You can’t miss the faux-Tuscan towers of Castello di Amorosa, a 121,000-square-foot (11,200-square-meter) stone castle that resembles a medieval European castle. In the eight-level structure, you can tour wine dungeons, peak inside caves, visit a torture chamber, and occasionally catch jousting matches.
But the real reason you’re here, apart from the site of the impressive structure, is to taste the wines. Castello di Amorosa produces a variety of wines, including Chardonnay, Merlot, Cabernet, Sangiovese, Gewurztraminer, and special reserve wines. The winery offers a variety of tastings, including those that pair wine with food and wine with chocolate. You can also enrich your knowledge of wine by taking one of the classes offered.
Castello di Amorosa is located off of Highway 29 in the northern part of Napa Valley, between St. Helena and Calistoga. Castello di Amorosa is not visible from the roadway, but signs along the highway will guide you. Castello di Amorosa is surrounded by other wineries and such nearby attractions as Calistoga, Old Faithful Geyser, Bothe-Napa Valley State Park, and Robert Louis Stevenson State Park.