Castello di Amorosa
Castello di Amorosa is one of the most popular destinations in Napa Valley and the winery is open seven days a week from 9:30 am until 5:00 pm (in the winter months). No appointments are necessary; during the holidays the winery will be closed only on December 25 and will close early on December 24.
4045 Saint Helena Highway, Calistoga, CA 94515, 707/967-6272, www.castellodiamorosa.com
Castello di Amorosa’s current releases include Italian-inspired varietals and proprietary blends as well as Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Gewurztraminer and Merlot.
Tours and tastings: seven days a week 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.: reservations at www.castellodiamorosa.com or 707-967-6272. Visiting options include General Admission, Standard Tasting & Tour, Chocolate Pairing, Vineyard Tour, Royal Food & Wine Tasting and the Wine Aficionado Tour.
Winery: An authentically styled 13th century medieval Tuscan-style castle, the winery opened to the public on April 9, 2007. It took fifteen years to build and includes five defensive towers with battlements, a Great Hall with a coffered ceiling featuring hand-painted frescoes and a 500 year-old fireplace, chapel, drawbridge, dungeon, watch tower, torture chamber and secret passageways
Following fourteen years of construction, Dario Sattui opened Castello di Amorosa on April 9, 2007. Situated in the hills above Calistoga, Castello di Amorosa—a family-owned winery—produces world-class wines which are sold only at the winery direct to the consumer. The castle winery was made with brick, wood and iron imported from Europe and combined with over 8,000 tons of local, Napa Valley stone. Today Castello di Amorosa is one of Napa Valley’s most popular destinations because of its entirely unique Tuscan castle setting.