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Castello di Amorosa Winery
You don't have to go all the way to Italy to see a Medieval Castle
— there's one in Napa Valley!
Castello di Amorosa ("Castle
of Love") is so aptly named. You can see the love and
vintner Dario Sattui (pictured right) put into building
his dream medieval Tuscan Castle — brick by brick, stone
The architecture and attention to detail is truly magnificent
— what better place to make and showcase beautiful, great
Castello di Amorosa winery opened in April 2007,
after more than a decade of construction. Perched
on a sunny hillside in the heart of wine country,
the winery offers breathtaking views of Napa Valley — on
a clear day you can see for
Featuring all of the elements of a European Castle — Castello
di Amorosa has a
Drawbridge, Dry Moat, Great Hall, Courtyard,
Church, Tuscan Farmhouse, Lake, Stables, Iron-Gated Entrance,
Underground Barrel Cellars, Hillside Caves, plus Four Private Tasting
and more — 107 rooms to be exact!
There's even an underground
Torture Chamber housing three Prison Cells, a Rack, a Spiked
Inquisitor's Chair, a Hangman's Noose, an antique Iron Maiden (photo
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Torture Chamber Photos
Fun Place to Host VIP Events
Castello di Amorosa is a fun venue
for hosting indoor and outdoor special events — plus Castle
Terrace and Private Tasting Rooms are available for Members Only.
Note: No wedding allowed onsite.
The Great Hall of the Knights
Huge frescoes depicting 12th and 13th century
in Battle (painted by an Italian artist) adorn the walls of
the Great Hall at Castello di Amorosa (photo above). The stunning
room also features a massive 500-year-old fireplace.
Local celebrities hosting
events here have included the San Francisco 49ers, Gavin
Newsom, Nancy Pelosi, Joe Montana...to name a few.
The spacious medieval Courtyard (photo above)
can accommodate up to 400 guests for a sit-down meal and 500-600
for a buffet.
Corporate Groups of 50 of more for daytime and evening events.
Castello di Amorosa Tour
Be sure to wear comfortable
shoes — you'll
get plenty of exercise on the tour that takes you through
maze-like arched passageways, private rooms and underground
caves — what
There are many steps on this tour, so be
prepared for climbing. The wine cellar can be chilly, even
on hot Napa days, so you may want to wear layers.
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Italian-Style Varietal Wines
Castello di Amorosa's high-end Italian-style varietal wines are available for
tastings and purchase (at the winery only).
Tours & Wine-Tasting*
Daily, year round.
*Call Castello di Amorosa for Tour and Wine-Tasting fees.
Daily on the hour
Daily on the half-hour
Tour & Tastings with Reserve Wines are also offered.
Reservations are required;
Castle Tours and Tastings run approximately one hour and
45 minutes in length.
Children under 10 are not permitted — due
to the adult nature and length of the Tour. Children and young
adults, ages 10-20 are only permitted (with adult) on the 10am
Tastings only are offered daily from 9:30am-5:30pm year round. Reservations
Private Tours are also available.
Royal Wine & Food Pairings
Don't miss the opportunity to take this delightful Royal Wine & Food Pairing by Sommelier Mary — it's a unique wine-tasting experience not to be missed!
Tours & Tasting Reservations
Releases include: hardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Pinot
Bianco, Gioia (a Rosé), Merlot, Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon,
Gewürztraminer, Muscat, “Il Barone” (a
Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon) and a “ Super Tuscan” (a blend of Cabernet, Merlot and Sangiovese)
labeled “La Castellana.”
Amici del Baron Wine Club
Become a member of Amici del Barone ("Friends of the Baron")
Wine Club at Castello di Amorosa. Click
here for more info
Castello di Amorosa
4045 North Saint Helena Highway, Calistoga, CA 94515
just south of Calistoga
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