Visit Calistoga – The Northeast Calistoga AVA Wine Trail

After enjoying Calistoga’s charming downtown, at the east end of Lincoln Avenue you should head north on Highway 29 to discover a selection of Calistoga AVA’s distinctive family-owned wineries. From the valley floor you’ll end up at over 1,000 feet elevation along the steep slopes of Mount St. Helena in...

Dry Farming in the Calistoga AVA

Drought Puts Greater Emphasis on Water Use Management The current drought conditions are causing a lot of distress around California, especially among farmers. Winery owners and grape growers in Napa Valley are naturally concerned, although some are sleeping better than others. It’s estimated about 10% of the grapes grown in...

Beyond Cab – Drink Pink! Rosé is the Ideal Summertime Sipper

During the long, hot days of summer, wine drinkers find relief and satisfaction in the light, breezy pleasures of rosé wine. Long known for their legendary Cabernet Sauvignon, Calistoga wineries have begun crafting rosé offerings in response to the upsurge in demand to drink pink. As one of the fastest...

Beyond Cab – Three Calistoga Grapes to Explore and Enjoy

The legendary Cabernet Sauvignon of the Calistoga AVA are well-known by wine lovers worldwide. However, visitors are often surprised during journeys to the “Top of the Valley” to discover the quality of other varieties gaining in popularity and respect. Three stellar reds to seek out when visiting Calistoga wineries include:...

Napa Green – Sustainable Wineries Lead the Way in Calistoga

The wineries in the Calistoga AVA are committed to not only crafting highly sought-after wines, but producing them with a minimal impact on the environment. There are two certification programs for wineries to recognize their eco-driven programs and activities as environmental stewards: Napa Green and Fish Friendly Farming. Napa Green...

Visit Calistoga – The Southern Calistoga AVA Wine Trail

Along the southern border of the Calistoga AVA – where it abuts the St. Helena AVA – are some of the most stunning properties and wines in all of Napa Valley. Every winery in this southern wine tour offers an exhilarating experience with wines that showcase the unique characteristics of...

Happy 10th Anniversary! Calistoga AVA Celebrates a Milestone

Originally, the Napa Valley had four premier wine growing areas – Napa, Yountville, St. Helena and Calistoga. Yet, the official American Viticultural Area (AVA) designation for Calistoga wasn’t granted until 2010, which made it the 15th sub-appellation within the larger Napa Valley AVA. According to Bo Barrett of Chateau Montelena,...