At the top of the Napa Valley, Calistoga reigns as a premier wine region offering limited quantities of great wines from carefully selected vineyards. During Cabernet Season, the Calistoga-centric Winter in the Wineries Passport runs between December 3 and February 5.
The passport price of $50 makes it one of the best deals for wine tasting in the Napa Valley, with additional savings on selected lodging, restaurant and shopping, plus an Instagram contest! This passport is your ticket to tasting and touring through 15 of the Napa Valley’s most eclectic wineries and friendliest tasting rooms.
Only in Calistoga can you show your passport to enter an authentically-styled, 13th-century Tuscan castle with a torture chamber, or view the awe-inspiring architecture of Clos Pegase Winery and taste late harvest wine. And only in Calistoga can you taste wines inside Railcar 12 on the platform of the Calistoga Depot. Just behind the Depot is Picayune Cellars & Mercantile, where you may enjoy a wine and music pairing.
More passport experiences include a stop at the 1930s-inspired Tank Garage Winery to taste extraordinary blends, and Tamber Bey Winery located at Sundance Ranch, a world-class equestrian facility dedicated to training top performance horses. You can taste a flight of wines in the original barn clubhouse and enjoy views of Mount St. Helena.
Don’t miss a visit to the 1882 historic Napa Valley winery, Chateau Montelena, with its famous Chardonnay from the 1976 Judgment of Paris, as depicted in the 2008 Hollywood movie “Bottle Shock”.
Can’t use all of the passport in one visit? It’s okay because you can return to Calistoga and use the passport until the season closes.
Cover photo credit: Bob McClenahan