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About Sterling Vineyards

Perched on a hilltop, above the town of Calistoga, Sterling Vineyards offers the best views of Napa Valley. There's more than just beautiful views to get excited about: the new Platinum Experience has made Sterling a must stop culinary destination.

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Perched on a hilltop, 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. 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. Walkways, balconies, and digital screens allow guests to take a self-guided tour of Sterling Vineyards’ winemaking facilities, while enjoying unparalleled views on the South View Terrace.

*WALK-INS ARE WELCOME*

Please note:

The winery will be closed: Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day and close early at 3pm on Thanksgiving Eve, Christmas Eve, and New Year's Eve.

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

The aerial tram ride may be closed for safety reasons in the event of dangerous winds, storms, or temperatures over 100 degrees. If this occurs, we will transport guests via our private luxury shuttle and provide a modified tour and tasting.

features Notable Features
  • Architectural Appeal
  • Art on Display
  • Corporate Events
  • Food Service
  • Scenic View
  • Special Events
tours and tastings Experiences
  • Food & Wine Pairing
  • General Tasting
  • Large Groups (8 - 20)
  • Reserve 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 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 4/5
Tyler W. Member Since 8/4/2018
Diamond Mountain Ranch Terrace Experience on 8/13/18 3:45 PM

Wonderful view and self paced tour of winery. Fun tram ride also

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 5/5
Katie W. Member Since 7/26/2018
Diamond Mountain Ranch Terrace Experience on 8/11/18 11:45 AM

I was very excited to visit Sterling and take the aerial lift up to the wine tasting. It was a fun ride up, not as long as I expected, and the views were nice but not spectacular compared to some other wineries we visited. We were ushered through different parts of the winery for the tasting, which was nice and different than other places where you’re usually just in one room. The wine was great.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 4/5
Jeanne M. Member Since 8/1/2018
General Admission 21 + on 8/04/18 1:00 PM

I have been to Sterling many years ago, wanted to take my husband there, are I remember it was a beautiful place. The tram ride was fun.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 5/5
Michelle S. Member Since 8/11/2018
General Admission 21 + on 8/11/18 10:00 AM

This was the absolutely FRIENDLIEST place ever (and we do a lot of wine tasting)! No matter how many vineyards you've been to, the aerial tram is NOT TO BE MISSED!!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Ashley G. Member Since 8/6/2018
Diamond Mountain Ranch Terrace Experience on 8/12/18 2:45 PM

The winery is beautiful and the wine was great and the employees were very knowledgeable and hospitable but the tram experience and the beginning was overwhelming with all of the people. I felt like I was waiting in a line at Disneyland with the amount of shouting people.

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 2/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Dona G. Member Since 8/12/2018
General Admission 21 + on 8/12/18 11:30 AM

The staff are outstanding and very helpful. we had 2 children with us, ages 4 and 6. They were given backpacks filled with juice and some cool toys. It is one of the only wineries that is child friendly. We all enjoyed the tram ride and the price was reasonable. I can't wait to return when the grapes are being processed.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Erica M. Member Since 7/16/2018
Diamond Mountain Ranch Terrace Experience on 8/12/18 1:45 PM

Great!!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Kelvin K. Member Since 7/7/2017
Silver Experience on 8/08/18 10:00 AM

Because we were the first to start the tasting it was nice and peaceful. As we continued the tour more people had arrived, I guess tour groups come to . More people just eating and drinking like it was a bar scene . That made me loose the whole feel of the tasting ambience when we first arrive . Staff was very nice .

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Allyson H. Member Since 7/20/2018
General Admission 21 + on 8/11/18 10:30 AM

Our group enjoyed the great views and gondola experience. Our group came during opening and there were very few groups there. We did the general self tour. We felt rush from along from tasting to tasting and despite being one of the few groups at each of the stations, we felt as though we weren't paid attention to. It was a let down from the rest of our experiences in Napa.

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 2/5
Ambiance 2/5
Kristen W. Member Since 4/22/2018
Diamond Mountain Ranch Terrace Experience on 8/11/18 1:45 PM

I've been to Sterling twice now and I absolutely love it! Great atmosphere, very friendly staff, beautiful grounds, and my favorite wines. You can wine taste or buy by the glass and bring your own food.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Ben N. Member Since 8/6/2018
Silver Experience on 8/10/18 2:30 PM

Somehow they failed to deliver on service & wines especially when paying $55/per head. We got in right before the closing window and they should have asked us if we'd like to order snacks before kitchen closing. When we asked to place an order, they said, sorry kitchen is now closed???? Why didn't they just let us know when we arrived? The 3 wines were not worthy of even a discounted purchase.

Overall Score 2/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 2/5
Ambiance 4/5
Josh B. Member Since 7/30/2018
Platinum Experience on 8/09/18 12:00 PM

The view was great. The wine was exceptional. The hospitality from Dorothea was excellent

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Megan N. Member Since 8/8/2018
General Admission 21 + on 8/08/18 1:30 PM

We had such a great time and learned so much about the wine making process while at Sterling Vineyards. The wine and hospitality was amazing!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Laura T. Member Since 7/7/2018
Silver Experience on 8/06/18 10:30 AM

I truly enjoyed our tasting at Sterling...our “guide” was very thorough and sincere when she asked us about our wine preferences, and she offered a wonderfully diverse selection for us to taste. Would have preferred less “hard sell” tactic to join Wine Club. But absolutely loved our time there! Beautiful views, lots of happy memories made!

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Denise B. Member Since 7/6/2018
Silver Experience on 8/06/18 1:30 PM

I had an awesome time! Maurice was very informantative!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
michel d. Member Since 6/13/2018
Diamond Mountain Ranch Terrace Experience on 8/06/18 11:45 AM

Very good tasting experience. Maurice was great.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Sylvester O. Member Since 7/20/2018
General Admission 21 + on 8/06/18 3:30 PM

fantastic wines and service

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Bevin B. Member Since 8/1/2018
Diamond Mountain Ranch Terrace Experience on 8/06/18 3:15 PM

Go only for the view and the informative videos.

Overall Score 2/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 2/5
Ambiance 2/5
ABDUL BAASIT H. Member Since 8/5/2018
General Admission 21 + on 8/05/18 3:00 PM

The air tram was good and the property has great view. Staff is courteous too. Kids get a goody bag which juice, snacks and small toys and my daughter loved it. I am a non-drinker and went there mostly for view and air tram which were great but I would suggest them to offer some grape juice to non-drinkers coz grapes don’t make only wine ;-)

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 3/5
Ambiance 5/5
Ihoselinda O. Member Since 6/12/2018
General Admission 21 + on 8/05/18 4:00 PM

Outstanding place

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 5/5
Casey M. Member Since 6/20/2018
Platinum Experience on 8/05/18 1:00 PM

Amazing.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Ann M. Member Since 8/5/2018
Silver Experience on 8/05/18 11:00 AM

Great experience and views. Liked that we could visit the site and learn how the wine was made. Great wine testing. The site is beautiful and the staff is great and friendly.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Susie K. Member Since 5/28/2016
Silver Experience on 8/04/18 3:00 PM

This is great for the views and for those wanting a fun, instagrammable experience. Self-guided tour and easy pace. Lots of tasting opportunities!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Erin W. Member Since 7/31/2018
Silver Experience on 7/31/18 3:30 PM

Great experience. Very kind workers, beautiful venue, and great wine. Unique and lovely! I would definitely return.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Cynthia L. Member Since 6/14/2018
Diamond Mountain Ranch Terrace Experience on 7/29/18 10:45 AM

Wonderful day! In fact, I am a travel writer and podcaster and this experience made my latest podcast and blog as one of "11 Awesome San Francisco Area Travel Experiences" (see www.oneperfectdayin.org). Thank you for a great experience!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Karen G. Member Since 8/2/2018
The Sparkling Experience on 8/03/18 10:00 AM

Beautiful facility and grounds. Friendly, professional and knowledgeable staff. Kenny G. was our host. He was excellent and made our experience at Sterling a great one!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Andrew C. Member Since 6/23/2018
General Admission 21 + on 7/07/18 3:00 PM

Liked the setting, but did not like the tour. It was too much company propaganda and not enough about the wines. Also, took too long before we got our first taste of wine.

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 2/5
Ambiance 4/5
Molly A. Member Since 6/4/2018
General Admission 21 + on 7/30/18 10:30 AM

Loved every minute! It was great!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Chris S. Member Since 7/19/2018
Silver Experience on 8/01/18 1:00 PM

Awesome place...upgrade to the silver and get the cheese and meats...delicious!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Cyndi F. Member Since 10/25/2017
General Admission 21 + on 11/17/17 4:00 PM

My first impression was Wow!! The gondola ride up was very cool and beautiful! The views were magnificent, especially from the roof top area! Unfortunately, I didn't care much for their wines. The hospitality was a bit unpersonalized. They seemed to focus more on whites vs reds.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 3/5
Ambiance 5/5
Sylvester O. Member Since 7/20/2018
General Admission 21 + on 7/26/18 12:00 PM

Fantastic view and great wines and awesome service

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Marisa S. Member Since 7/30/2018
Silver Experience on 7/30/18 11:00 AM

The staff was friendly and made it a great experience. Loved the air tram and getting a tour of the property during the tasting. Highly recommend the Silver Experience, the view from the top terrace was amazing!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Sharon B. Member Since 7/30/2018
Diamond Mountain Ranch Terrace Experience on 7/30/18 1:45 PM

Awesome!

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Michelle H. Member Since 7/28/2018
Silver Experience on 7/28/18 2:00 PM

From booking online to leaving the vineyard. Enjoyed the experience. The staff was helpful, friendly and appeared to enjoy their jobs. The views from the top exceptional. Would be visiting again.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Bailey K. Member Since 4/23/2018
Silver Experience on 7/29/18 2:00 PM

Entire visit seemed like an amusement park ride as opposed to a winery experience. Hospitality was not as good as other Treasury properties. Silver tour was way overpriced for the quality of wines served,. Too many other wineries to experience, will not be going back to Sterling.

Overall Score 2/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 1/5
Ambiance 2/5
joe b. Member Since 6/29/2018
Diamond Mountain Ranch Terrace Experience on 7/23/18 12:45 PM

What a terrible experience and an overwhelming disappointment! The place is just a mess when it comes to customer service. The ticket counter folks below and the process to get your tickets and get your wine at the end is a miserable and low end experience. This place clearly does not value customers and want to treat them with enough respect to become or remain customers.

Overall Score 1/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 1/5
Ambiance 2/5
Harsheel S. Member Since 7/24/2018
General Admission 21 + on 7/28/18 2:00 PM

The staff was super courteous, and the customer service was simply flawless. I asked questions about the wine process at various wine tasting stops and all of the people explained in great detail. I am walking away with a great experience.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Samuel L. Member Since 7/27/2018
The Sparkling Experience on 7/28/18 11:00 AM

I brought my girlfriend over to try out the sparkling experience since she likes bubbles a lot. In my opinion the wines we tasted didn’t worth the price even with the foods. A bit disappointed. The service is good though.

Overall Score 2/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 2/5
Jennifer A. Member Since 7/28/2018
General Admission 21 + on 7/28/18 4:00 PM

Like an assembly line. Great view, but long lines. Too crowded. Totally lacking the elegance of other winery tours and tastings.

Overall Score 2/5
First Impression 2/5
Hospitality 1/5
Ambiance 3/5
Ariel A. Member Since 1/1/2018
Silver Experience on 7/26/18 11:30 AM

Beautiful grounds right from the start. Incredible views in the ride up, and once you get to the top, is breathtaking. This is a unique experience, a must in Napa. Also, the wines, what a treat!!!! This was our fourth time in NAPA, first time to Sterling, wich we'd heard about it before!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5

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Sterling Vineyards
1111 Dunaweal Lane
Calistoga, CA 94515
Today 8/17 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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Sunday 8/19 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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