CALISTOGA : USA - CA

*Location:

   Sterling Winery
   Dunaweal Lane
   Calistoga, California, USA
   LL: N 38.56749, W 122.55025
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*Player:

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*Contact:

   Sterling Vineyards
   1111 Dunaweal Lane
   Calistoga, CA  94515-9635
   T: (800)726-6136
   E: kendall@svclub.com

*Schedule:

   Westminster quarters every half hour.
   Winery open daily 1030-1630 except
   Thanksgiving, Christmas, and
   New Years Day.

*Remarks:

   Four quarter bells hung as if for
   slow swinging (but without motors) in
   central "tower" on winery building;
   others hung dead in pairs in two other
   "towers", without strikers.
   Originally a heavier ring of 8, cast
   in 1951 for St.Dunstans-in-the-East,
   London, England.  Tenor removed, treble
   added and 2 bells recast in 1972.

*Technical data:

   Chime-sized instrument with action described in Remarks above of  8 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is F  in the middle octave
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     NONE  /    NONE  
   There are no added semitones
   The whole instrument was installed in 1972
     with bells made by Taylor (some cast in 1951)      
   Year of latest technical information source is 2006

*Links:

The company Website pictures one of the belfries on the splash page.  Another is pictured on the About page, which includes the history of the bells.  A picture on the Guest Services page suggests that one of the belfries may have been relocated to the new entrance to the winery.  The Calendar page pictures the hilltop winery building from a distance.  Selected views from the winery tour: two belfries; the portico plaza belfry.

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Taylor bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the final phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Taylor bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.

Ranking among all North American chimes by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all North American chimes by weight (pitch).
Ranking among all North American chimes by year of completion.

Index to all tower bell instruments in CA.

*Status:

   This page was built from the database on 10-Nov-09
   based on textual data last updated on 2009/11/03
   and on technical data last updated on 2004/02/20


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