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About Sterling Vineyards

Stunning Views, Brilliant Wines, Experience Sterling.

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Perched 300 feet above the town of Calistoga, Sterling Vineyards offers panoramic views of Napa Valley. An aerial gondola 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. The winery’s towers house eight bells from London’s Church of St. Dunstans-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. Visitors can see works by Renoir, Chagall, Picasso and photographs by Ansel Adams. Walkways, balconies, and motion-sensitive DVD screens allow guests to take a self-guided tour of Sterling Vineyards’ winemaking facilities. Outdoor terraces and tasting rooms provide the perfect environment to enjoy a single-vineyard Merlot and Cabernet Franc from the famous “Three Palms Vineyard” and Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon from the “Bear Flats Vineyard.” Harry Hansen is the veteran Wine Maker. *RESERVATIONS ARE NOT REQUIRED- WALK-INS ARE WELCOME*

Please note- Tickets for kids age 3-20 are $15 and currently need to be purchased at the lower wine shop when you check in.

features Notable Features
  • Architectural Appeal
  • Art on Display
  • Corporate Events
  • Food Service
  • Scenic View
  • Special Events
tours and tastings Tours & Tastings
  • Large Groups (6-12)
  • Large Groups (12-20)
  • Patio Tasting
  • Public Tasting Room
  • Wine Club
  • Wine Tasting
varietals Varietals Offered
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Chardonnay
  • Merlot
  • Petite Sirah
  • Pinot Gris
  • Pinot Noir
  • Riesling
  • Sangiovese
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Shiraz
  • Syrah
  • Viognier
  • Zinfandel
Average Score from CellarPass Visitors5 Star Average Rating
Overall Score 4 Star Overall Rating 4/5
First Impression 4 Star First Impression Rating 4/5
Hospitality 4 Star Hospitality Rating 4/5
Ambiance 4 Star Ambiance Rating 4/5
Steve N. Member Since 6/23/2017
General Admission 21 + on 6/23/17 3:30 PM

Did the standard tour. Wines were ok. Only tasted two reds. Facility is large and industrial. Patio at the end was very nice. But you can't revisit any of the previous wines. 32 dollars to taste 4 wines is very steep even by Napa standards.

Overall Score 3 Star Rating 3/5
First Impression 4 Star Rating 4/5
Hospitality 3 Star Rating 3/5
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Laura D. Member Since 6/14/2017
Silver Plus Experience on 6/23/17 11:30 AM

Had a wonderful time very relaxing and informative. Love your wines

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
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Lori H. Member Since 9/11/2015
General Admission 21 + on 6/21/17 10:30 AM

The gondola ride and operators were friendly and helpful. The self guided too expensive and not worthwhile. The employees on the walking tour wine and tasting stops were not friendly and not knowledgeable at all. They were not able to answer any questions. They didn't act like they even liked working there. The one and only exception was the lady working in the gift shop. She was helpful.

Overall Score 1 Star Rating 1/5
First Impression 2 Star Rating 2/5
Hospitality 1 Star Rating 1/5
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Rebecca N. Member Since 6/15/2017
Silver Plus Experience on 6/20/17 12:00 PM

Wonderful touristy attraction! The gondola and views were wonderful and the wines were lovely.

Overall Score 4 Star Rating 4/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
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Carolyn T. Member Since 6/16/2017
Silver Plus Experience on 6/20/17 12:00 PM

Beautiful vineyard with gorgeous views of the Napa Valley. A great tram ride to the vineyard was an added bonus. The tour was great and had different wine options at every step of the tour! Would go back again for sure!

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
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Nicole F. Member Since 5/19/2017
Silver Plus Experience on 6/19/17 11:30 AM

Very welcoming and informative! Enjoyed our experience!

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
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Nitin G. Member Since 6/17/2017
Silver Plus Experience on 6/17/17 3:30 PM

Thanks a lot Sterling for awesome experience. I am looking forward to my next consignment of awesome wines of theirs as proud Sterling wine club member.

Overall Score 4 Star Rating 4/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
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Suzanne M. Member Since 6/15/2017
Silver Plus Experience on 6/16/17 12:00 PM

Beautiful view and scenery. Nice wine. HOWEVER... I felt like I paid for a sales pitch. We signed up for the "Silver" experience which was $49 each. I had no issue with paying for the experience, but it turned into a big sales pitch to join their wine club following the tasting. Last time I had been there it was free and had nice stuff in their gift shop. Now primarily wine in gift shops.

Overall Score 2 Star Rating 2/5
First Impression 4 Star Rating 4/5
Hospitality 4 Star Rating 4/5
Ambiance 2 Star Rating 2/5
Kelly C. Member Since 4/3/2017
General Admission 21 + on 6/17/17 4:00 PM

This was the worsttours. The tram wasn't running so instead of a refund were forced on a bus. The wine pourings were the smallest of any tour, but that's not the worst part. There was a family with 16 kids who were running around the halls screaming. 1 had a Gatorade bottle he was spiking on the ground into crowds. Hit me in back and have felt terrible since. The shuttle back took hour to returm

Overall Score 1 Star Rating 1/5
First Impression 1 Star Rating 1/5
Hospitality 2 Star Rating 2/5
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Sherri G. Member Since 6/11/2017
Silver Plus Experience on 6/14/17 3:00 PM

We had a wonderful time! There were more than one "unorganized moments" but all in all a pleasant and relaxing experience.

Overall Score 4 Star Rating 4/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
Hospitality 3 Star Rating 3/5
Ambiance 4 Star Rating 4/5
Michael M. Member Since 5/20/2017
Silver Plus Experience on 6/12/17 11:00 AM

We selected the Sterling Vineyards based on its location - the tram ride was very appealing. The grounds and winery offer some spectacular views. We elected the silver package for a private tasting and it was hosted on the balcony of the top floor. Kenny G was very friendly and knowledgeable about the wines we tasted. The only thing was that there was too much "selling".

Overall Score 4 Star Rating 4/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
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ALEXIS W. Member Since 6/11/2017
Silver Plus Experience on 6/14/17 11:00 AM

My experience was fantastic. My friend was visiting from North Carolina and this was her first trip to California. The property is so beautiful! Lisa V. was fantastic her genuine sense of interest made our experience unforgettable. She accurately described the wines and how the cheese would change the flavor. I will definitely be back in the future.

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
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Todd L. Member Since 6/12/2017
Silver Plus Experience on 6/12/17 1:00 PM

Beautiful place. Felt a little lost on where to go next on the tour, even though we purchased a silver pass. Host upstairs for the wine and food pairings did a great job, but we felt like we were left in the dark after that and on our own. Felt like a get 'em in and get 'em out experience.

Overall Score 3 Star Rating 3/5
First Impression 4 Star Rating 4/5
Hospitality 3 Star Rating 3/5
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Renee L. Member Since 6/11/2017
Diamond Mountain Ranch Terrace Experience on 6/11/17 3:45 PM

A beautiful setting--check the weather before you go. Evacuation plan needs work.

Overall Score 1 Star Rating 1/5
First Impression 1 Star Rating 1/5
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Holly D. Member Since 5/28/2017
Platinum Experience on 6/10/17 1:00 PM

Loved our Platinum Experience at Sterling! We we treated like royalty. The pairings were awesome and the scenic views were spectacular.

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
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Richard F. Member Since 5/27/2017
Silver Plus Experience on 6/09/17 1:00 PM

Quinn was very hospitable, fun, and knowledgeable! Lily was also informative and responded quickly to my emails

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
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Diana H. Member Since 4/13/2017
Silver Plus Experience on 6/02/17 1:00 PM

This vineyard is simply amazing! From the tram ride up the mountain to the buildings with breathtaking views, to the wines, to the food pairings...everything was exceptional! I would recommend this to anyone and would definitely like to go there again next time I visit Calistoga.

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Jane P. Member Since 6/2/2017
Silver Plus Experience on 6/05/17 12:30 PM

Signage was not clear for the tour regarding here to go next. Staff we very kind and knowledgeable particulary Deb, the chef, and the woman that poured our wine tastings (blond, curly hair). The tram was nice however I think you could upgrade the grounds that we initially rode over; expand the pond, move the dumpster,...

Overall Score 4 Star Rating 4/5
First Impression 4 Star Rating 4/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
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Andrew B. Member Since 6/2/2017
Silver Plus Experience on 6/03/17 2:30 PM

Cable car ride, the views, and the the property itself were great....the wines were decent as well. However, that's about all it was...a tasting with great views and a cable car ride. Far better tours in the valley

Overall Score 3 Star Rating 3/5
First Impression 3 Star Rating 3/5
Hospitality 3 Star Rating 3/5
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fred w. Member Since 9/19/2016
General Admission 21 + on 6/04/17 10:00 AM

Excellent Tour - the best of several that we had while in Napa. Personnel was so friendly and helpful. Excellent service. Great views! No complaints whatsoever! The complimentary wine glass was a nice gesture and a good take-home item.

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
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Ines E. Member Since 6/1/2017
Silver Plus Experience on 6/04/17 2:30 PM

I had the Silver experience: wine tasting paired with a cheese tray. It was delicious. The self-guided visit to the winery was really nice as well. And the terrace spot... simply breathtaking.

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Pamela T. Member Since 5/5/2017
General Admission 21 + on 5/05/17 11:00 AM

My husband and I were in the area for only a short time and this was the one vineyard that we decided to visit. We really enjoyed our visit and would definitely come back if we are ever in the area again.

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Lindsey M. Member Since 6/1/2017
Silver Plus Experience on 6/03/17 10:30 AM

Had a great experience!

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Mark H. Member Since 5/29/2017
Silver Plus Experience on 6/03/17 1:00 PM

Simply an outstanding resort! This was our first time in Napa and when we come back in the near future, we will only be looking to stay at Silverado!

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Arthur S. Member Since 3/25/2017
General Admission 21 + on 5/16/17 12:00 PM

The tree-lined entrance drive was attractive, and the "Before I die I want to . . ." chalkboard in the entryway was very entertaining. The gondola ride up to the main building provided a wonderful view of the surrounding terrain. The tastings were very nice, and I now have a new appreciation for merlot. Sadly, there was no pino noir available, but I have several bottles at home, so I'm good.

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Bruce B. Member Since 10/9/2015
Silver Plus Experience on 6/01/17 2:30 PM

Sterling is a great vineyard with great views and nice places to relax. Wine is good and hosts are friendly.

Overall Score 3 Star Rating 3/5
First Impression 4 Star Rating 4/5
Hospitality 3 Star Rating 3/5
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Janet H. Member Since 5/15/2017
Silver Plus Experience on 6/02/17 11:00 AM

Beautiful!! Loved the tram ride. You try each wine at a different station which I liked. Between stations you are on a self guided tour so you are not rushed. In the silver experience you also try some of the more expensive wines and have a bit of cheese. The only negative is they try pretty hard to sell you a club membership. Definitely one of the best that I visited.

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Amedeo D. Member Since 5/31/2017
Silver Plus Experience on 5/31/17 1:00 PM

A wonderful tour with very helpful staff. The views are amazing and the staff could not be more attentive or helpful. I Will recommend this tour to anyone seeking a great wine experience.

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Pedro B. Member Since 5/29/2017
Silver Plus Experience on 5/31/17 2:00 PM

Amazing experience! The staff was so friendly from beginning to end. The wines were fantastic and the view at the top while enjoying a wine by-the-glass was unparalleled! I would recommend this to everyone.

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Andrea D. Member Since 5/23/2017
Silver Plus Experience on 5/30/17 12:00 PM

The Silver tasting on the terrace was nice Don was very knowledgeable about the wine and food. The bird named Bob was crazy.

Overall Score 3 Star Rating 3/5
First Impression 3 Star Rating 3/5
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JeanAnne M. Member Since 4/26/2017
Silver Plus Experience on 5/25/17 2:30 PM

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Tony A. Member Since 5/19/2017
Silver Plus Experience on 5/26/17 11:00 AM

Sterling Vineyard is absolutely fanominal!!! #1 It is located in a gorgeous setting with a cool tram ride to an amazing view!! I love how they have several tasting stations throughout the property - all with beautiful views. Their staff is always genuinely warm and very knowledgable. And every time we go visit they have new and better improvements. And most importantly, we love all the wine!!??

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Bridgette L. Member Since 4/20/2017
Silver Plus Experience on 5/27/17 12:30 PM

Great first impression to arrive at the air tram/gondola terminal to greet you to the sterling vineyard. Would have preferred a wine glass with a sterling insignia for our tasting glass. Photo ops areas were amazing.

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Hollie M. Member Since 5/25/2017
General Admission 21 + on 5/25/17 12:30 PM

Love it! Kenny in the tasting room made our experience! Thank you!!!!!

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Karin D. Member Since 5/12/2017
General Admission 21 + on 5/27/17 4:00 PM

I would NEVER recommend anyone go to Sterling on a holiday weekend. Parking was difficult. THEN you get into the line for the tram which seemed like hundreds of people with children. I felt like I was in line for a Disney ride. The tram ride does have spectacular views. Once up top, I had to convince them that I only got tokens not a receipt for the wine tasting. Not a good experience at all.

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Isaac B. Member Since 10/6/2016
Silver Plus Experience on 5/27/17 2:00 PM

Sterling is one of the Flagship wineries for Treasury. As an employee I always recommend a visit for our first time guests to the valley. We were treated professionally and efficiently despite the amount of visitors on a busy weekend. My brother and his wife enjoyed the views and the wine and cheese pairing presented by Maurice, As special Shout-Out to Maurice for his humor and knowledge.

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Jeanne F. Member Since 3/6/2017
Silver Plus Experience on 5/19/17 2:30 PM

The sommelier was very knowledgeable and we appreciated the pairing of wines with the cheeses. It was very relaxing experience!

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Jillian G. Member Since 3/18/2017
Silver Plus Experience on 5/25/17 11:00 AM

Amazing tasting in the sky!!

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Rose G. Member Since 5/13/2017
General Admission 21 + on 5/22/17 11:00 AM

Ask anyone who has been to Napa Valley, 'Which winery should I visit?' and the name Sterling is always mentioned, and it is easy to see why. The tram ride and glorious views of the landscape and vineyards are so beautiful and are never disappointing. The staggered wine tasting with the final veranda at the top was so relaxing. Awesome.

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Bob P. Member Since 5/18/2017
Silver Plus Experience on 5/19/17 2:00 PM

From the moment we got on the tram to the time we left, we were greeted by friendly and hospitable workers - especially Kenny G!

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Sterling Vineyards
1111 Dunaweal Lane
Calistoga, CA 94515
Today 6/27 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday 6/28 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday 6/29 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday 6/30 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday 7/1 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday 7/2 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday 7/3 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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