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“Wine tasting ” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Castello di Amorosa

Castello di Amorosa
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Napa Valley Wine Trolley and Castle Tour
Ranked #1 of 66 things to do in Calistoga
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Castello di Amorosa is the one of Napa Valley's most unique wineries. At over 136,000 square feet, the authentically-built 13th century Tuscan-style castle and winery offers a variety of tour options including Reserve wine tours,food and wine pairing tours and a cheese and wine tour. Castello di Amorosa makes a variety of award winning wines from its location on the hillside above Calistoga. Try "Il Barone" the wine that Robert Parker rated 94 points. The Castello also produces Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, Gewurztraminer, Rose, Pinot Bianco, Sangiovese, Barbera, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Il Brigante blend, Cabernet Sauvignon, La Castellana Super Tuscan Blend, Il Raggio del Sole, Fantasia, Il Passito Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon and Late Harvest Gewurztraminer, the top dessert wine at the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition for two consecutive years.
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Key West, Florida, United States
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“Wine tasting ”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2014 via mobile

After searching for wine tastings in the area, Castello Di Amarosa was the closest. The actual castle looked amazing. Entry into the castle with 5 wine tastings was $18. The 2010 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon was simply outstanding. The wines they create on their vineyard are all superb!

Thank Gary M
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“Couples LOVE IT, Families with kids should skip it”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2014

I strongly believe that this is most overrated winery in NAPA.
but, we love the owner's other winery V.Sattui down the strip.
There is a castle in Napa... whooopie! Why are they charging
$19 per adult and $10 per kid to walk couple hallways, see single banquet hall and
look at the sky in the atrium...
We visited the Castle in 2010 as a couple, and they make very traditional
Italian dinner wines... we liked NONE, but we experienced the whole castle.

Therefore is was a easy decision to make, do not waste your money to get a "ticket
to walk the castle", not much to see.
We actually had fun watching the animals on the exterior grounds.

This was not a highlight of our FAMILY trip. Sterling Winery was more fun.

Visited June 2014
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“Great wine, a must if in Napa”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2014

The castle was one of the only wine tour my girlfriend and I took when we visited Napa. The castle was very beautiful and the wine was great. No food is served on property so make sure to eat before hand. Also you can call ahead to make an appointment for a tour so you don't have to wait. Cool fact, 3/4 of the castle of underground and can only be seen via walking tour.

Visited May 2014
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Marin County Ca
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“Definitely a must see in the Napa Valley”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2014

The Castle is fun, innovative and probably one of the best marketing ideas in the valley. You spend the better part of day and a chunk of your wallet all in one place. Not that it is bad, it just has something for just about everyone. Tours and tastings start at $35, but the wines are fairly priced. The joy of wine tasting if you have the time is to taste just a few of your favorite varietals at a number of wineries. There are distinct differences up and down the valley.

Visited July 2014
Thank Grandj
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Chino Hills, California
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“This Castle is beautiful and Wine Superb!!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2014

My wife and I went wine tasting up in Napa Valley and this was one of the wineries that we wine tasted!! The castle was awesome, we also did the chocolate tasting which I thought was a great idea until I realized it was only two small pieces of chocalate for like $40 (not worth it) The tasting was down on what seemed to be an old dungeon, that was a cool experience. Definitely one of my favorite wine tasting experiences!!

Visited August 2013
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