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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 2014
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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Sacramento, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

My review would not do this place justist. I would have to write over two pages of amazing things I saw. There are three different tours. My wife and I took the self guided for $19 each, knowing we will be back going on the narrirated tour for $45? For $19 you also get five tastings which turned out to... More

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Tarpon Springs, Florida
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57 reviews 57 reviews
30 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This 13th century medieval Tuscan style castle and winery will transport you to another time! It's hard to believe that construction was finished only 7 years ago after 15 years in the making. So authentic! Italian artisans created all the beautifully hand-forged ironwork as well as the doors and windows. Handmade antique bricks, tiles, doors, windows, and furnishings were brought... More

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Mclean, VA, USA
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58 reviews 58 reviews
26 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The castle itself is very impressive, but it was too much like Disneyland than it was a winery. It is VERY crowded and it is very huge. It is meant to be a replica of a Tuscan castle and it is amazing. It is good to go see once, but I don't think I would go back. Not to say... More

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Los Angeles, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This is a very nice venue, but was marred by squeaky tent lines over the performers. Very distracting for the musicians and audience. Outdoor music has its challenges, but this was annoying.

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Los Angeles, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We were only going to be at Napa for half the day because we had plans in San Francisco in the evening. This is a fun quick all around tour. We didn't pay for the actual tour, just for the wine tasting. The decor is beautiful as we don't get to see castles often. The wine tasting was fun &... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

An Italian Castle with wine tasting...worth spending a couple of hours there exploring and tasting their wine. Staff there from many different countries and it was interesting talking to them about the soccer world cup ; )

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Vancouver, Washington
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

This is a must stop if you are in Caligosta, Ca. This winery does not distribute to stores. Feel like royalty when exploring this castle. Wine tasting will have you buying bottles of wine. Nothing compares to this place. Be sure to also visit V. Sattui in Napa.

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Plantation, Florida
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34 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

I always thought wine tastings were free. Not in present day Napa. I guess too many freebies caused them to change their business models. The Castello di Amorossa is though a lovely castle sitting atop the Napa Valley. Be aware, there are fees to pay. If you wish to visit the castle - you pay. If you want to sample... More

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Santa Rosa, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

Great place to visit and excellent wine selection. Worth paying. Only reason I didn't rate it as excellent was because the lady at the entrance was very rude at explaining us that the entry price was the same for everybody even you didn't want the wine tasting included on the price. Luckily for us inside we were helped by two... More

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Las Vegas, NV
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

This winery was the biggest disappointment of all my trips to Napa. The castle was the biggest tourist trap with mediocre wines, a huge letdown. Upon arrival, we walked up to the castle to check in to pay for our reserved tour and tasting. My friend and I were planning to enjoy the your and taste the wines and her... More

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