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Sterling Vineyards

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Napa County 

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Sterling Vineyards

Wine Tastings, Special Events

Saturday, June 9, 2018 at 12:00 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.

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
amrita j. Member Since 4/21/2018
Diamond Mountain Ranch Terrace Experience on 4/21/18 1:15 PM

We booked a last minute tasting trip to Sterling on a sunny Saturday and it was wonderful. The tram ride, wine tastings and sip and walk experience was delightful. Highly recommend Sterling.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
COURTNEY M. Member Since 4/15/2018
General Admission 21 + on 4/21/18 12:30 PM

My grandmother, who had never been wine tasting before, loved our trip to Sterling. It was a fun experience to ride the aerial tram and stroll through the property. We selected "general admission", and having done a few other tours and tastings myself, I felt that the service in the GA category was lacking. The people pouring our tastings were not engaged and didn't teach us about the wines.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 2/5
Ambiance 5/5
Brian L. Member Since 4/21/2018
Diamond Mountain Ranch Terrace Experience on 4/21/18 2:45 PM

We had visitors from the UK. They are not big wine drinkers but wanted to see the country. They loved the experience. They like tasting your different wines we did the silver experience and they enjoyed it.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Fang F. Member Since 4/19/2018
Diamond Mountain Ranch Terrace Experience on 4/21/18 1:45 PM

Me and my family really enjoyed the beautiful view on the top of the mountain. Will come back again.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
JANET K. Member Since 3/31/2018
General Admission 21 + on 4/16/18 1:00 PM

Driving to Sterling you see this beautiful winery tucked up on the mountain and then when you arrive you are swept away in a cable car to take you there. Great wine, great people, gorgeous views. Definitely a place to visit.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jaclyn P. Member Since 3/31/2018
Silver Experience on 4/05/18 12:30 PM

Excellent experience at Sterling! Definitely on our revisit list for next time! Gorgeous views, awesome ride on the gondola, and delicious wines!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
tom v. Member Since 4/19/2018
Platinum Experience on 4/20/18 2:00 PM

John as a terrific host, guide and v. knowledgeable.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jacqueline S. Member Since 4/13/2018
Silver Experience on 4/20/18 1:00 PM

I went to Sterling Vineyards two days in a row because of the amazing experience I had there. The ambiance, hospitality, wine, food, etc. was top notch. I was hoping they would let me work there and live there. I strongly suggest this vineyard if you are in Napa.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Courtney N. Member Since 4/15/2018
Diamond Mountain Ranch Terrace Experience on 4/17/18 11:15 AM

From the moment we arrived, everyone was super friendly. We were told this is the “slow” time of year, but we wouldn’t have had it any other way because we were able to interact with the staff more and get more out of the experience. Oh and of course the view is phenomenal!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Diane A. Member Since 4/17/2018
Diamond Mountain Ranch Terrace Experience on 4/17/18 11:45 AM

Loved the wine selections and the beautiful surroundings

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Matthew S. Member Since 3/29/2018
General Admission 21 + on 4/15/18 10:30 AM

Sterling offers the best views of Napa Valley, perched on the knoll near Calistoga. The aerial tram is a fun and unique way to get to the top and begin the tour. The staff are friendly, eager to engage their visitors, and talk with you about the wines they offer for sampling. Go for the scenery, stay for the tasting/self-guided tour.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Michael S. Member Since 4/12/2018
Silver Experience on 4/12/18 1:00 PM

We first took the aero tram up to the top, which was beautiful. We then stopped at the first tasting and were greeted by a kind woman and delicious wine. We then proceeded up to the silver tour and tried some fantastic red wines with an extremely kind wine hostess. We then had a fantastic tour through the facility and were greeted with great wine and beautiful sites!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Claudia C. Member Since 4/6/2018
Bubbles Experience on 4/12/18 10:00 AM

We made a reservation for the Bubbles Package with Sterling -- We had a wonderful experience with Kenny G; would recommend the package and his tasting experience to anyone stopping in Wine Country. We were in Napa for two days and this was our favorite experience of the trip.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Shannon D. Member Since 4/5/2018
General Admission 21 + on 4/14/18 4:00 PM

Amazing Valley, and Mountain View’s. Wine was great. Would definitely recommend.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 5/5
Brent K. Member Since 4/13/2018
Silver Experience on 4/14/18 11:00 AM

Beautiful property with great access to operational parts of winery to understand how the process of grape to wine works

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Cindy M. Member Since 4/14/2018
General Admission 21 + on 4/14/18 11:30 AM

Great wine and and a relaxing experience. I enjoyed the concept of the self guided tour with different tasting stations

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
rob a. Member Since 3/28/2018
Silver Experience on 4/12/18 11:00 AM

We enjoyed everything. The gondola ride was great,the tasting was great, the friendliness ans inviting feeling was great.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Steve K. Member Since 4/4/2018
General Admission 21 + on 4/13/18 2:30 PM

We visited Sterling in April and the wines and views were breath taking. Really enjoyed the behind the scenes video monitors

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Editha E. Member Since 11/16/2017
Silver Experience on 4/08/18 12:00 PM

Great experience. The staff were very nice and pleasant the whole time

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Catherine D. Member Since 3/7/2018
Silver Experience on 4/08/18 2:00 PM

We booked the Silver Experience, and had a great time with Kenny G and team on the terrace. The terrace where the general admission allows folks to visit has amazing views, but is not quaint and relaxing like the other side. Spend the extra $20 for a unique and personalize experience.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Erik M. Member Since 4/8/2018
General Admission 21 + on 4/08/18 3:30 PM

Great place

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Mary and Rob C. Member Since 1/31/2018
General Admission 21 + on 4/08/18 2:00 PM

The tram ride was great, the tastings were very mediocre, the views when we finally made it onto the patio were stunning. The staff in general were not very friendly, unlike most other Napa wineries. I wouldn't go back, but I would recommend visiting if only for the view.

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 2/5
Ambiance 3/5
Galina B. Member Since 4/2/2018
Platinum Experience on 4/08/18 3:30 PM

It was a very fun experience for my boyfriends 30th birthday! We chose the platinum experience and it was definitely worth it!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Alex B. Member Since 10/2/2017
Silver Experience on 4/08/18 11:30 AM

My wife and I invited her brother and his wife to join us for the brand new Bubbles Tasting event this past weekend. Quin was our host, and he was INCREDIBLE!! He was witty, he had tremendous industry knowledge and he just made the experience one we won't remember. As for the tasting - four terrific sparkling, each wines paired perfectly with a delicious serving of food. I would recommend to all!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Victoria D. Member Since 8/18/2017
General Admission 21 + on 3/26/18 11:00 AM

We were doing a small Napa Tour with some friends and our well-behaved children (girls 8 and 11 years old). Sterling delivered- riding a lift to the top of the hill, a walkaround tasting while touring the facility, and an opportunity to sit and have a tasting and appetizers while enjoying the view. The kids also enjoyed it and were entertained with their "goody bag" made up just for them...

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 4/5
Sara V. Member Since 3/31/2018
Silver Experience on 4/07/18 10:30 AM

We purchased the silver experience and enjoyed our tasting but weren’t given much direction after. We almost skipped the self-guided tour, not really knowing what it was. Thankfully we decided to inquire a little more and really enjoyed the tour too!

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Caroline B. Member Since 4/5/2018
General Admission 21 + on 4/06/18 10:30 AM

While understanding rain is seldom in wine country- you could definetly see the staff didn’t want to be there. Felt rushed and only one guy told us anything about the vineyard/wine. Just unfortunate looks like so much potential but just disappointing. People come a long way to check out such a renowned wine like Sterling - we left wishing we had used our money and time for somewhere else.

Overall Score 2/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 1/5
Ambiance 2/5
Tamara V. Member Since 3/19/2018
General Admission 21 + on 4/06/18 2:30 PM

I was completely underwhelmed by Sterling Vineyards and disappointed in my visit. While the server who poured our first glass of wine was friendly and helpful, no one else we encountered was. The servers seemed uninterested and inconvenienced by us and the questions we had. Two were more interested in talking about birthday plans and hangovers in front of us. I would love a refund.

Overall Score 1/5
First Impression 1/5
Hospitality 2/5
Ambiance 1/5
Rachel B. Member Since 4/4/2018
General Admission 21 + on 4/04/18 3:00 PM

Long wait for the tram (why bother making a reservation?) and once we arrived up top to start our tasting/tour, none of the staff were very friendly or helpful. It wasn't clear where to go or what we were supposed to get, and I was not impressed with the wines at all. Would not return or recommend this tour.

Overall Score 2/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 1/5
Ambiance 2/5
Richard W. Member Since 3/30/2018
Silver Experience on 3/30/18 2:30 PM

Gondola ride was fun Silver tasting wa very nice on the patio with great views Staff was friendly and helpful Not a great fam of the wines

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 3/5
Gerald D. Member Since 4/3/2018
Silver Experience on 4/04/18 10:00 AM

Very classy and relaxing. Great wine. Should have bought more

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jodie K. Member Since 3/29/2018
Silver Experience on 4/01/18 4:00 PM

Great time at Sterling! Silver Experience was a great value, got to visit many parts of the winery and more tastings than we thought were included!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Lisa V. Member Since 3/27/2018
Platinum Experience on 3/31/18 2:00 PM

enjoyed the whole experience.....looking forward to returning with my two sons and their family.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jasmine M. Member Since 3/19/2018
Platinum Experience on 3/31/18 12:00 PM

The views are stunning! Book the platinum experience. It’s class all the way.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Marie R. Member Since 3/31/2018
General Admission 21 + on 3/31/18 2:30 PM

Not personalized at all!! The last guy on the gen ad tour didn't even know anything about the wine he was pouring. The tram ride was the best part.

Overall Score 2/5
First Impression 2/5
Hospitality 1/5
Ambiance 3/5
Angelique D. Member Since 3/6/2018
Silver Experience on 3/12/18 10:30 AM

World Class experience at Sterling!!! The whole visit to Sterling was amazing. From the gondola ride to the tastings and tour we were totally surprised and delighted. We were looked after by Dorathea who was so welcoming and professional and boy did she know her stuff!! We have already been recommending visiting Sterling to friends and family here in Australia.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Anna M. Member Since 3/29/2018
Silver Experience on 3/30/18 2:00 PM

We got silver option, and we enjoyed our wine testing with spectacular views of Sterling Vineyards. Will be come back for our next visit.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Heather S. Member Since 3/27/2018
Silver Experience on 3/29/18 3:00 PM

Sterling was so beautiful and the wine was just as great!!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Susan R. Member Since 8/18/2014
Silver Experience on 3/30/18 3:30 PM

The tram was wonderful! It is truly a one of a kind experience in Napa. However, the winery is very stuffy and regimented. The goal is to move people through on a rigid schedule and with rigid rules. Sadly, the folks pouring the wines seem to know very little about wine or the area. I would analogize it to the disney world version of a Napa winery. Go for the tram, but don't both with the rest

Overall Score 2/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 1/5
Ambiance 2/5
Dawn L. Member Since 3/19/2018
General Admission 21 + on 3/28/18 1:30 PM

Loved the tour and the terrace.

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

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