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Sterling Vineyards

1111 Dunaweal Ln, Between Highway 29 and Silverado Trail, Calistoga, CA 94515-9635
+1 707-942-3344
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Perched 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. Mount Saint Helena makes a lovely distant backdrop. The winery’s towers house eight bells from London’s Church of St. Dunstan’s-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. Each time, new bells were recast from the old metal to give them superior tonal quality. The rich tolling of these ancient bells sounds down through the valley on the quarter hour. Through walkways and balconies, guests take a self-guided tour of Sterling Vineyards’ winemaking facilities. Beautiful outdoor terraces and elegant tasting rooms provide the perfect environment to enjoy exceptional wines while taking in the view. The extraordinary Mediterranean-style architecture, unique aerial tramway, stunning location, historic bells, and attention to visitors make Sterling Vineyards a top destination in Napa Valley.
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  • Very good33%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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1111 Dunaweal Ln, Between Highway 29 and Silverado Trail, Calistoga, CA 94515-9635
+1 707-942-3344

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We've become picky about the vineyards we visit since they are charging quite a lot of money. To get the best bang for our buck we decided to visit the Sterling Winery. The tram ride is fun and the experience on a nice day is...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

We did the aerial tramway ride to the top where we start the wine tasting and tour. The ride is fun and the views are great. At the top we start the tasting and self-guided tour. At each tasting station you learn about that particular...More

Thank Gordon C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The price of admission includes wine tasting, a gondola ride and self guided tour of the wine making process. The wines were very good to excellent. The view from the winery of the valley is spectacular.

Thank Pat M
Reviewed 3 days ago

Not a wine drinker so I just tag along with my wife. Tram ride is clever (the hook to get you in) and scenic. Beautiful views from the top. Took the least expensive package of the 3. Wife did not particularly like the wine

Thank mastertraveler2016
Reviewed 6 days ago

The estate is anti-climatic. A warm ride up in a gondola that anticipated a fun tour for $32.00. Very big disappointment in the education of the winery. A lack of excitement with the wine that was offered within the tour. (4) tastes. The views were...More

Thank Deb G
Reviewed 6 days ago

Went to this vineyard because was recommended as a must see. It is definitely beautiful but not being true wine expert, I found it more like factory with workers on auto pilot. You pay $30 to get in and sample wine. They make sure to...More

Thank yogamom13
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good excuse to take a cable car up the hill over the vineyards. Nice selection of wines before descending again

Thank nandgNL
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a very pleasant time there with tastings in a sunny and hot day. I recommend it also because of the tour with air car.

Thank Liège F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Four of us stopped here to get a look at the operations of the winery from which we have bought many products in the past years. I wish I had done more homework before choosing this one, though. Part of its appeal was the tram...More

Thank amy s
Reviewed 1 week ago

I noticed that almost all vineyards in Napa Valley have their own attraction, my family chose Sterling because they thought that the cute tram would also keep my cousins, who were 5yo and 3yo, entertained. It was a nice experience, and my most favorite part...More

Thank IraTarynBlanco
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22 September 2017|
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Response from Shuuz | Reviewed this property |
We were there about 90 minutes.
Al C
26 May 2017|
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Response from Helen G | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I think we paid $20 but am not certain which covers the cost of the t-shirt that you step your footprints onto. It was a fun experience and something my mum has always wanted to do so well worth it. I would suggest... More
15 January 2017|
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Response from luxetrip | Reviewed this property |
$49 for wine tasting and tram. Check out Sterling's website for detailed info.