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 winery.
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.
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