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People of Calistoga: Meet Tara Pelter

Name: Tara Pelter Title: Manager and Wine Buyer at the Calistoga Wine Stop Hometown: Calistoga, California Education: B.A. in Social Work, Sacramento State University Tara's father moved to Calistoga in the mid-80s to be surrounded by the wine and tourism industries. He did not have a job lined…

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Win a Calistoga Dream Getaway

Visit Napa Valley is living the Calistoga dream all throughout September, and to celebrate we’re having a #CalistogaDreaming photo contest and giving away a dream vacation to Napa Valley’s northernmost town. Entering is easy! All you have to do is submit your favorite Calistoga pics by posting on…

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Tourism in Calistoga

Tourism in Calistoga From thermal water mud baths and alfresco lunches, to tasting rooms and outdoor adventures, travel experiences help fuel Calistoga’s economy. More About Calistoga Despite losses due to COVID-19 business closures and community lockdowns, Calistoga is well-positioned for…

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The Ultimate Guide to Calistoga | A Three-Day Itinerary

On this three-day adventure, you’ll make #CalistogaDreaming a reality, exploring local history, hidden gems, and iconic landmarks of Napa Valley’s northernmost town. If you’ve ever visited Calistoga, you’ve likely heard about Sam Brannan – the state’s first millionaire – who developed the town as a…

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People of Calistoga: Meet Jacey Ohlinger

Name: Jacey Ohlinger (she/her) Job: Tasting Room Lead, Tank Garage Winery Jacey Ohlinger, tasting room lead at Tank Garage Winery, pours an ever-changing lineup of wines in a retro Calistoga gas station. Learn more about Jacey, her journey and Tank Garage Winery in the spotlight piece below. Jacey…

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People of Calistoga: Meet Charles Buster Davis

Name: Charles "Buster" Davis Job: Owner of Buster's Southern BBQ Hometown: Ventura, California Education: Long Beach State Charles Buster Davis, owner of Buster's Southern BBQ, welcomes visitors to Napa Valley's Calistoga side – the perfect place to beef up on barbecue before setting out on a day of…

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The Best Day Ever: Calistoga Dreaming

Napa Valley’s northernmost town is the perfect destination for a wine country daycation. Just 75 miles north of San Francisco and minutes from the Sonoma Airport, Calistoga is a quick trip from the Bay Area and Sacramento and is home to some of Napa Valley’s best hidden gems. We’ve called in the…

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Crush That Meeting in Calistoga

Located at the northernmost tip of Napa Valley, you’ll find the town of Calistoga, a wellness, fine-dining and wine destination surrounded by rolling hills and rows of vineyards – a perfect canvas for strategizing business goals and crushing that next team meeting. Whether it's a conference, staff…

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Secret Wineries of Napa Valley

With more than 450 wineries from tip to bottom, the Napa Valley has a multitude of tasting experiences from which to choose. The valley is rife with household names in liquor stores across the country. Others, however, are a bit more obscure. Then there are the wineries that nobody’s heard about…

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2021 Harvest Grape Stomping and Hands-on Tours

Each year from August through October, the Napa Valley comes alive with the excitement and rush of harvest. Winery teams can be seen picking grapes in the vineyards for crush, and some wineries even offer special harvest tours so you can witness the winery production facilities in action. Here are…

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