Winter in the Wineries Instagram Contest winners announced

Thank you to everyone who followed @VisitCalistoga and posted their images on Instagram while enjoying the Winter in the Wineries Passport season, Dec. 3, 2016-Feb. 5, 2017. All entrants who included the hashtag #TastesFromTheTop and posted on Instagram helped to make this contest a success! Thank you to our panel of 3 judges: Olof Carmel of Carmel Gallery, Gene Ivester of Studio on Main and Chick Harrity of the Calistoga Camera Club, all professional photographers who took the time to carefully sift through and evaluate over 100 entries to pick 3 winning images.

Congratulations to our GRAND PRIZE WINNER: Alicia Jones Vives!

GRAND PRIZE: A Casa Lana 2-night stay and 1-day Farmers Market excursion/cooking class for 2 – valid in February or March 2017. 

CasaLana is the perfect choice to combine a casual getaway with fun and informative cooking classes. Whether you are an experienced home cook or are just beginning to discover cooking, Gourmet Retreats Farmers’ Market Tours, cooking classes and culinary learning vacations help take your cooking to the next level. The hands-on cooking classes are taught in CasaLana’s professionally equipped kitchen. Classes include printed recipe handouts, a multi-course meal of the recipes prepared, served with wine/ beverage. Knives, tools and equipment are provided. All you need to bring is your appetite for knowledge and fun.

Alicia’s image collage was chosen as the best portrayal of the Passport and YOU tasting at a participating winery, pictured below. Our judge, Chick Harrity commented: “This is an attempt at a picture story and has one strong image with a sense of humor.”

Winning Grand Prize Image Alicia Jones Vives

Congratulations to our SILVER PRIZE WINNER: Keisha Keedy!

SILVER PRIZE: A 45-Minute FAR Infrared Sauna Experience at The Spa at Eurospa

Time spent in a FAR Infrared Sauna is the ultimate de-tox treatment. Infrared saunas create an environment that allows radiant heat energy to be absorbed into the body to promote a host of revolutionary benefits that heal the body in a way unlike the traditional sauna. During a 45-minute treatment, you will release toxins through sweat, feel relief in joint/muscle pain and stiffness, reduce stress and fatigue and enhance your immune system.

QUALIFYING INSTAGRAM POST: Your best tasting room view at a participating winery, pictured below.

Winning Image Keisha Keedy

Congratulations to our BRONZE PRIZE WINNER: Frank Hope!

BRONZE PRIZE: A $75 Gift Card to Catch

QUALIFYING INSTAGRAM POST: Your most creative image of downtown Calistoga, pictured below.

Winning Image Frank Hope


Thanks to everyone who participated to help make this contest a success! Stay tuned for our next contest in October!

NOTE: All Instagram entries with #TastesFromTheTop become property of Calistoga Chamber of Commerce.