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Sterling Vineyards

Wine Tastings, Special Events

Sunday, November 18, 2018 at 11:00 AM

Napa County 

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.

Notable Features

  • Architectural Appeal
  • Art on Display
  • Corporate Events
  • Food Service
  • Scenic View
  • Special Events
Experiences

  • Food & Wine Pairing
  • General Tasting
  • Large Groups (8 - 20)
  • Reserve Tasting
  • Seated Tasting
  • Special Tasting
Varietals Offered

  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Chardonnay
  • Merlot
  • Petite Sirah
  • Pinot Gris
  • Pinot Noir
  • Riesling
  • Sangiovese
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Shiraz
  • Syrah
  • Viognier
  • Zinfandel
Average Score from CellarPass VisitorsMy Parents
Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 4/5
Adriana S. Member Since 9/20/2017My Boss
Silver Experience on 10/14/18 1:00 PM

Sheena made the experience wonderful & we signed up for the wine club. She was so knowledgeable, accommodating, & not aggressively salesy. The whole experience was fantastic. Only think I’ll to point out is online/email it said “$16 cheese plate add on option available for purchase.” When we went to pick up our tix at the front it said “$22,” then upstairs in the roof the lady told us “$25.” Odd.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Colleen K. Member Since 9/14/2018My BFF
Diamond Mountain Experience on 10/14/18 3:15 PM

Took a brief gondola ride up to the top where we had some wine and then traveled to the top lookout for amazing views. Only downside was is the bathrooms on the first level of the sterling building were not well marked and when we told staff this they were somewhat rude.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 5/5
Brigette Z. Member Since 10/13/2018My BFF
Silver Experience on 10/14/18 12:30 PM

Loved the gondola! Beautiful views! Well organized. Our tasting was fun, relaxed, and personalized. The patio area and views are stunning. Great place to enjoy a glass of wine after the tasting and tour.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Amy J. Member Since 10/12/2018My BFF
Winery Tour (21+) on 10/12/18 1:00 PM

My husband and I were in Saint Helena for the weekend for a wedding. It was reasonably priced (compared to other vineyard tastings in the area) and included a beautiful tram ride, leisurely self guided tour and the wine tasting. It was lovely. Afterwards we enjoyed a glass of wine and some appetizers on the outdoor patio with some great views! Would definitely recommend!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Susan M. Member Since 10/2/2018My BFF
Winery Tour (21+) on 10/14/18 10:00 AM

The arial tram is really cool; staff is great and friendly. We did the self-guided tour - it was ok, I would have rather done a tour with more of a guidance, but that was our decision. Overall very nice, lots of good views.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 3/5
Dennis D. Member Since 10/12/2018My Boss
Silver Experience on 10/12/18 1:30 PM

We enjoyed the choice to seat inside or out for the wine tasting. During this period the staff was friendly and attentive. Unfortunately we couldn't find anyone once we left this area to ask where to start the tour. After walking around 5 to 10 minutes we went back to the tram. The operator said we should go back up to the tasting to ask someone but we would have run late for the next winery.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 3/5
Georgina M. Member Since 10/8/2018My BFF
Winery Tour (21+) on 10/08/18 2:00 PM

Perfect weather, friendly familiar smiles everyone, and great wine. Life does not get any better than that. This winery is one of my favorite places in the world. Thank’s so much... Sterling staff. San Francisco, Georgina

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Adam M. Member Since 10/13/2018My Frenemy
Silver Experience on 10/13/18 3:00 PM

When we arrived we were impressed with almost every aspect of the Winery. from the well shaded parking lot to the amazing views. We are trying to get more friends together to share another date at the winery. booking it asap.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Amy P. Member Since 5/17/2016My BFF
Silver Experience on 10/13/18 10:30 AM

We had a great time! The vineyard was lovely and our server was amazing! Amalia was at the same time gracious, and quite knowledgeable about the wines we were drinking. She even gave us tips to help us savor the experience more. We weren't rushed and were able to take our time before heading down for the remainder of the tour and tastings. We became wine club members and took home several bottles

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Sarah F. Member Since 1/29/2018My BFF
The Sparkling Experience on 10/11/18 10:00 AM

Great value for the money; wonderful experience.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Patricia D. Member Since 11/17/2016My BFF
Winery Tour (21+) on 10/13/18 10:30 AM

My guests from out of town as well as myself were impressed with the winery and enjoyed the wines and tour. Everyone was friendly and had a great time, will definitely go back.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Sherrie A. Member Since 7/20/2018My BFF
Platinum Experience on 10/13/18 12:00 PM

We did the platinum packing for taste which include food pairings. The experience was outstanding. We were there on a Saturday in October and the place is so well designed that you never felt like it was crowded. Loved it.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Vera D. Member Since 6/3/2018My BFF
Silver Experience on 10/11/18 11:00 AM

The tram ride to the vineyard was comfortable and exciting. Views were fantastic!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Jocelyn H. Member Since 6/9/2017My BFF
Silver Experience on 10/07/18 12:30 PM

Such a treat! Felt like a kid again. The tram was so fun ... views incredible ... hospitality and customer service exceptional ... and wines delicious. This was the most memorable and enjoyable visit of the day. Magic.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Cynthia Z. Member Since 9/17/2018My BFF
Silver Experience on 10/10/18 3:30 PM

We loved the ambiance. The diversity of the staff was fantastic and made the visit delightful. They were very professional, well-informed, and interacted in a pro-active manner with guests.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Laurie S. Member Since 10/10/2018My BFF
Silver Experience on 10/10/18 2:30 PM

The winery was beautiful. Loved the outdoor seating. The staff was courteous, but not overly friendly.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 3/5
Ambiance 5/5
Sally H. Member Since 10/6/2018My Frenemy
Silver Experience on 10/09/18 2:30 PM

Was very confusing upon exiting the aerial, wasn’t sure where to go, missed a check in person and first wines, then up to the “silver experience “? Not sure why it was silver, seemed more dull beige. Our server Pat, was barely visible, no explanations of wines, backgrounds, or area, and did not seem in tuned to the guests, not busy on patio, was a lack of attention. Not a silver experience

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 2/5
Ambiance 3/5
Karen P. Member Since 9/10/2018My Boss
Silver Experience on 10/07/18 2:00 PM

Kenny G. Was very nice and informative. The wines were great.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Julie G. Member Since 10/7/2018My BFF
Silver Experience on 10/08/18 11:00 AM

Our favorite vineyard experience- it was truly an experience! We felt like we were in adult Disney! One thing I would highly suggest- no children...

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Blake R. Member Since 9/12/2018My Parents
Winery Tour (21+) on 10/05/18 3:00 PM

The overall experience was amazing!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Darcy R. Member Since 10/5/2018My BFF
Winery Tour (21+) on 10/06/18 11:30 AM

We had an amazing time at Sterling who welcomed us with our 3 young children. The kids were pleasantly surprised with their provided bag of fun, and their parents were pleasantly surprised with the tasting tour, the beautiful day, & the scenic grounds. The view from the rooftop lounge area was the highlight of our visit and we could have sat their all day & continued tasting the wonderful options.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Rebecca P. Member Since 9/23/2018My Frenemy
Silver Experience on 10/06/18 2:00 PM

Service was very surface level and lacked personality at each of the station levels during our silver package visit. I honestly feel like we paid $65 for a gondola ride with four small pours for the tasting. The terrace views were beautiful but the service was non existent. There was only 1 server at times on the patio and they were way over booked for only 1staff member. Tables were dirty.

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 1/5
Ambiance 3/5
Amanda C. Member Since 8/6/2015My BFF
Silver Experience on 10/06/18 10:00 AM

Expensive but unique

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 4/5
Christin H. Member Since 9/25/2018My Parents
Winery Tour (21+) on 10/05/18 10:30 AM

We LOVED the aerial tram and the self guided tour. We were less than impressed with the wine offerings. The view is worth it though.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 4/5
Anupam D. Member Since 10/5/2018My BFF
Silver Experience on 10/06/18 10:00 AM

Great.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Eileen Y. Member Since 9/20/2018My Ex
Diamond Mountain Experience on 10/06/18 2:15 PM

It feels like a vineyard version of Disneyland. Great views but the wine was mediocre and the visit wasn’t worth it.

Overall Score 1/5
First Impression 1/5
Hospitality 1/5
Ambiance 1/5
Mickey N. Member Since 8/27/2018My Boss
General Admission 21 + on 10/06/18 12:00 PM

Looked amazing.

Overall Score 2/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 3/5
Ambiance 5/5
Ray W. Member Since 1/19/2018My BFF
Silver Experience on 10/05/18 2:00 PM

We always have a wonderful time at Sterling!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Garrett H. Member Since 10/5/2018My BFF
Silver Experience on 10/05/18 1:00 PM

Absolutely incredible guest service experience. Sent clients here and they had nothing but amazing things to say about the customer service and quality of the wines. Thank you

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Krista C. Member Since 8/28/2018My BFF
Platinum Experience on 9/30/18 12:00 PM

it was all excellent. staff food and wine top notch. thanks.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
John T. Member Since 10/4/2018My BFF
Silver Experience on 10/04/18 11:30 AM

Great experience great property

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
john b. Member Since 10/3/2018Evil Stepmother
Winery Tour (21+) on 10/03/18 11:00 AM

It was our worst experience visiting vineyards. The gentleman pouring Cabs said he preferred Merlot and didn't know much about them. The young lady pouring a white at the last station didn't look at us and just parroted her spiel with zero enthusiasm. Complete waste of time and money.

Overall Score 1/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 1/5
Ambiance 1/5
Ronna F. Member Since 9/28/2018My BFF
Silver Experience on 10/03/18 1:00 PM

Beautiful setting and great wines .

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
April H. Member Since 7/11/2017My BFF
Silver Experience on 10/03/18 12:00 PM

We always love our whole tour experience with Sterling Vineyards.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Susan H. Member Since 6/18/2017My Frenemy
Winery Tour (21+) on 9/30/18 11:00 AM

The best part is the tram you take to the top. Wines were nothing special, and you had to taste the 4 they had on the tour. They had 1 wine at 4 different bars. There was no option to revisit or to skip a wine in favor of something else. The tour is nothing more than watching videos play on different tv screens. Not my thing,

Overall Score 2/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 3/5
Ambiance 3/5
Shirley P. Member Since 9/15/2018My Parents
Winery Tour (21+) on 9/29/18 2:00 PM

We did the basic gondola ride with the self guided wine tour. We came at a busy time so we had to wait a while to get on the gondola, and again to come back down. The hosts were so busy they didn't have the time to engage with us. We did enjoy the gondola, the videos, the open viewing to the processing areas, and the beautiful seating area at the end. It was overall good but we wouldn't return.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 3/5
Ambiance 4/5
Patricia O. Member Since 9/11/2018My BFF
Winery Tour (21+) on 9/26/18 11:30 AM

Enjoyed the gondola ride, the wine tasting, the terraces. We also enjoyed the last wine tasting on the terrace (white wine) and purchased glasses of wine along with the cheese and meat charcuterie plate. Enjoyable experience.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
sukhdeep v. Member Since 9/19/2018My Parents
Silver Experience on 9/30/18 3:00 PM

Very nice!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Larry M. Member Since 9/28/2018My BFF
Silver Experience on 9/29/18 2:00 PM

We signed up for the Silver package and wasn’t really sure what to expect. But the ticket people were friendly and the cable car ride up was great. Then we got our glass and first taste of wine and were sent in for our table that was waiting for us. We met Kenny G who was awesome and helped us sample some great wines then went on the very informative tour and sampled more great wines.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Ruth K. Member Since 10/27/2016My BFF
Winery Tour (21+) on 9/29/18 11:00 AM

The thought of a tram ride with a view of the valley was very appealing. We were pleasantly surprised to find a Zin that we liked, too!

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 4/5

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