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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:

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.

features Notable Features
  • Architectural Appeal
  • Art on Display
  • Corporate Events
  • Food Service
  • Scenic View
  • Special Events
tours and tastings Experiences
  • Food & Wine Pairing
  • General Tasting
  • Large Groups (8 - 20)
  • Reserve Tasting
  • Special Event
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 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 4/5
Michael S. Member Since 7/10/2018
Silver Experience on 7/16/18 11:30 AM

Tram ride was the highlight. Underwhelmed with wines and staff. Very inattentive.

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 2/5
Ambiance 2/5
Marcy L. Member Since 11/11/2017
Silver Experience on 7/15/18 11:30 AM

This winery is wonderful! Your adventure starts with a tram ride up the hill to a beautiful patio. Your greeted there with your first taste and given your souvenir glass that follows you for the rest of your experience. The staff are all friendly and very knowledgeable of wine. You move to different areas for different wines. The views are great! It's fun to take your time and enjoy the stroll.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jasmeet S. Member Since 7/15/2018
General Admission 21 + on 7/15/18 2:30 PM

Good experience for first-time visitors to the Napa Valley

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 3/5
Jocelyn H. Member Since 6/9/2017
Platinum Experience on 7/15/18 3:00 PM

Amazing!! Tram was so fun. Property gorgeous. Platinum Experience one of the best food and wine pairings i’ve experienced. Team had a hospitality heart and knowledge and customer service was amazing. We spent 3 hours enjoying the property... didn’t want to leave. This Visit is a must and my new happy place!!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Kathy N. Member Since 7/13/2018
The Sparkling Experience on 7/14/18 10:00 AM

What a fantastic way to start our Napa day! The tram ride was so fun, the 10 a.m. sparkling wine tastings were delicious. Thoroughly enjoyed it!!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Karen P. Member Since 6/1/2018
Diamond Mountain Ranch Terrace Experience on 7/13/18 3:15 PM

We were disappointed the tram was not working and we should have just left then. When we got to the top it was confusing about what we needed to do. I'm sure we missed some of the wine. There was very few staff members helping direct anyone. Although the view was great, the wine experience was only so-so. It was a disappointing end to our day.

Overall Score 2/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 2/5
Ambiance 2/5
August D. Member Since 7/2/2016
General Admission 21 + on 7/14/18 10:00 AM

Being a Treasury employee I have visited Sterling on numerous occasions. I was disappointed to see that there was no artwork hung on the walls as there used to be. I was also disappointed that’s we were not able to go out on the patio. The wine servers along the walking part of the tour were very unknowledgeable about the wine they were pouring also. But do the silver tasting. It was fantastic.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 2/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 2/5
Kathryn D. Member Since 6/24/2018
Diamond Mountain Ranch Terrace Experience on 7/13/18 1:45 PM

The gondola was broken and we had no advance notice. The wine was my least favorite of anywhere we went in the area and by far the most expensive. I would definitely skip.

Overall Score 2/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 2/5
Ambiance 3/5
Barbara M. Member Since 6/9/2018
Silver Experience on 7/13/18 12:30 PM

It was very disappointing to ride in a van instead of the tram. I made reservations specifically for the tram. I have never been myself, and had a visitor from Germany. The tasting was rather expensive & our host was rather overbearing. The wine was satisfying. We enjoyed the self-guided tour.

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 3/5
Ambiance 3/5
Christopher T. Member Since 7/2/2018
General Admission 21 + on 7/12/18 11:00 AM

The venue is amazing. The Aerial tram was really cool and the views were spectacular. The building where there tastings are held is also cool because they are located at different bars. My biggest complaint are the wines—none were to our liking.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Angel L. Member Since 6/27/2018
Diamond Mountain Ranch Terrace Experience on 6/28/18 2:15 PM

Nice wines, chill atmosphere, a little pricey considering wine purchases don't waive the tasting fees.

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 2/5
Anne K. Member Since 8/6/2017
Silver Experience on 7/10/18 1:00 PM

We are Cellar Club Members and brought a couple of guests with us on Tuesday. The only disappointment was the cheese plate I bought for $24.00. It had 5 small pieces of cheese. It was ridiculous. We've always purchased the cheese plate and have always had ample cheese to share with our guests.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jamie W. Member Since 5/4/2018
Platinum Experience on 7/08/18 11:00 AM

great service loved the privacy of event

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 3/5
James P. Member Since 12/10/2014
Diamond Mountain Ranch Terrace Experience on 7/09/18 12:15 PM

I thought it was overpriced. Lots of stairs on tour. Views are spectacular.

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 4/5
Steve W. Member Since 7/3/2018
Diamond Mountain Ranch Terrace Experience on 7/07/18 11:15 AM

Not really a wine connoisseur but wanted to do something different and special with my wife of 31 years. We came to Napa and really enjoyed our trip to Sterling Vineyards. Kenny G made us feel comfortable and was very knowledgeable. Our tastings were very satisfying and refreshing. We actually bought several different bottles and shipped them home. Thanks for a great experience

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 3/5
Mary M. Member Since 7/19/2017
General Admission 21 + on 7/07/18 10:30 AM

This was a repeat visit based on popular demand! Introduced my family to it last year and it was requested for the family reunion this year!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Erin W. Member Since 6/4/2018
Silver Experience on 7/07/18 3:00 PM

Waste of time and money. Wait in line over an hour for a mediocre cable car ride. Wine isn’t good. Requires 48 hour cancellation or your charged $55/person.

Overall Score 1/5
First Impression 1/5
Hospitality 1/5
Ambiance 1/5
Maggie C. Member Since 3/29/2016
Platinum Experience on 7/07/18 1:00 PM

I was excited about doing the Platinum experience and the first impression of the winery was breathtaking. The semi private experience was lovely and the food pairing delicious. After the Platinum tour we started the self guided tour and tasting. Found 2 out of 5 tasting stations abandoned??? and 2 with uninterested servers. Only the first was lively and knowledgeable. Too much concrete

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 3/5
Ambiance 2/5
Joanna M. Member Since 6/30/2018
General Admission 21 + on 7/07/18 12:30 PM

Sterling Vineyards was beautiful. A great way to spend an afternoon or a few hours in Napa. After upgrading to the Diamond experience, we were able to take advantage of a more secluded patio with breathtaking views. I would definitely recommend this to out of town people visiting Napa. Great Views and delicious wine.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
David C. Member Since 7/6/2018
Silver Experience on 7/06/18 3:00 PM

Welcoming and relaxing environment. Staff is amazing.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Tiffany P. Member Since 6/30/2018
General Admission 21 + on 7/06/18 10:30 AM

We had a wonderful time!!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Tanshui S. Member Since 7/5/2018
Silver Experience on 7/05/18 11:30 AM

Sterling Vineyards is a very nice winery. The facility is nice and clean. The staff was superb! I enjoyed my first visit.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
bill e. Member Since 6/15/2018
General Admission 21 + on 7/04/18 3:00 PM

Great view, people were nice

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 4/5
Bryan K. Member Since 7/5/2018
Silver Experience on 7/05/18 12:00 PM

We had the Silver Experience Wine Tasting out on the balcony. Our server was excellent and recommended the cheese platter that was delicious with our wine. The only negative experience was when we went downstairs at the bottom of the tram to pick up our wine that we had bought, we had two wine glasses from the tasting and they said that they do not wrap them in tissue paper or anything. They gave us a bag. All of the wineries that we went to the rest of our trip rinsed our glasses, wrapped our wine glasses in tissue paperand gave us a bag. Other than that, it was a beautiful winery especially with the tram ride.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
DONNA G. Member Since 5/30/2018
Silver Experience on 7/04/18 11:00 AM

Had a great time. Very impressive. Enjoyed the tram ride and views.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Courtney C. Member Since 6/12/2018
Diamond Mountain Ranch Terrace Experience on 7/04/18 11:15 AM

We did the Diamond Mountain tasting and had easily 6 tastings and the tastings took you around the winery to different stations around the winery (like a progressive tasting). Wine was great and the views were incredible.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
KELLY N. Member Since 4/19/2016
Diamond Mountain Ranch Terrace Experience on 5/19/18 1:15 PM

So commercialized. The gondola ride is interesting and unique but the wine was a big disappointment. When we finally sat down to taste the wine the attendant serving us was a used car sales person, almost immediately jumped in and tried to sell us the Wine Club package - slow down young fellow. Give us a chance to get to taste the wine before trying to close the deal.

Overall Score 2/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 2/5
Ambiance 3/5
Jessica Rae A. Member Since 6/9/2018
General Admission 21 + on 7/01/18 4:00 PM

This winery is great because it has a unique experience: the aerial tram. The views from the terrace are also quite beautiful. I think something I missed from this winery was the personal care and touches I received from other wineries. I didn’t speak much to other people and was watching videos/reading instead. I wished I had more in person contact to learn about the details.

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 3/5
Ambiance 4/5
Paul B. Member Since 7/1/2018
Silver Experience on 7/01/18 3:00 PM

Very nice way to spend a few hours in Napa Valley. The tram ride to the vineyard was fun. We had a great tasting with cheeses, and purchased an excellent Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon. Beautiful grounds. Across the street from Castello di Amoroso, which also was a great experience.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Mark W. Member Since 6/2/2013
General Admission 21 + on 7/01/18 10:30 AM

Sterling is a delightful winery to visit! The tram up the mountain offers a unique aspect of the visit and gives you a preview of the gorgeous views that await you on the terrace. We opted for the general admission price of $35 which I feel is extremely fair for the experience and wines we tasted. The views from the tasting terrace are unbelievable! Overall a super day!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Miriam R. Member Since 6/21/2018
General Admission 21 + on 7/01/18 1:30 PM

Great wines!!! Specially one with name Bianca delicious!!! I bought 4 bottles!!!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Monique H. Member Since 8/11/2017
Platinum Experience on 6/30/18 1:00 PM

Dorothea, who is the wine attendant during the platinum experience is always a delight

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
LAURA H. Member Since 6/9/2018
Silver Experience on 6/30/18 10:00 AM

The whole experience was seamless. We enjoyed our time in the tasting room but enjoyed our time on the self-guided tour even more. The air tram was an awesome unique experience; the views were absolutely breathtaking.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Anna F. Member Since 4/24/2018
Diamond Mountain Ranch Terrace Experience on 6/29/18 2:45 PM

Gorgeous views, modern Mediterranean style winery. I would encourage friends to visit for the experience, and the good wine. Gondolas were fun!!!

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Patricia M. Member Since 6/9/2018
General Admission 21 + on 6/29/18 11:00 AM

Great staff. Very welcoming, engaging and knowledgeable.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Prash R. Member Since 4/17/2016
Platinum Experience on 6/23/18 3:00 PM

We did the Platinum experience. The wine and food were excellent. Our host was very engaging and friendly. She was very informative and went out of her way to ensure that we had a good experience overall.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Lee H. Member Since 6/5/2018
Platinum Experience on 6/29/18 3:30 PM

I booked the Platinum Experience with plans to propose to my girlfriend and called ahead to let them know. Everything was absolutely perfect! Quinn and Dorothea did an amazing job keeping her distracted while we quickly coordinated the final game plan. They got fabulous pictures of our special moment. Oh and the wine and food pairings were exquisite! Highly recommend for any occasion.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Kylie W. Member Since 5/12/2018
Platinum Experience on 6/29/18 12:00 PM

Phenomenal platinum tasting with Dorothea. The wine and food pairing was excellent!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Willard L. Member Since 6/23/2018
Diamond Mountain Ranch Terrace Experience on 6/28/18 12:45 PM

Tram is great way to start! Grounds are beautiful; views are spectacular. The wine tasting was excellent--very nice and knowledgable employees. Al in all, a wonderful time!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
ron g. Member Since 4/25/2018
General Admission 21 + on 6/27/18 1:00 PM

The tram ride is cool, the building was bland, the views are awesome. The self guided tour could be more informative

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 2/5

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Sterling Vineyards
1111 Dunaweal Lane
Calistoga, CA 94515
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