One of the many things I've wanted to do since moving to Sacramento was to travel the short distance to Napa, California. On Friday, April 4th and in less than two hours, I arrived to Castello di Amorosa also known as the Castle Winery. Technically the winery is in Calistoga but is considered a part of Napa since it's right there with it and many other wineries. Castello di Amorosa is known as the Castle winery because obviously it looks like a castle.
As far as wineries in Napa go this one is fairly new. It was built and finished in 2007 and since then it's become one of the greatest. The winery is considered a boutique winery because it only bottles about 25,000 cases a year compared to larger wineries that bottle about 250,000 cases a year. The wine made at Castello can only be found and bought at the winery. It's not available in stores outside of the winery.
Outside the Castle after the tour.
some of the groundsWe did the standard tour and tasting. It lasted about two hours and didn't seem too rushed or too slow. We were able to see the entire property and taste 10 different wines.
touring the property