Castello di Amorosa
Castello di Amorosa
Napa valley Castle castello di Amorosa Aerial video. Saint Helena Highway, Calistoga, California, United States.Visit the authentically-styled, 13th century, Tuscan castle and winery. You can visit us with or without a guided tour. Please scroll down to see our full listing of tour and tasting options. We are open for regular hours 364 days per year, closed December 25 only. We will be closing at 5:30pm on Sat. October 31, 2015; 3:00pm on Thanksgiving day, Nov. 26 and on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24. We will be open for regular hours all other days.Explore our winery with roaming access to two levels of the Castello and a 5 wine premium or a 6 wine reserve tasting in our main tasting room with General Admission, no reservations necessary for groups up to 19 guests. Advisement of groups of 12-19 is appreciated. Groups over 20 can be accommodated for tour and tasting only with prior arrangement. For information on groups over 20 people, please see our Large Group Page.General admission pricing includes a map of the winery, wine tasting, and access to the Front Ramparts, Chapel, Great Hall, Courtyard, Stables, Main Tasting Bar, and Knight's Hall.Please be advised the Castello may close our front gates to those without Tour Reservations at our discretion due to maximum capacity. In consideration for all our visitors safety and enjoyment, strollers are not permitted at Castello di Amorosa.Nearly twenty years ago, I purchased the spectacular property upon which I built Castello di Amorosa. It sat on a hundred-seventy beautiful acres of forest and hills with a stream, a lake, one of the first houses built in Napa County and a great Victorian home where I chose to live. It was my dream property, culminating a search of many years. The purchase also came with a great building permit for a large winery building which had taken the previous owner thirteen years to obtain.At first, I had no intention of starting another winery- I already had V.Sattui. My plan was only to replant historic vineyards there. However, throughout my adult life, I had been fascinated with Italian medieval architecture; and, because of my passion- some would say obsession- I had already bought a handful of ancient properties in Italy, including a small castle near Florence (now sold), a medieval monastery near Siena (now being refurbished) and a Medici palace in southern Tuscany, which we are remodeling into a period hotel. You get the picture- it's an incurable malady.My Ideas began to crystallize. I would specialize in making small lots of primarily Italian-style wines, showcase them in an authentic, medieval castle setting and sell them directly to the public, not in stores or restaurants. Since I have never had a television, I had a lot of time on my hands. In early 1994, I embarked on my project. Concurrently with replanting thirty acres of vineyard on the property Sangiovese, Cabernet and Merlot, I began drawing plans for the winery building. www.castellodiamorosa.com Visit the authentically-styled, 13th century, Tuscan castle and winery. You can visit us with or without a guided tour. Please scroll down to see our full listing of tour and tasting options. We are open for regular hours 364 days per year, closed December 25 only.