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Castello di Amorosa

4045 N. St. Helena Hwy., Calistoga, CA 94515
+1 707-967-6272
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Ranked #1 of 11 attractions in Calistoga
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Wineries, Castles
Activities: Wine tasting
Owner description: Castello di Amorosa is the one of Napa Valley's most unique wineries. At over 121,000 square feet, the 13th century Tuscan-style castle and winery... more » Owner description: Castello di Amorosa is the one of Napa Valley's most unique wineries. At over 121,000 square feet, the 13th century Tuscan-style castle and winery offers a variety of tour options including Reserve wine tours,food and wine pairing tours and vineyard education tours. Castello di Amorosa makes a variety of award winning wines from its location on the hillside above Calistoga. Try "Il Barone" the wine that Robert Parker rated 94 points (2007) and Wine Enthusiast Magazine's, Steve Heimoff rated 94 points (2009). The Castello also produces Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, Gewurztraminer, Rose, Pinot Bianco, Sangiovese, Barbera, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Il Brigante blend, Cabernet Sauvignon, La Castellana Super Tuscan Blend, Il Raggio del Sole, Fantasia, Il Passito Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon and Late Harvest Gewurztraminer, the top dessert wine at the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition for two consecutive years. « less
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Fremont, California
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66 reviews 66 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014 NEW

We just did the basic self tour. Since they don't cater for Designated Drivers it was a bit disappointing to have to pay for my husband, but I guess I get it. Apart from that we really enjoyed the animals and birds in the garden, the views from the turrets, and the tasting itself. Nice gifts in the store, delicious... More

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Port Charlotte, Florida
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

The castle is amazing in it's authentic construction and layout. We paid $19 each for the self-guided tour…but they don't tell you 75% if the castle is off-limits except on the guided tour at $34/each person. So we didn't see very much of the castle interior. The price includes an informal (fight for a spot at the standup bar) tasting... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Get a taste of the old world. The castle is designed to represent an authentic mid evil structure; great care having been taken to ensure authenticity and it does not disappoint. Towers, halls, dungeons, torture chambers and of course wine, situated in the hills of Calistoga. The tour was impressive and included a generous tasting...wines only available through the castle.... More

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

Visited the castle with my husband and two girls ages 11 and 6. They absolutley loved It! The grounds are Very beautiful. There's a room for wine tasting that's kids friendly, as They can color while parents taste wines. Loved the wines You can definetly taste the blend of CA/Italian in them, they are so different from other californian wines.... More

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Yorba Linda, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

What a lovely setting and amazing structure. We enjoyed the tour and wine tasting. The wine is moderately priced and enjoyable not the best in Napa but you come for so much more than just wine tasting.

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North Vancouver, Canada
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

The Castle is very interesting from an archetectural standpoint but the whole point seems to sell sell sell. I enjoyed the castle itself, the wines we tasted ( not reserve mind you) were ok but not great. Good to take photos of but we found better wines today.

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Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Not to be missed on your wine tour even if you know nothing of their wine. The castle is breathtaking. It will be the highlight of your trip. Pay the $39 for the tour and enjoy. It took 14 years to build the castle and is very authentic. It even has a torture chamber. The brickwork and frescos are unbelievable.... More

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Hobe Sound, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Fairly new but made to look old....nice job! Tasting was great! A little more crowded than I would have liked but totally understandable as it is such a great place.

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Oklahoma
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The grounds are lovely. Lots of gardens and animals about. We were on limited time so opted out of the paid inside tour and just walked the grounds. One of us went back later with her husband and did the wine tasting. They enjoyed that too.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

3 of us spent 4 full days in Napa Valley for a 50th birthday celebration. The Royal Food & Wine Pairing is an absolute must. We painted the town red and participated in so many activities, tours and adventures offered in Napa. One of our most fun, most interesting adventures was this private tour / tasting / pairing. Spectacular! Mary... More

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