Calistoga you are a dream come true, located 75 miles north-east of San Francisco, experience the same warm weather, fantastic wines but a fraction of the Napa crowds.
Lincoln avenue is lined with tasting rooms, restaurants & boutiques.
Most tasting rooms we found had excellent prices & generous pours of delicious local wines.
^^These pours were found at Huge Bear Tasting Room, which was once the location of the Calistoga Bank.
At Romeo Winery tasting room you can be surrounded by tall redwoods in their outdoor tasting garden.
A can’t miss Calistoga experience is the gondola at Sterling Winery.
A 4 minute gondola ride leads to outrageous views of the valley.
Off in the distance you’re able to see a castle…
Three miles away Castello di Amorosa winery awaits you. $25 buys you general admission & the basic wine tasting which includes 5 wines.
Visitors are able to wander the castle grounds or enjoy the sunshine in the courtyard.
My pretty friends 🙂
After a day of gondolas & castles & many wine pours later we enjoyed a delicious dinner at Sam’s Social Club, located in downtown Calistoga.
^^ Those deviled eggs were no joke; a must if you’re there.
We stayed at The Roman Spa, not only is this resort just one block from Lincoln Avenue, but the resort has 3 mineral pools that stay open until 10:30. The pools range in temperature from 90 degrees to 104.
Aside from the pools, Roman Spa has luscious gardens that I could spend all day capturing.
Hope you can see why & how we fell in love with Calistoga.