Castello di Amorosa
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- 98%Local Culture
- 64%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 57%History Buffs
- 56%Family Travelers
- 51%Green Travelers
- 51%Budget Travelers
Member Reviews (36)
- Castello di AmorosaMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 2Feb 28, 2014
This was my first visit to the castle. I didn't realize it has the same owners as V. Sattui Winery, which is one my favorite wineries in Napa. I came here with a group of friends to celebrate a bridal shower. Our group took a tour of the castle and then had a private wine tasting in one of the rooms. It was interesting to go underground to see the many stored barrels of wines. I was even excited to taste wine out of a barrel for the first time. The tour guide, Jeff was really nice and was full of knowledge on the property and the wines. I recommend trying a few of their wines off of their reserved list. The Il Barone Reserve cab was amazing! On a side note, this place sell used wine barrels. If you are looking for a place to purchase one, you should give this place a call.Recommended for:Local Culture
- Castello di AmorosaMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 2Nov 06, 2013
Pretentious and unimpressive. On first glance it might have passed as a modest Chateau. Unfortunately the excitement won't last more than 3 minutes. In closer examination you would soon realize this 'castle' is no more than a cheap replica. I feel exactly the same about Castello di Amorosa as I feel about the show Bachelor - dramatically exaggerated and grossly twisted presentation of life's simplest beauty. Putting a piece of glass in a fancy gift box does not make it a diamond. Please, don't try to fool me.
Bottom line - Do bring your out of town friends here if they are not really into wine and had never been to any real European castles. Yes it is definitely a tourist trap but haven't we all fall for one at some point?
- Castello di AmorosaMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 2Jul 24, 2013
I spend *a lot* of time in Italy (about a year altogether out of the past 10).
My stepfather, whom I love dearly, is just not going to make it to Europe at 77 years old. But I brought him here, and he got to feel what it was like to walk through an Italian castle. So worthwhile.
They owners took their time getting to know the ins and outs of Italian castle building. The wishing well? Shipped in from Italy. The iron maiden? Authentic. Some of the building materials were created by craftspeople using the old techniques. I'm sorry, but that's just cool. Castello di Amorosa is kind of like Alcatraz for me; sure it's touristy and crowded, but that doesn't mean I wouldn't go.
The place can be a madhouse in summer, but go in the off-season (we went right before Christmas) for some elbow room.
- Castello di AmorosaMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget TravelersBackpackersMay 27, 2013
If you are around the Napa area, dont miss the Castillo Di Amarosa with its authentically styled Tuscan Castle and Winery. Here is a great 2 day itinerary for experiencing Napa - http://www.thinkplaces.com/view/i/50/d/1/m/1
- Castello di AmorosaOct 20, 2012
"It's a castle!"
Yes it is and my is it beautiful and absolutely gorgeous!! When you approach this castle, you drive up a long drive way, surrounded by fields of grape vines and tall trees all. Very picturesque! Other than it's beauty and random animals around (sheep, hens, and cats), the castle is filled with gorgeous Italian rooms with very detailed architecture. V. Sattui, who owns this property made sure the castle was built as any other castle in Italy and Europe. Well done Sattui!
Btw, well done with the wine!! Mmm yummy wine. I took the Premium Tour & Tasting ($31), and every single dollar was worth it. Mr. David was our tour guide, and he gave us all the 411 about Castello Di Amorosa (Castle of Love), its history, and their wine. We saw the vineyard, the many rooms, and their caves. We were even able to taste wine that was not even ready yet. Trust me, it's not ready yet. But it's okay, because we got all the perfect, yummy, wine that's ready for your purchase during our tasting.
We had 16 wines to choose from, white & rose wines, red wines and the sweet wines. Of the white and rose wines I had the Gioia or joy and Gewurtraminer or Dolcino. They were nice but not much to my liking. The red Sangiovese wasn't the typical nice, delicate red I'm use to, but quite spicy with a punch. No likey. But of the sweets, I LOVED THEM ALL. Of the Simpatica (nice), Il Raggio del Sole "Muscato Canelli," "La fantasia," & Late Harvest Gewurtraminer," the Simpatica and Muscato canelli were the http://bomb.com: smooth and sweet. I wanted to buy all of them, but I settled with the Simpatica because it's some NICE wine :)Recommended for:History Buffs
- Castello di AmorosaSep 11, 2012
During my Napa trip, we HAD to visit this castle. We didn't have time to do a tour but we were able to take photo ops in front of the castle. They have a farm on the side and plenty of space for parking. This is a pretty popular spot so you will see a lot of people there. I hear the extended tour is great but we weren't able to go.
- Castello di AmorosaMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesLuxury TravelersJul 05, 2012
This place is really touristy and crowded. I probably had a particularly bad experience here because someone in their office had confirmed our group's reservation multiple times, but when we got there, it was so crowded that the people at the desk could not be bothered to help us. I have heard great things about this place, but I didn't personally have that experience.