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“A beautiful winery with good wine too! Not to miss...” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Clos Pegase Winery

Clos Pegase Winery
1060 Dunaweal Lane, Calistoga, CA 94515
707 942 4981
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Ranked #30 of 61 things to do in Calistoga
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Owner description: This picturesque winery features a majestic, neo-Mediterranean temple dedicated to wine and a cave theater with stunning sculptures.
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“A beautiful winery with good wine too! Not to miss...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2006

We made our first visit to Clos Pegase Winery just a few days ago. It was raining- just one day shy of the New Year's Eve day flood! But we had a great time at Clos Pegase! As you walk up through the gardens to enter the tasting room, you are treated to a variety of sculpture, both ancient and modern. One of our favorites is a very old marble fountain of Dionysus (or Bacchus, more commonly known). There is also many other examples of more current sculpture, such as a giant thumb rising out of the ground, and a gorgeous fountain, just before you enter the tasting room.

The tasting room/winery is a beautiful example of architecture. As our guide explained, the owner hosted a competition of architects to build his winery. Michael Graves, a well-known architect, won and did a fine job. Tours of the winery and the gorgeous caves are offered. I recommend taking a tour, which is about 1hr or so. Ours was all indoors since the rain was bad. I will revisit in better weather. The caves are very romantic, and a popular event site. My husband's company is actually hosting a party here in Febuary. Another aspect I found interesting is that Clos Pegase does all its own production on site. Not common for many wineries that are not "mass production".

The wines: Every palate is different, but we liked and bought the following, in order of our most favorite: 2001 Home Ranch Reserve Port, Napa Valley; 2002 Pegase Circle Reserve Claret, Napa Valley; and the 2002 Pegase Circle Reserve Pegaso, (red blend) Napa Valley.

Don't miss a visit here. The tasting room staff is friendly, and the tours interesting. The wine is good, and the art breathtaking.

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“Gorgeous ATmosphere, delicious wine”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2005

We were lucky enough to be guests at a private function at this winery. The setting is magnificent, there is gorgeous art everywhere and our tour guide was wonderful. The winery is designed to separate the working winery area from the enjoyment area. The buildings were designed around this huge tree which is also magnificent. We had a private dinner in the "caves" with different wine with each course. While I cannot speak for the standard tour, I would say that this winery is worth viewing and the wine is well worth the price.

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