Antoinette Freeman, Hospitality Director

Antoinette is the Director of Hospitality & Events for Castello di Amorosa and has been with the Castello since 2016.

Antoinette has deep roots in Wine Country as a Napa Valley native. Her family has been involved in the hospitality industry, from hotels to restaurants to wineries, since their arrival to Napa Valley over 40 years ago. “You could say, hospitality is in my blood.”

Prior to her arrival at the Castello, Antoinette spent over a decade serving at award-winning fine dining restaurants around Wine Country and the Bay Area. Antoinette then expanded her career to event planning at luxury hotels in Wine Country, eventually making her way to the Castello to lead the Hospitality team in executing some of Napa Valley’s most impressive and renowned events in a distinct style that can only be offered in an authentic 13th century castle. “I consider it a ‘dream come true’ to plan events at an authentic castle!”

Recent accolades for the Hospitality & Events program at the Castello include an award for the annual Pagan Ball, which received the North Bay Bohemian’s “Best of the North Bay” award for “Best Winery Event” in 2018.   Additionally, California Meetings + Events magazine awarded the Castello “Best Winery with Event Space” in their annual “Best of 2019 Awards.”

Antoinette is a board member for the Wine Country Special Event Planner association, a member of the International Live Events Association, and a member of Meeting Planners International.