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Castello di Amorosa

4045 St. Helena Hwy, Calistoga, CA 94515
+1 707-967-6272
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Ranked #1 of 12 Attractions in Calistoga
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

I had never heard of Castello di Amorosa - my parents and I just happened to pass it while driving through Napa and decided to stop in. We were SO glad we did! The castle was carefully researched and built with "authentic" materials and with the "original" methods you would've found in Italy 700-800 years ago. In fact, when I... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

This is a beautiful castle along with the surrounding area. The tour guide was very good, about a 2 hour tour with wine tasting. Actually reasonably generous with the wine. You can't miss this one in NAPA, although I can see that sometimes it might be difficult to get a reservation. book ahead if possible. Certianly more than a wine... More

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Lawton, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Yes, even the kids can go and have grape juice. The adults get five samples each and you can purchase any or all of your favorites. The "castle" is a fine tour - self-guided and makes for good pictures. They even have a "castle cat" on the property! This was a very relaxing and enjoyable break in Napa Valley and... More

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New Castle, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

This was an interesting site to visit. Take the tour. The work that went into building the castle is impressive. You go deep into the castle floors to do the wine tasting. The wine choices were very tasty. The views throughout the tour lends itself well for photographs. This could be enjoyable for the whole family.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

A very interesting tour and wine tasting experience. Not necessarily for the faint of heart as the tour winds trough the lower levels in somewhat cramped spaces. Ask for Mark as your tour guide.

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Sudbury, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

We heard wonderful things about this winery and it would appear that others did too. If you are looking for a slick, well-marketed organization, Castello di Amorosa is perfect for you. If you are looking for an authentic California experience, skip it. The castle is lovely, but it's Italy, not Napa. The tours attract tour buses and there was a... More

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DeRidder, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

We had so much fun touring the castle! It was beautiful and the gift shop had tons of unique things to choose from.

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San Pedro Garza Garcia, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Excellent experience at the castle, great wine tasting by a very friendly bartender, delicious wines and cheeses...a must in Napa...

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Fremont, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

We have gone to Castello di Amarosa a few times. The first time was early on when it just opened; it was just starting getting popular. Now, I highly recommend having a reservation in advance if you want to do the castle winery tour. We enjoyed very much the castle tour and tasting. We like a number of their red... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

We went here on the first stop of our Napa Valley Wine Trolley Tour. We had an awesome 2 hour private tour with our tour guide Joe who was not only very funny and kept us laughing the entire time but very knowledgeable about the history of the castle and various wines. We bought 3 bottles of wine and enjoyed... More

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