Castle Winery Opens in Napa
On April 9th, the long-awaited “Castle Winery” opened for tours and tastings in the town of Calistoga. Owner Darryl Sattui, (also the proprietor of V. Sattui Winery), spent over a decade constructing Castello di Amorosa in Northern Napa Valley, hiring stonemasons and transporting materials from Europe.
Tourists will undoubtedly be attracted to Castello di Amorosa’s stunning architecture, but the building also contains wine production facilities and a barrel room in the “dungeon.” Additionally, the winery will offer a wine club called “Friends of the Baron.” Benefits of joining the club include invitations to parties on the site and preference on using the “royal apartment.”
Castello di Amorosa’s current white and rosato releases include the 2004 Bien Nacido Vineyard Chardonnay, 2005 Napa Valley Pinot Grigio, 2005 Napa Valley Pinot Bianco, 2005 Dry Gewurztraminer, 2005 Dolcino Gewurztraminer, 2005 Il Raggio Del Sol Muscato, and 2005 Gioia Rosato d’Sangiovese.
Red wines include the 2003 Napa Valley Merlot, 2004 Napa Valley Sangiovese, 2003 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, 2003 Il Barone Napa Valley Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, and 2003 La Castellana Napa Valley Super Tuscan (blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Sangiovese).