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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  • Sparkling Experience $55.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 8

    Fri | Sat | Sun

    Kick off your day of wine tasting in style with the new Sterling Sparkling Experience. Enjoy four Sterling sparkling wines paired with delicious amuse-bouches crafted by the Sterling Culinary Team. Club members, please log-in to CellarPass to take advantage of your special pricing. Approximately 1 Hour.

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  • Silver Experience $55.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 8

    Daily

    Enjoy the aerial tram and self-guided tour followed by a seated wine tasting experience featuring a selection of limited-release wines in one of our inviting tasting salons. This experience includes a winery exclusive white, winery exclusive red, single-vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon and reserve red. Club members, please log-in to CellarPass to take advantage of your special pricing. Approximately 1 Hour.

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  • Signature Experience $35.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 14

    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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Sterling Vineyards

Wine Tastings, Special Events

Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 5:00 PM

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 $20 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
  • Reserve Tasting
  • Special Tasting
Varietals Offered

  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Chardonnay
  • Merlot
  • Petite Sirah
  • Pinot Gris
  • Pinot Noir
  • Riesling
  • Sangiovese
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Shiraz
  • Syrah
  • Viognier
  • Zinfandel

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Average Score from CellarPass VisitorsMy Parents
Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 4/5
Bridget N. Member Since 11/10/2019My BFF
Signature Experience on 11/11/19 1:00 PM

For starters the road into the winery was awesome! This is my favorite wine and I was excited to visit! The tram was such a nice experience & a great way to introduce us to the vineyard! Loved seeing how the wine was made and tasting along with way! The patio with spectacular views was awesome. Melaine went above and beyond as our server!! Will definitely be back!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Marcie L. Member Since 11/1/2019My Ex
Sparkling Experience on 11/10/19 4:00 PM

It was a little too public for my taste. When it comes to wine tasting I like the small group type of experience. The location and view was beautiful and the gondola ride was nice. I liked the fact that I saw wildlife below.

Overall Score 2/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 2/5
Ambiance 1/5
Akshay G. Member Since 11/10/2019My BFF
Sparkling Experience on 11/10/19 4:00 PM

Truly exceptional, clean, unforgettable experience

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Ashley B. Member Since 11/6/2019My BFF
Silver Experience on 11/10/19 10:30 AM

Beautiful area and amazing wine. Customer service was the best we experienced all day!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Ariana C. Member Since 11/8/2019My BFF
Sparkling Experience on 11/10/19 2:00 PM

Best experience!! Spent the entire day loving everything. Excellent environment to match the delicious wine!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Lizabeth O. Member Since 10/19/2019My BFF
Signature Experience on 11/09/19 2:30 PM

Disneyland for Moms... This experience was a lot of fun! My mom, sister, and I visited for my mom's 60th. We really had a lot of fun. It's a vibrant venue with excellent wines - what more could we ask for! And we loved the tram ride!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Amanda U. Member Since 10/2/2019My Frenemy
Signature Experience on 11/09/19 11:30 AM

I was very underwhelmed while visiting Sterling. I gained very little knowledge of wines and the vineyard throughout the tasting I paid for. We were herded like cattle throughout the facility, and were elbow to elbow with various tour groups. It was extremely impersonal and the people pouring the wines had absolutely no knowledge of the product. The spectacular view is the only positive.

Overall Score 2/5
First Impression 2/5
Hospitality 1/5
Ambiance 1/5
Sue M. Member Since 8/6/2019My BFF
Signature Winery Tour on 11/08/19 10:00 AM

Gorgeous views and tram ride was awesome! Highly recommend this self guided tour!!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 5/5
Lisa N. Member Since 10/17/2019My BFF
Signature Experience on 11/09/19 10:30 AM

I had originally reserved 3 tickets. Unfortunately my grandmother passed away the previous week so my mom was unable to join. It was such a frantic week I never got a chance to cancel. The staff were understanding and refunded my ticket no hesitation whereas other vineyards I went to that day did not. That first impression was huge. Great experience.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Karla K. Member Since 11/6/2019My BFF
Signature Experience on 11/06/19 10:00 AM

Beautiful view on the tram. Good wine and hospitality on the tour and on the deck.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Chris D. Member Since 11/3/2019My BFF
Signature Experience on 11/04/19 1:00 PM

Great day out with the family. Helpful, friendly staff, amazing wine and beautiful views!

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 4/5
Pamela H. Member Since 8/20/2019My Parents
Platinum Experience on 10/04/19 1:00 PM

A very modern wine experience. Loved the gondola ride and the food pairing experience was exquisite. Our host was very knowledgeable about the wines, food and surroundings. An experience I will remember foreveri

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 4/5
Frances B. Member Since 10/14/2019My BFF
Silver Experience on 11/03/19 2:00 PM

Classic is fine for a tourist attraction but book the Silver experience for the wine and a more relaxed atmosphere.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
RICHARD I. Member Since 10/14/2019My Boss
Signature Experience on 10/25/19 10:30 AM

Very nice views from the tram ride and from the winery patio. several tasting stations with a nice variety of wines. Overall a fun experience.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 3/5
Ambiance 5/5
Yanping L. Member Since 11/3/2019My Parents
Signature Experience on 11/03/19 1:30 PM

Awesome!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Greg & Amanda H. Member Since 9/15/2018My BFF
Platinum Experience on 11/03/19 11:00 AM

Sat down for the platinum experience, and was once again blown away by the service, hospitality, and quality at Sterling Vineyards. The platinum experience is hands down the best value in Napa. If you want amazing food, great wine, and superb hosts go to Sterling! Chef Jim, Lisa, and Jade will make sure your experience is perfect!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Victor V. Member Since 10/27/2018My Parents
Signature Experience on 11/03/19 1:30 PM

Definitely a must see. The views were spectacular. The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Paul C. Member Since 11/1/2019My BFF
Signature Experience on 11/02/19 12:00 PM

Staff was very accommodating. Location was scenic & the best in the valley

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Minnie H. Member Since 11/1/2019My BFF
Signature Experience on 11/02/19 1:00 PM

I did not have a good experience this time

Overall Score 2/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 3/5
Ambiance 4/5
George R. Member Since 11/1/2019My BFF
Signature Experience on 11/02/19 12:00 PM

Nothing beats the view from the tram. Porch is a lovely view, too.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 2/5
Hospitality 3/5
Ambiance 4/5
radika k. Member Since 11/1/2019My BFF
Sparkling Experience on 11/02/19 12:00 PM

Great service, amazing hospitality and fantastic wine

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
michelle h. Member Since 6/10/2019My BFF
Signature Experience on 11/02/19 11:00 AM

Our experience was amazing / great and totally fun- Kendal took care of us several times and was so kind - friendly and over all amazing ! I told his manager and he just said then yelp him ! Kendal was amazing

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
michelle r. Member Since 10/24/2019My Parents
Signature Experience on 11/01/19 1:00 PM

Great service and beautiful place overall

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Cortney B. Member Since 10/6/2016My BFF
Signature Experience on 11/01/19 2:00 PM

Great for everyone to see the beautiful grounds and entertaining.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 5/5
Susan S. Member Since 10/5/2019My BFF
Silver Experience on 10/26/19 1:00 PM

We were in awe of the entire operation,building,employees,View,setting. We were celebrating for birthdays and then engagement and wouldn’t have wanted to do it anywhere else! All of my coworkers and Facebook friends have put this on a must see list!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Kimberly P. Member Since 10/21/2019My BFF
Signature Experience on 10/26/19 10:30 AM

Loved the tram ride up & down the mountain.....not sure about the moving tasting, but at each stop we were greeted by great hosts for the various wine tastings. The final outdoor viewing area was awesome. We also were fortunate to have been able to benefit from a sale on membership.....we purchased several items!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Gary M. Member Since 9/8/2019My BFF
Sparkling Experience on 10/26/19 12:00 PM

We arrived about 2 hours before the power shut down from the recent fires. Everything was a bit frantic, but to the credit of the staff they made us feel at home. The 4 of us opted for the Sparkling Wine Experience. Our host, Kenny G., was enthusiastic and wonderful in every way. He was great considering all that was going on before the power shut down from the fires. Bravo !

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Scott W. Member Since 9/24/2019My Parents
Signature Experience on 10/26/19 11:30 AM

Everything from start to finish with our signature tour was fantastic. We had a great time!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Kristina S. Member Since 8/24/2019Evil Stepmother
Platinum Experience on 10/26/19 12:00 PM

Beautiful views of the Valley. They were also so very accommodating with the power shut offs. However, we had the premium experience and the service was not very good. We wish we would have had a different person because everyone else was enjoying themselves while I was having things snatched out of my hands and good taken away before I was finished. Pooor service coupled with just good wine.

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 2/5
Ambiance 3/5
Mary Lou M. Member Since 7/30/2019My BFF
Signature Winery Tour on 10/25/19 10:00 AM

Went to Napa to celebrate a special birthday with friends & chose Sterling Vineyards as one of our stops, Loved it!! Certainly make this Vineyard one of your stops, you will not be disappointed, just beautiful..

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Suzanne S. Member Since 9/5/2019My BFF
Silver Experience on 10/23/19 10:30 AM

Loved the view and our Sterling experience from the porch!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Ka-onohi G. Member Since 9/26/2019My Parents
Signature Experience on 9/28/19 2:00 PM

Exceptional wines at a reasonable price with the option to buy higher end vintages.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Kelly H. Member Since 9/21/2019My BFF
Signature Experience on 10/25/19 2:00 PM

We had Victor wait on us and his hospitality was over the top. It was a Smokey day so views weren’t great and they closed the deck early but he was wonderful to us. We will be back ??????

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Matthew K. Member Since 2/25/2019My BFF
Platinum Experience on 10/25/19 1:00 PM

From the ride up to the winery to ride back down, our entire visit was wonderful. The tour was well thought out and educational and the tastings were delicious. We did the Platinum Experience as well and the hospitality was too notch. The wines and food pairing were incredibly good and professionally presented.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Steven H. Member Since 5/5/2019Evil Stepmother
Silver Experience on 10/25/19 1:30 PM

Sterling is the Disney of Napa (this is not a compliment) All show and no go! Very canned and impersonal experience. Not an experience for anyone who truly enjoys wine.

Overall Score 2/5
First Impression 2/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 1/5
Odette H. Member Since 10/18/2019My Parents
Silver Experience on 10/21/19 12:00 PM

The charcuterie and cheese was sublime when paired with the delicious wines. We could have sat on the balcony all day. The aerial tram was a highlight and provided a beautiful view across the valley.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Joan M. Member Since 6/26/2019My BFF
Signature Winery Tour on 10/13/19 2:00 PM

loved the winery. Could have been welcomed better especially since we brought 4 guests and the cost was over $150

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 3/5
Ambiance 3/5
Violet K. Member Since 10/15/2019My BFF
Signature Experience on 10/22/19 2:00 PM

Beautiful!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Dana G. Member Since 10/3/2019My BFF
Platinum Experience on 10/19/19 11:00 AM

Beautiful view of Napa. Don’t miss Sterling!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Deborah I. Member Since 10/4/2019My BFF
Sparkling Experience on 10/20/19 11:00 AM

Loved being there early. Was quiet and beautiful to be able to take our time! The people there were so kind and friendly! We loved our pairing experience as well! The food delicious! Thanks so much for the beautiful experience! And.... we did buy wine!!

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

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