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  • Platinum Experience $85.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 8

    The crème de la crème of our offerings at Sterling Vineyards, the Platinum Experience is the perfect addition to your Napa bucket list! Indulge your taste buds in this one hour semi-private food and wine pairing educational tasting. Guests will enjoy a flight of our most sought after wines, perfectly paired with three sensational culinary creations prepared by the Sterling Vineyards Culinary team. Approximately 1 Hour.

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  • Sterling Winter Experience $45.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 9

    Enjoy a special winter edition of the Sterling Winery Tour including a tasting of 2 current release wines on our self-guided tour, followed by 3 wines in our tasting room. Please note, the aerial tram ride may be closed for safety reasons in the event of dangerous winds, or storms. If this occurs, we will transport guests via our private luxury shuttle and provide a modified tour and tasting. Approximately 1 Hour.

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  • The Sparkling Experience $55.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 8

    Kick off your day of wine tasting in style with the new Sterling Sparkling Experience. Enjoy four Sterling sparkling wines paired individually with delicious amuse-bouche crafted by the Sterling Culinary Team. Approximately 1 Hour.

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  • Reserve Tasting Experience $75.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 16

    Enjoy the aerial tram, followed by a seated tasting of our most exclusive wines with cheese and charcuterie in our Reserve Room including: a selection of reserve wines, Platinum Cabernet Sauvignon, and Iridium. Once your tasting concludes, enjoy the scenic view from our terraces as you take the self-guided tour of the winery. Approximately 1.5 Hours.

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  • Silver Experience $55.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 8

    Enjoy the aerial gondola, self-guided tour of the winery and scenic views from our terraces followed by a seated wine tasting experience featuring an exclusive selection of limited release wines in one of our inviting Tasting Rooms. Guests are invited to enhance their Silver Experience with an artisanal cheese pairing for two ($16) available to purchase upon check-in. Approximately 1 Hour.

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  • Winery Tour $35.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 18

    Winery Tour includes the aerial tram, self-guided tour of the lower portion of the winery, scenic views from our terraces, and a tasting of current release wines. Guests of all ages are welcome – admission for those aged 3 - 20 is $15 per person, charged upon check in, and must be accompanied by someone 21+. Please note, the aerial tram ride may be closed for environmental safety reasons. If this occurs, we will transport guests via private luxury shuttle and provide a modified tour & tasting. Approximately 1 Hour.

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  • Trio of Cabernet $55.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 8

    A selected flight of Cabernet Sauvignon, curated especially for our friends through Visit Napa Valley. Approximately 1 Hour.

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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.

Notable Features

  • Architectural Appeal
  • Art on Display
  • Corporate Events
  • Food Service
  • Scenic View
  • Special Events
Experiences

  • Food & Wine
  • General Tasting
  • Large Groups (8 - 12)
  • Reserve Tasting
  • Seated Tasting
  • Special Tasting
Varietals Offered

  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Chardonnay
  • Merlot
  • Petite Sirah
  • Pinot Gris
  • Pinot Noir
  • Riesling
  • Sangiovese
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Shiraz
  • Syrah
  • Viognier
  • Zinfandel
Average Score from CellarPass VisitorsMy Parents
Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 4/5
Garrett H. Member Since 10/5/2018My Boss
The Calistoga Passport Experience on 1/29/19 11:00 AM

What a view. Good thing the wine was even better. Definitely recommend upgrading and tasting the single vineyard reserve wines. Who knew Sterling makes so many 95+ rated wines. Can't wait to come back in the Summer and hang out on the epic patio. #1 must visit spot in the valley.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Ross F. Member Since 2/8/2019My Parents
Platinum Experience on 2/09/19 11:00 AM

The venue is amazing and what a spectacular way to enter the site via the chair lift. The views can not be beaten, the wines matched with the gourmet food either! The staff were lovey and friendly, a big shout out to Lisa you made me feel at home even though Australia is so far away. I would recommend to all.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Rod E. Member Since 2/5/2019My Frenemy
Sterling Winter Experience on 2/05/19 3:00 PM

Below average.

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 1/5
Ambiance 2/5
Victor A. Member Since 2/6/2019My BFF
Platinum Experience on 2/07/19 1:00 PM

It was an amazing experience we really enjoyed

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jennifer P. Member Since 1/31/2019My Frenemy
Winery Tour on 2/02/19 12:00 PM

I was sad that we were not able to bring our own crackers and cheese, nor was there a place to sit and buy or enjoy a bottle of wine. It wreaked the whole purpose of our visit. We weren't really there for the wine tasting, but rather to sit, enjoy a bottle and the view.

Overall Score 2/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 1/5
Ambiance 3/5
Wendao L. Member Since 10/17/2018Evil Stepmother
Winery Tour on 2/03/19 2:30 PM

wine is not good, whole experience was bad

Overall Score 2/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 1/5
Ambiance 2/5
Lauralee C. Member Since 1/26/2019My BFF
The Sparkling Experience on 1/27/19 10:00 AM

I brought a friend for the Bubbles Experience. We spent 3 hours onsite, much longer than I had anticipated, and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The description of the tour online does not do it justice. Could be a very romantic outing with a special someone, or a fun experience to share with a treasured friend...I found myself wanting to bring my husband back someday.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Denise L. Member Since 1/21/2019My Parents
Silver Experience on 1/26/19 12:30 PM

The tour was lovely and views we're great. Minus aerial tram being down...it was a nice experience for our visitors from out of town.

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Akshit K. Member Since 1/12/2019My BFF
Silver Experience on 1/20/19 12:00 PM

Amazing hosts and wine experience

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
anne r. Member Since 12/23/2018Evil Stepmother
Winery Tour on 1/20/19 1:00 PM

Awful, awful service on my first visit. At the top, we were not greeted nor given direction on where to go. Knowing I paid prior to gondola ride I bypassed the first wine counter to follow the signs clearly marked tours. The 2 folks working the first wine counter, did not stop us, did not acknowledge but rather let us walk pass them. I found someone at the 3rd wine stop to help. Jerks!

Overall Score 1/5
First Impression 2/5
Hospitality 1/5
Ambiance 1/5
Dipti J. Member Since 1/17/2019My BFF
Winery Tour on 1/19/19 2:00 PM

I really enjoyed the tram ride up to the winery -- it was a beautiful view and quite unique. I also liked the "sip and stroll" format of the tasting as it made it easy to go at your own pace.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Diana H. Member Since 1/18/2019My Boss
Sterling Winter Experience on 1/18/19 3:00 PM

Fun to ride the tram up the hill to winery. Beautiful grounds. Enjoyed walking to each tasting area. It was different and learned things along the way.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Patricia D. Member Since 1/10/2019My BFF
Sterling Winter Experience on 1/18/19 1:00 PM

A bit too much on the 'sales pitch'. otherwise great~

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Marina G. Member Since 12/30/2018My Ex
The Calistoga Passport Experience on 12/31/18 2:00 PM

Great first impression, along with scenic gondola ride.Best part is the self tours and going at our own pace.Worst part was all the unruly kids. With the passport package-it worked out perfectly to go to many more wineries and escape the kids running around.

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 3/5
RAQUEL T. Member Since 7/4/2016My Frenemy
Winery Tour on 1/12/19 10:30 AM

My girlfriends and I planned a girls weekend in Napa with us traveling from So Cal and 1 from Chicago. Sterling was one of the first tasting. We definitely had a wonderful experience beginning with the gondola, walking through the winery and ending up on top for the final tasting. the view was spectacular and of course took many photos. Props to Melanie M at the last tasting

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Bhagya R. Member Since 1/2/2019My BFF
Platinum Experience on 1/11/19 11:00 AM

Wonderful wines, food painting was excellent. Brought my friend after wonderful first experience.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 5/5
Kimberly B. Member Since 12/21/2018My BFF
Platinum Experience on 12/28/18 11:00 AM

Maurice was excellent,food delicious and wine delightful.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Patricia N. Member Since 12/27/2018My Ex
Sterling Winter Experience on 12/28/18 3:00 PM

Sterling is a zoo! We'd pre-booked for the Winter Experience because we wanted to see the Picasso & other art. Reservations do not help you - long line to get our tickets and then 40 minute line to get on the Tram. We inadvertently went to the upper level bldg 1st, and then our tastings at the other bldg had closed before we could get there. Art is in reserved rooms and you must ask to see it.

Overall Score 1/5
First Impression 1/5
Hospitality 1/5
Ambiance 3/5
Jeff J. Member Since 8/3/2012My BFF
Platinum Experience on 12/30/18 3:00 PM

The Platinum experience is the only way to visit Sterling in my mind. Other than a crowd getting on the gondola with a lot of kids, the Wine tasting and food pairing with Maurice was outstanding. We enjoyed the entire experience and both the wine and food was great. Highly recommend!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Elizabeth G. Member Since 12/23/2018My BFF
Platinum Experience on 12/29/18 12:00 PM

such a wonderful time our son and his girlfriend visiting from Japan and they wanted to experience a food and wine pairing Sterling did not disappoint they both raved about our platinum experience Dorothea was such a treat and a great person to represent Sterling..we will be back

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Ryan R. Member Since 12/23/2018My Ex
Winery Tour on 12/29/18 2:00 PM

Just too crowded to enjoy. Felt more like a money grab than a relaxing winery

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 1/5
Hospitality 3/5
Ambiance 1/5
Calvin J. Member Since 12/27/2018My BFF
Sterling Winter Experience on 12/27/18 3:00 PM

Great atmosphere and ambiance! Loved the tour and the tasting. Martha was an excellent host and was very knowledgeable about the wonderful wines we tasted! If you’re thinking about going to Napa, I would certainly have Sterling at the top of the list! Don’t go to Artesa...rude, cold and snobby!!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Yvette C. Member Since 12/7/2018My BFF
The Sparkling Experience on 12/27/18 11:00 AM

Everything was easy and our table was already set up for us at the platinum experience. There were 7 of us. Kenny G was great telling us about the wines and the pairings. He was even able to get the chef to come out and greet us. All of the staff was very friendly and helpful. We all had such a good time. Thanks YC

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Gregory H. Member Since 9/15/2018My BFF
Platinum Experience on 12/27/18 11:00 AM

Such an amazing platinum experience at Sterling Vineyards! Every single person at Sterling went above and beyond to ensure we had an exceptional experience. Highly recommend the Platinum Experience, it is the best option for your money in Napa. Chef Jim, Hosts Lisa and Maurice, and Manager Melanie were so amazing we returned at the end of our Napa trip because we loved it so much!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Carolyn L. Member Since 12/2/2018My BFF
Winery Tour on 12/24/18 2:00 PM

The Sterling Vineyards tour is fun and has the most incredible views! The tram ride to the top was really fun and the self-guided tour was nice so we could take our time and enjoy the scenery.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
KT T. Member Since 12/21/2018My BFF
Winery Tour on 12/23/18 10:00 AM

Beautiful environment and scenery, generous wine tasting treat to visitors. Good place for big drinkers.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jacqueline C. Member Since 12/23/2018My Parents
Winery Tour on 12/23/18 2:00 PM

It was a beautiful experience starting with the tram and ending with the view.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Kevin R. Member Since 8/30/2018My Parents
Platinum Experience on 12/22/18 11:00 AM

Everything was excellent! Dorothea was very professional and helpful and Riley did a great job also. Great team that served us and made our experience the best of several vineyard visits we did this week. We shall return!

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
CLAES O. Member Since 12/19/2018My Frenemy
Winery Tour on 12/22/18 2:00 PM

We liked to walk around the vinery and taste the different vines and getting the background of each vine we tasted.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Carol L. Member Since 12/13/2018My BFF
Sterling Winter Experience on 12/21/18 11:30 AM

People were lovely. We were disappointed that there were no operations going on due to the season. We didn’t realize that when we booked the tour. I felt that should have been made clear upfront. The tasting and waiter were delightful. The building was more modern than expected.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 2/5
Sukhman S. Member Since 12/14/2018My BFF
Winery Tour on 12/16/18 1:00 PM

I absolutely loved the experience, I went in with my friends for a bachelorette and we had a great time. All the employees made it a very pleasant trip. I have already recommend a couple of my friends to go and check this location out. Can’t wait to come back again! Also Martha was one of the employees that made our experience even better.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
craig m. Member Since 11/19/2018My BFF
Platinum Experience on 12/09/18 12:00 PM

Our experience was mixed. We were left on my own to figure out what the platinum experience was. We had ID paper rings for our glasses that were the wrong color! Eventuality our group of 4 figured it out which ate up our time. Once seated our hoist was more interested in the only other couple in the room. food great, wine smooth. Lacked good sharing from hoist on the Sterling history etc.

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 2/5
Ambiance 4/5
Kathy B. Member Since 4/30/2015My BFF
Winery Tour on 12/09/18 11:00 AM

loved the gondola ride to the top; wine tasting was great. Would have liked it better if we could have been a bit warmer on the terrace area . Enjoyed it and want to return when wine is being made

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 4/5
Jessica T. Member Since 11/27/2018My BFF
The Sparkling Experience on 12/02/18 12:00 PM

Beautiful grounds and great tasting wines. The open terrace was amazing.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Jeannine d. Member Since 11/27/2018My BFF
The Calistoga Passport Experience on 12/01/18 11:00 AM

Beautiful place! The wine was great and the view from the terrace is something Breathtaking. It’s a mist see when visiting wine country.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Cristina B. Member Since 8/28/2018My BFF
Platinum Experience on 11/25/18 12:00 PM

Wine tasting was a great experience, food and service were A+. But there was no tour and that was very disappointing.

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 4/5
sandrine m. Member Since 10/16/2016My BFF
Winery Tour (21+) on 11/16/18 3:00 PM

I brought my parents who were visiting from the east coast. It was our first time to sterling and thought the tram ride was spectacular and the as were the views from the rooftop. We enjoyed the history of the bells and the informative, friendly employees at the tasting stations and tasting room at the end where we enjoyed a snack and an extra glass.

Overall Score 4/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 4/5
Ambiance 4/5
Paul K. Member Since 10/22/2018Evil Stepmother
Silver Experience on 11/24/18 2:30 PM

The cable car up was decent. The wine tasting experience wasn’t great, although the staff were just really top class. We went to Castello prior to this tour, and it was a different level of warmth and formality.

Overall Score 2/5
First Impression 3/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 3/5
Hannah B. Member Since 11/20/2018My Frenemy
Silver Experience on 11/21/18 1:30 PM

Sterling Vineyards was very highly recommended to us by close friends. The drive up to the winery was beautiful and the air tram ride was an awesome experience. Once off the tram, it was fairly underwhelming. The price we paid for a self-guided tour seemed high. We paid a similar price at another winery and it included a 2 hour guided tour as well as double the wine tastings at Sterling Vineyards.

Overall Score 3/5
First Impression 4/5
Hospitality 2/5
Ambiance 3/5
Albert G. Member Since 11/21/2018My BFF
Winery Tour on 11/21/18 2:30 PM

Such a beautiful place! The aerial tram is super fun and the view off the patio is breathtaking. Not to mention the wines. They had a nice variety, I enjoyed all of them. Also the price point isn't too bad, they have something for everyone!

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