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Address: 1111 Dunaweal Lane between Highway 29 and Silverado Trail, Calistoga, CA
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+1 707-942-3344
10:30 - 16:30
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Mon - Fri 10:30 - 16:30
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 17:00

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USD 420.00*
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Private Napa Valley Customized Wine Tour
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Great Gondola Ride & Views, OK Tasting

I wish that the tasting fee was just for the gondola ride, which was great. The view climbing up the mountain in the little car was breathtaking and on the way down there were... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Jax, FL

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Chicago, IL
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The good: The ride up to the top is fun, and scenic. Having the individual tastings spread out throughout the walking tour is a novel idea. The bad: Not really all that much to see inside of the building itself, the variety of wines and number of tastings is very limited. Not a real 'warm' feel to any of it.... More 

Thank quagmire0
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It was a rainy day, and views from the gondola going up to the tasting rooms were dramatic, over the lush green oaks and evergreens. The 'tour' itself was disappointing. The staff we encountered seemed disinterested, and the wines were also unimpressive. My favorite things inside were the stunning Ansel Adams photos of the winery, circa 1950-1960.

Thank jcmamaluna .
New Baden, Illinois
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53 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

access to the winery is done by tram. great view and smooth ride. self guided wine tour takes you all around the grounds. great views.

Thank chrispederson
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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45 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

With small children (18m and 4yo), I am very glad this was our first winery visit. We were traveling wine country for my Wife’s birthday. Despite much research, I was unsure what to expect. This place was perfect to start our 3 day trip. Though kids (over 3) cost money to visit this winery, my son got a goodie bag,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was an absolutely awesome experience ....very different from all the other winery's.a cable car ride takes you all the way to the top . You can enjoy some absolutely delicious wine and a breathtaking view . Memorable experience .

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Macomb, Michigan
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118 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great time at Sterling Vineyards. We happened to visit on a rainy Wednesday so it was not at all busy. I am not sure that you would get the same great service if it was a busy day, but I would like to think so. We enjoyed the tram ride up the mountain and things just got... More 

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Jax, FL
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I wish that the tasting fee was just for the gondola ride, which was great. The view climbing up the mountain in the little car was breathtaking and on the way down there were deer in the field. The wine tasting was average. There were four or five wines to taste and of course, all of them were purchase-on-site-only. It... More 

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Greenville, Texas
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75 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The $39.00 tasting fee seemed a little steep, but my wife,daughter, brother, nephew and I thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. This is a great place for casual wine tasters. We came on a rainy Monday afternoon and there were no lines. The Tram ride up to the top of the hill where the self guided tour and tasting occurs was beautiful and... More 

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Jefferson City, Missouri
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did not enjoy this winery very much. Compared to others in the area, the wine tasting was poor. It wasn't the quality of the wines but the presentation. There was no information or history of the wine shared with us. The Gondola ride was really nice and did allow a spectacular view of the area.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When you arrive there is a line to get a ticket. The basic ticket will provide a full experience if you don't want to spend more money. Then there is a line for a tram ride. The trams hold 4 people and they are continuously cycling people up and back. It is noisy and almost claustrophobic while you're waiting for... More 

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