Castello di Amorosa: Napa Valley Winery Review

Castello di Amorosa in Napa Valley was our stop of choice for wine appreciation when we visited California. Castello di Amorosa is not only a winery but is also a structure modeled after a 13th century Tuscan castle. Imagine overlooking the vineyards from the castle…

Entrance of Castello di Amorosa
Entrance of Castello di Amorosa
Facade of Castello di Amorosa
Facade of Castello di Amorosa


About Castello di Amorosa Napa Valley: Location Hours Admission and Layout

Castello di Amorosa is located at 4045 Saint Helena Highway, Calistoga, CA 94515. You can also contact them at 707-967-6272.

Route to Napa Valley
Route to Napa Valley

The opening hours of Castello di Amorosa varies throughout the year according to the following

March-October 9:30am to 6pm
November-February 9:30am to 5pm

As for the admission fees, they are as follows

Admission Fees at Castello di Amorosa
Admission Fees at Castello di Amorosa

$25 per person (Premium Tasting of 5 wines)
$35 per person (Reserve Tasting of 6 wines, including Reserve wines)
$15 per minor* (ages 5-20) (includes juice)

*Children and Young Adults ages 0 to 20 may enter the Castello only when accompanied by an adult over the age of 21.

The following is a quick overview of the layout (with map) of Castello di Amorosa in Napa Valley.

Map Layout of Castello di Amorosa
Map Layout of Castello di Amorosa
Admission Tickets Castello di Amorosa Napa Valley
Tickets
Great Hall Castello di Amorosa Napa Valley
Great Hall
Courtyard Castello di Amorosa Napa Valley
Courtyard
Old Wine Press Castello di Amorosa Napa Valley
Wine Press
Wineries Napa Valley
Napa Valley Wineries
Fermentation Tank Castello di Amorosa Napa Valley
Fermentation Tanks

The general admission fees includes a self directed tour of the castle as well as wine tasting at the main tasting bar. The tour allows you to visit the various rooms of the castle, including the towers where you’ll get amazing views of the entire vineyard…

View of vineyard from tower of Castello di Amorosa Napa Valley
View of vineyard from tower of Castello di Amorosa Napa Valley
Castello di Amorosa Napa Valley Vineyard
Vineyard
Entrance to Castle
Entrance
View from Tower of Castello di Amorosa Napa Valley
Tower View

After the tour, we headed over to the highlight of the trip. Wine tasting!


Wine Tasting at Castello di Amorosa Napa Valley

Wine tasting is located at the tasting room of the castle. It is located at the lower levels. Just follow the signs to the “Tasting Room” down a flight of stairs. There, your friendly in-house sommelier will greet you and invite you over for tastings.

Souvenirs Castello di Amorosa Napa Valley
Souvenirs
Wines Castello di Amorosa Napa Valley
Wines
Cashier Castello di Amorosa Napa Valley
Cashier

The tasting room also doubles up as a souvenir shop. Afterall, what’s an attraction without souvenirs right? Here, you’ll be able to get all sorts of souvenirs including books (about Castello di Amorosa), wine glasses, tea towels, cheese boards and of course, wines! There are 2 tasting areas in the tasting room. We headed to the “more discreet” area at the back and was greeted by our most friendly sommelier…

Wine tasting Castello di Amorosa Napa Valley
Wine tasting Castello di Amorosa Napa Valley
2bearbear Wine Tasting @ Castello di Amorosa Napa Valley
2bearbear Wine Tasting
Kate tipsy Castello di Amorosa Napa Valley
Tipsy Kate
Wine Tasting List Castello di Amorosa Napa Valley
Wine List

Because of our sommelier, we were given probably the most fun and amazing wine tasting session EVER! With the $25 admission fee, we were given 5 premium wine tastings. We tried the Pinot Grigio, Gioia, Sangioveses, Cabernet Sauvignon and La Fantasia – the most popular wine at Castello di Amorosa. Our sommelier in fact, offered more wines after our tasting and said, “If there’s any wine that you’d like to try, just let me know *wink*“. That was probably why Kate became a little tipsy after the session. Tom drank less as he was designated driver.


Facade of Castello di Amorosa Napa Valley

After the wine tasting, you’ll check out at the cashier (refer to picture above) and exit the castle. At this point, if you’re still sober, you’ll be able to take some photos around the vineyard and the castle as well. When we left, there was a wine trolley that just arrived at Castello di Amorosa. That is a safer alternative than driving from winery to winery – something we tried during our wine tasting trip to Margaret River

Wine Trolley Napa Valley
Wine Trolley Napa Valley
2bearbear Castle of Castello di Amorosa Napa Valley
Castle
Wineyard of Castello di Amorosa Napa Valley
Wineyard
Drawbridge Castello di Amorosa Napa Valley
Drawbridge

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