Sterling Vineyards

Calistoga, CA

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  • Platinum Experience $85.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 8

    Wed | Thu | Fri | Sat | Sun

    The crème de la crème of our offerings at Sterling Vineyards, the Platinum Experience is the perfect addition to your Napa bucket list! Indulge your taste buds in this one hour semi-private wine & food pairing and educational tasting. Enjoy a flight of four small-production reserve wines, perfectly paired with a series of sensational amuse-bouches prepared by our Sterling Vineyards culinary team. Club members, please log-in to CellarPass to take advantage of your special pricing. Approximately 1 Hour.

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  • Sparkling Experience $55.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 8

    Fri | Sat | Sun

    Kick off your day of wine tasting in style with the new Sterling Sparkling Experience. Enjoy four Sterling sparkling wines paired with delicious amuse-bouches crafted by the Sterling Culinary Team. Approximately 1 Hour.

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  • Silver Experience $55.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 8

    Daily

    Enjoy the aerial tram and self-guided tour followed by a seated wine tasting experience featuring a selection of limited-release wines in one of our inviting tasting salons. This experience includes a winery exclusive white, winery exclusive red, single-vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon and reserve red. Club members, please log-in to CellarPass to take advantage of your special pricing. Approximately 1 Hour.

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  • Signature Experience $35.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 18

    Daily

    Journey via aerial tram ride, enjoy a self-guided tour of the lower portion of the winery & scenic views from our terraces, followed by a tasting of current release wines. All ages are welcome – admission for those aged 3 - 20 is $20 per person, charged upon check in, and must be accompanied by someone 21+. Please note, the aerial tram ride may be closed for environmental safety reasons. If this occurs, we will transport guests via private luxury shuttle and provide a modified tour & tasting. Approximately 1 Hour.

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Upcoming Special Events
2016 Iridium Release Dinner Image

2016 Iridium Release Dinner

Sterling Vineyards

Wine Tastings, Special Events

Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 4:00 PM

Napa County 

About Sterling Vineyards

Perched on a hilltop, above the town of Calistoga, Sterling Vineyards offers the best views of Napa Valley. There's more than just beautiful views to get excited about: the new Platinum Experience has made Sterling a must stop culinary destination.

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Perched on a hilltop, 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. The winery’s towers house eight bells from London’s Church of St. Dunstans-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. Walkways, balconies, and digital screens allow guests to take a self-guided tour of Sterling Vineyards’ winemaking facilities, while enjoying unparalleled views on the South View Terrace.

*WALK-INS ARE WELCOME*

Please note:

The winery will be closed: Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day and close early at 3pm on Thanksgiving Eve, Christmas Eve, and New Year's Eve.

Tickets for kids age 3-20 are $15 and currently need to be purchased at the lower wine shop when you check in.

The aerial tram ride may be closed for safety reasons in the event of dangerous winds, storms, or temperatures over 100 degrees. If this occurs, we will transport guests via our private luxury shuttle and provide a modified tour and tasting.

Notable Features

  • Architectural Appeal
  • Art on Display
  • Corporate Events
  • Food Service
  • Scenic View
  • Special Events
Experiences

  • Food & Wine
  • General Tasting
  • Reserve Tasting
  • Special Tasting
Varietals Offered

  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Chardonnay
  • Merlot
  • Petite Sirah
  • Pinot Gris
  • Pinot Noir
  • Riesling
  • Sangiovese
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Shiraz
  • Syrah
  • Viognier
  • Zinfandel

Photo Gallery

Average Score from CellarPass VisitorsMy Parents
Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 4/5
Benjamin S. Member Since 8/18/2019Evil Stepmother
Signature Experience on 8/18/19 4:00 PM

It was crowded.

Overall Score 2/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Annie L. Member Since 6/24/2019My BFF
Signature Winery Tour on 8/19/19 12:00 PM

We enjoyed the visit very much. Thank you!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Tiffani M. Member Since 8/7/2019My BFF
Signature Winery Tour on 8/18/19 10:30 AM

Amazing views, exceptional service, fantastic wine

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Wendi S. Member Since 4/20/2017My Frenemy
Signature Experience on 8/19/19 2:30 PM

The winery is beautiful and a nice tram ride up the mountain. Views are gorgeous, but the self-guided tour could have a little improvement. No one really gives clear direction that the tastings as you move around are the full tasting. There really was no guidance and it resulted in an average at best tour with a few missed wines because we thought we would be sitting at the end for a few.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 3/5
Ambiance 4/5
Julie J. Member Since 11/29/2018My Frenemy
Signature Winery Tour on 8/18/19 3:30 PM

Disappointed with service and wine quality. Don’t plan to return

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 3/5
Ambiance 2/5
Alexis L. Member Since 8/16/2019Evil Stepmother
Signature Experience on 8/16/19 11:00 AM

The experience wasn’t much of an experience at all and we did the signature tasting/self-guided tour. The only highlight was taking the tram up the mountain and the view. Throughout the four different tasting stops, the wine was not explained or described but merely poured and on your way. There was no discussion about the winery/history and felt more like we paid to walk through an empty space.

Overall Score 1/5
First Impression 1/5
Hospitality 1/5
Ambiance 1/5
Jamie L. Member Since 8/17/2019My BFF
Silver Experience on 8/17/19 3:00 PM

Amalia was fantastic. She was kind, patient and took the time to explain the 5 S’s of wine tasting to us. My husband and I both had a “Ahh, I get it!” moment during our Silver Experience at Sterling. I now see how so many appreciate and fall in love with wine.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Joni G. Member Since 7/22/2019My BFF
The Sparkling Experience on 8/11/19 11:00 AM

our experience was great for the bubbles experience, the pairing was excellent and the small bites really accented the bubbles! Kevin was informative and fun, as well as highly interactive. We have been to Sterling many times and this by far was our favorite experience! hopefully when we return next the "bubble experience" will still be on the menu on select days! thank you, J&E Woodbury, MN

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Tom B. Member Since 6/9/2019My BFF
Signature Winery Tour on 8/15/19 10:00 AM

The Sterling visit was unique compared to the other wineries we visited. From the tram ride to and from the winery to the self paced tour and tasting my wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our visit!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Laura O. Member Since 8/12/2019My BFF
Signature Experience on 8/17/19 2:30 PM

I had booked days ahead to take a bachelorette group for my sister, some from our group have never been wine tasting. It has now set a high bar for the standards of an amazing wine tasting day. some even became members that same day. They didnt want to leave. the love the whole experience from the drive in to the shuttle ride to speed up the way down instead of the aerial tram ride.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Butler B. Member Since 8/14/2019My Boss
Signature Experience on 8/14/19 11:30 AM

Wonderful!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Joen C. Member Since 8/14/2019My Frenemy
Signature Experience on 8/14/19 2:00 PM

Not personal. Staff serving wine were not there to talk about the wine, but were there solely to pour wine. Basically, just walked around and read signs. View from the top was beautiful - which was the only positive.

Overall Score 1/5
First Impression 1/5
Hospitality 1/5
Ambiance 1/5
Wesley M. Member Since 5/12/2017Evil Stepmother
Silver Experience on 7/09/19 4:30 PM

I wish I had more hands, I give this winery and our experience 4 thumbs down. This winery should be one of the top spots in Napa. They have what no one else has, a gondola to a mountain top overseeing all the valley. The experience upon arrival is beyond disappointing. The staff is cold, the tour was a joke, and the experience dampened our otherwise exciting trip. Management needs to change.

Overall Score 2/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 1/5
Ambiance 1/5
Jerry A. Member Since 8/8/2019My Parents
Silver Experience on 8/13/19 1:30 PM

Staff was very friendly Don was our host in the tasting room and he was exceptional.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Michele M. Member Since 11/3/2017My BFF
Silver Experience on 8/10/19 12:30 PM

I loved the entire Sterling Vineyards experience. This winery was recommended to us by our Hotel (in Napa) when we checked in. The idea of taking a tram up to the winery enticed us so we scheduled a Silver wine tasting experience and ordered cheese / meat to to enjoy during our sampling. It was overall a great experience from the tram ride through the wine tasting. I can't wait to go back!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Scott M. Member Since 8/9/2019My Boss
Signature Experience on 8/12/19 3:30 PM

Very unique experience - the Gondola is worth the visit

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 3/5
Ambiance 3/5
Liza S. Member Since 8/9/2019My BFF
Signature Experience on 8/10/19 12:00 PM

Gorgeous place! The timing of the tastings from the walk was perfect!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Lauren H. Member Since 7/15/2019Evil Stepmother
Signature Experience on 8/11/19 2:30 PM

It is a tourist trap type venue with a good view

Overall Score 1/5
First Impression 1/5
Hospitality 1/5
Ambiance 1/5
Rina P. Member Since 8/7/2019My BFF
Signature Winery Tour on 8/08/19 10:00 AM

Beautiful views of the valley and great wine!

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 3/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jerri G. Member Since 8/3/2019My BFF
Signature Winery Tour on 8/03/19 12:30 PM

The tram and the winery are beautiful. The flat screen productions are informative and unique. However, upon arrival at the winery no one gave us any instruction as to the flow of the tasting or where you were to go next. We just followed the few people a head of us and hoped we were in the correct group. It all went well but a little direction would have helped. The tram guys were great!

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 2/5
Ambiance 3/5
Elizabeth R. Member Since 8/8/2019Evil Stepmother
Signature Experience on 8/08/19 3:00 PM

Views from the top were beautiful and was really the only stellar part. At one station the employee knew nothing about the wine he was serving. Staff overall wasn’t all that welcoming and the wine was mediocre for the area.

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 2/5
Ambiance 1/5
Jennifer D. Member Since 8/5/2019My BFF
Silver Experience on 8/07/19 12:30 PM

Sitting and enjoying beautiful views of the valley while sipping a beautiful selection of wine makes this a must visit Winery. The self guided tour allows visitors to explore how the wine is made at their own leisure. I will certainly be returning when I get the chance!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Ellena H. Member Since 7/20/2019My BFF
Signature Winery Tour on 8/07/19 12:00 PM

The self-guided tour was just ok but the view was breathtaking.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 5/5
Rami H. Member Since 8/5/2019My BFF
Signature Winery Tour on 8/05/19 1:00 PM

Great views, well organized tours

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Kathryn M. Member Since 8/4/2019My BFF
Silver Experience on 8/05/19 11:00 AM

Truly outstanding. One issue is the first stop of the tour you are only offered white wine, which I do not care for. Could have offered rose or Pinot noir. Also, not even one stick of crunchy cracker was offered! Helps to separate the wines for me.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Ghatna S. Member Since 7/26/2019My BFF
Signature Winery Tour on 8/04/19 11:00 AM

An amazing experience!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Ehsan K. Member Since 8/4/2019My Parents
Signature Winery Tour on 8/04/19 2:30 PM

The tram ride is super short but beautiful. The self guided tour is underwhelming. There isn't a tour of the grounds so you are in a very modern building like a factory building almost but they mass produce wine. The hosts are kind and accommodating. The private sit down tasting might be better but overall I think as far as sight seeing vs tasting it's more for tasting.

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 3/5
Kevin K. Member Since 7/30/2019My Ex
Silver Experience on 8/03/19 4:00 PM

Made a reservation online for a 4 pm silver experience. Arrived at 3:30 as requested to take the tram ride up which was part of the whole point of this particular choice. Upon arrival the reservation meant nothing and anyone walking up and buying a ticket was given as much preference as someone with a reservation. We gave up on the tram ride as we would waited 90 minutes for it. Dont do it!

Overall Score 2/5
First Impression 1/5
Hospitality 1/5
Ambiance 1/5
Helen J. Member Since 8/1/2019My BFF
Signature Winery Tour on 8/03/19 11:30 AM

Lovely facility. Loved the gondola ride. Beautiful views.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 4/5
Jen M. Member Since 7/26/2019My BFF
Signature Winery Tour on 8/03/19 11:30 AM

Really amazing, different vineyard experience!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Lynette L. Member Since 8/2/2019My BFF
Signature Winery Tour on 8/03/19 2:00 PM

I love the air tram!! My lower ratings are reflective of the customer service once on the premise for the lack of direction.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 1/5
Hospitality 3/5
Ambiance 4/5
Caitlyn D. Member Since 3/12/2019My BFF
Signature Winery Tour on 8/03/19 1:30 PM

We had an excellent time !

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Catalina S. Member Since 7/25/2019My BFF
Signature Winery Tour on 8/03/19 1:00 PM

The entire experience was beautiful. All the wine and the property.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Casey M. Member Since 7/27/2019My Ex
Signature Winery Tour on 8/03/19 3:00 PM

Too crowded with tons of kids.

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 2/5
Hospitality 1/5
Ambiance 2/5
Gavin K. Member Since 8/1/2019My Frenemy
Platinum Experience on 8/02/19 12:00 PM

Arrived 11:30am on a Friday for a noon "Platinum Experience". Nicely uncrowded. Gondola ride is delightful and beautiful. Building self-guided tour is beautiful. Wine servers were young and of varied helpfulness. Was hard to get information on where we needed to go for our tasting. Finally got there, hostess (Jade) was great, and the food pairings were small but fantastic. A lovely day.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 3/5
Ambiance 4/5
Jill S. Member Since 8/1/2019My BFF
Signature Winery Tour on 8/02/19 11:00 AM

Informative, classy

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 5/5
William H. Member Since 8/1/2019My Frenemy
Signature Winery Tour on 8/02/19 3:00 PM

It's a nice vineyard, but the tour left a lot to be desired. It was a self guided tour, so it was extremely impersonal. I think we paid $40 for each adult, so the value wasn't there for us.

Overall Score 2/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 2/5
Ambiance 2/5
Robyn G. Member Since 7/31/2019My BFF
Platinum Experience on 8/01/19 11:00 AM

I have always loved Sterling Vineyards and was very excited to visit the vineyard. We did the premium package and it was well worth it. The food pairings and wine were both delicious and extravagant.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jocelyn H. Member Since 6/9/2017My BFF
Platinum Experience on 8/01/19 3:00 PM

I work for Treasury Wine Estates and had the pleasure of enjoying their Platinum food and wine pairing experience. Food was exceptional, wines incredible, and pairings spot on. Customer service and hospitality was equally good ... Jade was so gracious, knowledgeable and able to read our group and create a memorable experience. One of the best food and wine experiences I've had in the Valley.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Gyvair M. Member Since 7/11/2019My BFF
Signature Winery Tour on 7/19/19 4:00 PM

Great location with beautiful landscapes, starting with the cable car up to the hill. The self guided tour is great, you can walk in your own pace, while you learn about the winery history, wine manufacturing processes and tasting good wines along the way.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 5/5

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