Sterling Vineyards
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Sterling Vineyards

Sterling Vineyards
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Perched 300 feet above the town of Calistoga, Sterling Vineyards offers panoramic views of Napa Valley. A unique aerial tram carries visitors up to the hilltop winery, whose iconic 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. Through walkways and balconies, guests take a self-guided tour of Sterling Vineyards’ winemaking facilities. Make your visit to Napa Valley a memorable one with a seated Silver or Platinum Experience featuring exceptional small production reserve wines and food pairings. The extraordinary Mediterranean-style architecture, unique aerial tramway, stunning views, and exceptional tasting experiences make Sterling Vineyards a top destination in Napa Valley.
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Peru201193
Las Vegas, NV301 contributions
Nov. 2023 • Friends
Sterling never disappoints! The resilience of the vineyard is amazing, today’s Sterling is even more beautiful than before. We did the tram self tour. A lady at the Fermentation Station told us how the all stone structure survived the Napa fire and how they repainted everything to restore its old glory with new shine. November’s Napa Valley is amazing.

Downtown Napa has many dining options especially during Thanksgiving Day when many other restaurants were closed

Yountville has the prettiest holiday lights lining up every branch on every tree at night

Calistoga has the most amazing color and no place better than Sterling to appreciate the scope and beauty of the valley!
Written November 25, 2023
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Hello0
New Delhi, India276 contributions
Nov. 2023 • Family
A beautiful Vineyard. The walk-through tour is on a hill top and is approachable by a ropeway operated by the owners. The view of the valley from the roof top is beautiful. The wine offered for tasting is mainly white wine. The wine tastes good.
Written November 22, 2023
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offthemainroadtravels
212 contributions
Jun. 2022
There are moments in your life when you look upon and say there wasn’t a more peaceful moment than this and the moment of drinking wine upon a mountain top over looking the valley below was it for us. This my friend was one of those moments were it was just the two of us, no one else around, and the sounds of valley below us. An experience we had at Sterling Vineyards drinking a Cabernet and a Riesling bringing us closer together. The Anniversary Blend was available when we were there and this 5 barrel complex red wine was simply amazing. The notes of cherry, grape, and black currants ran strong in this wine along with the oak from the barrels just hit it out of the park for me. For my wife the Riesling had this sweetness of peach and oak flavors making it one of our favorites. The other blend was their Zinfandel with this cherry and plum flavors happily dancing together. One of our favorite blends was the Malvasia Bianca, a white wine with notes of nectarines, apricots, and a little ginger in it. This is a wine we have gotten many bottles of and is an easy drinking wine on the palate. The vineyard is family friendly with plenty of snacks and beverage options for kids. $$-$$$
Written May 20, 2023
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Sep. 2021
I recommend sitting outside and enjoying the view. Great cabernet. The tram up to the vineyard is so much fun and they have a nice gift shop too.
Written August 27, 2022
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Jessica Y
1 contribution
Oct. 2020
I booked a reservation and paid in full in advance. They cancelled due to the wildfires and said a refund would be issued and a month later I still have no refund. The customer service here is TERRIBLE. No one calls back when you leave a message or responds to the general email box. No on answers the phone when you call. It is very disappointing because we heard good things, but apparently it isn't true because they do not care about the customers at all.
Written November 12, 2020
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Julie S
Brooklyn, NY2 contributions
Nov. 2020
Warning about this company: I received an unsolicited three bottles of wine and wine bag and a $299 charge on my credit card. Sterling cs did not respond to phone message or email. AmEx handled as fraud, but I had to change my credit card number to get out of a wine club I never signed up for. Two weeks later, an email from Sterling: they will send me a return label, "probably today." I used to enjoy Sterling wines, but there are plenty of other good vineyards. I will never buy another bottle from this winery.
Written November 6, 2020
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Maureen G
3 contributions
Sep. 2020
My best friend took me up there for my 60th birthday and it was like a Spa day away from life. Steve and Thea took such great care of us while we were there.
And I was impressed with the cleaning procedures that I saw take place. We got a reprieve from the awful fire smoke and it was absolutely HEAVEN. We loved the deviled eggs and the food pairings with the wines we were served. It made a big difference in taste. I cannot wait to go back there again. It is an oasis of calm beauty, with fantastic wines. Thank you so much for taking such great care of us Steve!!! Maureen and Rosanna.
Written September 28, 2020
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rohappytraveler
san francisco36 contributions
Sep. 2020
Amazing Thursday afternoon in this beautiful location. Celebrated my dear friend 60th birthday! The service and foods options on phenomenal along with the amazing hospitality! The Silver experience is wonderful. There are delicious food options for your tastings including chaucutarie platter, gourmet deviled eggs, mini rabbit tostadas, smoked trout puffs and sliders to name a few. The views are spectacular and the tram ride always makes you feel like you are a world away from everything for a few moments. Make sure you ask about becoming a members as there are great benefits. You will need to make an appointment as they are dillegent about social distancing. Steve the manager in the club area is exceptional and sets the tone for enjoyable experience. Sterling Vineyards is a peaceful and relaxing spot for all those who need a break.
Written September 25, 2020
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allie m
1 contribution
Sep. 2020 • Friends
Sterling vineyards does not disappoint! The tram ride was amazing, beautiful winery, and amazing service especially Maurice, he was so attentive and had a great personality. Definitely recommend visiting here!
Written September 19, 2020
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Stephanie C
1 contribution
Sep. 2020
In March/April I made a reservation for the Labor Day weekend for six people and was charged at the time of booking. In late August, a week and a half before our scheduled reservation, I called to reduce our reservation to four people. I was told it would take 2 days to process the refund for the two people who were no longer joining us. Needless to say, three weeks and 5 phone calls later, I still don't have my refund. Quick to take your money, but incredibly slow to return it. DO NOT go here if there is any possibility your party will decrease in size after you make your original reservation. I'm now looking at disputing the charge with my credit card company. Incredibly frustrating.
Written September 16, 2020
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Stephanie: I apologize for this situation. It is my hope that we've fully resolved this for you. I also hope that we can further demonstrate to you that this was an unfortunate lapse on our end, and certainly that we are able to deliver a much higher level of customer service. If I can assist in any other way, please reach out, cameron.james@tweglobal.com ~Cameron James, Director of Hospitality
Written September 16, 2020
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