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Sterling Vineyards

1111 Dunaweal Lane between Highway 29 and Silverado Trail, Calistoga, CA
707 942 3344
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Ranked #15 of 60 activities in Calistoga
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Wineries, Trams, Architectural Buildings
Activities: Wine tasting, Group tours/day tour
Traveler Description:  Don’t miss a visit to the Sterling Vineyards while visiting the quaint and laid-back town of Calistoga.  The main attraction here is the... more »
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Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

visited sterling Vineyards on 19th July 14 with family when we were on our tour to Napa Valley. It was an important and most wished visit, reasons being 1. Stunning views of the valley on their Aerial Tram Ride to the Vineyards. 2. visitors being greeted with a .glass of wine at many of the places right from entrance. 3.the... More

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Wethersfield, Connecticut
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Sterling Vineyards is a great place to visit because of the tram ride and the views from the top of the mountain! The tour itself is self guided and you can take as much time as you wish to wander around the facilities! The tour includes the tram ride and 5 pours. The cost is the same wether you drink... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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192 reviews 192 reviews
50 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

My husband and I visited the Sterling Vineyard for 2 main reasons...we enjoy their wine and we were interested in the architecture. The tour satisfied us on both counts. We chose the Sterling Silver Experience, which included the beautiful scenery on the tram ride up to the winery from the parking lot. We were greeting enthusiastically by the first tasting... More

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arkansas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This has a lovely view after you take the tram to the top. Unfortunately this was the highlight of the visit. It is all self-guided. The wine was nothing memorable and it is very touristy. Do not go expecting someone to explain all the different wines and how they are made. It was not horrible but so many more fun... More

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Alexandria
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

The wines are just ok (whites better than reds), but even as snobby wine drinkers, we enjoyed the experience. The views are incredible and breathtaking. The tour is self-guided and quite informative. You aren't talked to death by servers trying to sell you wine and instead left to just take it all in. Worth the $29 for the tram ride,... More

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New York City, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Sterling Vineyards offers beautiful views of the valley but the wine tasting experience was very commercialized. Large TV screens and digitized voices tell of the wine-making process. My group joked that the only thing missing was animatronic figures. The wine was nothing to write home about and I would not recommend it to serious wine drinkers. The whole experience was... More

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Kalamazoo MI
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We were visiting Napa for a day, and after reading online article, this was a place for family. After arriving on the grounds, we paid the admission fee for 2 adults ( $29 apiece) plus I believe is $10 per kid. We did ask if they serve sparkling wine for kids, and the cashier told us YES. You will get... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The tour begun with a tram ride which included an impeccable view over the vineyard. I was completely speechless once I arrived at the top. I was blown away by the view. The girls and I did par-take in a delicious wine tasting after we completed the self-guided tour. I considered this place, the place to visit before exiting Napa,... More

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Halifax, Canada
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I have visited Sterling Vineyards three times. The view from the cable car and the top of the property is by far the best I have seen in Napa Valley. The building is also beautiful and the tour is informative and interesting. The tour fee also includes the cable car ride up to the winery and it is a great... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Sterling was a unique experience for us! This was our first winery/tasting in Napa. We did the VIP Silver package which was worth the extra $10 each...you had a sit down table with your party (it was just 2 of us) with 5 additional tastings above the 4 that you already had! The wines were good but the views were... More

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