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Sterling Vineyards

Open today: 11:00 - 16:00
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Perched 300 feet above the town of Calistoga, Sterling Vineyards offers panoramic views of Napa Valley. A unique aerial tram carries visitors up to the hilltop winery, whose iconic architecture was modeled after that of the Greek island of Mykonos...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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1111 Dunaweal Ln, Between Highway 29 and Silverado Trail, Calistoga, CA 94515-9635
+1 707-942-3344
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We did the basic admission where you take a lift up to the winery and walk around the winery on a fixed path where you are served glasses of wine along the way. Since you are high up there are pretty views. The reason for...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank magnemite13
Reviewed 1 week ago

We preferred the smaller wineries but this one is well curated and you have great views. Wines are good as are most of them in the area but not our favorite.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank woaishanghai
Reviewed 1 week ago

I live in the Bay Area and rarely visit Napa Valley. But when I do - usually with guests - I think Sterling is a great place for wine novices. Yes, it’s a corporate tourist trap and the wines are forgettable. But the drive to...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank DtripperJ
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So, we'll start with the few positives here: you get to ride a tiny gondola up to a "mountaintop" winery, with admittedly beautiful views of the valley below. Actually, that is the *only* positive here. ...And, to be clear, this one positive aspect did not...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank cubrun217
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sterling Vineyards was my first Napa Valley tour. The tour begins with an awesome gondola ride up the side of the hill to the winery. The tour has multiple stages, and three stops for tasting. $35 for four tastes with the gondola included, plus some...More

Date of experience: March 2019
2  Thank Bowmanator22
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Make a reservation and the earlier, the better. We did not sit in line very long for the gondola ride. It was really cool. The tour is self guided, so no worries if you are a few minutes early or late. You get a good...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Bryan N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were sent here by sister property Provenance who didn’t bother to mention there would be no admittance after 3PM (due to winter hours??). We showed up a few minutes beyond 3PM and after the long drive north, we were not thrilled to be turned...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank CapitCat
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Having only visited Napa twice, I have been to Sterling each time and have not been disappointed. The tram ride, value of the wine tasting, and exquisite views of the Napa Valley are incredible. Definitely add to your itinerary!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Nangytime
Reviewed 29 January 2019

My wife and I were not big fans of the wines at Sterling Vineyards, but it's really easy to enjoy the amazing views to the top via the gondola and the subsequent tours of the beautiful property. We think everyone should put this on their...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank UsingCommonSense
Reviewed 24 January 2019

We had a blast riding up the gondola to visit Sterling Vineyards! The wine was great too! The people working the tasting stations were friendly and knowledgeable! You will not be disappointed taking this tour!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank win42
Elizabeth B, Assistant Hospitality Sales Manager at Sterling Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded 27 January 2019

Thank you for your visit to Sterling Vineyards. So glad to hear you enjoyed your time at the winery! We hope to see you back again soon!

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5 February 2019|
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Response from 719cromero | Reviewed this property |
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30 December 2018|
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Response from MelanieS4700 | Property representative |
Viewing of the winery is open 7 days a week, however Monday thru Friday during our winter season (December - February) we only offer one experience which features (2) tastings on the tour followed by (3) tastings seated in... More
25 September 2018|
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Response from caillini | Reviewed this property |
I would visit Chateau Montelena. See the movie Bottle Shock if you want to know about the vineyard. The wine is much better here and the grounds are pretty. Sterling is more if you just want to see the view. (in my... More