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Address: 1111 Dunaweal Ln, Between Highway 29 and Silverado Trail, Calistoga, CA 94515-9635
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+1 707-942-3344
10:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 10:30 - 16:30
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Perched 300 feet above the town of Calistoga, Sterling Vineyards offers...

Perched 300 feet above the town of Calistoga, Sterling Vineyards offers panoramic views of Napa Valley. An aerial tram carries visitors up the hill to the winery, whose architecture was modeled after that of the Greek island of Mykonos, where Sterling founder Peter Newton once lived. The brilliant white stucco stands out dramatically against the rugged Mayacamas and Vaca mountain ranges that flank each side of Napa Valley. Mount Saint Helena makes a lovely distant backdrop. The winery’s towers house eight bells from London’s Church of St. Dunstan’s-in-the-East, originally founded in the 10th century. The church was destroyed by fire in 1666, rebuilt, then destroyed again during the bombing of WWII. Each time, new bells were recast from the old metal to give them superior tonal quality. The rich tolling of these ancient bells sounds down through the valley on the quarter hour. Through walkways and balconies, guests take a self-guided tour of Sterling Vineyards’ winemaking facilities. Beautiful outdoor terraces and elegant tasting rooms provide the perfect environment to enjoy exceptional wines while taking in the view. The extraordinary Mediterranean-style architecture, unique aerial tramway, stunning location, historic bells, and attention to visitors make Sterling Vineyards a top destination in Napa Valley.

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First, it was my first time in Napa and second in a vineyard/winery. I visited the Mondavi Vineyard right before and paid 30 bucks for a flight of 4. I noticed that most that... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Amazing ride in the gondola with spectacular views. When arriving to the top they great you with a tasting. Then we sat on a porch and enjoyed the views of the valley. We also did the self guided tour which was nice as they had wine tastings throughout then it leads to a huge porch where you can enjoy more... More 

Thank Courtneydun
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The best part of the tour is the tram ride. No interaction, under construction, the servers were very impersonal. When we asked for another pour, the server said we could buy bottles. Overpriced and overrated. It felt like a bad ride at Disneyland.

Thank KenStreet
Key West, Florida
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I don't think we did this winery right. We did the self guided tour, and it seemed like we just walked through the grounds, got our 5 wines and left. We were in and out in an hour. I would suggest a guided tour if you're looking for more of an experience. I chose this winery for the ride up... More 

Thank Krystin M
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

First, it was my first time in Napa and second in a vineyard/winery. I visited the Mondavi Vineyard right before and paid 30 bucks for a flight of 4. I noticed that most that didn't enjoy Sterling complain about the $30 Silver package. Here is the Do and Don't Do pick the "Platinum" package. Don't pick any other package. The... More 

Thank Carlos S
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is worth the trip up north. great scenery and better than average wine. their wines and sweet wine are the best.

Thank Jared G
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Sterling Vineyards is maybe the best winery for families with older kids. I took my 2 teens. $15 per kid includes a ski lift ride, a bag of goodies including snack, Gatorade, word search book etc. It's a beautiful view, the gondola ride was fun, and I got to taste wine while challenging my 15 year old to a word... More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Not having traveled to the Napa wineries for a number of years, we were surprised at how wine tasting has become a big money making enterprise. Not much free wine tasting at the big wineries. However, after a little compromising we decided to pay the $49 each for a tram ride, wine tasting (7), some nice cheeses, beautiful scenery, very... More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

You can make reservations for your tasting on line day of. We purchase the Silver Experience ($49/pp). The whole tour was so fun. You take an aerial tram up to their property. We were directed upstairs to a gorgeous room. We were greeted by Charlie who served us our tastings. We had 3 wines paired with charcuterie plate. Charlie was... More 

Thank Angela K
Grayling, Michigan
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The tram was unique for a vineyard and wine tasting. It took you up to the top of the hill where the Tasting areas were. Would have preferred to choose what wines I wanted to taste.

Thank sbidwell
Alpharetta, Georgia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Don't miss if you're in the area. Gondola ride, tour and tasting are worth the fee. Check web for discounts.

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