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Castello di Amorosa, Calistoga

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Sample fine wines and tour a 13th-century Tuscan-style castle at Castello di Amorosa. With a general admission, you explore the first two levels of the castle. Spend extra for the guided tour if you prefer to see more of the grand building. Discover the moat, chapel, drawbridge, and torture chamber, home to a 300-year-old iron maiden torture device. The great hall's frescoes took two Italian artists a year and a half to complete. Climb up one of the defensive towers to take in far-reaching views of the countryside. Once you have finished exploring, descend into tasting rooms to sample wines from the castle's vineyard. To visit Castello di Amorosa on your trip to Calistoga, use our Calistoga trip site.
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  • Fantastic Tour of this Unique Castle… we did the chocolate tour don’t bother paying for that, do the regular castle tour and taste out of a barrel.. the Chocolate tour just gives you some chocolate.....  more
    Fantastic Tour of this Unique Castle… we did the chocolate tour don’t bother paying for that, do the regular castle tour and taste out of a barrel.. the Chocolate tour just gives you some chocolate.....  more »
  • This castle is Dario Sattui’s labor of love… He was building it for 30 years to honor his Italian heritage and the result is his Stella replica of the medieval Italian castello. The castle built... 
    This castle is Dario Sattui’s labor of love… He was building it for 30 years to honor his Italian heritage and the result is his Stella replica of the medieval Italian castello. The castle built...  more »
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  • Fantastic time with our tasting in the underground tasting room with Stefano. He was friendly and informative and straight from Italy! Wines were very diverse that ranged from white, red, champagne, and sweet. The castle itself was beautiful and full of history. We were able to walk on a self tour and explore the different areas of the castle with a map provided. Lots of areas great for a photo op. Will definitely recommend!
  • This was a wonderful experience for my parents and I. We didn’t have enough time to do the self guided tour, but we did the wine tasting. John was our wine tasting host and he was very knowledgeable and descriptive with the various wines. He was able to adjust his terminology depending and descriptions based on our wine tasting knowledge. I don’t really drink wine, so my knowledge of wine tasting is minimal, but John was actually able to find a wine that I really do like. I highly recommend him as your host. The grounds themselves were gorgeous. I only have two small complaints. The women’s restroom was very unclean. One stall was out of toilet paper, another stall had a clogged toilet, leaving only two usable stalls, not to mention the toilet paper all over the floor. The second complaint I have is the process in which you order the wine that’s tasted made my parents feel a little bit pressured. You’re at a table and your wine tasting host comes around, such as a waiter would, except better. After your tastings, you are asked to place your wine order with your wine host, which created a little bit of pressure in this type of setting. However, I suppose it’s smart on a business standpoint because my parents definitely wouldn’t have spent that much money, had we purchased the wine in another area, such as the gift shop on the way out. Overall, John made this a wonderful experience for us and I would definitely recommend visiting this winery.

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