Sterling Vineyards, Calistoga

3.8
Sterling Vineyards is one of the most famous Napa vineyards, due to its great Bordeaux and the enclosed tram that travels above the grape fields. Take a walking tour with tasting stations along the way, or pay extra to get into the wine barrel and stomp some grapes. In the fall, the winery hosts grape stomping events and a pumpkin carving competition. Most of the events are for guests over 21. Take the guesswork out of planning a Calistoga vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.
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  • The gondola ride to get up to the vineyard was unique and cool. It was relaxing to casually walk through the vineyard at your own pace while learning their wine making process. I prefer full bodied dr...  more »
  • The amazing scenery from top of the hill make this a not-to-be-missed when you visit Napa Valley. They are v smart to package this with cable car gondola (v kid friendly) and make this self guided tou...  more »
  • This was probably my least favorite of the six vineyards we visited because the self guided tour is nothing exciting. The wines were good but nothing special. The patio deck at the end that overlooks ...  more »
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  • The wine tasting experience here is very unique as you travel up to the winery via a gondola. You are then guided through the winery and stop along the way at designated areas to try each wine. The wines were below average compared to many of the other wineries we visited and the tasting fee was higher, so the value from a wine quality perspective is lower. The experience of the winery is pretty neat though and you are rewarded with some great views once you reach the top.
  • Perfect spot for a visit to Napa! Reasonably priced winery tour, with plenty of samples and a beautiful overlook. The air tram was a fun addition, and very fun to wander around and sip on the self-guided tour. Friendly staff and amazing wine!
  • We started off on the right foot beginning our tasting at Sterling Vineyards. The winery tour was self-guided and touristy but we'll set up and hitting all the main points. The Aerial tram ride was fun and the grounds were beautiful with the picturesque backdrop of the Calistoga vineyards! They provided wine samples along the way and a great tasting at the end. In my opinion, was the best overall winery experience in our visit!
  • Beautiful place to visit. Very nice layout built with guests and tours in mind. Not cheap, but nice experience. Beautiful overlook of the valley. Tasty wines. Relaxing self guided tour. Clean factory floor with clean machines. Neat informative videos. Friendly staff.
  • One of the best winery experiences I've ever had. I'm part of one of the wine clubs of them. The staff is very friendly and the wines are very good.
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