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Sterling Vineyards

1111 Dunaweal Ln, Between Highway 29 and Silverado Trail, Calistoga, CA 94515-9635
+1 707-942-3344
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Private Napa Valley Customized Wine Tour
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Perched 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. Mount Saint Helena makes a lovely distant backdrop. The winery’s towers house eight bells from London’s Church of St. Dunstan’s-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. Each time, new bells were recast from the old metal to give them superior tonal quality. The rich tolling of these ancient bells sounds down through the valley on the quarter hour. Through walkways and balconies, guests take a self-guided tour of Sterling Vineyards’ winemaking facilities. Beautiful outdoor terraces and elegant tasting rooms provide the perfect environment to enjoy exceptional wines while taking in the view. The extraordinary Mediterranean-style architecture, unique aerial tramway, stunning location, historic bells, and attention to visitors make Sterling Vineyards a top destination in Napa Valley.
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good33%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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1111 Dunaweal Ln, Between Highway 29 and Silverado Trail, Calistoga, CA 94515-9635
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+1 707-942-3344

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Reviewed yesterday

We had been recommended to visit here while staying with Friends in Novato,California. We had a wonderful visit and the stand out is that the visit starts with a Cable car ride up over the vineyard to the Winery on higher ground.The Winery itself is...More

Thank Marie E
Reviewed 2 days ago

They don't tell you, if it's a 100+ degrees, the trams don't run. Whether or not the tram works, it's $32 for tasting! The "AC" van they use to take you to the top is not so "AC" and the price doesn't change. $25 for...More

Thank ECSumi
Reviewed 4 days ago

From the parking area it was very unimpressive, but once on the gondola it started to open up and got better. I was drawn in by the beautiful ride and views. Then we were at the top it felt more of a resort than a...More

Thank Stephen D
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is amazing a very quaint. Its beautifully set and being a visitor there was really a lovely experience! On top of that the wines tasted so good! A place to visit for sure!

Thank Carolyn C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Self guided tour means walking from tasting to tasting yourself and watching videos on the way. Stunning view! Fun tram ride. Nice wine. There's an opportunity to purchase a glass of wine and chees plate and relax looking at the view

Thank pachaderm
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The tour of this property are worth the tasting fee. I would recommend the genera admission tasting as the silver didn't add much to it for the price. The views from the terraces are magnificent and the aerial tram is a unique addition. The wines...More

Thank Saylorleu72
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The cable ride is awesome! I got to ride solo, just got this season. There is a walking tour and not much to see. Wines are very forgettable. Glad they had water stations and misting fans, but still too hot!!! They charge admission now -...More

Thank C L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The winery is in a beautiful location and an looks impressive on the hilltop. The views from there are great as well. Service however was spotty and the wines were disappointing. Everything had a very "corporate" feel. A lot of money invested in the facility...More

Thank UlvaZell
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Unbeknownst to me, Sterling has new owners and is in the process of major changes. The expensive tour ($32 for the "basic") used to be wonderful--"the best in the Napa Valley" according to my winemaker father. But this time , a great disappointment! The tram...More

1  Thank SBallCT
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was an expensive tour that promised a tram ride and art to go with the wine and spectacular views. The tram was closed due to heat and we were not told about the possibility tho high heat was anticipated. The art was gone. The...More

2  Thank John B
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Al C
25 May 2017|
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Response from Helen G | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I think we paid $20 but am not certain which covers the cost of the t-shirt that you step your footprints onto. It was a fun experience and something my mum has always wanted to do so well worth it. I would suggest... More
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beepsmall
15 January 2017|
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Response from luxetrip | Reviewed this property |
$49 for wine tasting and tram. Check out Sterling's website for detailed info.
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19 November 2016|
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Response from J2Deluca | Reviewed this property |
Did not get that far. We were totally disinterested in their wines - not anywhere near as good as ALL the other wineries we visited. Their schtick is the grape stomping and the arial tram to get up to their less than boring... More
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