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. To visit Castello di Amorosa on your trip to Calistoga, use our Calistoga trip site .
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  • Honestly, I've been to Europe 6 times and quite frankly expected this experience to be a little cheesy. It wasn't. Our tour of the castle and winery were fun, informative, and fun (worth mentioning tw...  more »
  • My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our tour and tasting. The Castle is a unique place, and wine was tasty as well. Thank you Staff.  more »
  • We have visited this place with friends came from India. Everyone loved this place. I recommend everyone to visit this place.  more »
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  • My favorite winery ever!!! The most beautiful castle and place. Wine is great. We had tour around all castle and tasting tour. I found the best vine in my life, after couple month I even ordered it online with shipping to other part of country. I’m addicted now to La Fantasia. I recommend to everyone to visit this place and I promise that you will never forget. Only one thing is bad that unfortunately you can’t buy this wine nowhere except winery or online
  • This place is a lot of fun. The wines are delicious, the full tour is great, not an ounce of stuffiness and if you do know a bit about wine the guides are very knowledgeable. Generous with the pours and additional tastings. The chocolate with the last flight was awesome. Also try the grape juice!
  • A great castle which is one hour away from San Fransisco. It is a beautiful castle good for one day trip. Inside the Castle they have many tour options and the price varies for all the tours. I took the tour without the guide, per ticket they have some limited wine tasting options (exact no. I don't remember, I guess it was 5). One of the drawback is that some areas were restricted only for the tour package. So if you plan to take a ticket without the tour you cannot visit those places. I also got some chocolates from there. They have good collection of the chocolates. If you like getting pictures clicked, you'll find many spots for that. They have an old church inside the castle and also a room where they play the documentary for the place. Well, the another drawback which I found was the long toilet queue. It was really very long.
  • This place has a great scenery and a unique castle. I had a great experience here back in 2015. We were sipping wine on the castle. People were nice and attentive. We were so impressed with the place that we got a case of wine and they happily waived our tasting fee. However fast forward to 2018 when I visited this place again this place has gone down hill. It's now a fully commercialized touristy place. They don't allow couples to share tastings. Each person has to pay to enter. Tour buses are dropping loads of tourists right at the door. They took you to this underground tasting place where they stingily gave you the tiniest pour. Back then they generously offered me $1 shipping when I bought a case but now I have to pay $30 for shipping. If I buy a case they would only be able to waive one tasting ticket. The place is overcrowded and it feels like they want to squeeze as much money out of you as possible. I was a fan and was thinking about getting another case. But after visiting the castle again and seeing how commercialized and impersonal it was I don't want to come back here again.
  • Perfect place for Adventurous Families & Couples a like! My mom and aunt came to town and one was dead set on hitting the wine trail. My mom is still figuring wine out so I knew I needed to find some interactive spots. We definitely found them. As you walk up to the completely Authentic Castle you can’t help but slip back in time. The grounds are beautiful and there is even a moat and a goat. Everyone love that! The tour and tasting is well worth the drive and the cave bar makes for a cool experience. The wine was excellent. Definitely worth the trip. My only wish was ice water or at least served glasses but still an amazing experience.
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