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Adventuring Calistoga

Updated: Aug 6, 2021

Whether you're visiting Calistoga to explore our Wine Country Wedding Venue, or you're hosting your big day here and need some ideas-we are here to give you our favorite suggestions for a perfect day in Calistoga.

Well, you're in Wine Country- Lets Talk About Our Favorite Wineries (Besides Our Winery)

Visit an authentically-built, 13th century inspired Tuscan castle and winery. Take a tour of their Great Hall fit for a knight. Their Grand Barrel Room with over 12,000 sq ft. great for rehearsal dinners. Their The Main Courtyard surrounded by walls of hand-squared stone and ancient brick. Their Beautiful Chapel although cannot be used for weddings, is a beautiful place to imagine yourself back in the 13th century. Although these are some of our favorite places to highlight they have a tourture chamber, armory, towers, farm, and much more for you to explore. The Castello Di Amorosa is a little over 10 minutes from our Wine Country Wedding Venue.

Their aerial tram is the only one of its kind in Napa Valley, offering stunning views as visitors ride up to the winery. Like the winery itself, Sterling’s aerial tram was conceived with both functionality and aesthetics in mind. With a wide wine portfolio, we're sure you'll find one that fits your palette. Sterling Vineyards is another breathtaking winery to host your rehearsal dinner. Inquire with your Hans Fahden Wedding Planner to explore those possibilities.

We Are Foodies: So Let's Talk The Yummies!

Executive Chef Gustavo Rios says the best part of working at Solbar is “food culture that respects local produce, farmers and ranchers”. He showcases that back-to-the-land reverence with farm-fresh Napa Valley produce—with some vegetables and herbs harvested just moments beforehand in the kitchen garden out back. But while the sourcing may be local, this chef's influences are global, resulting in flavorful, inventive border-crossing cuisine.

With both indoor and outdoor dining, you can enjoy the full wine country experience. Make sure to try their wine flights- you might find your new favorite wine. Located about 10 minutes from Hans Fahden Wedding Venue in Calistoga.

The Calistoga Inn Restaurant has one of the most popular outdoor dining venues in the Napa Valley. Its patio stretches along the Napa River and its award winning micro-brewery (Napa Valley Brewing Company) occupies the historic water tower. With yummy soups, salads, steaks, delicious pizzas we feast over often, and don't forget their mouthwatering desserts. Their wonderful Beer Garden offers a beautiful setting with cedar planked picnic tables and can be reserved for private events ranging in size from 18 to 120 guests. It’s the perfect location for a corporate luncheon or dinner, birthday party, wedding rehearsal dinner or welcome reception, and post-wedding brunch. Connect with your Hans Fahden Wedding Planner to inquire about using this space for one of your wedding events or using them for out of town guests stays.

Need Some Fresh Air?

Our neighbor, the Petrified Forest, is the perfect place to achieve that. It's home to some of the largest petrified trees in the world. Bring your hiking shoes and escape reality for a while. It's just a short 3 minute drive from Hans Fahden Wine Country Wedding Venue.

Need Some Adventure?

Another neighbor of our Wine Country Wedding Venue is Safari West. Home to many exotic and intriguing animals. Discover wildest Africa in the heart of wine country! Set off in a top down jeep in search of herds of wildebeest, romping rhinos and towering giraffes. From ring-tailed lemurs to the dazzling zebra, nearly 900 animals from over 90 unique species roam through their 400-acre preserve.

These are just some of our favorite places to visit in Calistoga, all of which are within 25 minutes of our Wine Country Wedding Venue.

We would love to show give you more recommendations if needed, just ask your Hans Fahden Wedding Planner for our Wedding In Calistoga Travel Brochure!

In our next blog we will showcase the best hotels and hidden gem airbnb for your Wine Country Wedding accommodations around our wedding venue.

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