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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
  • 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
Sylvia S. Member Since 9/6/2017
Sterling Winter Experience on 1/14/18 1:00 PM

The staff was very accommodating due to my disability . Had wheelchair close by . felt part of the experience throughout the tour.

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
Parikshit L. Member Since 1/7/2018
Sterling Winter Experience on 1/13/18 11:30 AM

The views are good, and the tram ride a nice attraction. However, it would really helped to mention somewhere that the tour is self guided. We were kind of lost of where to go, and felt pretty disappointed with the entire experience.

Overall Score 3 Star Rating 3/5
First Impression 2 Star Rating 2/5
Hospitality 3 Star Rating 3/5
Ambiance 3 Star Rating 3/5
Chris F. Member Since 1/6/2018
Sterling Winter Experience on 1/13/18 10:30 AM

This place is gorgeous. Best views in Napa! The wine is great and the staff are even better!

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 W. Member Since 1/13/2018
Sterling Winter Experience on 1/13/18 3:30 PM

Tram was cool but the wait to get up too long. Once on top nobody told us where to go. Nobody told us about the wine they poured. Felt like I was herderd through. Waited way too long to be seated on the patio but once seated the pourer was pleasant and informative. The experience seemed very impersonal. Overall the most expensive and worst winery experience we had all week

Overall Score 2 Star Rating 2/5
First Impression 4 Star Rating 4/5
Hospitality 1 Star Rating 1/5
Ambiance 2 Star Rating 2/5
Fabio A. Member Since 1/4/2018
Sterling Winter Experience on 1/04/18 3:00 PM

This is a unique place, the auto tour helped us understand the whole process before the wine tasting began.

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
Tiara S. Member Since 1/4/2018
Sterling Winter Experience on 1/04/18 4:00 PM

This winery has gorgeous modern architecture, unbelievable views, a cozy interior, and delicious wines. The air tram to get to the winery is a unique element. I did the self-guided tour, but I can't wait to come back and do a full tour.

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
Princess D. Member Since 12/29/2017
Silver Experience on 12/30/17 1:30 PM

Family Friendly! YES! I’m a busy mother taking some family to a tour, wanted some wine, and wants a place that I can bring my baby with me with ease. And this is that place. They offer a cute stroller for kids and the place is fantastic. Wine is delicious. You’re not forced to be in a group and can have your own time to look around, explore, and drink wine. I love this place.

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
Donna T. Member Since 12/28/2017
General Admission 21 + on 12/28/17 3:30 PM

My experience was wonderful! Staff were very friendly and knowledgeable. It's such a beautiful location and unique setting.

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
Chong Y. Member Since 12/15/2017
General Admission 21 + on 12/15/17 4:00 PM

I enjoyed the tram ride, the self-tour and the different tastings. The staff was professional. No complaints!

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
Stephanie K. Member Since 12/13/2017
Silver Experience on 12/16/17 11:00 AM

Kenny G was great during our silver experience. So much fun and he was so informative. Thanks.

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
Deanna T. Member Since 12/14/2017
Silver Experience on 12/14/17 12:30 PM

It was amazing. Awe inspiring. Fantastic. This was my first Napa winery and it will always be the first one I go to whenever I’m in the area. I went with my mother on December 14th and we were “waited on” (I use that term loosely) by Kenny G and Quinn who were both fabulous. Though Quinn in particular had both me and my mother laughing hysterically while giving us valuable information. Great exp.

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
Marian B. Member Since 12/14/2017
General Admission 21 + on 12/14/17 2:00 PM

Lovely!

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
jack m. Member Since 12/4/2017
Silver Experience on 12/09/17 4:00 PM

Tremendous grounds! We did the Silver pkg and as part of it rode the gondola up to our tasting. There were very nice views and it provided a very different setting for a tasting. As our party was herded from one tasting to the next (5 total for 8 wines), it seemed as if the staff was trying to move us along, so they could leave. The main tasting room experience made us feel almost unwelcome.

Overall Score 2 Star Rating 2/5
First Impression 4 Star Rating 4/5
Hospitality 1 Star Rating 1/5
Ambiance 2 Star Rating 2/5
Alex B. Member Since 10/2/2017
Silver Experience on 12/02/17 11:30 AM

Service and wine were great - the views were out of this world!

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
Frank G. Member Since 11/18/2017
General Admission 21 + on 11/25/17 1:00 PM

We had a great time visiting the Vineyard. The gondola ride was special as was the tasting itself

Overall Score 4 Star Rating 4/5
First Impression 4 Star Rating 4/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
Ambiance 5 Star Rating 5/5
Angelie A. Member Since 11/22/2017
Platinum Experience on 11/25/17 1:00 PM

The staff was punctual when it came to seating us. We booked our wine tasting for 1pm and we had the whole place to ourselves for a bit. Dorothea was a sweetheart and she gave us a brief history about each wine she poured. After the wine pairing we did a self-tour. Was hoping for a guided tour but overall a good first experience. I honestly think we would’ve been fine with a silver experience.

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
Kikuko G. Member Since 11/16/2017
Silver Experience on 11/24/17 11:00 AM

This was my 5th trip to the winery. I had a reservation for the silver tasting, but no one at the desk even it was just after they opened. We had to wait more than 5 minutes to purchase tickets. At the tasting, Mr. Kenny G. was great and we enjoyed the tasting.

Overall Score 5 Star Rating 5/5
First Impression 1 Star Rating 1/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
Ambiance 5 Star Rating 5/5
william l. Member Since 9/16/2015
Silver Experience on 11/24/17 2:30 PM

The grounds are very nice and the view from the top is grand. We did the Silver experience which gave us access to a more private area, but the views were limited and not as good as the common area. The food was spectacular, but the wines and pairing were just ok. Our server was very knowledgable and very helpful.

Overall Score 3 Star Rating 3/5
First Impression 3 Star Rating 3/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
Ambiance 3 Star Rating 3/5
Ryan C. Member Since 9/11/2017
Silver Experience on 11/19/17 10:00 AM

Oh man, the aerial tram was such a unique touch! Everyone at the vineyard was friendly and helpful. Our server, Maurice, was knowledgeable and attentive. It was great that we could have meat and cheese to pair with our tastings. The scenery was breath-taking!!

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
Pamela H. Member Since 11/13/2017
Silver Experience on 11/18/17 3:00 PM

From beginning to end, our experience at Sterling was above expectations. The staff were all warm and friendly. One of our guests was skeptical of the gondola and they took time to explain the lift to her and made her feel comfortable. The tour was informative and enjoyed the wine stops along the way. Our Silver Experience was above and beyond - Dana was wonderful. I highly recommend. Pam

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
Elsa P A. Member Since 11/6/2017
Silver Experience on 11/18/17 12:30 PM

Great experience. We get the silver experience and we think it totally worth it! We get a nice amount of tastes and the people was very nice all the time. The sold tour is great because you can take your time to discover the vineyard and take pictures with the amazing views. Get prepared for the last taste, for us the best one!

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
Alfredo T. Member Since 4/10/2017
Silver Experience on 11/13/17 3:30 PM

The staff took the time to answer questions and make us feel welcomed. It was an amazing experience, not to mention an even more amazing view. This is a gem of a 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
Maya L. Member Since 11/12/2017
Platinum Experience on 11/12/17 2:00 PM

I'd been Sterling several years ago and used to be a club member for my favor malvasia bianca. This time I brought my friend to try the Platium Experience. It was So Worthy! Love the food and the wine pairing! Highly recommend!

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
Mike H. Member Since 10/22/2016
Silver Experience on 11/11/17 11:30 AM

Four of us visited Sterling Winery on a Saturday late morning. We had pre-purchased tickets for the Silver experience, we were able to board the Gondola as soon as we got there. We were welcomed with a glass of white wine at the top of the property. We enjoyed our tasting in the tasting room and then off to 3 more wines as we enjoyed the absolutely beautiful view of the valley.

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
Kerry H. Member Since 11/5/2017
General Admission 21 + on 11/08/17 11:30 AM

Overpriced for the value received. 4 very small samples with virtually no description, cursory self guided tour takes all of 5 minutes. Much better experience was had at Joseph Phelps (even though Phelps was more expensive).

Overall Score 2 Star Rating 2/5
First Impression 4 Star Rating 4/5
Hospitality 2 Star Rating 2/5
Ambiance 2 Star Rating 2/5
TERRI K. Member Since 11/1/2017
Silver Experience on 11/10/17 12:00 PM

We had a beautiful day so the setting was awesome. We were on the deck sipping wines with a beautiful view. Our server Maurice was outstanding. Wines were great. Silver experience was well worth it

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
Nancy W. Member Since 9/30/2017
Silver Experience on 10/18/17 10:00 AM

Being the 1st customers back to Napa Wine Tour after the fire, I appreciate the accommodation from the team & Ms. Amber Casey. It was our only day in Napa. We were so confused about our booking at the vineyards and concerned of cancellation which would waste our precious time and ruined our trip. Surely a free private tour is an excellent bonus.

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
Robyn K. Member Since 11/5/2017
Silver Experience on 11/07/17 3:30 PM

The person who poured our wine had no interest in being there or providing a personalized experience. He was in a hurry and we felt like he couldn't wait for us to be gone. Everyone else was hospitable and welcoming. Unfortunately, we were there for the wine experience which was less than desireable.

Overall Score 2 Star Rating 2/5
First Impression 4 Star Rating 4/5
Hospitality 1 Star Rating 1/5
Ambiance 3 Star Rating 3/5
Steven S. Member Since 10/26/2017
Silver Experience on 11/07/17 3:00 PM

The views, winery are spectacular. The host we had was bored and could not wait to finish. Poured three wines at once. Go for the experience, not the tasting.

Overall Score 3 Star Rating 3/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
Hospitality 1 Star Rating 1/5
Ambiance 5 Star Rating 5/5
jeffrey w. Member Since 9/24/2017
Silver Experience on 11/04/17 2:00 PM

The location is really nice and it was a great day for the view at the top which was really great of the vineyards and of the valley below. The tram was fun and the wine tastings were very good. Service was very good and we got the pleasure of being hosted by “Kenny G”, maybe not the one everyone is familiar with but was really good with the information regarding the winery and wines.

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
Evonne L. Member Since 12/8/2016
General Admission 21 + on 11/03/17 3:30 PM

I am a member of Sterling and brought 6 guests for a birthday celebration wine tour. This was our last stop of the day and when we arrived at the member's tasting area, the host was incredibly rude and unaccommodating. Thankfully, two other winery hostesses stepped in and salvaged the event and we ended up having a nice time. Sorry that the first guy started us off in such an unpleasant manner.

Overall Score 3 Star Rating 3/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
Hospitality 1 Star Rating 1/5
Ambiance 4 Star Rating 4/5
Rebecca D. Member Since 11/1/2017
General Admission 21 + on 11/04/17 12:00 PM

Everything was fantastic. The staff were all so knowledgeable. Dory was exceptional. We teased her about being part owner, she so believed in the product.,She sold us on upgrading our tour so we could go sit on the top and taste four more wines.

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
Josh L. Member Since 10/7/2017
Platinum Experience on 11/04/17 2:00 PM

Decided to buy the platinum tasting. Had to wait for 30 mins upon arrival plus another 15 while waiting for our guide who was shared between 4 other tables. Overall I thought the place felt very corporate and the wines were average. The tour of the winery is self guided, felt like a museum. You’re better off at other places. The views are nice, but there’s definitely better out there.

Overall Score 2 Star Rating 2/5
First Impression 2 Star Rating 2/5
Hospitality 2 Star Rating 2/5
Ambiance 2 Star Rating 2/5
Anita T. Member Since 10/11/2017
Silver Experience on 10/29/17 11:30 AM

Stellar cabs to taste.

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
Kathy C. Member Since 10/26/2017
Silver Experience on 10/27/17 1:00 PM

Sterling Vineyards a gorgeous spot to relax, enjoy the views and taste delicious wine.

Overall Score 3 Star Rating 3/5
First Impression 5 Star Rating 5/5
Hospitality 5 Star Rating 5/5
Ambiance 5 Star Rating 5/5
Sylvia S. Member Since 9/6/2017
Silver Experience on 10/26/17 11:00 AM

From the very beginning the staff were very accommodating as I use a cane and cannot walk very well. The men helped with me getting around, and I was supplied with a wheelchair to get around. (The server ( it starts with a D) helped with getting the wheelchair and pushed me down the hill) She was great and right now I wish I remembered her name. I am not good with names. I have recommended already

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
Karen C. Member Since 10/22/2017
Silver Experience on 10/23/17 1:30 PM

I didn’t feel a personal touch. Although not crowded at all our wines were all poured at once. Very little description then we were left alone

Overall Score 3 Star Rating 3/5
First Impression 4 Star Rating 4/5
Hospitality 3 Star Rating 3/5
Ambiance 3 Star Rating 3/5
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

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Sterling Vineyards
1111 Dunaweal Lane
Calistoga, CA 94515
Today 1/21 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Tuesday 1/23 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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