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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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Alpharetta, Georgia
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48 reviews 48 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 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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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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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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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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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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Glen Allen, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

We had a corporate reception and dinner and it blew us away. The architecture, setting, tours, food and yes the wine were all fantastic. This is a must see attraction in Napa!

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

Visited this winery this morning and loved everything about it! The moment you turn into the driveway, and drive up the hill, you know this is not your typical winery. We took the standard $35 tour, which included a one hour guided tour through the castle, followed by a 45min+ tasting of 5 different wines of our choosing. There is... More

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Modesto, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

This castle winery lives up to its description. Its gorgeous and is a lot of fun to tour. The wine tasting room is set up nicely. The grounds are very pretty.

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Key West, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

You can see fermentation tanks, casks, and vines anywhere, but where else can you do it in a castle? Definitely opt for the tour and tasting. The walk through the castle is really cool, and the explanations of how/why it was built the way it was are really interesting. The tour focuses more on the structure than the wine-making, but... More

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