Friday, May 17 2013 7:01 AM EDT2013-05-17 11:01:29 GMT
The medical aid group Doctors Without Borders says one of its medical facilities located in a rural but violent region of South Sudan has been ransacked and destroyed. The group said Friday the attackMore >>
The medical aid group Doctors Without Borders says one of its medical facilities located in a rural but violent region of South Sudan has been ransacked and destroyed.More >>
Thursday, May 16 2013 7:35 AM EDT2013-05-16 11:35:35 GMT
Around 1:30 Thursday morning, the Owensboro Police Department responded to an armed robbery call at the Hampton Inn, located at 615 Salem Drive.Responding units spoke with the desk clerk, who advised thatMore >>
Responding units spoke with the desk clerk, who advised that a male subject entered the business armed with a rifle, and demanded money.More >>
Thursday, May 16 2013 6:53 AM EDT2013-05-16 10:53:21 GMT
Police say a 7-year-old boy is critically injured, after he was struck by a hit-and-run driver in Indianapolis. The boy was hit about 9:15 p.m. Wednesday on the city's south side. A police spokesman saysMore >>
Officers were told that the boy was trying to cross the busy two-lane street when he was hit.More >>
Wednesday, May 15 2013 6:53 AM EDT2013-05-15 10:53:05 GMT
European officials are investigating some of the world's biggest oil companies on suspicions of price manipulation over more than a decade. Shell, B-P and Statoil all say they're co-operating with theMore >>
The commission carried out unannounced inspections, because of concerns the companies may have worked together in reporting distorted prices.More >>
Oxbow put D. Wayne Lukas in the record books again with an upset of Orb in the Preakness Stakes on Saturday, giving the Hall of Fame trainer his 14th win in a Triple Crown race.More >>
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SOURCE Chateau Montelena Winery
125 Year Old Calistoga Chateau Honored For Two Periods of Historical Significance
CALISTOGA, Calif., Feb. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Chateau Montelena (http://www.montelena.com/), the historic Calistoga-based Napa Valley winery, has been placed on the prestigious National Register of Historic Places – the list of the country's historic places deemed most worthy of preservation. The winery is being recognized for two periods of significance – between 1888-1920, when San Francisco entrepreneur Alfred Tubbs built and operated the 18,000 square foot stone winery and 1968-1976 after Jim Barrett purchased the property, and the winery subsequently helped put Napa Valley wines on the international map with its Chardonnay win at the 1976 Paris Tasting.
Initially Chateau Montelena applied to the National Register to obtain historical recognition for the stone winery Chateau, completed by Tubbs in 1888. As a rule, properties must be associated with events or developments that happened at least 50 years in the past to be considered. After researching the property in consideration of the initial application, the National Register of Historic Places decided to also include the second period of time as being historically significant due to the exceptional importance that Chateau Montelena played in building Napa Valley's reputation in the global wine industry in the late 1970s.
"We were not so presumptuous as to include any of the 1976 Paris Tasting history that took place under the Barrett Family stewardship. We had plans in place to update the interior of the historic building to a modern state-of-the-art winemaking facility. It's a great old building for winemaking and we wanted to make sure it lived on for many years to come, our story really was not part of that," said Bo Barrett, Master Winemaker at Chateau Montelena. "We were pretty stoked to see that our family's and the Montelena Team's contributions were deemed by others to be so historic in Napa Valley, California and U.S. history. I have to say it is a huge compliment and we all are extremely honored."
In 1882, Tubbs set out to improve the quality and reputation of Napa Valley's wines and soon built the stone winery Chateau, which offered constant cool temperatures and provided an appropriate cellar. The A.L. Tubbs Winery became an important force in promoting quality Napa Valley wines distributed throughout the country and the world. Following Prohibition, World War II, and new foreign tariffs, the wine industry fell into a decline. It was not until the 1976 Paris Tasting that Napa Valley wineries made a comeback. The continued development of the wine industry that started in Calistoga in the late nineteenth century and made its resurgence in the late 1970s showcases the importance of the historical designation of these two periods.
"The fact the application for A.L. Tubbs Winery became synonymous with Chateau Montelena makes a lot of sense when you stop and think about it," said Bo Barrett, Master Winemaker at Chateau Montelena. "In its 125 years, our family and the Tubbs' have shared a storied winemaking past in this Chateau. I don't reckon we'll be going back to the Tubbs name anytime soon, but maybe we'll call our Premiere Lot the 'A.L. Tubbs super-special blend!'"
About Chateau Montelena
Established in 1882 by Alfred Tubbs, 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: http://www.montelena.com.
Thursday, May 16 2013 7:38 AM EDT2013-05-16 11:38:49 GMT
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - An Army wife who lost over 100 pounds while her husband was away in Afghanistan surprised the soldier Wednesday when he arrived at Wilmington International Airport. Misty Shaffer,More >>
A soldier from Wilmington returns from Afghanistan to a big surprise: a new wife, a new house and a different child.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 9:54 AM EDT2013-05-18 13:54:39 GMT
Evansville police made a large drug bust Fir day night. It happened at a home in the 600 block of Jefferson Avenue near Garvin Street. Police say officers were in the area and could smell a strong odorMore >>
Officers got a search warrant, and once inside the home, found what they call a substantial amount of marijuana.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 10:35 AM EDT2013-05-18 14:35:07 GMT
(KRIS/NBC) - A dream came true for a Texas foster child who never had a permanent place to call home. That all changed thanks to one family who granted his wish, 24 hours before it was too late. DamienMore >>
A dream came true for a Texas foster child who never had a permanent place to call home.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 3:10 PM EDT2013-05-18 19:10:16 GMT
On Wednesday morning, the Evansville Museum will unveil the new home for the Vulcan Statue that, in July of 2012, was moved from the basement of the Old Courthouse. Since the moving of Vulcan, OaklandMore >>
On Wednesday morning, the Evansville Museum will unveil the new home for the Vulcan Statue that, in July of 2012, was moved from the basement of the Old Courthouse.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 9:53 AM EDT2013-05-18 13:53:17 GMT
One person was killed in an accident at a recycling center. in Muhlenberg County. It happened at the Greenville Recycling Center II, which is on Wickliffe Street. 28-year-old, Robert Adam Baxter of Greenville,More >>
One person was killed in an accident at a recycling center. in Muhlenberg County. It happened at the Greenville Recycling Center II, which is on Wickliffe Street. More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 7:16 PM EDT2013-05-17 23:16:53 GMT
One person has died in a crash near Harrisonville, MO, Thursday evening. The crash happened on Missouri Highway 7 and Walker Road. It involved a car and a tractor-trailer. Harrisonville is in Cass County.More >>
Savannah Nash celebrated her 16th birthday last week. She died Thursday when her car slammed into a semi while she was texting during her first time driving by herself.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 11:05 AM EDT2013-05-18 15:05:55 GMT
Spend your Saturday enjoying some wine, art and jazz on Newburgh's Riverfront. Historic Newburgh Wine, Art and Jazz Festival is set to go from noon until 9 p.m. on Saturday. Local wineries will be offeringMore >>
Historic Newburgh Wine, Art and Jazz Festival is set to go from noon until 9 p.m. on Saturday.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 10:21 PM EDT2013-05-18 02:21:45 GMT
NEW ALBANY, IN – New Albany police said Friday that a mother found dead along with her two young children in a creek in Binford Park in March drowned her two young children and then herself. New AlbanyMore >>
Investigators said Jaime Clutter, 35, suffered from mental illness -- possibly psychosis and postpartum depression -- when she walked her children to Binford Park March 13 and drowned them. More >>
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