Get ready to indulge in the ultimate wine-tasting experience as you venture into the stunning Napa Valley. If you’re seeking some much-needed relaxation, then Calistoga should be your go-to destination. Immerse yourself in a world of serenity as you soak up the healing properties of the natural hot springs at Calistoga Spa Hot Springs, Roman Spa Hot Springs, or Indian Springs Resort. After all that pampering, it’s time to satisfy your taste buds with some delectable cuisine. Whether you’re in the mood for some juicy steak frites from Evangeline or a mouth-watering tri-tip sandwich from Buster’s Southern BBQ, Calistoga has an eclectic range of restaurants to choose from.
If you’re up for some adventure, then why not take a hike along the Oat Hill Mine Trail to take in the breathtaking views and burn off those calories? As the sun starts to set, the wine lover in you may start to crave a visit to a local winery. But before you start to worry that all the wineries might be closed, fear not! While many wineries shut their doors after 4 p.m., there are still plenty that remain open. If you’re in the mood for a wine-tasting experience, then head to any of the below wineries that stay open late, and indulge in some of the region’s finest wines.
August Briggs is open until Friday through Monday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and invites you to their comfortable and sophisticated tasting room in downtown Calistoga.
Bennett Lane Winery creates elegant wines, fruit-forward in flavor, and are open is open daily, from 10-5:30 by appointment.
KB by Knightsbridge is open Wednesday-Sunday from 10:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. and you can enjoy a welcoming walk-in to sip on wine made by an artisan winemaker “passionate about making exceptional, hand-crafted wines.”
Maldonado Family Vineyards has a downtown tasting room open until 5:45 p.m.
Maria Concetto Winery is a woman-owned winery. The tasting room is open til 8 p.m. Friday through Sunday, and 7 p.m. the rest of the week.
Romeo Vineyards & Cellars closes at 6:15 p.m. so you’ll have time for a glass or a bottle with friends and family beneath awe-inspiring, century-old redwood and cedar trees.
Sterling Vineyards is open until 5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. A ride on the aerial tram offers a picturesque view of Calistoga and its rolling vineyards as you make your way to the top to a perfect environment for absorbing the view and sipping on exceptional wines.
Tamber Bey Vineyards closes at 5 p.m. and wines are best tasted while admiring the horses on its Sundance Ranch.
Twomey Cellars, sister property to Silver Oak Cellars, is open until 5 p.m.
Vault Calistoga is a wine collective and antique store where you can taste a variety of local wines. They are open ’til 7 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays, and 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
You know the saying, “When one door closes, another one opens?” … well it applies to wine country, where you can enjoy time spent touring and tasting at wineries. Once the last winery door closes, you can head to one of many spots in Calistoga that offer happy hours to continue the momentum before dinner.