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Castello di Amorosa, Calistoga
(4/5 based on 3,400+ reviews on the web)
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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  • My friend and I came here as our second winery visit in the valley. The wines we tasted were delicious and there was a lot of variety, but the aesthetic of the castle was somewhat spoiled by the fact ...  more »
  • We had a most enjoyable time visiting the Castle. Even though the day was gray and dreary, our tasting with Lisa was so much fun!! This is a must see on your trip to Napa 
  • Castello it reminds us home, Italy. And you have great wines and excellent sales guys. We're members now and will come back again. 
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  • This was the first winery we've visited in Napa Valley. The castle was really beautiful and stunning. Walking around the castle itself was so much fun. The wine tasting bar is located in the basement of the castle. We tried five different wines and wow! Even though I'm not much of a drinker, i really enjoyed the taste of each wine. The staff was super friendly and recommended fabulous wines. I would visit again!
  • The only reason to go to this place is to see the castleā€¦if, you have never seen a castle before. Look, I get it...at the end of the day it is a castle in the middle of wine country, but I would never go here for wine. The reason is quite simple. The wine served here is absolute crap. If you're looking for great wine there are a number of others to prioritize. At the end of the day this place is a typical tourist trap, but maybe worth considering if you have a little ones that would appreciate seeing a castle, sheep and some chickens. I have tried to include a handful of pictures to give you an idea the only reason to consider this place.
  • I hate to give such a bad rating, but I really didn't enjoy my time here. We had just came from Sterling Vineyards down the street, which I thought was so much better. We arrived to this really cool castle setting. The guy directs us to park against the grassy area. He directs the next guy to park so close to our rental. I was so thankful the guy in the car was very careful not hitting us. We walk up to the castle, which had an incredible view. As you walk up, there are farm animals around like goats and roosters. It was cool. We finally get up to the tour area, where we can pay for our experience. Since the place was so busy, I felt like this took away from the experience itself. We went downstairs to the gift shop, where I purchased some things for my family. Someone greeted us in the gift shop, and guided us to our tasting area. The wine tasting area was in this dark cave-like setting almost. It was really neat. However, there are no chairs, so you are standing the entire time. Like you are just standing against this bar. I felt like wine tasting took forever too. They kept switching the attendants, so it just took forever between each tasting. We got to taste five different wines, but probably could have cut a total of 30 minutes of just waiting for a new person to help us out. When we walked around, it was hard to tell what was going on. Like each room was cool, but again it was so busy. For you to just stand there and take in the cool surroundings, it wasn't happening. I think if they were a little more organized, it could have really changed my experience.
  • This was a little further than we expected, as it's actually past Napa. Absolutely beautiful, we are glad we took the time, the tour was fun with lots of interesting vineyard facts and included some wine tasting at the end. We could have spent all day here but we needed to drive back to San Francisco.
  • Very nice and fun. The tour guide was fabulous the food was great and the wine is out of this world good. Loved it