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Address: 1111 Dunaweal Lane between Highway 29 and Silverado Trail, Calistoga, CA
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+1 707-942-3344
Today
10:30 - 16:30
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Mon - Fri 10:30 - 16:30
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 17:00
Description:

Storing wine in a cave has its advantages.

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US$420.00*
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Private Napa Valley Customized Wine Tour
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Not your traditional vineyard

We decided to visit the Sterling Vineyard as "if we're going to pay to get in we might as well enjoy a gondola ride as well"...or at least that was the theory behind our trip... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Go there for the ride on the funicular to see the Napa Valley view from the top, but we found the wine lacking.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visiting from CT, I had a fabulous afternoon outing at Sterling Vineyards with my 90 year old father, a former Napa Valley winemaker. It is his favorite local tour because of the fabulous setting at the top of a cable car ride, self-guided, but informative at each stop, excellent wine to taste, and topped off at the end with a... More 

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North Berwick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came back here after visiting a few years ago. Was the same high standard of care on reception, during the tour and on leaving the winery. There is something special about taking the cable tram up to the tasting areas and looking out over the valley from the terraces. Would thoroughly recommend the experience.

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San Marcos, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 216 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Unusual setting. The winery is perched atop a hill and ti get to the tasting room you tape a sky car (Gondola). Wines are excellent and staff very friendly. Great view from here.

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Thank csarchibald
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one of the must chic and spectacular views in the valley. Defenelly special. The wine. The place. The tour everything was magic I strongly recommend this place

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

So much more than a winery. It is an "experience". The Gondola ride was wonderful, the views of the valley breathtaking... We upgraded to the superior tastings at the end of the tour and were glad we did. Thoroughly enjoyed the art of Vaso Peritos along the way!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Perfect "experience"!!!

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Camas, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is on the northern end of the valley, so you drive a little to get to it but it's worth the drive. The parking is easy to get in and out of, they even have places for big RV's and buses. The gondola ride is right away and can have a line for check in so reservations is the... More 

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Ponca, Arkansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sterling Vineyards is a grand, sprawling place, yet it welcomes guests like intimate, old friends. We opted for the regular self-guided tasting tour, which takes about an hour or so to complete, although if you linger on one of Sterling's wonderful terraces, you can easily turn your tour into a 2-hour affair. The wines in the tasting were interesting (loved... More 

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Ocean, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to visit the Sterling Vineyard as "if we're going to pay to get in we might as well enjoy a gondola ride as well"...or at least that was the theory behind our trip. This was the only 'planned' vineyard we visited on our trip. We got there early which was a good idea as it was packed with... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Taking the gondola to the top of the mountain to visit the winery just enhances the whole experience. The views are amazing!

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