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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
  • Seated Tasting
  • Special 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 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 4/5
Kartik S. Member Since 9/14/2018
Diamond Mountain Experience on 9/16/18 11:45 AM

I & my friends had an excellent time at Sterling. We were visiting Napa for the very first time & I am glad I choose Sterling . The whole experience was amazing ,right from boarding the Aerial Tram to wine tasting ,views from the terrace. The Cheese Platter was also nice .Also while returning down to the parking via the Tram, the 90 degrees turn is also pretty nice to experience

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Lourdes G. Member Since 9/14/2018
Diamond Mountain Experience on 9/15/18 3:15 PM

We took the silver experience and it was great. We really enjoyed the terraces. The views. I would like to ya e more details about the tour as for me it was confusing which process was first. But it is 100% recommended.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Katherine L. Member Since 9/10/2018
The Sparkling Experience on 9/15/18 10:00 AM

The email told us to get there 20 minutes before our scheduled reservation, which we did, there was no one there to greet us. We got there at 9:40 and our reservation was for 10 am. Other than that, the entire experience was the best we’ve been to! I’ve gone to a lot of wine tastings and this was the best experience! We love Kenny G!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Maryfrancis H. Member Since 7/20/2018
Winery Tour (21+) on 9/08/18 4:00 PM

I was so disappointed in this tour! We were at sterling 15 years ago and the staff and memories were fabulous. This time it was so in personal and more of a cooperate feel. I brought three other couples with us and after a week stay in Napa and Sonoma your winery was rated last!!!

Overall Score 2/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 2/5
Ambiance 1/5
Matt R. Member Since 9/6/2018
Platinum Experience on 9/14/18 3:30 PM

Greeted with open arms. Everyone was inviting and gracious! It was our first wine tour/tasting and everyone made it memorable!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Cathy H. Member Since 9/14/2018
Silver Experience on 9/14/18 11:30 AM

From the time we took the tram ride to the time we left, the service was exceptional.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
TJ P. Member Since 9/13/2018
Winery Tour (21+) on 9/14/18 2:30 PM

+ Staff on the gondola and at pouring stations were all very friendly. + Great that kids are welcome & accolodated. + Facility is very clean.

Overall Score 2/5
First Impression 2/5
Hospitality 2/5
Ambiance 2/5
Jessica J. Member Since 8/30/2018
Platinum Experience on 9/06/18 1:00 PM

Treat yourself!!!! Everything about this vineyard tour is wonderful but the Platinum Experience is worth every penny

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Marcy L. Member Since 11/11/2017
Silver Experience on 9/13/18 12:00 PM

The winery is beautiful with great views of the valley.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 5/5
MICHAEL B. Member Since 9/4/2018
Silver Experience on 9/11/18 11:30 AM

We hadfrends visiting from Alabama and it made quite an impression: Fun, Beautiful & some delicious wines!

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Deb F. Member Since 8/29/2018
Winery Tour (21+) on 9/10/18 2:00 PM

It had been several years since I had visited Sterling. The updating was very obvious. We enjoyed the “sip and stroll” concept with videos to explain. Classy time!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Nichole G. Member Since 5/15/2013
Silver Experience on 9/10/18 10:00 AM

Maurice led us through a wonderful Silver Experience tasting. One of us joined the Cellar Wine Club and the rest of us did not go home empty handed. The Self-Guided tour was great and the majestic views of Napa Valley were beautiful.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Cindy L. Member Since 9/7/2018
Diamond Mountain Experience on 9/09/18 2:15 PM

Beautiful setting and with gondala ride is fun for out of town guests, but someone who knows about wine in the group are not impressed. We were served corked wine.... and wine that has not been enough time to breath.

Overall Score 2/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 3/5
Ambiance 3/5
George L. Member Since 9/1/2018
Silver Experience on 9/07/18 1:00 PM

The Sterling experience is amazing. From the moment you park to the moment you leave you will be blown away. I had visited there many years ago, and I must say the game is even better now that when it was a must return destination before. My wife loved it. We enjoyed the views, the wine, and the service. We had the silver experience, and I recommend it highly.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Devri S. Member Since 8/28/2018
Diamond Mountain Ranch Terrace Experience on 9/07/18 1:45 PM

I came with a group for a birthday celebration. We had one person who didn’t drink but the told us that they could find something for her but never did. We sat in the waiting area and it seems like it was only one person working. And she wasn’t the most helpful person but over all it was a great experience.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 5/5
Prasen S. Member Since 9/3/2018
Silver Experience on 9/03/18 2:30 PM

It was really classy. The ambiance, surrounding and people were really good. It is definitely worth a visit.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Rachel B. Member Since 8/6/2014
Winery Tour (21+) on 9/02/18 1:00 PM

We purchased our tickets online for 8 ppl, when we spoke to a rep on the phone in regards to purchasing the non-tasting ticket of $25 for the 2 DD. He said tit's not available to purchase online and we would have to pay that amount when we arrived. We asked if purchasing the tickets online would allow us avoid the lines at the tram and he said yes its a separate line. Actually it is not.

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 3/5
Ambiance 3/5
Sharlene Y. Member Since 11/19/2016
Silver Experience on 9/08/18 10:30 AM

Wonderfully helpful and pleasant staff!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Tammy D. Member Since 8/2/2018
Silver Experience on 9/07/18 3:30 PM

The views of this property are breath taking however the wine tasting wasn't that great. The sky view tram ride is not worth the price to be crammed into a small sweltering box to ride to the top. We felt pushed around like cattle and our server acted more perturbed that we were there than helping us with our wine tastings. There are too many other great places to visit in the future.

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 2/5
Ambiance 5/5
Shari D. Member Since 8/29/2018
Silver Experience on 9/07/18 10:00 AM

The views were spectacular and the wine was sublime! Loved that this place was chill

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jolene C. Member Since 8/30/2018
Winery Tour (21+) on 8/30/18 1:00 PM

Went with girlfriends and had a great time. Would have appreciated someone to welcome and greet us as it was our first time. We figured it out with the signs but was not very personable upon arrival.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Diana V. Member Since 9/2/2018
Silver Experience on 9/02/18 4:00 PM

I loved the progression of the experience; however, it was difficult to understand how to proceed with the rest of the tour after the first and second tasting.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Leo C. Member Since 8/28/2018
Silver Experience on 9/02/18 2:00 PM

Beautiful, fun, nice service and perfect wine.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Lisa S. Member Since 8/26/2018
Silver Experience on 8/26/18 4:00 PM

I enjoyed being able to stroll the grounds & be able to drink wine as you tour. The aerial tram provides a stunning view of the property

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 3/5
Ambiance 4/5
Shami K. Member Since 8/1/2018
Platinum Experience on 9/02/18 2:00 PM

Disappointed with platinum experience. First there was no separate line for people who had booked online already. Second I ordered vegetarian and I got meat. There should be a menue posted online. Third the hostess was miserable and avoided us cause I asked to change tables( the bench I was sitting on was very uncomfortable for May back), but the other hostess(Lisa) was very nice.

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 2/5
Hospitality 2/5
Ambiance 2/5
Meghana R. Member Since 8/30/2018
Winery Tour (21+) on 9/01/18 2:30 PM

The vineyards are absolutely lovely and the aerial tram is quite unique, but the wine was nothing short of average. The tour was well organized and staff were very friendly, so overall a positive experience, though a tad pricey considering the wine quality.

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 4/5
Vanessa J. Member Since 8/28/2018
Diamond Mountain Experience on 9/01/18 2:15 PM

Had a marvelous time as usual. Second time there this year!!

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 4/5
Theresa D. Member Since 8/27/2018
Diamond Mountain Experience on 9/01/18 12:15 PM

It was great! Somewhat confusing on the directions where to go, but the views were awesome!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Jonathan N. Member Since 9/1/2018
Winery Tour (21+) on 9/01/18 3:30 PM

We had a reservation but other than going to a faster window for ticket pick up did not seem to really help. 25 minute wait for the tram so it appears they way overbook what they can handle.

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 1/5
Hospitality 2/5
Ambiance 4/5
Lauren G. Member Since 8/31/2018
Silver Experience on 9/01/18 1:30 PM

We absolutely loved the experience of riding the gondolas up into the winery, and thought the initial tasting was wonderful. The views were incredible and really made the whole visit worth the trip. We did experience some strange interactions with the hostess that worked with us during our tasting, as we asked to be seated outside when all of the tables were available and she wouldn't seat us.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 5/5
Joseph T. Member Since 8/16/2018
Silver Experience on 8/31/18 12:00 PM

The views from the winery were spectacular but the service we received was sub-standard at best. We made reservations for the Silver Experience. Two parties who signed up at the entrance after we arrived were seated before us. Once seated we were poured a first tasting and then ignored for over 30 minutes even after asking for our server. Others were helpful but still not great.

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 2/5
Ambiance 3/5
Gurpreet G. Member Since 8/29/2018
Diamond Mountain Experience on 9/01/18 1:45 PM

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Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Thomas H. Member Since 8/28/2018
Silver Experience on 8/29/18 3:00 PM

The vineyard is absolutely gorgeous and the wine is some of our favorite. I would recommend this vineyard for the view alone! I did miss the extra history that comes with a guided tour. But the self guided tour was still interesting. Definitely worth a visit!

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Edita M. Member Since 8/21/2018
General Admission 21 + on 8/29/18 12:00 PM

Everything was excellent

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Denise S. Member Since 8/1/2018
Diamond Mountain Ranch Terrace Experience on 8/31/18 10:45 AM

I was very disappointed at this winery. Way too commercial and more interested in selling wine club memberships than getting to know the customer and his/her wine preference.

Overall Score 2/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 2/5
Ambiance 2/5
Marianne M. Member Since 6/7/2017
General Admission 21 + on 8/31/18 3:00 PM

Thought we would get a photo on the gondola. Also thought we would get signature wind glasses. Implied cheese and crackers would be free but they weren’t. It was an OK experience— not great

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 3/5
Ambiance 3/5
Julie R. Member Since 8/10/2018
Silver Experience on 8/30/18 10:00 AM

Beautiful vineyard, fun ride, great host (Kenny G), friendly people and amazing wine!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Kyle H. Member Since 7/31/2018
Silver Experience on 8/14/18 10:30 AM

Sterling was beautiful from the airtram ride up the mountain to the views during the silver tasting experience. Maurice was the icing on the cake during our wine tasting with his hospitality, knowledgeable facts about the area, and descriptions of the wines.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
John W. Member Since 8/30/2018
Winery Tour (21+) on 8/30/18 11:30 AM

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Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Tamara F. Member Since 6/29/2018
Silver Experience on 8/29/18 10:30 AM

Beautiful place and the staff was very friendly. Loved the gondola ride. We just didn’t connect with the wine!

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

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Sterling Vineyards
1111 Dunaweal Lane
Calistoga, CA 94515

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Today 9/24 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday 9/25 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday 9/26 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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