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Glory To God!
Mother Melania and the Sisters at Holy Assumption Monastery in Calistoga, CA have returned to Calistoga following a week-long mandatory evacuation. The monastery and winery are undamaged, although many homes and businesses in the surrounding area were lost. Please continue to remember those who have suffered loss in your prayers.
 
We are again accepting orders for chalice wine!
 
I used to collect wine, much of it from top Napa wineries. I can taste the high quality Malbec behind that soft dose of sweetness. Everyone is used to cloying, featureless sweetness in their Kagor. Your wine has depth — I would drink it even if it weren’t chalice wine :-). It even makes me wonder what it tastes like with chocolate, because it reminds me a bit of Banyuls in its tannic sweetness. But I’m most happy about how happy it makes everyone at trapeza!! - Tikhon, 2020
I still have a case in reserve but I did forward your email to priest friends of mine with my highest recommendations. - Fr. Sebastian, Los Gatos, CA
We have enjoyed serving your "Chalice" Malbec wine for years and would like to continue the relationship with you. -- Sommelier of Solage, Calistoga
Thank you so much for your amazing work and we are grateful to be able to support you. - Tim, Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, NC
I want to thank you for fulfilling this necessary ministry of producing canonically approved chalice wine. I do have some experience with your product, and I really appreciated its quality. - Fr. John, St. John the Wonderworker Serbian Orthodox Church, OR
The best chalice wine produced in North America, from Orthodox monastics faithfully maintaining the quality standard set by the Russian Orthodox Church over a century ago. - Fr. Anthony, All Saints of North America Orthodox Church, MO
...Quite apart from its liturgical use, this wine is extremely pleasurable for personal use as well! - Metropolitan Kallistos Ware of Diokletia
This is an authentic, artisanal Communion wine, not fortified, made by monastics in the Orthodox tradition. - Petrus non Papa, 2020
I have been taking 3-5 bottles of the monastery wine on trips to Russia ..... the priest recipients have told everyone about the wonderful gift....if only the monastery shipped to Russia! There would be many orders. - Elena, 2020

Calistoga Orthodox Wines

1421 Cedar St. Calistoga, CA 94515
orders@calistogaorthodoxwine.com
707-942-4658