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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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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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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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"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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"silver tour"
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"paced tour"
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"souvenir glass"
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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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"walking tour"
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"wine making process"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Our grandchildren loved it too! While we sampled the wine they got a gift bag filled with treats. It kept them happy at each wine station. The tram ride up to the vineyard was an added bonus. We got a beautiful view of the Napa...More

Thank Astrid1511
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Cable car up to the winery was a fun way to start the day. Enjoyed the gorgous view with a glass of wine. Self tour with wine tastings along the way. Enjoyed very much!

Thank AlmJAX
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Last time we were in Calistoga we were not able to make it to Sterling Vineyards. We made it a point to get there this time and were glad we did. This is not your typical wine tasting, it is more of an adventure. For...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Went to Sterling for our 20th Anniversary and what a fabulous place!! Gondola ride up the hill was beautiful and we decided to spend the extra money and do the Platinum Experience tasting. We were immediately greeted with a glass of Italian Prosecco that was...More

Thank patman86
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Alessandra B, Guest Relations Manager at Sterling Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi! We are so glad you were able to celebrate your anniversary with us and we hope to see you again soon! Warm Regards, Alessandra

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A friend had told me to go visit Sterling Vineyards, as it is the only one in the area offering a gondola ride up the mountains, to enjoy the view from atop. We weren't disappointed! And happily surprised with our wine tasting visit... Although the...More

Thank Isabelle D
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The wine was nothing to write home about, as I was told. But the VIEWS were everything. Even if you just go up and enjoy a glass while taking in the views it's worth the $35 pp, in my opinion. The gondola ride was nice,...More

Thank Austyn E
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We started our Napa Valley trip here and it's a great place to start. You get to see the whole valley when you take the tram up to the winery and the facilities are beautiful. The wine is not the best we had the whole...More

Thank Matt J
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sterling is a lovely location and building with decent wines. However, the tour was overpriced and under delivered. For $55.00 each we got a 3-4 minute ride to the top of the mountain and we got to taste 4 wines. That's it! The tour was...More

Thank Dreamn18
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Alessandra B, Guest Relations Manager at Sterling Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi there, It sounds like there may have been a misunderstanding with your experience: you purchased the Silver Experience, where you are able to do a seated experience and taste 3 additional wines that are specific to the site and our Wine Club, in addition...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I took my sister on a trip to San Francisco and Sonoma and Napa Valley. I has visited this winery maybe 18 years ago. It has changed a lot....only in the sense they updated the trams u take to the top of Winery. It was...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

...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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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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beepsmall
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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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