Home to hot springs and a geyser, Calistoga offers resorts, spas and its famous mud baths as well as gourmet food and wine. Many tasting rooms cluster in the town, which is filled with early-20th-century buildings. The appellation is known for Cabernet, old-vine Zinfandel and Charbono.
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5 Calistoga Destinations
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.