Wine Country Getaway Continued

Here are a few more pictures from my visit to the Castello.

Barn

The Goats and sheep were eager for olive branches 🙂

The chapel

The chapel

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Here’s the view from the path on your arrival,the gift shop is right around the corner. Or you can go left and venture up the front steps, cross the draw bridge and sign up for the next tour and tasting.

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door

Detail of one of the doors near the entrance

front

You are also free to explore most of the castle grounds!

turret

courtyard

faucet

Even the bathrooms have a magical feel to them, I really liked the dragon faucets.

Gargoyle

There are many gargoyles placed around the entrance

Barrelroom

Barrel room

tasting

At the end of your tour you are taken into a private tasting room and they give you a score sheet that lists all of their wines and you are able to choose up to five wines to taste. My favorite is La Fantasia!

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If you are looking for something new to do or you are in the area, stop by and explore this wonderful winery. I count myself lucky to live in the heart of the wine country!

Castello di Amorosa – http://www.castellodiamorosa.com/

4045 North Saint Helena Hwy

Calistoga, CA 94515

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Wine Country Getaway

I know this is straying quite a bit from crochet but I have to share this place with you!

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Nestled in the napa valley is a beautiful castle winery called Castello Di Amorosa built in 2007 by Dario Sattui. The castle was made with stone that was shipped over from Europe. This is my third visit to this winery and I always see something new, I finally got to see one of the castle kitties! Here is Lady Guinevere lounging in the shade of an olive tree.

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I love this place, there’s something very peaceful about this winery and I cannot wait to go back and take more pictures!

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