Sterling Vineyards

Calistoga, CA

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  • Platinum Experience $85.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 8

    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 food and wine pairing educational tasting. Guests will enjoy a flight of our most sought after wines, perfectly paired with three sensational culinary creations prepared by the Sterling Vineyards Culinary team. Approximately 1 Hour.

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  • Reserve Tasting Experience $75.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 10

    Wed | Thu | Fri | Sat | Sun

    Enjoy the aerial tram, followed by a seated tasting of our most exclusive wines with cheese and charcuterie in our Reserve Room including: a selection of reserve wines, Platinum Cabernet Sauvignon, and Iridium. Once your tasting concludes, enjoy the scenic view from our terraces as you take the self-guided tour of the winery. Approximately 1.5 Hours.

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  • Silver Experience $55.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 8

    Daily

    Enjoy the aerial gondola, self-guided tour of the winery and scenic views from our terraces followed by a seated wine tasting experience featuring an exclusive selection of limited release wines in one of our inviting Tasting Rooms. Guests are invited to enhance their Silver Experience with an artisanal cheese pairing for two ($16) available to purchase upon check-in. Approximately 1 Hour.

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

    Daily

    Winery Tour includes the aerial tram, self-guided tour of the lower portion of the winery, scenic views from our terraces, and a tasting of current release wines. Guests of 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
  • Reserve 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
Lisa H. Member Since 3/18/2019My BFF
Signature Winery Tour on 3/18/19 3:00 PM

Remember to bring cash because the company doesn’t allow tipping on credit card purchase slips. We had a wonderful server on the patio who was extremely accommodating and when I tried to add a tip to the bill there was no place to do so so I wrote it in. Then she told me about the company’s horrible policy. Who would not allow their staff to receive gratuity via credit card purchase in this age?

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Monique L. Member Since 3/6/2019My BFF
Winery Tour on 3/17/19 11:30 AM

Amazing from the minute we arrived. Most beautiful view great service great wine. Highly recommend

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Aleea T. Member Since 3/17/2019My BFF
Silver Experience on 3/17/19 11:00 AM

Arriving to Sterling Vineyards, the scenery was beautiful. Doing the self guided tour was a little confusing only b/c some signs weren’t as visble to direct me to the next tasting. I purchased the Silver Experience and it was just lovely. The set up, the friendly staff and the knowledge they had was phenomenal. Overall I had a great wine tasting experience. Thanks to Amalia and Dory!

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 5/5
Michael H. Member Since 2/19/2019My Boss
Winery Tour on 3/16/19 3:00 PM

Fantastic location! The gondola ride is wonderful. The wine selection was OK, but it’s really decided self that makes it worthwhile

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 3/5
Michael P. Member Since 3/14/2019My Parents
Signature Winery Tour on 3/15/19 11:30 AM

Had a wonderful experience. Kudos to Victor on the terrace for taking pictures.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Dale H. Member Since 3/13/2019My BFF
Winery Tour on 3/14/19 10:30 AM

There are several unique features of the Sterling Vineyards tour: First is the gondola ride to the winery, three hundred feet above the valley, Second is the self-guided tour, Third, at the start of the tour, you receive a souvenir glass, and have tasting at points in the tour, Fourth, you end the tour at the patio, with gorgeous views of Napa Valley, with wine to enjoy, Fifth, the wine is great.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Shane J. Member Since 3/9/2019My BFF
Winery Tour on 3/11/19 3:00 PM

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Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Camille L. Member Since 3/1/2019My BFF
Platinum Experience on 3/10/19 2:00 PM

N/A

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
janine b. Member Since 3/1/2019My BFF
Winery Tour on 3/10/19 3:30 PM

Wonderful!!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Larissa C. Member Since 1/7/2019My BFF
Sterling Winter Experience on 2/27/19 11:00 AM

The tram is fun and the view is pretty. We enjoyed the tour and the whole staff was extremely welcoming and offered great service.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Brandon S. Member Since 3/9/2019My BFF
Winery Tour on 3/09/19 11:30 AM

The wine is “meh” but the environment is beautiful. This just isn’t the place to go on a wet day. The highlight of the self-guided tour (other than the gondola ride) is the large outdoor patio at the end. But the patio isn’t covered, so you’re missing out on a huge benefit of the tour on a wet day. Overall, Sterling is worthwhile for the view and the unique experience of the gondola.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 3/5
Rex S. Member Since 3/4/2019My BFF
Winery Tour on 3/04/19 1:30 PM

Beautiful view from the rooftop terrace! Yummy wine!

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 5/5
Anita R. Member Since 3/6/2019My BFF
Winery Tour on 3/06/19 11:30 AM

We visited on a weekday in the rain and the tour was still a wonderful experience. The hospitality was superior. We never had an empty tasting glass, and were educated on the wine making process. The views were fantastic even on a grey day. We highly recommend the tasting tour at Sterling Vineyards.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Eden U. Member Since 12/24/2014My BFF
Silver Experience on 3/06/19 11:30 AM

Really impressive! The Silver Tasting was fun, imformative & special. Loved starting with Chardonnay & sparkling as we were warmly greeted in beautiful main tasting room. Cheese & charcuterie pairing with reds was perfect by the fireplace. Elizabeth was a warm, knowledgeable host showing us all aspects of production, ending up on the terrace with sweeping views. Highly recommended!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Leah L. Member Since 2/14/2019My BFF
Sterling Winter Experience on 2/25/19 1:00 PM

Loved it! Such a neat experience. Loved the tram ride and the self guided it tour. We were able to move about at our own pace yet still see so much. The staff was very friendly.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Hope E. Member Since 1/10/2019My BFF
Platinum Experience on 2/16/19 1:00 PM

This was my second time to Sterling Vineyard. I love it! The hospitality was great and the grounds are beautiful. I had the VIP experience and I don't regret it one bit! The food, the chef and our host was over the TOP! Wonderful!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Alexis U. Member Since 2/25/2019My BFF
Winery Tour on 3/02/19 10:30 AM

Love how you get to taste wine during the tour

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Ellen R. Member Since 2/25/2019My BFF
Winery Tour on 3/02/19 1:00 PM

Beautiful views, we enjoyed the experience . However, Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay were not part of the tasting experience which was a tad disappointing to me because I am not a red wine drinker.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 1/5
Ambiance 5/5
Brenda H. Member Since 2/9/2019My BFF
Winery Tour on 3/02/19 12:00 PM

Loved the various tasting stops and the videos for those who wanted to learn.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Annie A. Member Since 7/11/2016My Frenemy
Silver Experience on 3/02/19 2:30 PM

We had the silver experience. I felt it was Overpriced for what it was.

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 1/5
Ambiance 4/5
Justo G. Member Since 2/19/2019My BFF
Winery Tour on 3/02/19 3:00 PM

The site was beautiful and the staff was very friendly

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Ami M. Member Since 1/29/2019My Frenemy
Winery Tour on 2/23/19 1:00 PM

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Overall Score 1/5
First Impression 1/5
Hospitality 1/5
Ambiance 1/5
Shashi V. Member Since 2/17/2019My BFF
Winery Tour on 2/23/19 3:00 PM

Excellent

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Mike K. Member Since 2/22/2019My BFF
Silver Experience on 2/23/19 1:00 PM

Our Sterling Silver Experiences exceeded our expectations and were the highlight of our friend’s trip to CA. Staff were uniformly friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable about Sterling and its wines. Spending time at a private table near a fireplace on a rainy afternoon and tasting fine wines was a highlight of our visit. To top off the day, the sun came out on the terrace. Thanks, Sterling!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 5/5
Bob S. Member Since 4/26/2016My BFF
Platinum Experience on 2/23/19 2:00 PM

Exceptional experience particularly the Platinum experience, the wine and food pairings are amazing.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Mireya C. Member Since 2/10/2017My BFF
Winery Tour on 2/23/19 12:00 PM

Staff is super friendly and have a lot of knowledge of their products

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Rohan N. Member Since 1/19/2019My Parents
Sterling Winter Experience on 2/20/19 12:00 PM

Very beautiful views and we enjoyed the layout of the tour. Getting to keep the wine glasses was a nice perk!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Cindy C. Member Since 5/4/2018My Ex
Sterling Winter Experience on 2/19/19 11:00 AM

We really were looking forward to this wine tasting event w the tram to take pictures of the valley and when we got there, they told us the tram wasn’t working. Would have really appreciated them telling us via text or email as an alert before we drove up from Yountville!

Overall Score 1/5
First Impression 1/5
Hospitality 1/5
Ambiance 1/5
Katie K. Member Since 2/14/2019My BFF
The Sparkling Experience on 2/17/19 11:00 AM

Everything from the location to the staff to the wine was incredible. We had a beautiful and memorable time.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Georg S. Member Since 5/10/2018My Parents
Winery Tour on 2/17/19 2:00 PM

We were a group of 3 adults and one teenager and we had an amazing time. They treated our daughter like royal. Great service and excellent wines.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Eric W. Member Since 2/16/2019My Parents
Winery Tour on 2/16/19 11:00 AM

The gondola ride was an amazing first impression. The views are second to none. Great spot to visit and take tons of photos.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Nikole R. Member Since 5/22/2017My Ex
Winery Tour on 2/16/19 1:00 PM

We went because it catered to families. Our kids had a good time and the views were amazing. The wine was quite mediocre and we had to wait in line after making reservations.

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 3/5
Kenneth F. Member Since 7/22/2015My BFF
Sterling Winter Experience on 2/15/19 12:00 PM

flat out amazing time....you guys rolled out the red carpet for my family, and it was amazing!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Diane L. Member Since 1/8/2019My BFF
Sterling Winter Experience on 2/15/19 3:00 PM

Awesome views, delicious wines,

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 5/5
Laura H. Member Since 12/12/2018My Parents
Sterling Winter Experience on 2/14/19 2:30 PM

Experienced the winter tasting as a club member and it was excellent. The woman who hosted us was exceptional on 2/14 and even went out of her way to update my shipping address for me. Can't wait to come back!!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Carlos E. Member Since 2/12/2019My BFF
Platinum Experience on 2/14/19 2:00 PM

The place is great Modern, great views Excelent wine and great food

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jocelyn H. Member Since 6/9/2017My Parents
Platinum Experience on 2/10/19 11:00 AM

Pure magic. Nothing like it in the Valley. The tram was so fun ... property beautiful and inviting. We did the Platinum experience which is the benchmark for luxury and food/wine pairing in Napa. The staff was so knowledgeable, friendly, and customer centric. This was our favorite experience and a special thanks to Riley for his attention, hospitality and dedication. Magic.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Caron B. Member Since 1/19/2019My BFF
Winery Tour on 2/10/19 3:00 PM

It was a fun wine tasting to walk around and see the production at your own pace. Scenery is stunning. Gondola ride was very fun!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Kristen R. Member Since 2/9/2019My BFF
Sterling Winter Experience on 2/11/19 2:00 PM

Tram ride is a unique experience.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Garrett H. Member Since 10/5/2018My Boss
The Calistoga Passport Experience on 1/29/19 11:00 AM

What a view. Good thing the wine was even better. Definitely recommend upgrading and tasting the single vineyard reserve wines. Who knew Sterling makes so many 95+ rated wines. Can't wait to come back in the Summer and hang out on the epic patio. #1 must visit spot in the valley.

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

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