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 building this marathon project, the Castello has evolved to include over 121,000 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.

 

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Facility Info
  • Largest Room 300
Castello di Amorosa

From: 7:00 PM to 1:00 AM

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. 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 12 for General Admission.
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.
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Vineyard Tour
This unique tour will introduce you to some of the complex factors that are balanced before a grape is even crushed. Available May-October, weather and conditions permitting.


Food ' Wine Pairing
Permit us to pamper your senses with our hand-crafted Italian style wines as they are evocatively paired with delectable fare.


Wine Aficionado Tour
A guided tour that focuses on our higher-end, specialty wines.

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


Il Ducale
Offers our Red Wines
Ships 3 Bottles 4 times per year
March, June, October, December
Enjoys the Amici del Barone benefits
$110 - $145 per Shipment
La Marchesa
Offers White, Rose, and Sweet Wines
Ships 3 Bottles 4 times per year
March, June, October, December
Enjoys the Amici del Barone benefits
$80 - $110 per Shipment
Il Conte
Offers Red Wines and Chardonnay
Ships 3 Bottles Six Times per Year
January, March, May, June, September, November
Enjoys the Amici del Barone benefits
$110- $145 per Shipment
La Contessa
Offers All Wines made at the Castle
Ships 2 Bottles Monthly
Enjoys the Amici del Barone benefits
$60 -$90 per Shipment
La Duchessa
Offers Red and White wines
3 bottles shipped 4 times per year
February, May, September, November
Enjoys the Amici del Barone benefits
$80 - $110 per shipment
La Dolce Vita
Offers sweet wines
Ships 3 Bottles 4 Times per Year
February, May, September, December
Enjoys the Amici del Barone benefits
$80 - $110 per Shipment
La Riserva
Offers all reserve wines and large format bottles
Ships 1-3 Bottles 4 times per year
February, May, September, November
Enjoys the Amici del Barone benefits
Shipments will range between $200 and $300 per shipment
Grape Juice Club
3+ cases annually as a single purchase or 1 case shipped 3 times per year.
Enjoys the Amici del Barone benefits