Castello di Amorosa

Castello di Amorosa
4045 St Helena Hwy
Calistoga, CA  94515

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Mar-Oct: Daily 9:30-6 Nov-Feb: Daily 9:30-5

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What to Buy

'16 Pinot Bianco
Crisp, dry, tropical fruit, citrus $27

’12 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Black plum, cassis, green olive, cinnamon, ripe red cherry, mocha $55

’16 Il Raggio del Sole Moscato
Honeysuckle, hibiscus, ripe peach, orange peel $29

Special Notes

Unique tour and tasting options, barrel tasting, spectacular wine club events, food and wine pairing tours. 


Inspired to build an authentic medieval castle and winery to honor his Italian heritage and showcase his exceptional wines, Dario Sattui created Castello di Amorosa, a 136,000-squarefoot fortress, stone by stone. The Castello has 107 rooms, 95 of which are used for winemaking and wine storage. It stands four stories high, with an equal number of levels underground. Reminiscent of Old World castles, the Castello features a drawbridge and moat, a dungeon and torture chamber, secret passageways, courtyards, loggias, a church, and a 12,000-square-foot wine barrel room, constructed with ancient Roman cross-vaulted ceilings.

One might think that this overwhelming fortress would upstage the wines, but it merely sets the stage. Each handcrafted wine is classically structured, intensely flavored, well balanced, and elegant, showcasing the terroir of its vineyard site, which is hand farmed using sustainable practices. The wines consistently earn 90-plus point scores, including the 2012 Il Barone, which recently received 93 points from Wine Advocate’s Robert Parker.

Named a “must-see destination” by The Wall Street Journal, the Castello offers a myriad of ways for guests to enjoy their visit. Regular tastings at the main tasting bar are always fun, but it’s best to take time for a tour. All tours feature a barrel tasting and last a little less than two hours. The Royal Food and Wine Pairing is a real treat. The program was developed by the castle’s own sommelier, who dreams up succulent Italian food bites to accompany each wine.

It seems like something is always happening at Castello di Amorosa, especially for Amici del Barone (Friends of the Baron) wine club members, who have several club levels to choose from based on their personal tastes and budget. Castello di Amorosa does not distribute to stores or restaurants, giving wine lovers all the more reason to become Amici del Barone and to visit the castle each time they come to the Napa Valley.


Tasting Room: Yes

Complimentary Tastings: No

Tastings — By Appointment Only: No

Tours: Yes

Tours — By Appointment Only: No

Private Tours: Yes

VIP & Educational Experiences: Yes

Exceptional Views: Yes

Club Member Lounge: Yes

Restaurant / Deli: No

Food / Wine Parings: Yes

Gift Shop: No

Wedding Facilities: Yes

Event Facilities: Yes

Corp. Meetings: Yes

Guest House on Premises: No

Lawn Games: No

Family Friendly: No

Pet Friendly: No

Family Owned and Operated: No

Wine Cave: Yes

Art/Architectural Interest: Yes

Sustainable Practices: No



La Castellana - Wine Profile - Brooks Painter

Brooks Painter, Castello di Amorosa's Director of Winemaking, speaks on what makes La Castellana a unique blend of wine. Learn from the winemaker why this wine consistently receives high marks from Wine Spectator Magazine, Wine Enthusiast Magazine, and wine critics, Robert Parker, Antonio Gallo and James Suckling.

24 Hours of Harvest

A 24 Hours of Harvest celebration at Castello di Amorosa.

Dario Sattui - The Mad King of Napa Valley and his Castle

An authentic medieval castle in Napa Valley? A winery with a torture chamber?! Go inside Castello di Amorosa and meet the man who made his crazy fairytale a reality.