DRONEVIEW7: Napa Valley's "Castle of Love" in Calistoga is a labor a love for Bay Area winemaker

ByTim Jue KGO logo
Thursday, July 4, 2019
DRONEVIEW7: This Tuscan Castle is in Napa, Not Naples
It looks like it should be in Naples, but it's in Napa. The Castello di Amoroso winery in Calistoga, Calif. is a stunning 107 room castle that sits against Napa County's Mayacamas Mountains and overlooks all of Wine Country.

If you've ever been to Calistoga, Castello di Amorosa will most certainly catch your eye.

In Italian, the name of the picturesque castle that sits against the Mayacamas Mountain Range in Napa County, translates to "the castle of love."

For fourth-generation Bay Area winemaker Dario Sattui, building the 136,000 square feet castle/winery became a labor of love.

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Construction began in 1994, and the architectural masterpiece opened to the public in 2001.

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The castle boasts 107 rooms on eight levels, many of which are underground. The rooms include everything you'd expect in a castle: a moat, an armory, and even a torture chamber. The wine is stored underground in vaulted cellars. Tours and tastings are available for a fee.

"One of the aspects that Dario liked when he bought it in the nineties was that it had a view of the Napa Valley from atop of a hillside," explained Jim Sullivan, Castello di Amorosa's Vice President of Marketing and Public Relations.

Check out the view from DRONEVIEW7 to see Napa Valley's Castle of Love, and why it has become such a draw for visitors. Take a look at all Over It videos here.