Castello di Amorosa
Castello di Amorosa
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
About
This medieval Tuscan castle and winery stands out in Napa Valley as one of its most unusual buildings. At this gorgeous location on the hillside above Calistoga, you can explore the castle's Grand Barrel Room, chapel, and Great Hall, and more curious rooms like the Torture Chamber and dungeon. Pick from a variety of tasting tours to sample some of their award-winning wines, paired with charcuterie, cheeses, and chocolate. The best time to visit is from August through October to catch Napa’s harvest season—it gets busy so make your reservations early to secure your slot. – Tripadvisor
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • SLPmom
    Oxnard, California443 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Step Back in Time
    What a fun experience! Felt like we were in a different time and country! We did a tasting with Cyndi and she was so attentive and great at making recommendations based on our tastes. We were celebrating my daughter’s 21st birthday and she made her feel extra special.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written May 21, 2023
  • antnee65
    Salvador, BA11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great wines! Besides the Castle Hype
    I had read some reviews that were negative. Some calling it 'A Disneyland Atmoshere' But the wines we were served for the basic Seated Tasting were all very good to Great!! We visited several other traditional wineries that served lesser quality wines for their basic tastings! We did not feel rushed either (We were there on a Friday)
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 30, 2023
  • TravelJohn092
    Phoenix, Arizona314 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Castello di Amorosa, what an Experience this was, Amazing!!
    While visiting Napa Valley, we made a reservation for this Castle and it was Amazing. Once the tour guide (Christopher) took us all over the Castle, he took us to the Gift shop and for our scheduled tastings of their wines, WOW!! The tasting in the gift shop is the end of the tour but shop all you want, we had several bottles mailed to our home. You can't go wrong getting this tour, seeing the towers, catapalt, barrels galore, dungeon, more barrels, bottles and more barrels.....I spent time in Sicily and this reminded me of their castles. The Views of the surrounding valley is Amazing....
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 5, 2023
  • Nicole
    Tampa, Florida9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must do!
    We had a great time on our wine tour with Jose. He was very knowledgeable, easy to talk to. He was able to recommend places to eat around town. The castle was terrific, and being able to walk around was great. Their wine is very good as well. Was our first winery in Napa and did not disappoint and set the bar high!
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 7, 2023
  • Melissa L
    Cranston, Rhode Island9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A castle in Cali?!?
    This was the first vineyard we visited on our recent trip to Napa and it did NOT disappoint. We did the self guided tour and tasting since we had a car service and were tight on time. The wines were amazing, we got to pick which we each wanted to try and the grounds and castle were really something special. If you don’t do a guided tour, still go and check out the view from the towers, amazing! Enrico was our host and he was wonderful! Would definitely visit again!
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 10, 2023
  • Andrea G
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Winery with children!
    We visited with our two children (12 and 9 year olds). What a great experience! Our host, Rusty, was phenomenal. Knowledgeable, kind, funny and truly catered to us AND our children. Would go for another tasting without hesitation.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 23, 2023
  • Lynn R
    Dade City, Florida98 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Birthday Trip
    Visiting the area celebrating three birthdays. This winery was fantastic and our host Lorenzo from Italy was amazing! The wines were superb. We took a tour of the castle afterwards and the views were incredible. Great time was had by all!
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written August 31, 2023
  • Jola O
    Las Vegas, Nevada521 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Diamond Mountain Estate Tour was phenomenal
    Love this winery, the wine and the tour. Chris, our tourguide, was so much fun. He told us lots of great stories and knew so much about the winery. The Diamond Mountain tour is so worth the price. If you are going to do any tour, do this one. We added the chocolate upgrade- delish!
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 7, 2023
  • Adventurer284163
    5 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun tour wine ok
    If you are looking for a unique tour of a replica of a castle then this is the place. We paid up for the guided tour and cheese pairing. This winery is commercialized so lots of people. I would recommend the tour however we did not like the wine.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 27, 2023
  • Tom3318
    Ancaster, Canada12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great experience with a unique tour
    Great winery, the wine and the tour was fantastic with our tour guide Stephen our tour guide was so much fun.and knowledgeable He told us lots of great history stories and knew so much about the winery. The Diamond Mountain tour is worth the price. If you are going to do any tour, do this one. The wine is also very nice wine with various price points
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 30, 2023
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Jeffrey L
Syracuse, NY58 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Fantastic winery with beautiful castle and grounds. The wine tasting is a bit impersonal and geared towards the masses. Great place for families as they have animals and the castle to interest the kids.
Written May 20, 2024
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Jim C
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Business
Excelent place!! I would like to congratulate Miss Livia for the excellent service and say that I took two bottles of wine just for the great reception she had with us!! and I would just like to write a criticism of Miss Livia's boss who didn't treat us well and wasn't cordial with us!
Written May 9, 2024
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NjHyper
NJ62 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Took the tour of the castle which is an amazing replica. Got to see production rooms and wine storage as well as a torture chamber, great hall and much more. Jacob was our tour guide and he was entertaining and funny as well as knowledgeable. We sampled their wines. Which were delicious! Definitely one of my favorite vineyards in the Sonoma valley
Written May 6, 2024
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valgalbrown
Aurora, CO82 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
This place is fantastic. While on a girls trip this was our first stop in Napa. What a place! Thomas our tour guide was so amazing in showing us all the intricate details of how the castle was built with as much authenticity as possible to replace a European castle.

After the tour it was on to the wine tasting. We had never had these wines before. For good reason, they are not sold in stores or restaurants. So we were eager to taste them. Wow! So good. Of course we ordered our bottles to be shipped home.

Day one in Napa did not disappoint. Will the other wineries compare to Costello di Amarosa? I’m not sure, this place is magical.
Written April 25, 2024
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VKK
22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
A castle! Seriously, a castle! My friends and I could not have enjoyed this experience more. Put on your walking shoes and take the tour! And the wines were lovely! I highly recommend this experience.
Written April 16, 2024
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Stephanie O
11 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
DONT WASTE YOUR TIME AND MONEY . First of all this isn’t a real CASTLE !!!! We purchased 2 tastings of 5 different wines for 135$ and that’s fine . I’m in Napa , I came to spend , no problem . However the pours were a complete joke ! The waiter who helped us was only worried about the tip he thought he was going to get . The area where you sit to taste the wine is vague and there is nothing special about it . There’s way nicer places . The “castle” doesn’t even have a semi authentic castle feel . Feels like a fake Hollywood “castle” . The only authentic thing in this place was the chicken that was trying to escape out in the front . I hate leaving negative reviews , but gosh couldn’t help myself .
Written April 12, 2024
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worldschooltravelingfamily
Sri Jayawardenepura, Sri Lanka34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
You will be the happiest if you visit on a day without rain. Even if it should rain, you will still be impressed by the beauty and the drive here. Food choices are of good quality and delicious-but really do not expect to have a meal under $16 dollars. Cal mart has a lot of gourmet items for a wonderful picnic. Many spas to indulge in a weekend of relaxation. There is a local shuttle for the city of Calistoga that runs from the morning till 7:00 p.m at night Mon-Thurs and till 9:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday. No shuttle service on Sunday. There are No more taxi companies in the area that I'm aware of-taking Lyft or Uber is sketchy if you need a ride. Napa California is about 40 minutes away by car and Santa Rosa can be as close as 20 minutes by car sans traffic. There is Bus service to Napa, but no direct bus service from Calistoga to Santa Rosa.
Written April 2, 2024
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Matt
Spokane, WA188 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
TRAVELERS TAKE NOTE! This place is beautiful but BUSY! I am so glad that I made a reservation, as they have a gate keeper that will not allow you on the grounds unless you have a reservation to be there.
Pros:
-This place is very unique! This castle was built over 30 years ago, however, the owner/creator wanted to create a castle that looks like something out of old world Italy. Everything is hand crafted, and aged to create a wonderful feel of stepping back in time.
-This place has a great wine selection, no matter what your preference is.
-This castle is set up on a hill with beautiful grounds that are well maintained that have a great view. Additionally, they host lots of barn yard animals which is unique.
-They are staffed extremely well, so you are never waiting long for your next wine to try.
Cons:
-SO BUSY! There are large crowds here. If you don't like being around large groups of people on vacation, then I don't think this place would be for you. Trying to carry on a conversation in the wine tasting rooms is difficult.
-I think some of the best parts of the castle you are unable to see unless you pay for the full guided castle tour, not just the self-guided tour and tasting.
Written April 2, 2024
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WakefulDreams
New Jersey173 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
Had a great tour and tasting of the vineyard. My favorite part was the cellars and all the rooms that store wine. It’s huge down there. It does get crowded but it was nice for both the view and the wine tasting. Knowing that you’re not going to an intimate tasting allowed me to enjoy the tour for what it was. Didn’t love the wines but that was a personal thing. Overall a fun experience.
Written March 15, 2024
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kzogger
Chicago, IL819 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
Super busy place, so crowded! Fun place to visit, interesting rooms in the maze of the basement with armor, torture chairs and devices, etc. Guide was great, knowledgeable and very sweet. Wines were okay, but again, very nice ambience in the tasting room (some ants, though). Nice place to visit if you're not an oenophile. My favorite part was...all the cute animals on the grounds! Hens, roosters, sheep, ostriches, oh my!
Written March 6, 2024
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