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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 2013
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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Hobe Sound, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Fairly new but made to look old....nice job! Tasting was great! A little more crowded than I would have liked but totally understandable as it is such a great place.

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Oklahoma
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The grounds are lovely. Lots of gardens and animals about. We were on limited time so opted out of the paid inside tour and just walked the grounds. One of us went back later with her husband and did the wine tasting. They enjoyed that too.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

3 of us spent 4 full days in Napa Valley for a 50th birthday celebration. The Royal Food & Wine Pairing is an absolute must. We painted the town red and participated in so many activities, tours and adventures offered in Napa. One of our most fun, most interesting adventures was this private tour / tasting / pairing. Spectacular! Mary... More

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

The first impression I had of this business was terrible. Everyone behind the ticket desk was busy answering phones and selling tickets over the phone but they were quick to get our cash. Tickets in hand,we were pushed aside to figure out what to do. Thankfully someone outside helped us figure out the best path to venture the castle. The... More

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Santa Rosa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

It is just so pretty here. I love the atmosphere and decor. The wine is good too. I recommend the La Fantasia, it is a sweeter wine with just a little naturally occurring effervescence. They have a ball every year on Halloween...just a really cool place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Take the tour! It contains more information than you would gleen by just walking around and looking at the walls and various types of construction not to mention the why it was built let alone where the material came from and how it was fabracated. Yes, I told you nothing that would spoil what you will learn. The tour completes... More

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Spokane, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

We traveled to Castello di Amarosa for our last vineyard stop on our trip, and it was worth all the wait. We did not pay for the full tour, but just the basic two levels and the tasting. The two floors alone are great to look at. The creator of the castle did a extraordinary job hand picking each item... More

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San Clemente California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

This castle is a treat! A great recreation of a European castle with many Italian touches. Has a moat, animals, dungeon, tasting rooms, and more. Got to practice my Italian with the wine pourers...specifically Paolo who was gracious, patient and kind. Definitely worth the trip. Try to go on a weekday as weekends can be busy! Grazie tanto Paolo!!

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Hollywood, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

A friend recommended Castello di Amorosa as a "must see" when in the Napa Valley. We were steered in the right direction. There is only so much wine you can drink and since we were driving ourselves, we needed wineries that had some attraction along with the wine. The castle has an interesting history and is great for exploring. It... More

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Pittsburgh, PA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The whole castle thing seemed a bit hokey, but a few wine friends said it was worth seeing. They were correct, the tour was a lovely walk and the history interesting. A recent owner of the property deciding that he wanted to recreate a European Castle, and did so, bringing many of the construction materials over from Italy. Many of... More

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