Calistoga Restaurant A Taste of California in Edinburgh
Calistoga Restaurant A Taste of Californiain Edinburgh

California Trip

We were lucky enough to be in California in September 2015. Here are some of our visits. Many thanks to the Napa Valley Vintners and all the wineries and breweries that helped with our visit.

A photo taken from the Trans-Atlantic plane - although from a movie shown on board!

A view from Cain Five on Howell Mountain
Some education to prove it was not all about tasting.
Some of the "old-timers" tell us about the early-days
And an "old-timer" that Calistoga knows well - Russ Weiss of Silverado Vineyards.
7 fine wines going back 4 decades - and all delicious.
A view from our ballon ride - not for the faint-hearted!
Elizabeth Vianna from Chimney Rock enjoys the 100degree heat
Grapes at St. Supery Dollarhide Ranch
We all remember Elizabeth Rice from Black Stallion
and Chris Hall from Long Meadow Ranch.
A little visit to Calistoga itself
Being entertained by Jean Charles Boisset himself
A little pole dancing...
Apparently the quote is from a fellow Scot...
A wonderful BBQ at Rubissow
Marissa Taylor, winemaker at Rutherford Hill
The private cellar of Darioush Khaledi of Darioush Winery
Saying hello to Eileen Crane, winemaker at Domain Carneros
Some delicious duck at Black Stallion Winery lunch
Great Spakling Wine at Ca'Momi Winery - arriving here soon!
Biodynamic Food & Wine w/ Winemaker Jeff Cichocki at McNab Ranch in Mendocino
Lazy Creek Winery in Anderson Valley - one of our original suppliers at Calistoga in 2004
Grapes arrive at the crush pad at Roederer Estate.
Roederer Estate Winemaker Arnaud Weyrich talks me through their still wines.
The trendy but eminently functional rectangular fermenting tanks at Rodney Strong.
Their oak barrels are a more conventional shape.
While their 3 Pinot Noirs are anything but conventional...
Meet Steve Messinge at the Foppiano Winery Caboose
Foppiano also have a fine display of their old vintages
As do Dry Creek Winery
Winemaker Dana Stemmler at Bogle Vineyards
Bogle do, perhaps, need a new delivery truck
McManis Vineyard's new bottling line straight from a Terminator movie
Andrew and Laurel Quady in their beautiful 1950's home

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Calistoga Restaurant & Sideways Wine Store.

70/72 Rose Street North Lane,

Edinburgh EH2 3DX


Tel.: +44 131 225 1233


Hit-listed in The List Eating Out Guide 2016/2017

Opening Hours 

6 days a week


Monday to Saturday

12 to 2.30pm (last orders)
5pm to  10pm (last orders)




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