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Castello di Amorosa, Calistoga

Categories: Castles, Wineries & Vineyards, Food & Drink, Tourist Spots
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4/5 based on 3,200+ 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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  • We had an excellent experience at Castello di Amorosa! This wine tasting and total experience was far greater than we expected. Not to mention that the wine was incredible! 
  • Castello has done an outstanding marketing as we did not see that big crowds at any other spot in Napa. They care the most for visitors on guided tours. And individuals without guides are left on thei...  read more »
  • This was a favorite of mine when they opened in 2007-2008, we've sent lots of people there over the years. The grounds and atmosphere never disappoints. Went with girl friends and they all loved it! 
  • We visited and toured several wineries during our stay in Wine Country. We enjoyed all of them but Castello Di Amorosa was our favorite by far. It was so much fun and I think this was primarily due to our guide Zachary. I heard each couple/family commenting on how much fun they had on their way out. I see comments about not liking the wines but we pretty much liked each one we tasted. We purchased 4 different bottles. And if you like chocolate definitely upgrade your tasting to add chocolate...delicious. They don't distribute to stores so you can only buy their wine from them. I can see why people call it a tourist trap but if you take the tour and listen to the story of the castle being built I don't think it is. It's a man who loves Italian architecture and he wanted to share his love for it in the U.S. We would definitely come back and request a tour with Zachary again!!
  • The best part of this place is the chickens and the goats. Obviously the castle and grounds are beautiful. Very commercialized set up. Definitely a tourist trap situation but a good experience overall. We didn't love the wines but our tasting session was pleasent.
  • Came in from Texas to visit family, this place was awesome! Loved the castle, the sweet wines were great, took some home. The chocolate with it divine and Ivan was on point! Would definitely visit again.
  • Beautiful winery in Napa .There are 100's of wineries there so do not get overwhelmed .Try the Sterling winery tram, and also one of my favorites V.Sattui also for their beautiful view while trying different types of champagne is Mumm Napa. Also if you like a full course dinner and dessert on a train, take the Napa wine train
  • Really enjoyed the tasting tour and the amazing castle and its history. You see so many interesting things and learn about winemaking, then you get to go into their cellar and taste the wines made there on the estate. Great experience for novice wine aficionados.
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