The 15 Best Wineries in Calistoga

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Tucked away at the north end of Napa Valley, just outside of Sonoma County, you’ll find the tranquil and relaxing town of Calistoga. Known for mud baths and mineral water, Calistoga is also home to an impressive collection of wineries. If you’re visiting Calistoga for your first time then you’re in for a treat, because it produces some of the region’s most complex wines.

For a first time visitor, this is our list of the must try wineries in Calistoga.

Just Relax

Image source: Bennett Lane

Bennett Lane Winery
3340 CA-128
Calistoga, CA 94515
(707) 942-6684
Yelp: 4.5 stars, 72 reviews

The staff at Bennett Lane Winery eschew the hard sell because they know their wines speak for themselves. The result is a laid-back, friendly tasting experience featuring some of their 36 90+ point wines from top tasting authorities.

Insider tip: Reserve a ride on the Bennett Lane Winery hot air balloon.

Barrels and Bocce

Image source: Dutch Henry Winery

Dutch Henry Winery
4300 Silverado Trail N
Calistoga, CA 94515
(707) 942-5771
Yelp: 4 stars, 65 reviews

Founded in 1992, family-owned Dutch Henry specializes in small lots of hand-crafted wine, including Bordeaux varietals like cabernet sauvignon, as well as pinot noir and zinfandel. While you can’t go wrong with any of the tasting experiences, we’re particularly fond of the Cave Tour, offering a chance to explore the 4,500 square foot wine cave, taste five premium wines, and enjoy a complimentary sample of their estate grown extra virgin olive oil.

Insider tip: After your tasting, stay a bit longer to enjoy a bottle of wine and a picnic as you play a fun game of bocce ball on the courts at the estate.

Drenched in Ivy

Image source: Chateau Montelena

Chateau Montelena
1429 Tubbs Ln
Calistoga, CA 94515
(707) 942-5105
Yelp: 4 stars, 292 reviews

From the moment you see the massive ivy-covered façade of Chateau Montelena, you know you’re in for a rich and romantic wine tasting experience. Stroll through the Chinese Garden and snap a picture of the sparkling sunlight on Jade Lake.

Insider tip: No reservation is needed for Current Release Tastings, but groups larger than ten are encouraged to call ahead.

Medieval Mania

Image source: Castello di Amorosa

Castello di Amorosa
4045 St. Helena Hwy
Calistoga, CA 94515
(707) 967-6272
Yelp: 4 stars, 1732 reviews

With a 121,000 square foot 13th century Tuscan-style castle that includes a chapel, great hall, and open-air terrace, Castello di Amorosa is truly a sight to behold. Consider joining the Wine Club as the castle hosts seasonal Wine Club events for their members, like the Midsummer Medieval Festival which includes displays of archery, falconry, and swordplay.

Insider tip: Children enjoy the tour as much as adults and get their own tasting of the winery’s grape juice.

Welcome to the Family

Image source: Tedeschi Family Winery Yelp

Tedeschi Family Winery
2779 Grant St
Calistoga, CA 94515
(707) 501-0668
Yelp: 4.5 stars, 30 reviews

The friendly colloquial family atmosphere at Tedeschi Family Winery is perfect for first-time wine tasters. Happy to wax poetic about all aspects of the winemaking process, each guide at Tedeschi (likely a member of the Tedeschi family) is both knowledgable and approachable. No question about wine is off limits.

Insider tip: Become a wine club member and utilize the winery’s concierge services the next time you’re in Calistoga.

Sparkle On

Image source: Schramsberg Vineyards

Schramsberg Vineyards
1400 Schramsberg Rd
Calistoga, CA 94515
(707) 942-4558
Yelp: 4.5 stars, 202 reviews

“America’s House of Sparkling wine” boasts candlelit 130-year-old caves that house up to 2.7 million bottles of aging sparkling wine. A bit eerie, a bit romantic, Schramsberg’s caves transport you to another time and place under candles that sparkle as much as the wine.

Insider tip: Say hello to the frogs lounging in the pond next to the tasting room.

Rustic Beauty

Image source: Vincent Arroyo Winery Facebook

Vincent Arroyo Winery
2361 Greenwood Ave
Calistoga, CA 94515
(707) 942-6995
Yelp: 5 stars, 265 reviews

Warm, inviting, and rustic, the tasting room at Vincent Arroyo is housed in a large barn-like structure lined with oak wine barrels. Known for their reds, especially their signature Petite Syrah, the wines from Vincent Arroyo winery are hand-crafted with care and love.

Insider tip: If you get the opportunity, try the Port straight from the barrel.

Casual Excellence

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Lava Vine
965 Silverado Trail
Calistoga, CA 94515
(707) 942-9500
Yelp: 4.5 stars, 176 reviews

Lava Vine wines are only available at their tasting room, so to try these hand-crafted beauties you’ll need to stop in. From the chicken coop out back to the hilarious staff inside, Lava Vine proves that great wine should be accessible by anyone.

Insider tip: Bring along your own tasty spread and picnic out front.

Get Lost in the Moment

Image source: Reverie Winery and Vineyard Facebook

Reverie Winery and Vineyard
1520 Diamond Mountain Rd
Calistoga, CA 94515
(707) 942-6800
Yelp: 4.5 stars, 60 reviews

The tour guides are the pride of Reverie Winery and Vineyard, each one boasting a unique personality and sense of humor that makes wine tasting fun. As one of the smallest estate wineries in Napa Valley, their dedication to personalized hospitality sets them apart from other tours, and makes everyone feel welcome.

Insider tip: Take a moment to enjoy the majestic ring of towering redwood trees on the winery’s property.

Delightful Cabernets

Image source: Von Strasser Winery Yelp

Von Strasser Winery
1510 Diamond Mountain Rd
Calistoga, CA 94515
(707) 942-0930
Yelp: 4.5 stars, 45 reviews

The rustic, intimate cave-tasting at Von Strasser is the exact type of close-knit experience you want when hosting a private group of friends or family. Von Strasser Winery is known for their world-class Cabernets, when you try a flight, you’ll know why, too.

Insider tip: Choose the Wine & Chocolate Indulgence tour to sweeten your trip with artisanal chocolates.

Thoroughbred Flavor

Image source: Tamber Bey Vineyards

Tamber Bey Vineyards
1251 Tubbs Ln
Calistoga, CA 94515
(707) 942-2100
Yelp: 5 stars, 23 reviews

This ranch is more than just a winery, it’s a 22-acre equestrian facility that trains some of the world’s top performance horses. Say hello to the equine residents in the 16-stall barn while sipping your stunning Chardonnay.

Insider tip: Looking for something extra special? Book Tamber Bey Vineyard’s WineCountry Experience! 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.

Take Your Time

Image source: Venge Vineyards Yelp

Venge Vineyards
4708 Silverado Trail N
Calistoga, CA 94515
(707) 942-9100
Yelp: 5 stars, 21 reviews

Enjoy a leisurely private tasting at Venge Vineyards, where each experience is limited to six guests. Returning visitors get priority at this intimate winery, known for its gentle treatment of grapes that ultimately become superb wines.

Insider tip: Try the Scout’s Honor. You’ll love it—Scout’s honor!

Carefully Handcrafted

Image Source: Jericho Canyon Vineyard

Jericho Canyon Vineyard
3322 Old Lawley Toll Rd
Calistoga, CA 94515
(707) 942-9665
Yelp: 4.5 stars, 5 reviews

Jericho Canyon Vineyard handcrafts all of their wine in small lots and their dedication shows: each plant is lovingly looked after during the growing season to ensure the optimal amount of sun exposure. Learn more about these techniques by making a reservation to tour the estate’s gorgeous redwood winery.

Insider tip: Try the complex Sauvignon Blanc which derives its satisfying taste from the volcanic canyon soil in which the grapes are planted.

Good Wine, Great Company

Image source: Frank Family Vineyards Yelp

Frank Family Vineyards
1091 Larkmead Ln
Calistoga, CA 94515
(707) 942-0859
Yelp: 4 stars, 221 review

Quality is the top priority at Rich and Connie Frank’s “convivial” tasting room. You never know who you’ll meet at the bustling tasting room, housed in the property’s original 70-year-old yellow Craftsman.

Insider tip: Try the highly sought after Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon. It’s barrel-aged for 2.5 years.

Tasting Red

Image source: T-Vine Winery

T-Vine Winery
810 Foothill Blvd
Calistoga, CA 94515
(707) 942-1543
Yelp: 4.5 stars, 16 reviews

Welcome home to a “down-home” tasting at T-Vine’s gorgeous wood-paneled tasting room. Only reds are served here, but it will give you a chance to sample their exquisite Charbono.

Insider tip: Swing by Tank Garage, the owners’ other property, which remains open a bit later than most tasting rooms (last reservation is around 4:45).

Which of these do you think are among the best wineries in Calistoga?

WineCountry Staff


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