Calistoga’s Winter in the Wineries Passport Offers 9 Weeks of Complimentary Tastings and More

CALISTOGA, CA, November 17, 2022 /24-7PressRelease/ — Now in its 13th year, the Calistoga Chamber of Commerce and Welcome Center’s Winter in the Wineries Passport Program returns to offer Passport holders one-time complimentary tastings at each of the 16 participating wineries in the Calistoga AVA (American Viticultural Area) from December 3, 2022 through February 5, 2023. Additionally, Passport holders receive special restaurant offers and discounts at select Calistoga lodging properties, spas, and downtown shops. Passports are $75 each. Pre-orders are now available online at or by calling the Calistoga Welcome Center at 707-942-6333. Valued at over $400 in wine tastings alone, the Passport is considered the best value of tasting in Napa Valley, not to mention a great gift idea for the holidays.

With each Passport page stamped, Passport holders are sure to enjoy the opportunity to swirl and sip in celebration of the Napa Valley’s “Cabernet Season,” the time of year when Harvest Season comes to a close, crowds are less, temperatures are mild, and a slower, more intimate atmosphere emerges.

“It’s kind of an insider’s secret that what we call ‘Cabernet Season’ is one of the best times to visit,” said Eric Reichert, president and CEO of the Calistoga Chamber of Commerce and Welcome Center. “The Winter in the Wineries Passport gives guests 9 weeks to choose their own adventure and explore our unique Calistoga wine region, from grand estates and castles to cozy downtown tasting rooms. And the adventure doesn’t stop with wine. Guests can enjoy our spas, geothermal pools, a wide range of lodging options, and world-renowned dining, all with special offers and discounts available only through the Passport program.”

Participating Wineries:
Castello di Amorosa
Chateau Montelena Winery
Clos Pegase Winery
Elusa Winery
Fults Family Vineyards
Girard Winery
Kaiser Family Winery
Laura Michael Wines
Madrigal Family Winery
Maria Concetto Winery
Picayune Cellars
Pope Valley Winery
Raymond Vineyards
Six Sigma Ranch and Winery
Tank Garage Winery
Vault Wine + Artifacts

People’s Choice Awards
During Passport season, each Passport holder is encouraged to vote for their favorite Calistoga wines, wineries, and winery staff as part of the People’s Choice Awards. Those who submit votes will be entered for a chance to win the Winter in the Wineries Instant Wine Cellar. The Instant Wine Cellar includes one bottle of wine from each of the 16 Passport wineries.

Advance reservations are required with most participating wineries. Passport holders are urged to plan ahead to reserve their spots by calling wineries directly to secure reservations.

The San Francisco Chronicle is a proud sponsor of Winter in the Wineries.

Visitors are encouraged to take advantage of Calistoga’s Winter in the Wineries Passport to experience the intimate nature of this charming community and are encouraged to share their experiences on social media using the hashtag #CalistogaWIW.

For more information about Calistoga’s Winter in the Wineries Passport program and participating wineries, visit or call 707-942-6333.

About the Calistoga Chamber of Commerce
A mere 30-minute drive from the Charles M. Schulz Sonoma County Airport, the city of Calistoga is a Napa Valley town known for its natural geothermal waters, popular spas, relaxed atmosphere, hiking adventures and biking trails, wide variety of wineries and great dining. For information about lodging and dining options, local wineries, spas, and events in Calistoga, go to You can also find Visit Calistoga on Facebook at, Twitter @VisitCalistoga and Instagram @VisitCalistoga.

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