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Castello di Amorosa

Castello di Amorosa, the only authentic medieval (13th-century) Italian Tuscan castle and winery built in America, officially lowered its drawbridge for business in April 2007. Castello di Amorosa is nestled in the western hills on 171 acres just minutes south of The Napa Valley town of Calistoga. After several decades of personal adventure visiting and studying medieval castles and wineries throughout Italy and Europe, Dario Sattui, a successful 4th-generation Italian winemaker and entrepreneur, began building Castello di Amorosa in 1994. Over the course of this marathon project, the Castello has evolved to include over 136,000 square feet, including 107 rooms (90 of which are devoted to winemaking and wine storage); an enormous Great Hall with 2-story replica Tuscan frescoes painted by Italian artists and a 500-year old fireplace; 8,000 tons of hand-chiseled stones; 8 levels (4 above ground and 4 below); a drawbridge, dungeon and torture chamber; medieval church; and arguably the single most impressive wine barrel room in the U.S., with ancient Roman cross-vaulted ceilings.

Hours of Operation
Hours of Operation
  • Hours of Operation 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Tours & Tastings
  • Barrel Tasting
  • Food & Wine Pairing Yes, we offer a Royal Food & Wine Pairing Daily
  • Other Tasting Options
  • Tastings - Walk-in
  • Tours - By Appointment
  • Tours - No Appointment
  • Tours - Self Guided
Winery Amenities
  • Art Displayed
  • EV Charging Stations
  • Family Friendly
  • Family-Run
  • Gardens
  • Historic Buildings
  • Pet Friendly
  • Romantic
  • Scenic Views
  • Tasting Room Size Large
  • Unique Architecture
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Wine Caves
Wine List
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Chardonnay
  • Gewürztraminer
  • Late Harvest
  • Merlot
  • Muscato
  • Pinot Grigio/Gris
  • Pinot Noir
  • Red Blends
  • Rhone Varietals
  • Riesling
  • Rosé
  • Sangiovese
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Sparkling
  • Zinfandel
Facility Info
  • Exhibits Space
  • Description Castello di Amorosa is renowned for hosting some of Napa Valley’s most impressive events in a distinct style that can only be offered in an authentic 13th century castle. Featuring 18,000 square feet of indoor space and over 8,000 square feet of outdoor space; unique venues at the Castello include outdoor terraces, wine caves, hidden rooms, an opulent dinner hall and an expansive courtyard. The space you select will be filled with sophistication and artisanal craftsmanship, as well as a touch of royalty.
  • Floorplan File Floorplan File
  • Largest Room 10890
  • Total Sq. Ft. 26000
  • Reception Capacity 300
  • Space Notes A Food & Wine Fee is applicable to all events held at Castello di Amorosa. The Food & Wine Fee is charged per guest, and offers the following inclusions: - Event spaces for a reception & seated dining experience - A property tour with our knowledgeable tour guides - A dedicated event manager for the planning process - An on-site banquet manager to oversee event execution - Wine selections paired with the selected menu - Experienced wine service staff - Crystal stemware for water and wine service - Castle tables, chairs, and white linens - Printed custom menus - Votive candles & iron candelabras - Parking areas for busses and individual cars
  • Theatre Capacity 300
  • Outdoor Banquet Space true
  • Banquet Capacity 300
  • Number of Rooms 9
  • Classroom Capacity 300

We are open seven days a week from 9:30am-6:00pm March-October and 9:30am-5:00pm November-February. Closed December 25 only.

- General Admission Wine Tasting
With General Admission, enjoy roaming access to two levels of the castle and a five wine premium or a six wine reserve tasting in our main tasting room, no reservations necessary for groups under 15 for General Admission.

- Guided Tour and Wine Tasting
Reserve a tour and learn more about us with a guided tour through the Castle and Winery followed by either our standard tasting of five of our Premium Wines in one of the Castle's private tasting bars or our Reserve tasting with a private tasting of six of our wines, including low-production, elegant Reserve Wines. Contact our Reservation Desk for more information and to book, we are currently unable to reserve tours via e-mail or online, 707-967-6272.
Reservations highly recommended.

- Royal Food and Wine Pairing Tour
Permit us to pamper your senses with our hand-crafted Italian style wines as they are evocatively paired with delectable fare. Recognized by Fodor's as "among wine country's best."
Reservations required.

- Cheese and Wine Pairing Tour
Enjoy a guided tour of the Castello followed by an intimate tasting in our Il Passito Room, including a selection of local cheeses chosen specifically to pair with our Italian style wines.
Reservations highly recommended.

We offer a wide variety of shipping and annual purchase Wine Clubs, suitable for all tastes. Castello di Amorosa wines are not distributed and are available for purchase exclusively at the Castello or on our website.

Amici del Barone Club Benefits (included in all club levels):
- No cost to join. Pay only for Wine Shipped and Nominal Freight Charge. Cancel Anytime
- Complimentary tasting for two with each membership and 50% off tasting for 2 guests
- Half off tours for you and three guests anytime (4 people total).
- Invitations to Wine Club Parties and Special Events
- 20% Discount on Reorders of Case Purchases of Current Wine Club Shipments
- Access to "Members ' Guests Only" Club Room (not open every day)
- 20% Discount on Food ' Wine Pairings and Blending Seminars for Member and Guest
- Special Discounts on Wines for Members Only at Club Events
- Receive Newsletters and Winemaker's Tasting Notes
- Receive Advance Access to New Releases
- Receive Special Online Member Discounts
- The first shipment must be received in order to take advantage of member benefits

Shipping Clubs (includes Amici del Barone benefits)
- Il Ducale (Offers our red wines)
Ships 3 Bottles 4 times per year
March, June, October, December
$110 - $145 per Shipment

- La Marchesa (Offers white, rose, and sweet wines)
Ships 3 Bottles 4 times per year
March, June, October, December
$80 - $110 per Shipment

- Il Conte (Offers red wines and Chardonnay)
Ships 3 bottles 6 times per year
January, March, May, June, September, November
$110- $145 per Shipment

- La Contessa (Offers all wines made at the Castello)
Ships 2 bottles monthly
$60 -$90 per Shipment

- La Riserva (Offers all reserve wines)
Ships 1-3 bottles 4 times per year
February, May, September, November
$200 - $300 per shipment

- La Duchessa (Offers red and white wines)
3 bottles shipped 4 times per year
February, May, September, November
$80 - $110 per shipment

- Il Rubino Dolce (Offers red and sweet wines)
Ships 3 bottles 4 times per year
February, May, September, November
$80-$120 per shipment

- La Dolce Vita (Offers sweet wines)
Ships 3 bottles 4 times per year
February, May, September, December
$80 - $110 per Shipment

- La Fantasia Club (Offers La Fantasia)
Ships 3 bottles 4 times per year
February, May, September, December
$90 per shipment

- Grape Juice Club
3+ cases annually as a single purchase or 1 case shipped 3 times per year.