Stunning Views. Brilliant Wines.
An Iconic Winery that Makes You Feel on Top of the World!
Sterling Vineyards is one of the most sought after destinations in the world. With its stunning panoramic views, Greek architecture, historic artifacts, award-winning wines and guaranteed good times, Sterling Vineyards stands majestic above the town of Calistoga, offering a top wine tasting experience like no other.
For starters, an aerial gondola takes you 300 feet up the hill to the winery. At the top, feast your eyes on the rugged Mayacamas and Vaca mountain ranges that showcase both sides of the glorious Napa Valley. With a delicious glass of Sterling Vineyards® wine in your hand, you will marvel at the views and their extraordinary Greek architecture. Sterling Vineyards’ striking white building was inspired from Mediterranean-style architecture off the island of Mykonos, where Sterling founder Peter Newton often vacationed.
Newton’s love for history can be seen in the winery’s towers where it houses eight bells from London’s Church of St. Dunstan’s-in-the-East, originally founded in the 10th century. These ancient bells sound through the valley, tolling the Westminster Quarters chime on the quarter hour.
Premium Wine Portfolio
Sterling Vineyards’ portfolio of excellent premium wines will be sure to impress. With over 20 varietals from the richest terroir, Sterling Vineyards prides themselves on their award-winning wine reputation, including the 2010 Platinum Reserve 91 Points from Robert Parker (2013 Wine Advocate)! A blend that is primarily Cabernet Sauvignon with small amounts of Petit Verdot and Malbec, the Platinum Reserve offers an impressive bouquet of cocoa, blackberries, black currant, espresso and a hint of charcoal. The reserve is a must try vintage for red wine drinkers.
For those who prefer a lighter white wine, try their 2013 Malvasia Bianca signature wine. While rarely heard of, Malvasia Bianca is one of the most pervasive grape varietals. Believed to have originated almost 2,000 years ago in ancient Greece, it is part of the extensive Malvasia family, which spans the world. Malvasia Bianca welcomes the senses with a mélange of exotic spices, candied ginger and orange blossom, which playfully dance through ripe nectarines and apricots.
Experience Sterling Vineyards
As for tours, Sterling Vineyards offer what they call, The Sterling Silver Experience. For just $40 you ride the aerial gondola take a self-guided tour of the winery and enjoy scenic views from their terraces followed by a seated wine tasting experience featuring single vineyard and limited release wines in one of their exclusive tasting rooms. The Silver Experience includes special access to the upper level of the winery where you can view exhibits from the Sterling Art Collection including Picasso, Chagall, Renoir, Frasconi and the Ansel Adams photographic essay “The Story of a Winery.”
In addition, Sterling Vineyards offers food and wine pairing options on their gorgeous South View Terrace! Enjoy a glass of exceptional Sterling wine perfectly paired with one of their delicious cheese and charcuterie platters for two! All of their culinary creations are sourced locally. Cheese and Charcuterie Platters start at $30.
The general admission tour is $30 which includes the aerial gondola, a self-guided tour of the lower portion of the winery, scenic views from their terraces, and a tasting of current release wines. Admission for guests under the age of 21 is $18; no admission charges for guests age three and under. For groups of 25 or more people, reservations are required.
Enjoy Sterling Vineyards at Home
If you feel you want a greater, longer-lasting taste of Sterling Vineyards’ wines, you can leave as a wine club member! All club members have access to their limited-production wines, conveniently shipped right to your home. You will enjoy wine discounts, receive invitations to their exciting events and have exclusive access to their private tasting rooms.
It’s all here just waiting for you! If you are in the Napa Valley, don’t miss the destination of a lifetime filled with inspiration, adventure, panoramic views, fine wines, art, culture and so much more!
$30 Aerial tram, self-guided tour, complimentary tasting
of five wines and a souvenir wine glass.
Sterling Silver VIP Experience
$40 Includes a seated tasting of limited release and reserve wines,
tram, tour and art gallery access.
Food and Wine Pairing Option
Enjoy our culinary creations on the gorgeous South View Terrace! Savor a glass of delicious Sterling wines perfectly paired with a delightful cheese and charcuterie platters for two. All of the culinary creations are sourced locally and prepared by gourmet chefs. Indulge in fine wines, dining, and scenery on your next visit!
Cheese and Charcuterie Platters: Starting at $30
(No reservations required, available for purchase throughout the tour)