Chateau Montelena Wine Dinner

Thursday, May 25, 2023 May 25, 2023 Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach Resort & Club

6:00 PM

Chateau Montelena takes center stage during this exclusive experience in the Wine Cave at Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach. Begin your evening on the terrace for small bites and Champagne, before venturing into the Wine Cave for an elegant presentation of culinary and winemaking innovation. Allow your taste buds to wander through five courses of savory creations, each dish thoughtfully paired with an elegant blend from Chateau Montelena. Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach Executive Sous Chef Diego Bernal is presenting a collection of dishes including fresh seafood and spring-inspired entrees, while Jock Busser from Chateau Montelena is highlighting a mix of Chardonnays and Cabernet Sauvignons, as well as a Zinfandel and 20 year Ruby.

$328 per person, excludes tax and gratuity 

Purchase Tickets



White Asparagus | Oregon Morels, Poached Egg, Parmesan

2015 Chardonnay, Napa Valley

2020 Chardonnay, Napa Valley


Seared Dayboat Scallops | White Corn, Bacon, Beurre Rouge

2018 Estate Zinfandel, Calistoga


Zucchini Ravioli | Marinated Tomatoes, Green Onion, Olive Tapenade, Chicken Jus, Basil, Olive Confit

2019 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley


Smoked Prime Filet | Turnips, Rutabaga, Fava Beans, Red Berries Relish, Mint, Lavender, Cabernet Reduction

2008 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Calistoga

2018 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Calistoga


Almond Chocolate Dacquoise Cake | Oven Roasted Mission Figs, Pistachio Crumble, Port Wine Reduction

20 Year Ruby, Calistoga

A Man Smiling For The Camera


As National Sales Manager, Jock Busser oversees the wholesale market for Chateau Montelena. He works in close liaison with VINTUS to establish direct connections with distributors and trade partners. In his role, Jock creates thoughtful strategy, bringing Chateau Montelena to restaurant, retail and hotel accounts nationwide.

After spending his early career in technology and research, Jock decided to pursue his fundamental passion for wine. He attributes this appreciation to his grandfather, who gifted him the first bottle for his collection at fourteen. Jock ultimately found his niche within the industry, having refined two decades of experience into a personal narrative.

Jock’s work is focused on people. He spends the majority of his time traveling, providing guidance and support to the network of distributors that represent Montelena. From the Decade Re-Release program, to select restaurant partnerships, Jock drives each initiative forward with a deep understanding of the establishment he represents. He works to guarantee that each relationship and project reflect the ethos of the winery, the stories of the Barrett family, and the classic wines that have remained true to Montelena since its origin.

For Jock, working for Chateau Montelena is more of a homecoming: “It has always been a special place to me. As the first Californian wine I put into my cellar, to the reason I joined VINTUS—when I can make it personal for others, it’s far more valuable.”