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A Diverse Winegrowing Region

Wine Lovers

Calistoga founder Sam Brannan recognized that the region’s mineral-rich springs, volcanic soil, hot days, and cool nights were ideal for wine grapes. Today the Calistoga AVA (American Viticultural Area), a subregion of the Napa Valley AVA, is a unique, diverse winegrowing region. We’re thrilled to introduce you to the extraordinary wines that thrive here. With laidback candor and warm hospitality, our favorite artisan producers in Calistoga and throughout the valley invite you to learn more about their craft and sample their current releases.

Featured Wine Partners

We invite you to explore our winery partners throughout the valley. Get exclusive offers for being a guest at Brannan Cottage Inn – mention we sent you. Wine club members at select winery partners can enjoy preferred lodging rates…read more here.

Private Food & Wine Experience with

Knights Bridge Winery at Brannan Cottage Inn

Savor wine country’s best on the historic grounds of Brannan Cottage Inn. This sumptuous, relaxing picnic includes lunch from Sam’s General Store paired with four current release wines from Knights Bridge and Huge Bear Winery. Best of all, your private experience is hosted by a knowledgeable Knights Bridge wine educator.

Lunch includes your choice of delectable sandwiches or salads, gourmet potato chips, spring water or mineral water and a house-made chocolate chip cookie for a sweet finish.

All-inclusive price: $95 plus tax for 2 people

Advance reservation required; subject to availability. Please notify us of any dietary restrictions. $50 cancellation fee if cancelled within 24 hours of scheduled appointment time.
Knights Bridge

Enjoy a complimentary upgrade to their VIP Private Seated Tasting ($30 per person) when you book two Signature Tastings at $20 per person. Mention that you’re guests at Brannan Cottage Inn & dates of stay when making your reservation.

Advance appointment required. 707-942-6684
Expert Transportation Partners

Custom Tours

We encourage responsible wine tasting, either through a designated driver within your group, or better yet, leave the driving to a professional. Arranging a custom tour with one of our expert transportation partners will surely enhance your trip, as well as your wine knowledge.

For self-guided wine tours & bike rentals, check out

Custom Tour

Beau Wine Tours & Limousine Service is the premier tour and luxury transportation service in Napa Valley and Sonoma County. They specialize in private wine tours for individuals and corporate groups and offer daily group tours in a Mercedes Sprinter Limousine.

Brannan Cottage Inn guests save 10% with promo code “Brannan17” –  please mention when booking services. 

This handy, green, on-demand shuttle service runs 7 days a week and is free to guests staying at any Calistoga lodging property. Reusable shuttle passes are attached to your room key. Click here for more details on hours of operation and routes served.

20+ years of knowledge and access to the premier Napa Valley lifestyle make Verve your go-to resource for adventures in Wine Country. A curated experience with Verve is inspired, indulgent, and exclusive. Their industry insights and local connections grant you insider access to exceptional artisan wineries, culinary masterpieces, private art collections, wine blending, barrel tasting, and much more.

Wine is a personal preference, and tasting of a variety of great wines will allow you to find the ones that speak to you. Over the years, Calistoga Wine Tours have gained an ability to provide the right wineries to our guests. Whether you’re the hard-core collector or seeking a wine experience where you meet the winemaker and just enjoy yourself, Calistoga Wine Tours know how to bring the valley to you.