California Love: Castello di Amorosa in Napa Valley

Along with the Brown Estate, another great winery to visit is Castello di Amorosa. It is absolutely gorgeous!

 
Castello di Amorosa

Castello di Amorosa

 

We signed up for the Napa Valley Wine Trolley and the Castello di Amorosa was the first stop on the tour. Because we were part of the wine trolley, we experienced an exclusive tour of the 13th century inspired Tuscan castle and winery.

 
Dining Hall to emulate 13th century Tuscan castles

Dining Hall to emulate 13th century Tuscan castles

 
 
Castello di Amorosa town square

Castello di Amorosa town square

 
 
Century old wine

Century old wine

 
 
Have you ever tasted wine from the barrel? 

Have you ever tasted wine from the barrel? 

 

The tour concluded with wine tasting in one of the private bars. Castello di Amorosa wine is only sold at the castle/winery, so I couldn't leave with purchasing a bottle. I went home with 2015 DOLCINO Gewürztraminer. 

 
Concluding with wine tasting in the tasting room 

Concluding with wine tasting in the tasting room 

 

Although this is a large castle and winery, taking the tour allows for a more intimate experience. You learn a lot about the history of the estate, the inspiration behind it's decor and wine making process. If you get a really good tour guide, they'll also let you taste more than the five wines you're technically supposed to try during the tasting. (hehe!)