A little Calistoga history
In the 1860s, Sam Brannan, the leader of the permanent American settlers to arrive, developed a spa similar to one in Saratoga, New York. The town was later named Calistoga, after Brannan's tipsy proclamation that he would make this area the Saratoga of California — which came out as the "Calistoga of Sarafornia." When Brannan's vision of building a railroad was realized, Calistoga became a summer retreat for San Franciscans.
DID YOU KNOW?
Amy Poehler and Maya Rudolph star in the Netflix movie Wine Country, which was filmed and set in Calistoga and the surrounding Napa Valley.