Platypus Wine Tours



The northernmost town in the Napa Valley, Calistoga is known for old-west charm, unique wines, natural geothermal hot springs and down-home hospitality. On our wine tours, we visit wineries in Calistoga frequently. It is a favorite among our tour guests!

Calistoga wines offer distinctive flavors produced from diverse soil types and geology. Volcanic activity formed the bedrock eons ago, and today we get the chance to enjoy the resulting fine wines of the area. Exploring through Calistoga wineries is a genuine treat, and we particularly love to tour through the area’s historic, and boutique, family-owned wineries.

The modern history Calistoga dates back to the mid-1800s, when the region’s natural hot springs attracted attention and inspired Sam Brannon to build a resort town modeled on Saratoga Springs, NY. Using his influence as California’s first millionaire, Brannon got a railroad and ferry system in place to bring vacationers from gold-rich San Francisco.

Today, Calistoga remains a compelling and romantic getaway for people looking to relax at one of the many resorts featuring these very same hot springs, followed by a tour of Calistoga wineries. It’s hard to imagine a better way to relax than by taking in this charming, historic and beautiful town.

Our Napa Valley tours feature some truly memorable Calistoga wineries, complete with picturesque grounds, intimate tasting rooms and delicious wines. The downtown itself boasts many interesting restaurants and shops with tasting rooms highlighting incredible wines from Calistoga wineries.

We’d love to show you the beautiful town of Calistoga and help you uncover the hidden-gem Calistoga wineries on our Napa Valley Join-in tour or on a Private Wine Tour. Explore the town and the much-celebrated attractions located here.

Be sure check out this listing of some of our favorite wineries in Calistoga below. Since we have nurtured warm relationships with these establishments for many years, we are able to provide enhanced and very informative visits for our guests, including behind-scenes experiences not usually available to the general public.

Here is a handy directory of many of wine country’s best wineries.  You can use this directory while creating a custom, Private Tour.  Please note that Join-in Tour wineries are selected by our experienced guides.

Address: 1016 Dunaweal Ln, Calistoga, CA 94515
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Canard Vineyard has been creating hand crafted wines in Napa Valley since 1984. Each year they produce nine single vineyard wines, each one expressing the remarkable complexities of the estate's unique terroir. The wines are produced from sustainably grown, dry farmed grapes which are skillfully transformed into the finest expression of each varietal. They are dedicated to creating wines of distinction with an emphasis on quality over quantity.

Winery Phone Number: 707-942-1149
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Address: 1170 Tubbs Ln, Calistoga, CA 94515
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Veteran Napa winemaker, Nils Venge, teams up with vintner, Mark Carter, to bring you a little slice of wine country heaven, Napa Valley’s Envy Estate Winery. From the outside, you may think you‘re sitting on a Tuscan terrace. We encourage you to sit and savor a bottle of their wine with your own picnic lunch on the patio. The peaceful outdoor setting is perfect for relaxing. There’s even a view of Old Faithful Geyser from our backyard. Or, slip inside the cool tasting room, and let music enlighten your senses while our wines inspire your palate.

Winery Phone Number: 707-445-0311
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Address: 4045 St. Helena Hwy, Calistoga, CA 94515
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A 107 room, 13th century inspired Tuscan castle, offering both self-guided tours and host guided tours and tastings.

Winery Phone Number: 707-967-6272
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Address: 1429 Tubbs Ln, Calistoga, CA 94515
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A historical stone castle carved into a hillside overlooking a Chinese garden, lake and vineyards reaching out to the base of Mount St. Helena. History was made when the 1973 Chateau Montelena Chardonnay was announced the winner of the 1976 Paris Tasting.

Winery Phone Number: 707-942-5105
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Address: 1060 Dunaweal Ln, Calistoga, CA 94515
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Clos Pegase is one of the great architectural wonders of Napa Valley.  Within the award-winning, Michael Graves designed winery are 20,000 square feet of caves dug into the volcanic knoll that is immediately behind their winery.  The wines range from Pinot Noir and Chardonnay to warmer climate Cabernet Sauvignon and Bordeaux blends showcasing the full range of Napa Valley. Learn about the winemaking process on tours through their winery production area or enjoy elevated food and wine pairings in their manmade wine cave. Clos Pegase Winery is both an awe-inspiring and welcoming destination.

Winery Phone Number: 707-942-4981
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Address: 2121 Diamond Mountain Rd, Calistoga, CA 94515
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Fall 2016 brought change once again, and CONSTANT Diamond Mountain Vineyard entered a new chapter as Aries Liu and Sai You became the property’s caretakers. As Aries and Sai look to the future of the vineyard and winery, CONSTANT remains committed, now more than ever, to producing some of Napa Valley’s best Bordeaux varietals. CONSTANT wines are elegant and rich, at once powerful yet restrained. The unique microclimate at the very top of Diamond Mountain provides grapes with optimal sun exposure and elongated ripening periods, allowing Hobbs and the CONSTANT team to make exceptional wines, perfectly representing the stunning and unique mountain site in every bottle. Available by allocation only, CONSTANT wines remain some of the most sought-after in the Napa Valley.

Winery Phone Number: 707-942-0707
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