Nestled in the heart of Napa Valley, Calistoga is a wine lover’s paradise. Known for its relaxed atmosphere and world-class wineries, Calistoga offers an unforgettable wine tasting experience. The region is also home to hot springs and stunning nature that make the area truly remarkable. Whether you’re a seasoned connoisseur or a curious beginner, this guide to the best Calistoga Napa Valley wineries will help you discover the perfect spots to sip, savor, and enjoy.

Chateau Montelena

No visit to Napa Valley is complete without stopping in at Chateau Montelena, the winery made famous for having one of the California wines that had bested the French at the 1976 Judgment of Paris. A stone castle perched on a hillside next to a secluded Japanese garden, the winery is as historic a place to drink a fantastic glass of Chardonnay or Cabernet Sauvignon as you’ll find.

Schramsberg Vineyards

If you’re partial to bubbles, you’ll want to head to Schramsberg Vineyards (2870 Silverado Trail). America’s House of Sparkling Wine was founded on the historic port owned by member of the Rutherford Grant family in 1862. In 1965, Jack and Jamie Davies took the reins, establishing what is today the most acclaimed producer of sparkling wines in California. Stroll through Schramsberg’s magnificent 19th-century Historic Caves and taste a number of sparkling wines that have graced the tables of US presidents.

Castello di Amorosa

Visit a true castle, Castello di Amorosa, where you’ll not only find a respected winery but a place of immersive ambiance as well. The 13th-century-inspired Tuscan castle features incredible tours, wine-tasting, and – get this – a dungeon. Their La Fantasia and Cabernet Sauvignon are standouts.

Frank Family Vineyards 

If you’re looking for an intimate and inviting tasting experience, Frank Family Vineyards is a good option. The winery produces many strong reds, including Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel, and the tasting is set in the historic yellow Craftsman house. 

Sterling Vineyards 

At Sterling Vineyards take the aerial tram up to the winery. From here you can do a self-guided tour, tasting their wines as you go. The views over the Napa Valley are fabulous and you can experience the range of wines here, such as Sterling’s award-winning Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc. 

Why Calistoga is a Wine Lover’s Dream 

Today, Calistoga’s wineries are as much about the overall experience: the dramatic topography, the historic significance, the romance – the essence of what Napa Valley means to its vintners and its visitors, and moreover how that essence finds its way into every bottle. A tasting in Calistoga becomes a pilgrimage to Napa Valley’s wine culture.  

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