When my the Maid of Honor in my wedding tells me that she's coming to visit me in California you plan fun adventures. I'm recruiting her to move to the west coast so of course I had to think of the best places to take her. We knew that we wanted to visit San Francisco, but of course there's wine country.The first place that came to mind when she said she wanted to visit Napa was the Castle Winery also known as... Castello Di Amorosa.
My husband and I have toured this winery before and we loved it. It's located in Calistoga on the top of a huge hill. Castello di Amorosa opened it's doors to the public in April of 2007 and is the sister winery to V. Sattui located just a few miles down the road. What makes Castello unique is the fact that it was modeled after a Tuscan Castle. The Castle was created by using materials brought over and hundreds of thousands of hours of labor to recreate the look of an authentic Tuscan Castle in the 13th century. This winery isn't stuffy like some of the others can be and the wine is excellent. The tour takes you through the castle and ends with a tasting of all their finest wines.
Every detail of the winery sets you into the mentality that you are in Tuscany living in the 13th century.
And you thought that's all there was? Wrong! They have livestock too! Just how a real 13th century winery would have....
The winery was a hit! Erica loved the winery so much she bought a case and became a member! Now we just need her to visit again so we can get that member pricing tour. The tour never gets old and the tasting is always a great time. The wine just gets better and better. Their most popular bottle is La Fantasia. I highly suggest taking the tour or buying some online. This wine isn't available in stores so if someone tells you they bought it in a store don't believe them. It's only available by coming to the winery or online.