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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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Ladner, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Beautiful grounds and views make this a great spot to spend some time! Enjoyable tour of the castle. Look at and appreciate the owner's attention to detail in his homage to Tuscany... from the oak doors, iron work, stone work, and frescos hand painted by Italian craftsmen. Awesome selection of wines to sample, tour host friendly and helpful. Shop had... More

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Great views, great wine what else could you want? Parents, please leave your kids at home. A wine tasting is no place for strollers and crying babies.

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Bozeman, Montana
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

The castle was stunning and the scenery was amazing. The wine tasting was somewhat pricey, but comparable to other wineries in the area. The grounds were beautiful and there were roaming animals, chickens and goats, around everywhere. The staff and wine servers were helpful and knowledgeable. I enjoyed the tour and the samples of olive oil as well. There were... More

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San Francisco, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Oh my gosh, where to start? This vineyard is truly a hidden gem of Napa! You can ONLY purchase these amazing wines either at the castello or by becoming a member! I became a member after my first visit. My friends are always impressed by our lovely and tasty wines. THe events at the castello are AMAZING! You may even... More

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Sacramento, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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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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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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