Nature September 28, 2018
This Aerial Tram Ride Shows Off The Northern California Countryside And It’s Gorgeous
There’s only one thing better than exploring the Northern California countryside by foot…exploring it by air! Sterling Vineyards is a well-known winery located in Calistoga. However, there’s a lot more to see besides their wine when you visit them. For example, they have their very own aerial tram in which visitors can hop in and go for a stellar ride across the vineyard. This one-of-a-kind tram ride will blow you away. For a mesmerizing experience in the heart of wine country, head to this vineyard!
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Located in the one-and-only Napa Valley, Sterling Vineyards is an institution. This place is no secret, that's for sure. However, few people realize that the vineyard is home to an aerial tram which allows visitors to explore wine country like they never dreamed of.
There's no better way to get a feel for the stunning beauty that resides in this region of the valley than by aerial tram. Sterling Vineyards is actually perched approximately 300-feet above the town of Calistoga, making it the perfect location for this elevated adventure.
In fact, the aerial tram is the main method used to take visitors up to the stunning hilltop winery. We bet you've never arrived to a winery like this before! You'll feel like a movie star as you step into the tram to be taken up the hill.
As you make your way to the winery, the tram treats you to breathtaking views of the surrounding hills and valleys. There's a reason Napa Valley's beauty is world-famous and these landscapes certainly live up to the hype.
Traveling at 400-feet per minute up to the hilltop and back down to the Welcome Center, the tram covers a whopping distance of 2,768 feet in one trip. You'll find yourself wishing it was even longer so you had more time to soak up these views.
The winery itself is like something from a dream. Known for its iconic architecture, the winery was modeled after the style of the Greek island called Mykonos, complete with brilliant white stucco. It really feels like a little slice of European paradise right here in Northern California.
Sterling is the only winery in the world with an aerial tram, making this a true "Only in Northern California" experience. A tram ride is included in the cost of a tasting. The basic winery tour price is just $35 but you can upgrade to an even more luxurious experience if you wish.
There are more wineries and vineyards in Napa Valley than we can count. However, Sterling Vineyards is a must-stop on your next Napa Valley outing. If anything, the visit is worth it for the tram ride alone!
You'll find the world's only winery aerial tram at
1111 Dunaweal Ln Calistoga, California 94515.
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