Sterling Vineyards

Calistoga, CA

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  • Platinum Experience $85.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 8

    Wed | Thu | Fri | Sat | Sun

    The crème de la crème of our offerings at Sterling Vineyards, the Platinum Experience is the perfect addition to your Napa bucket list! Indulge your taste buds in this one hour semi-private wine & food pairing and educational tasting. Enjoy a flight of four small-production reserve wines, perfectly paired with a series of sensational amuse-bouches prepared by our Sterling Vineyards culinary team. Club members, please log-in to CellarPass to take advantage of your special pricing. Approximately 1 Hour.

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  • Reserve Tasting Experience $75.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 8

    Daily

    Sightsee from our aerial tram, followed by a seated tasting of our most exclusive selections - a range of reserve wines, Platinum and Iridium Cabernet Sauvignon. Flight includes a delectable cheese & charcuterie pairing in our Reserve Room. Once your tasting concludes, enjoy the scenic views from our terraces as you take a self-guided tour of the winery. Club members, please log-in to CellarPass to take advantage of your special pricing. Approximately 1.5 Hours.

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  • Polished Tour $65.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 8

    Fri | Sat | Sun

    Following your aerial tram ride, meet your host in the portico and delight in an intimate tour through the winery while learning about our history and winemaking practices. Following the tour, make your way to our main tasting room and delight in a vertical selection of our exclusive Platinum Collection wines. Club members, please log-in to CellarPass to take advantage of your special pricing. Approximately 1.5 Hours.

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  • Silver Experience $60.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 8

    Daily

    Enjoy the aerial tram, followed by a seated wine tasting experience featuring a selection of limited-release wines in one of our inviting tasting salons. Once your tasting concludes, enjoy the scenic view from our terraces as you take the self-guided tour of the winery. This experience includes all winery-exclusive wines and an individual cheese & charcuterie board. Club members, please log-in to CellarPass to take advantage of your special pricing. Approximately 1 Hour.

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  • Signature Winery Tour $35.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 18

    Daily

    Journey via aerial tram ride, enjoy a self-guided tour of the lower portion of the winery & scenic views from our terraces, followed by a tasting of current release wines. All ages are welcome – admission for those aged 3 - 20 is $20 per person, charged upon check in, and must be accompanied by someone 21+. Please note, the aerial tram ride may be closed for environmental safety reasons. If this occurs, we will transport guests via private luxury shuttle and provide a modified tour & tasting. Approximately 1 Hour.

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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.

Notable Features

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

  • Food & Wine
  • General Tasting
  • Large Groups (8 - 12)
  • Reserve Tasting
  • Special Tasting
  • Tour and 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
Jonghyun L. Member Since 7/12/2019My BFF
Signature Winery Tour on 7/13/19 1:30 PM

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Overall Score 1/5
First Impression 1/5
Hospitality 1/5
Ambiance 1/5
Jillian D. Member Since 7/3/2019My Parents
Silver Experience on 7/07/19 11:00 AM

THe hosts were kind and patient. THe grounds were lovely.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Teiju L. Member Since 5/30/2019My BFF
Signature Winery Tour on 6/25/19 10:00 AM

The (free) aerial tram ride really made the place so very special! Views were awesome from both the tram and the winery. The wines we tasted were very nice and the seating outside was comfortable and relaxing. I would, definitely, recommend the winery to anyone.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Debra G. Member Since 7/11/2019My BFF
Reserve Tasting Experience on 7/11/19 1:00 PM

We had a great time and had such special treatment from Kenny G... we will be back!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Richard C. Member Since 7/7/2019My BFF
Platinum Experience on 7/10/19 11:00 AM

Very friendly and accommodating staff. Wine is exceptional!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Dennis C. Member Since 7/3/2019Evil Stepmother
Silver Experience on 7/10/19 2:30 PM

Host was disengaged. Spent little time at our table. Silver pkg

Overall Score 1/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 1/5
Ambiance 4/5
Genesis C. Member Since 6/25/2019My BFF
Silver Experience on 7/06/19 11:00 AM

My experience at Sterling was memorable, and fun. I could not have asked for a better way to spend my first time Wine Tasting.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Haley G. Member Since 6/9/2019My BFF
Signature Winery Tour on 6/18/19 10:00 AM

Sterling was our favorite vineyard that we visited. It was beautiful and the aerial tram was different and fun. I would highly recommend it!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 5/5
Neroli X. Member Since 8/8/2017My Ex
Signature Winery Tour on 7/05/19 2:30 PM

the overall experience was pretty awful, no matter to my friends who were visiting Napa for the first time or me who has compared with experiences to other vineyards in Napa which are offering tours and wine tasting for the same price level. Fist it was really chaotic and not worthy for the amount of wine they are offering with the price.

Overall Score 1/5
First Impression 2/5
Hospitality 1/5
Ambiance 2/5
Lori J. Member Since 6/29/2019Evil Stepmother
Signature Winery Tour on 7/05/19 2:30 PM

There were no directions on where to go or what to do. The people who paid online waited longer to check in than those with reservations due to the group ahead of us. The interaction at wine stations were fast and non- engaging. Would not recommend this experience. The wines were good.

Overall Score 1/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 1/5
Ambiance 3/5
Colleen L. Member Since 7/1/2017My BFF
Signature Winery Tour on 7/05/19 11:00 AM

The tram ride is always fun. We took the self-guided tour, and really enjoyed it. It is a unique tasting because you walk through the winery to 4 different tasting stations and end up at the top with the most amazing views of the valley that you won't see anywhere else.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
David J. Member Since 5/18/2019Evil Stepmother
Signature Winery Tour on 6/28/19 3:00 PM

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Overall Score 1/5
First Impression 2/5
Hospitality 1/5
Ambiance 1/5
Holly L. Member Since 4/29/2019My BFF
Reserve Tasting Experience on 6/27/19 2:00 PM

Absolutely stunning-the tram ride set the tone and the wine tasting was delicious! The sommeliers were so eager to help and the wine club was too good to pass up! Bought three cases of mixed varietals and went back a second time for an even better experience as club member. Highly recommend!!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Robert K. Member Since 6/10/2019Evil Stepmother
Signature Winery Tour on 6/21/19 12:30 PM

Nice view but like a bad day at the carnival. A 3 minutes ride then get out and make room for the next. The people pouring the wine did not want to be there and the wine was average at best. 10.00 would have been overpriced at 35.00, a rip off.

Overall Score 2/5
First Impression 1/5
Hospitality 1/5
Ambiance 1/5
Gerry G. Member Since 8/17/2017My BFF
Signature Winery Tour on 6/26/19 10:00 AM

Exquisite views. Loved the gondola. Excellent overall experience

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 3/5
Ambiance 5/5
Brian E. Member Since 4/25/2019Evil Stepmother
Signature Winery Tour on 6/25/19 4:30 PM

Tram people were nice. After that, downhill! One of the people at a pour station asked us if she had talked enough and wanted to stop. The next guy called 2 people he previously worked for "as_holes" -so unprofessional. The next person poured our wine and walked away - clearly no interest in providing any information. Compared to the 6 other wineries we went to, by far the worst experience.

Overall Score 1/5
First Impression 1/5
Hospitality 1/5
Ambiance 1/5
Marsha G. Member Since 4/26/2019My BFF
Reserve Tasting Experience on 6/24/19 10:00 AM

Barry and I were introduced to Sterling wine at Harbour 60 in Toronto Ontario. We became a fan then and have purchased Sterling regularly so it was perfect when Kenny G took his time to explain and share the Sterling wines that we do not have access to the experience was excellent!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Linda C. Member Since 5/8/2019My BFF
Signature Winery Tour on 6/10/19 10:00 AM

We visited Sterling for the view and we were not disappointed.. we liked that the tour was self-guided. The wines were very good. Someone in our group had a medicare emergency and the staff went over and above in resolving the issue.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Emily N. Member Since 6/13/2019My BFF
Polished Tour on 6/23/19 10:30 AM

My husband, a group of friends, and I loved our time at Sterling Vineyards! The polished tour was fun, and we enjoyed the exclusive wine we got to sample as part of the tour. The view on the terrace is hard to beat! The weather and the greenery were breathtaking in June. We went on a Sunday morning tour, which we quickly learned was the proper way to beat the crowds! We will be back!

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Vanessa G. Member Since 2/21/2019My BFF
Silver Experience on 6/23/19 10:30 AM

Great views and great wine. Wish the charcuterie trays were a little bigger.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
KJ M. Member Since 3/20/2018My Boss
Silver Experience on 4/29/19 12:00 PM

Thank you for a memorable day.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Christina N. Member Since 6/5/2019My BFF
Signature Winery Tour on 6/18/19 1:30 PM

Beautiful ride up to where the wine is made with a self-guided tour through the building. Stunning views from the terrace. Also I had accidentally booked the incorrect date for our reservation and I had left a voicemail with customer service to see if they could change it, and they were completely understanding and were able to change it. Great people and beautiful vineyard!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Wileen R. Member Since 3/3/2019My BFF
Winery Tour on 6/22/19 12:00 PM

Great experience and views of the vineyard. You will love your experience here. You have 4 tastings throughout the tour. I would recommend this place.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Arvee H. Member Since 6/5/2019My BFF
Signature Winery Tour on 6/22/19 12:30 PM

Went to Sterling with a party of 8! We were celebrating my friend’s bachelorette wine tasting and of course we came to Sterling. The views, the wine and the hospitality was spot on. Would recommend to everyone!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Diana A. Member Since 6/20/2019My Boss
Signature Winery Tour on 6/22/19 4:30 PM

Definitely book a reservation with your group. It’ll cut down time at the ticket line. But you’ll still wait in the same tram line. Check the weather before hand.

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 3/5
Kristina Q. Member Since 6/4/2019My BFF
Signature Winery Tour on 6/19/19 10:00 AM

Wonderful staff, spectacular views! If you can manage the higher price point, the reserve and platinum wines are very good

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Casey T. Member Since 12/14/2016My BFF
Platinum Experience on 6/20/19 11:00 AM

We were welcomed and had an easy check in process before riding the gondolas which gave lovely views of the area. Our host was warm and very knowledgeable of the food and wine we tasted. All the wines paired very nicely with the food. This was the first time our party had done a food pairing and our host guided us perfectly so we knew exactly how to enjoy pairing. We enjoyed our tour immensely!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Mary K. Member Since 2/17/2019My BFF
Signature Winery Tour on 6/21/19 1:00 PM

Would recommend this winery for the gondola ride and the view. The actual wine was not my favorite. But it is worth the trip to see the layout of this winery.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 5/5
Tom C. Member Since 6/13/2019My BFF
Polished Tour on 6/21/19 10:30 AM

We had an extremely enjoyable visit/experience at Sterling. The ambiance was very pleasant and the wines were very good. Our hostess was very personable/knowledgeable and made our visit very worthwhile.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Bijoy J. Member Since 6/14/2019My Frenemy
Signature Winery Tour on 6/17/19 1:00 PM

Disappointing. Sterling was recommended by a friend. But I felt it was a bit disorganized and some of the folks at the tasting stations were not very helpful or interested.

Overall Score 2/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 3/5
Linda V. Member Since 7/6/2014My BFF
Signature Winery Tour on 6/17/19 11:30 AM

Loved the gondola ride...the operators were very nice! Didn't like that I had to pay full price for a non-drinker (they said it was for the view and the experience...) Didn't like that the big patio was closed so we didn't get the view...the wine was Okay but the folks who were pouring didn't act like they enjoyed their job! Disappointing when it was compared with other wineries.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 3/5
Ambiance 2/5
Kendra L. Member Since 6/6/2019My Ex
Signature Winery Tour on 6/13/19 4:00 PM

We were part of the last group of the day and were barely greeted during the flight tastings. The guy pouring our drinks during the second stop of the tour didn't even acknowledge us, explain the wine, or even tell us what we were drinking. I would not recommend this place to any of my friends and was a disappointing end to our first Napa visit experience.

Overall Score 2/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 1/5
Ambiance 1/5
Lilia M. Member Since 12/20/2016My BFF
Signature Winery Tour on 6/09/19 10:00 AM

The ambiance and service was impeccable. Very enthusiastic staff and very attentive. Grounds were amazing.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
DEBORA P. Member Since 5/5/2017My Parents
Signature Winery Tour on 6/10/19 10:30 AM

Nice self tour. Was supposed to have been remodeled but looked about the same as when I was there in 2012.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 4/5
Erica A. Member Since 5/17/2017My BFF
Silver Experience on 6/16/19 1:30 PM

Purchased tickets ahead of time, but still had to wait in line for about 20 minutes because they were doing wine pick ups from the same line as people who had already purchased tickets. That process needs to be reevaluated. The wine tasting and our guide Kenny G. was great.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Celeste M. Member Since 6/15/2019Evil Stepmother
Signature Winery Tour on 6/16/19 3:00 PM

Cannot believe that you still have to wait in a long line after purchasing on-line tickets! They had ONE ticket agent (in the pre-pay AND regular ticket window) working on a very busy Saturday in June. Unacceptable and super bad first impression, Additionally, the website is dysfunctional. We had trouble purchasing an extra ticket so we called, and there was no record of it when we arrived.

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 1/5
Hospitality 1/5
Ambiance 3/5
Adam L. Member Since 7/8/2015My BFF
Signature Winery Tour on 6/15/19 1:30 PM

If you are traveling as a family (we have two girls 12,11) this is a good option. I’m surprised more vineyards don’t have family options. Not that Napa is Disney World, but family travel is significant chuck of the pie. The tram was a fun distraction. The separated wine stations kept it flowing. The terrace was a spectacular view to appreciate on a beautiful day.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Mark G. Member Since 6/15/2019My BFF
Platinum Experience on 6/15/19 1:00 PM

The Platinum Experience was absolutely wonderful! The paired foods with the wines and explanations from the staff were an amazing way to appreciate the wines a little differently than just simply tasting on their own.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Brenda H. Member Since 6/7/2019My BFF
Platinum Experience on 6/09/19 11:00 AM

Was awesome. Was a great relaxing day

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 5/5
Carol V. Member Since 6/14/2019My BFF
Signature Winery Tour on 6/15/19 12:00 PM

Took my parents wine tasting for the first time, and this experience was amazing for them. Great place to start early in the day, and work your way back down towards Napa. You get to keep your wine glass ad a souvenir!

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

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