Best Views In Calistoga

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When the hustle of everyday life gets in the way, we prefer to take a moment to bask in the lush environment and stunning views that make California wine country so memorable. Tucked away in the Northern end of Napa Valley, Calistoga is a quintessential escape destination to recharge and relax. Surrounded by old oak trees and Napa’s mountains, Calistoga has no shortage of breath-taking and life-affirming vistas to give you pause.

So, the question is, where should you go to take in the best views of Northern Napa Valley? We’ll tell you:

Sterling Vineyards
1111 Dunaweal Lane
Calistoga, CA 94515
(800) 726-6136
TripAdvisor: 4 stars; ‎1,267 reviews

Newly renovated and a staple for Calistoga visitors, Sterling offers one of the most scenic winery experiences in the area. With a gondola ride taking you up to the winery perched upon a hill and a picture-worthy patio, this is a must-do if you’re in the mood for a sip and stroll with incredible views.

Insider Tip: For more than a self guided tour with wine, You can also enjoy a separate tasting called the “silver experience” which includes three higher quality wines accompanied with cheese specifically paired to each wine.

Tamber Bey Vineyards
1251 Tubbs Ln
Calistoga, CA 94515
(707) 942-2100
TripAdvisor: 4.5 stars; 172 reviews

Tamber Bey is a unique escape from the typical winery experience. Located on a working horse ranch, spend an afternoon strolling the winery’s onsite stables and getting to know the property’s horses, all while tasting their delicious wine. With a rich history and lovely grounds, you can see why it’s a must-visit in Calistoga. Lounge on their outdoor patio and get a taste of the luxurious ranch life. Be sure to try the wine and cookies tasting, which they bake specifically to pair with their unique varieties. Who can say no to homemade cookies and wine?

Insider Tip: Join Vintner Barry Waitte for a private tour of the Tamber Bey Winery and Sundance Ranch followed by a retrospective tasting of Tamber Bey’s past vintages from Barry’s library when you book this exclusive WineCountry Experience.

Davis Estates
4060 Silverado Trail N
Calistoga, CA 94515
(707) 942-0700
TripAdvisor: 5 stars; ‎11 reviews

This picture-perfect winery has a refurbished, century old barn nestled at the foot of lush rolling hills, which provides a fantastic view of their vines and garden. Find yourself relaxing here on their terrace with a glass of delicious, rich Calistoga cab, watching the farm windmill turn and the fog roll in.

Insider Tip: Be sure to book a reservation prior to your visit as the winery does not take walk-ins.

Oat Hill Mine Trailhead
2082 Oat Hill Mine Rd
Calistoga, CA 94515
(707) 942-4575

Originally formed as a carriage route to transport goods and travelers through the Napa Valley, this is an easy trail with a range of stunning views. Great for all-ages and skill levels, bring your kids and your dogs to explore up tol 8.3 miles. With a good uphill slope, you’ll get those Calistoga vista views and a light workout.

Insider Tip: Mid-way along the trail is a homesteader’s log cabin dating back to 1893. Explore parts of the stone wall from the barn and a few old fruit trees remain today.

Chateau Montelena
1429 Tubbs Ln
Calistoga, CA 94515
(707) 942-5105
TripAdvisor: 4.5 stars; 473 reviews

Chateau Montelena hosts another picturesque estate and has an expansive landscape to explore and enjoy. Boasting a pond with turtles and swans, as well as a gorgeous Japanese garden, this is the ultimate tranquil destination, wine of course included.

Insider Tip: Remember the film Bottle Shock? Yep, this is the place that inspired the story. Watch it again to recreate your favorite wine moments while strolling the property.

Bio: Tiffany Bukowski is a Northern California native and specializes in brand marketing in San Francisco. She enjoys red blends, fancy cheese boards, and talking with her hands.


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