Castello di Amorosa
Come to Castello di Amorosa for the Night of a Lifetime!
You don’t have to venture to Italy to get a taste of romance and grandeur. Castello di Amorosa (Castle of Love) brings a slice of Italy to Calistoga, featuring hand-crafted Italian style wines inside an authentically designed, 13th century medieval Tuscan castle for one-of-a-kind events.
Castello di Amorosa hosts wine events in the 136,000 square-foot castle and winery which encompasses an impressive 107 rooms (95 of which are devoted to winemaking), five defensive towers with battlements, 1,000 pound hand-hewn doors from Italy, and over 170 containers of handmade antique bricks and tiles brought over from Europe. The castle includes a drawbridge, watch tower, courtyard, torture chamber, loggia, deep-well, secret passage ways and an outdoor oven.
Here, you can soak in ‘all things Italian’ at Castello di Amorosa through the following line-up of events:
Royal Hearts Cabaret
Friday, February 16th
Join a night of Parisian-inspired elegance, amour and cabaret. While you dine and sip wine, their emcee de L’Amour will present entertainers for your enjoyment. On this night, you will be swept up in Parisian charm before entering their underground “Cabaret Paradis.” Live Parisian music will transport you to another place and time. This magical event includes a four-course meal featuring classic French cuisine in the Grand Barrel Room. Each course throughout the evening will introduce an enchanting act and perfect wine pairing. Don your formal attire for this evening of romance in the Castle of Love. (Complimentary shuttles to Downtown Calistoga)
• 7 to 11 p.m.
• $195/Wine Club Members, $245/Guests
• Formal Attire. Reservations required
The Grand Barrel Party
Friday, May 4th
Barrel Tasting & Futures Release Party
Winemaker of the Year, Brooks Painter takes you through the newest releases and future vintages from the acclaimed 2016 and 2017 vintages from the barrel. At the Grand Barrel Party this year, it will be the last chance for members to buy 2016 futures before they switch to offering 2017 futures. In addition, guests can sample over 40 Castello wines available and test your taste buds with “Guess the Wine” blind tasting in the Il Passito Room. The night includes, music and dancing, and classic Italian foods to pair with current release wines. Expect a barrel making demonstration by Nadalie Cooperage. (Complimentary shuttles to Downtown Calistoga)
• 6:30 to 10 p.m.
• $95/Wine Club Member,* $125/Guest
*Half-off regular admission price for Cinquecento Cavalieri and Il Padrone Wine Club Members. Reservations required.
Friday, June 22nd
Hear ye hear ye! Wear your best medieval garb and cheer on your favorite knight at the Jousting Tournament at Lake Mario above the Castello. After the joust and festivities at the lake, join the group in the Courtyard for a traditional Medieval feast. It’s going to be the highlight of the summer! The event includes a wine reception at Lake Mario, and a lavish medieval-style dinner. (Complimentary shuttles to Calistoga Hotels)
• 6:30 to 10 p.m.
• $150/Wine Club Member, $180/Guest
• Reservations Required
Castello di Amorosa is located at 4045 Saint Helena Highway in Calistoga. They welcome visitors seven days a week from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. March-October and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. November to February. For more information, call (707) 967-6272 or visit the website at www.castellodiamorosa.com.