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5 Places to Visit in Calistoga

Whether looking for a day to pamper yourself at a spa or to hike a mountain in a state park, Calistoga offers the utmost in luxury and outdoor adventure.
Photo by Meg Baggott

We’re exploring California wine country region-by-region, every day, all summer long. This week it is the Napa Valley. Stay tuned for a new view of  this area each day this week.

Home to hot springs, a geyser and a 4,343 foot hike to the top of Mount St.Helena there is no shortage of natural beauty in Calistoga. But, there are plenty of places to relax and pamper oneself. Rejuvenate in the famous mud baths and dine at Michelin-rated restaurants. Visit one of the appellations many wineries and see why Calistoga is known for Cabernet, old-vine Zinfandel and Charbono.

An Introduction to Napa Valley

 Calistoga Road Map

Calistoga map

5 Calistoga Destinations

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    Robert Louis Stevenson State Park

    Named for the Treasure Island author who spent time locally, this is a serious place for hiking. It’s worth the effort to enjoy views from the summit of 4,343-foot Mount Saint Helena.

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    Solbar

    On the grounds of the sprawling Solage spa and resort, this comfortable, Michelin-rated restaurant/bar is the best way to relax poolside or fireside without an overnight stay.

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    T-Vine Winery

    Quiet T-Vine does things differently, offering Charbono, Grenache, Carignane and Zinfandel from hallowed vineyards spread across the Napa Valley and beyond. Do the Sense of Place tasting highlighting six single-vineyard reds.

     

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    Schramsberg Vineyards

    Set at an historic 19th-century estate, Schramsberg ranks among California’s finest producers of Méthode Champenoise sparkling wine. Vintner Hugh Davies honors the trail paved by his parents, Jack and Jamie, who aimed for the stars when they restored this property in 1965.

     

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    Brasswood Bar + Bakery + Kitchen

    Gourmet comfort food comes with an Italian accent with dishes like papardelle with short-rib sugo and herb-crusted lamb chops. It also offers complimentary corkage, which is a good excuse to stop by the Bottle Shop first.

     

Published on May 31, 2017
Topics: Calistoga
About the Author
Virginie Boone
Contributing Editor

Reviews wines from California.

Contributing Editor Virginie Boone has been with Wine Enthusiast since 2010, and reviews the wines of Napa and Sonoma. Boone began her writing career with Lonely Planet travel guides, which eventually led to California-focused wine coverage. She contributes to the Santa Rosa Press Democrat and Sonoma Magazine, and is a regular panelist and speaker on wine topics in California and beyond. Email: vboone@wineenthusiast.net


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