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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 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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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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126 reviews 126 reviews
73 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

The place is incredibly beautiful! As you drive by, you have a great view of the castle and the garden, which is breathtaking! The tour is very good, once you have the chance to visit the castle from the inside and take very good pictures, as well as learn a little bit about the construction of that place. But the... More

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Atlanta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

This place was awesome. Definitely go on the guided tour. You will get to see parts of the castle you wouldn't otherwise see and hear lots of stories about how it was built. The wine was good and the views from the castle were amazing.

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Brooklyn, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

As expected the grounds are just beautiful. I expected the big draw to be the castle, but the wines were surprisingly really good too. I especially loved the dessert wines and ended up ordering quite a few. The place can get a bit crowded but there is a large tasting room to accommodate many. A must visit.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

This was our second wine tasting experience. We opted to just pay the $30 and walk the castle ourselves. The scenery was really beautiful. We have wonderful pictures but that kind of sums it up. Would I go back? Nope!

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

WOW.. We were hesitant at first given that we weren't familiar with this winery's wine but we took the risk and loved it. After reading some of the negative reviews I have to say we had the opposite experience from most. Everything was great for us. Start by choosing the Guided tour, it's worth it. You get to see a... More

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Napa, California
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57 reviews 57 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

I was apprehensive about the castle, because I wasn't sure if it would be worth a visit to see some guy's dream. But, I have to say, I love it. It is interesting, the views are incredible and exploring through all the little nooks and crannies is fun. Bring good walking shoes if you are going to explore. Bonus: the... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

On the recommendation of the server at Castle Montelena, we stopped in Castello di Amorosa. What a find! We felt like we were transported back to the medevil times! Save some money and dont pay for the guided tour. You can get the gist by wondering around on your own. The wine was pretty good too.

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San Francisco, California
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36 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

The castle is gorgeous, but it's very crowded and impersonal. Of all the wineries we've been to, this one was the most commercial. The tour and tasting (cheapest one) is $20 and I was the designated driver (and not a wine fan) so I was not planning to drink. I was still charged the $20 which seemed expensive for walking... More

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Chicago IL
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35 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Wine was okay. Castle very interesting with different tour prices - could spend all day at a Great America instead of full your. Too many children but then why else would you have sheep, goats and other animals walking around.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Poor service... We notice that the attendant was more interested to chat with italian guests in the italian idiom than to serve other countries guest. He gave us (brazilians) little attention and also poor service to 2 germans that were also near us. Besides the poor service, I also recommend a better taste wine program. Winery just serves few quantity... More

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