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Castello di Amorosa

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Address: 4045 St. Helena Hwy, Calistoga, CA 94515
Phone Number: +1 707-967-6272
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Activities: Wine tasting
Description: Castello di Amorosa is the one of Napa Valley's most unique wineries. At...
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.
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Just went to taste wine

We only did the self tour this time, but the guided tour is amazing. The wines taste good, and our server was very friendly!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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Tracy, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

We only did the self tour this time, but the guided tour is amazing. The wines taste good, and our server was very friendly!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

We visited this winery and did the tour as well as the tasting. We enjoyed both. It is a beautiful place, it's a shame Napa doesn't allow weddings at wineries as this place would be a great place to have one. We only purchased one bottle of wine when we visited, but went back two days later and purchased a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

I thought the castle itself felt like a real Tuscan castle and the surrounding felt that way too. They went all the way with moat and new farm animals. The wine tasting experience was not so good, because the bartenders were really hard selling everything and the wine themselves were not as good as what we experienced in other Napa... More 

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

If u haven't visited an Italian castle then u are going to love this place. There were guided tour (35$) and self tour(20$). Children under the age of five are not allowed in guided tour as it takes a lot of time. They explain the wine making process and takes you the underground floors which are exclusive for guided tours.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

A fun tour of the castle and a delicious tasting right from the cask. We also did the chocolate and premium wine tasting.

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Maryland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

As a previous reviewer stated, you cannot share a tasting so your minimum investment for 2 people is $40. Not really that bad but should you want even one wine that is not on the "standard tasting" list, they will make you pay on the spot for an 'upgrade' to the "reserve tasting". And beware the fast talking, high pressure... More 

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Manorville, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

The winery was beautiful as well as interesting. The castle was fun to wander around. The wines were average. The staff in the tasting room was rude and not very friendly. They would make comments about other customers, which was inappropriate. Worth one visit. I was the DD and still had to pay and wasn't even offered a soft drink... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

This falls just short of 'tourist trap.' The owner spent $40 million to build an italian castle and state of the art winery in California. You pay for the tour and do your wine-tasting in small rooms located within the wine caves. It is a fascinating business model that appears to be working, but I was not a fan. Too... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Loved the beautiful setting across the valley from the Sterling facility. Only 7 years old but looks like it has been there forever. We missed taking a tour since we had not made a reservation ... however, the "reserve" level of wine tasting is highly recommended. John did a great job of describing the wines the time spent there was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

I was hesitant to go to Castello di Amorosa thinking it would be too touristy, but we were pleasantly surprised! Their tastings are a little expensive, especially since you can’t share, but I would recommend doing at least one Reserve tasting, it’s definitely worth it (a tip we received from a wine educator at another winery!). Gary was our wine... More 

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