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Castello di Amorosa, Calistoga

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Sample fine wines and tour a 13th-century Tuscan-style castle at Castello di Amorosa. With a general admission, you explore the first two levels of the castle. Spend extra for the guided tour if you prefer to see more of the grand building. Discover the moat, chapel, drawbridge, and torture chamber, home to a 300-year-old iron maiden torture device. The great hall's frescoes took two Italian artists a year and a half to complete. Climb up one of the defensive towers to take in far-reaching views of the countryside. Once you have finished exploring, descend into tasting rooms to sample wines from the castle's vineyard. Put Castello di Amorosa into our Calistoga trip itinerary planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • This is a must see for locals and outlanders. The whole castle is NOT open to public, only a small courtyard and cellar. This is a winery and charges you $25 person to tour and sample their wines. it ...  more »
  • While on our plane trip from Cleveland to San Francisco, a young man sitting next to my husband suggested we visit this place even though we don't drink wine. So on a Saturday morning we showed up at ...  more »
  • Not only was this winery gorgeous and reminiscent of a true Florentine/Tuscan castle, but their wines were amazing. I had never tried their wine before visiting the vineyard because they are not in di...  more »
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  • We really enjoyed visiting this castle and marveling at how much attention to detail was applied to it's construction. Had I not known it was built recently, I could easily think it was a real, European castle from days gone by. I had expected a more "Disney" style architecture but was pleasantly surprised to find it looked and felt authentic. Get there early as crowds are heavy by noon. Book a tour appointment as well so you don't have to wait too long for your designated time. Skip the upgrades on the tours (up-selling!) and just enjoy the basic tour with wine tasting. Lots of picture taking opportunities and a great place to go underground and spend time during a hot sumer afternoon
  • This place takes you to ancient medieval times. It is one of the modern castle built very recently and it is a WINERY. There cannot be a better combination. There you will find very fine collection of wines, i.e. red white, rose, desert. My love for wine started here only. If you are in bay area, I would totally recommend coming here on weekend. A scenic place for budding photographers. One of my best photos are from this place.
  • It was okay. hot weather with too many people. And the tour guide just became overwhelmed might due to hot weather. But What I don't really like is the tasting bar with no chair. I have to stand there tasting waiting about 45 minutes, which made me not relaxed at all. But the castle was very beautiful, Romanesque style with heavy and beautiful vaults and barrels. I would definitely like it as an architectural tour.
  • The place is absolutely beautiful and well kept, and the wine tasting expert was wonderful. She had a great personality and even gave us some recommendations or where to go the next day. The only downfall, was the wine itself. I tasted 5 wines and the only one that was halfway decent was the cab. I would still say it's worth checking out as a tourist, but I'd never want to take a bottle with me.
  • A wonderful place to enjoy with your love one or the whole family. You will never be bore all around is interesting and beautiful. I will love to come back every weekend.