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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. 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.
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good33%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“self guided tour” (345 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
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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"tram ride"
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"self guided tour"
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"silver experience"
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"cable car"
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"tasting stations"
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"paced tour"
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"napa valley"
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"own pace"
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"wine tasting"
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"cheese plate"
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"breathtaking views"
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"charcuterie"
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"wine making process"
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Reviewed yesterday

...choose Sterling Vineyards. Peaceful and relaxed with unmatched views of the valley, the tram ride to the winery alone is worth the visit. We enjoyed the wine, too!

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We’ve been to Sterling several times. It’s a unique experience, and it’s laid out very well. You’re greeted with a glass of bubbly and then directed to the tasting you’ve chosen at the ticket booth. It isn’t cheap. The wine is between OK and very...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It's a bit touristy and has a very corporate feel, BUT in my opinion it is still worth visiting, at least once. I just wouldn't put it at the top of your winery list to visit in Napa Valley -- but maybe top 10... for...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

This was the most beautiful views of a winery... they were absolutely breathtaking. I don't love heights, but the ride up the cable car wasn't that bad. It was short, only 3m minutes and it was so worth it! I would do it again for...More

Thank angcbonds
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tour was recommended by a very helpful guy at the Calistoga tourist information office as, not being oenophiles, and being a bit short of time, we wanted a quick, local tour which gave a glimpse of the way the local wineries work. The basic...More

Thank Bungaroosh
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Alessandra B, Guest Relations Manager at Sterling Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi! We love the Self Guided Tour and are so glad that you loved it, too! We hope to see you again soon! Perhaps for one of our amazing events coming up this Spring & Summer. Thanks for the review!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sterling has one of the most breathtaking views in Napa Valley. You take a tram ride up to the top and then have a tasting in their tasting room. Afterward you can go sit outside on the terrace and just enjoy the views with you...More

1  Thank wannatravelnow
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Alessandra B, Guest Relations Manager at Sterling Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review! We have invested many resources in making a variety of different wines for every palate, so maybe you will find one that you love on your next visit. We look forward to seeing you soon!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent $75 for the two of us on a reservation for tram and wine tasting. We we’re greeted somewhat unprofessionally, and were told that we had to wait in the upwards of an hour to ride the tram up the hill. I would describe...More

1  Thank David K
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Alessandra B, Guest Relations Manager at Sterling Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi David, Thanks for your review. We are very sorry that you had to wait in line and we always encourage reservations. Due to the history, new winery equipment, aerial tram and newly renovated building, we do see a lot of visitors. We also do...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Whoever built this place had a great vision. You take a gondola ride up the hill to the winery. The views are simply spectacular. The hosts are friendly and informative. The tasting stations are scattered along as you make the tour. Each station features a...More

Thank Al K
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Alessandra B, Guest Relations Manager at Sterling Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Al! Thanks so much for your review. We are so happy you enjoyed your time with us and we can't wait to see you again in the future. Stay in touch because we have a lot of fun events coming up this Spring and...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The property is magnificent and the funicular up to the tasting room is worth the visit alone! However, once there, I found that the wines were incredibly mediocre. We enjoyed our visit and recommend a stop, but buy your wines elsewhere...More

Thank ashebroe
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Alessandra B, Guest Relations Manager at Sterling Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello! Thank you for your review! We regret that the wines you tasted that day were not to your liking, but we do offer many different wines for every palate, and change the tasting flight often, so we hope you give us another try in...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It had been many years since my last visit and this place has changed drastically. First there was a $35 fee to get in which included 3 wine tastings. There was no option to skip the tastings. I'm an alcoholic, so that was not going...More

Thank Debbie R
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Alessandra B, Guest Relations Manager at Sterling Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Debbie, I'm very sorry that you felt as if it was necessary to taste wine while you were visiting the winery. We understand that there are designated driver's and non-drinker's, so we do offer only the entrance fee, which is $25 in order to...More

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AlinaC
23 September 2017|
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Response from Carolyn C | Reviewed this property |
Hi there Alina, We went by the gondola and did wine tasting enjoying the scenery which took maybe 2 hours. its more than enough. Enjoy. its a nice place to visit. You should have time since it's only about 15 min to St... More
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Al C
26 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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Response from luxetrip | Reviewed this property |
$49 for wine tasting and tram. Check out Sterling's website for detailed info.
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