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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:

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

Please note, 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.

features Notable Features
  • Architectural Appeal
  • Art on Display
  • Corporate Events
  • Food Service
  • Scenic View
  • Special Events
tours and tastings Tours & Tastings
  • Large Groups (6-12)
  • Large Groups (12-20)
  • Patio Tasting
  • Public Tasting Room
  • Wine Club
  • Wine Tasting
varietals Varietals Offered
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Chardonnay
  • Merlot
  • Petite Sirah
  • Pinot Gris
  • Pinot Noir
  • Riesling
  • Sangiovese
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Shiraz
  • Syrah
  • Viognier
  • Zinfandel
Average Score from CellarPass Visitors5 Star Average Rating
Overall Score 4 Star Overall Rating 4/5
First Impression 4 Star First Impression Rating 4/5
Hospitality 4 Star Hospitality Rating 4/5
Ambiance 4 Star Ambiance Rating 4/5
Juanita J. Member Since 6/2/2017
Fleet Week Wine Cruise on 10/07/17 1:00 PM

An A+ experience!

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
Ambiance 5 Star Rating 5/5
Linda S. Member Since 6/26/2014
Silver Experience on 10/08/17 11:00 AM

The experience was delightful. All in the party had a great time.

Overall Score 4 Star Rating 4/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
Ambiance 4 Star Rating 4/5
Mary S. Member Since 9/22/2017
General Admission 21 + on 10/07/17 2:30 PM

What a disappointment! We purchased advance tickets and still spent nearly 45 minutes in line. The tram ride was enjoyable. The hosts / hostesses pouring were unenthusiastic and dry. Little to no information. Most of the monitors on the self-guided tour didn't work. We love Sterling wine, and was planning on joining the club. But I'm not sure that I'll ever purchase your wine again.

Overall Score 1 Star Rating 1/5
First Impression 4 Star Rating 4/5
Hospitality 1 Star Rating 1/5
Ambiance 2 Star Rating 2/5
Michael R. Member Since 8/7/2017
General Admission 21 + on 10/07/17 11:00 AM

Thoroughly disappointed. Was told when I bought our 6-tix (2-months in advance) a brown bag lunch was permitted. However, at arrival we were not allowed to bring them with us. I live in St Helena & several wineries allow and encourage it. I’ve many winery options to choose from and I feel I should have been give a 50% rebate on our tix. Instead, was only offered 10%. Not good PR, in my opinion.

Overall Score 3 Star Rating 3/5
First Impression 1 Star Rating 1/5
Hospitality 1 Star Rating 1/5
Ambiance 3 Star Rating 3/5
Charles W. Member Since 9/10/2017
Fleet Week Wine Cruise on 10/07/17 1:00 PM

The wait too Board was longer than expected, the experience was fabulous, but they should advertise in advance that Wine poring ends at 4 pm. Sterling ran out of red wine early. Several others also ran out of red wine.

Overall Score 4 Star Rating 4/5
First Impression 4 Star Rating 4/5
Hospitality 4 Star Rating 4/5
Ambiance 5 Star Rating 5/5
Michael D. Member Since 9/25/2017
Platinum Experience on 10/08/17 12:00 PM

We had the Platinum tasting experience with Dorothea. She was wonderful. The wine and food pairings were excellent. The Chef was very nice. It was a wonderful experience for our 25th wedding anniversary.

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
Ambiance 5 Star Rating 5/5
Melissa P. Member Since 10/6/2017
General Admission 21 + on 10/08/17 10:00 AM

We had a really great time! This was the first winery of the day for us and the view was amazing.

Overall Score 4 Star Rating 4/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
Hospitality 4 Star Rating 4/5
Ambiance 5 Star Rating 5/5
Ryan R. Member Since 8/19/2017
Silver Experience on 10/08/17 12:30 PM

Premeasured pours. No story or history. It didn't seem to matter if we were interested in buying bottles or not. They poured our silver "experience" and that was it. At least tell us how sterling came to be. Out of 8 wineries, this was by far the most unimpressive.

Overall Score 1 Star Rating 1/5
First Impression 4 Star Rating 4/5
Hospitality 1 Star Rating 1/5
Ambiance 4 Star Rating 4/5
Kristelle G. Member Since 10/4/2017
Silver Experience on 10/06/17 11:30 AM

The staff was very inviting and the grounds are breathtaking. The wine and cheese pairing was very good, it was amazing how certain foods can change the taste of wine!

Overall Score 4 Star Rating 4/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
Ambiance 5 Star Rating 5/5
Jo F. Member Since 9/14/2017
Fleet Week Wine Cruise on 10/07/17 1:00 PM

Lovely Bay cruise, good wine and food. Wish there had been some dessert.

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 4 Star Rating 4/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
Ambiance 5 Star Rating 5/5
Bhavya J. Member Since 10/7/2017
Platinum Experience on 10/07/17 2:00 PM

Everything was mostly great! We had a Platinum Experience booked at 2pm, which was pushed back to 2:30. We checked-in on time upstairs but weren't seated until around 2:45 when I asked the hostess. Then, once seated, we were delayed in receiving any kind of introduction. It would be nice to mention the tapas/small-plate style of the food on the website. we were expecting larger portions.

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
Hospitality 3 Star Rating 3/5
Ambiance 5 Star Rating 5/5
Estella R. Member Since 7/27/2017
Silver Plus Experience on 10/06/17 12:00 PM

The view is amazing! And we had the silver experience and the staff is really nice and friendly. This is one place that I would stop by every time that I go. Plus the wines are superb.

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
Ambiance 5 Star Rating 5/5
Mary H. Member Since 9/3/2017
Silver Experience on 10/06/17 11:00 AM

Beautiful view and delicious wine!

Overall Score 4 Star Rating 4/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
Ambiance 5 Star Rating 5/5
Donna B. Member Since 8/21/2017
Silver Experience on 9/28/17 3:00 PM

Excellent service and wine. We ended up buying a LOT of bottles. Can’t wait to receive our shipment in Florida! Many may think Sterling is commercialized but it is far from it. The only thing I do wish they would have refunded out tasting fee after we spent so much money there but they are up front regarding that policy. We did the Silver Experience.

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
Ambiance 5 Star Rating 5/5
Sharon V. Member Since 9/14/2017
Silver Experience on 10/05/17 1:00 PM

Nice operation! Beautiful views! Very good wine selection!

Overall Score 4 Star Rating 4/5
First Impression 4 Star Rating 4/5
Hospitality 4 Star Rating 4/5
Ambiance 4 Star Rating 4/5
Diane S. Member Since 8/7/2017
General Admission 21 + on 10/02/17 10:30 AM

The views were the highlight.

Overall Score 4 Star Rating 4/5
First Impression 4 Star Rating 4/5
Hospitality 4 Star Rating 4/5
Ambiance 5 Star Rating 5/5
Julie L. Member Since 9/17/2017
Silver Experience on 10/02/17 2:00 PM

Sterling was a great experience. We did the Silver Experience and added one cheese plate. Ron was very knowledgeable and helpful. The self guided tour also helped fill in gaps of the winemaking process.

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
Ambiance 4 Star Rating 4/5
Bob S. Member Since 4/26/2016
Platinum Experience on 10/01/17 1:00 PM

The Platinum experience was outstanding Quinn's knowledge, quality of the wine and food and the ambience was exceptional.

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
Ambiance 5 Star Rating 5/5
Lorraine M. Member Since 10/1/2017
General Admission 21 + on 10/01/17 4:00 PM

Went for the view and enjoyed the whole experience. Impressive winery.

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
Ambiance 5 Star Rating 5/5
Becky W. Member Since 10/1/2017
General Admission 21 + on 10/01/17 12:00 PM

Sterling Vineyard was absolutely beautiful. This was first experience at a winery, and I was very impressed with the entire experience.

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
Ambiance 5 Star Rating 5/5
Daryl D. Member Since 9/25/2017
General Admission 21 + on 9/30/17 11:00 AM

The vineyard is amazing! From the tram ride up, until we left, the experience was 1st class.

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
Ambiance 5 Star Rating 5/5
Katie D. Member Since 9/30/2017
Silver Experience on 9/30/17 1:30 PM

Beautiful view of the Napa Valley. I would recommend to someone who was visiting. Hospitality wasn't the greatest but I can only imagine with how many people that were going through there.

Overall Score 4 Star Rating 4/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
Hospitality 4 Star Rating 4/5
Ambiance 5 Star Rating 5/5
Kevin S. Member Since 7/19/2017
Silver Plus Experience on 9/27/17 12:30 PM

The Silver tasting was a bit rushed for the price and including the cheese pairing. I really enjoyed the cable car lift ride and having the tasting stations while we did the walking tour.

Overall Score 4 Star Rating 4/5
First Impression 4 Star Rating 4/5
Hospitality 4 Star Rating 4/5
Ambiance 4 Star Rating 4/5
Dean P. Member Since 8/30/2017
Silver Experience on 9/27/17 3:30 PM

We last visited about 9 years ago. We won’t return. Tasting was not up to same standards as other 6 we visited. Host not friendly nor knowledgalble. Tour was changed from 1st visit. What have a cheese/bar outside when it used to be a relaxing spot to sip wine? We did try and orde wine once we got down fro ride.......the folks in the booth could figure anything out so we left

Overall Score 2 Star Rating 2/5
First Impression 3 Star Rating 3/5
Hospitality 1 Star Rating 1/5
Ambiance 1 Star Rating 1/5
Ozzy O. Member Since 8/31/2017
General Admission 21 + on 9/27/17 3:30 PM

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Overall Score 1 Star Rating 1/5
First Impression 4 Star Rating 4/5
Hospitality 2 Star Rating 2/5
Ambiance 3 Star Rating 3/5
Robert B. Member Since 9/26/2017
Silver Experience on 9/26/17 1:30 PM

Had a great visit! Fantastic weather and views from the tasting area were spectacular. By walking to different tasting area you had a chance to recharge between tastings. It was a harvest day and it was Very interesting to watch the sorting/processing of grapes. Staff was very friendly and answered all our questions. The best place to end your afternoon of wine tasting.

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
Ambiance 5 Star Rating 5/5
Irene D. Member Since 9/18/2017
General Admission 21 + on 9/25/17 11:00 AM

Go on a calm beautiful day. The wine is great, but the View is spectacular

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
Ambiance 5 Star Rating 5/5
Nick D. Member Since 9/16/2017
Silver Experience on 9/22/17 3:00 PM

great wines, good vibes, enjoyable experience. The hosts during the tour were quite friendly and knowledgeable. Very clean facility & pretty views.

Overall Score 4 Star Rating 4/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
Hospitality 3 Star Rating 3/5
Ambiance 4 Star Rating 4/5
Dorothy W. Member Since 9/16/2017
General Admission 21 + on 9/23/17 11:30 AM

Ethereal, exciting, perfect in every way! Lovely views.

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
Ambiance 5 Star Rating 5/5
Kelly A. Member Since 9/6/2017
General Admission 21 + on 9/22/17 1:00 PM

I was not impressed by the wines at this vineyard. The view is very cool and enjoyed moving around to try each tasting. However, I did not enjoy the wines.

Overall Score 3 Star Rating 3/5
First Impression 4 Star Rating 4/5
Hospitality 2 Star Rating 2/5
Ambiance 2 Star Rating 2/5
Sally S. Member Since 9/23/2017
Silver Experience on 9/23/17 3:00 PM

Everyone that greeted us was very friendly? Great views.

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
Ambiance 5 Star Rating 5/5
Pam G. Member Since 9/13/2017
Silver Experience on 9/23/17 4:00 PM

A great experience-very good wine. We did wait awhile once we were seated before anyone greeted us for the tasting, otherwise I might have given 5 stars.

Overall Score 4 Star Rating 4/5
First Impression 4 Star Rating 4/5
Hospitality 4 Star Rating 4/5
Ambiance 4 Star Rating 4/5
Kristy K. Member Since 9/11/2017
General Admission 21 + on 9/22/17 11:00 AM

Breathtaking. Original. First Class.

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
Ambiance 5 Star Rating 5/5
Kathryn F. Member Since 9/22/2017
Silver Experience on 9/22/17 11:30 AM

Thoroughly enjoyed it! Loved the tram ride!

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
Ambiance 5 Star Rating 5/5
Ellen S. Member Since 9/14/2017
Silver Experience on 9/20/17 2:30 PM

The winery is located on top of a foothill and an aerial tram is taken to access it. We did the Silver Experience and it gave us more wines to taste in more private areas. It's a unique walk through tasting that ends with a magnificent view from the large patio.

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
Hospitality 4 Star Rating 4/5
Ambiance 5 Star Rating 5/5
Elizabeth D. Member Since 9/13/2017
Silver Experience on 9/21/17 3:30 PM

I felt the experience lacked a personal touch. From the moment we arrived to the moment we left, we felt like we were being herded like sheep and rushed through the experience. Every stage in the tasting felt rushed. The seated tasting was nice and quiet, but everything else was loud, rushed and impersonal. For people looking for a "Disneyland" type experience, go to Sterling. The wine was good.

Overall Score 3 Star Rating 3/5
First Impression 2 Star Rating 2/5
Hospitality 2 Star Rating 2/5
Ambiance 2 Star Rating 2/5
Mary F. Member Since 2/23/2016
Silver Experience on 9/15/17 3:30 PM

Short gandola ride was fun to view the surrounding area. Wine was ok. Self guided tour was ok, but when drinking, not very interesting or directive. Almost missed a tasting along the way because not well marked. Patio was packed and a bit messy. Not as inviting as it use to be. I wouldn't be returning, or recommending in the future. No flexibility. Too corporate.

Overall Score 3 Star Rating 3/5
First Impression 3 Star Rating 3/5
Hospitality 3 Star Rating 3/5
Ambiance 2 Star Rating 2/5
Donna P. Member Since 9/18/2017
Silver Experience on 9/19/17 10:00 AM

Beautiful views , interesting artwork and attentive wait staff in silver experience*. General tour staff also very friendly.

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 3 Star Rating 3/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
Ambiance 5 Star Rating 5/5
Charles A. Member Since 7/20/2017
Diamond Mountain Ranch Terrace Experience on 9/16/17 11:15 AM

We had to ask a couple of times for assistance to start our wine tasting. The staff seemed very aloof. We would of bought wine but the host was only interested in chatting up a party of women who were there for a bachelorette event. I would not recommend sterling winery. The gondola is the best part which is sad as there is so much potential for a nice winery experience at sterling.

Overall Score 3 Star Rating 3/5
First Impression 3 Star Rating 3/5
Hospitality 1 Star Rating 1/5
Ambiance 3 Star Rating 3/5
Elizabeth W. Member Since 9/16/2017
Silver Experience on 9/16/17 10:00 AM

The wine and cheese pairing for the silver experience was outstanding.

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
Ambiance 5 Star Rating 5/5

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Sterling Vineyards
1111 Dunaweal Lane
Calistoga, CA 94515
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