live up to that goes beyond
the wine we make, which is why we support the electric vehicle industry, and
essentially the future of our planet."

ECOtality, Inc.,Blink's parent company is based in San Francisco. ECOtality
has been a leader in electric transportation since 1989 and is always
researching and developing new technologies for today's energy climate.
Chateau Montelena also continues to be a pioneer both in the wine industry and
the "green" industry practicing sustainability in every possible aspect of the

About Chateau Montelena Winery

Established in 1882, Calistoga-based Chateau Montelena is credited for helping
California wine earn worldwide recognition. In 1976, Chateau Montelena was one
of two Napa Valley wineries to come out on top in a blind tasting held for a
who's-who of the French wine and food establishment gathered at the
Inter-Continental Hotel in Paris. Chateau Montelena produces Chardonnay,
Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel and Riesling varieties. Its celebrated tasting
room is open daily from 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. The winery has been owned and
operated by the Barrett Family since 1972.

For more information on Chateau Montelena please visit:

Contact: Katie Calhoun
(415) 346-2929 or

SOURCE Chateau Montelena Winery

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