WelcomePerched on a hilltop, 300 feet above the historic town of Calistoga, Sterling Vineyards offers the best views of Napa Valley. Long regarded as one of Napa Valley’s “must-see” wineries, guests are wowed the moment they arrive. Their visit starts with a one-of-its-kind aerial tram ride up the hill to the winery. Modeled on the architecture of Mykonos, the famed Greek island where Sterling founder Peter Newton once lived, the brilliant white stucco architecture stands out dramatically against the rugged Mayacamas and Vaca mountain ranges that flank each side of the valley. The winery’s iconic 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, yet the bells survive today at Sterling tolling every 15 minutes. Walkways, balconies, and digital monitors allow guests to take a leisurely yet educational self-guided tour of Sterling Vineyards’ winemaking facilities while enjoying unparalleled views on the South View Terrace.
The winery was designed with the visitor in mind, incorporating galleries and overlooks that allow guests to view the entire winemaking process. This experience has been further elevated with the recent renovation that includes new digital displays so that guests can see all the steps of winemaking from grape to bottle. To fully experience Sterling, guests are encouraged to indulge in either the Silver or Platinum experience. Both offer a more private seated tasting experience featuring winery-exclusive luxury wines, with the Platinum focusing on gourmet food and wine pairing. Either experience is sure to impress!
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 food and wine pairing educational tasting. Guests will enjoy a flight of three remarkable wines, perfectly paired with three sensational amuse-bouches prepared by the Sterling Vineyards Culinary team.
Enjoy the aerial tram, followed by a seated wine tasting experience featuring a selection of limited-release wines in one of our inviting Tasting Rooms. Once your tasting concludes, enjoy the scenic view from our terraces as you take the self-guided tour of the winery.
Visitor fee 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.
General Admission: $35
Under 21 General Admission: $15 | 3 and Under: Free