Castello di Amorosa Winery
- Type: Sightseeing, Tours, Wineries/Breweries
- Time to Spend: 1 to 2 hours
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Most wineries are a bore for children. Some don't even allow them to enter in the first place (see O'Brien Estate Winery). Not the case at the Castello di Amorosa Winery. This time-warped 13th century Tuscan castle mystifies visitors of all ages. If the allure of seeing a moat, a drawbridge -- even a torture chamber -- in Northern California is not enough; recent guests can also vouch for the wine.
One TripAdvisor reviewer says: "It was nice to hear about all the architectural nuances and how not only the wine is made, but the castle too. The wine tasting at the end was a great finish. You get to try 5 different wines."
The tour and tasting lasts about an hour and a half, and reservations are suggested. The facility is open to the public from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on weekdays with slightly extended hours on weekends and holidays. The basic tasting and access to a few of the rooms costs $17 per person, although more elaborate tours and classes are available as well. On Sunday mornings, you can attend a Latin Mass in the Saint Catherine of Siena Chapel. The Castello di Amorosa Winery is located between St. Helena and Calistoga. For more information, check out the winery's website.
Nearby Things To Do
Schramsberg Vineyards0.7 miles away
Robert Louis Stevenson State Park8.2 miles away
Frog's Leap9.6 miles away
Calistoga Ranch, An Auberge Resort1.9 miles away
Meadowood Napa Valley5.1 miles away
Solage Calistoga2.4 miles away