Q: Is Castello di Amorosa Open?

A: We are open for Tastings by Reservation Only and wine order outdoor pick-up, order must be completed before entry through gate is admitted. Face masks are required at all times unless seated and due to limited space and capacity tastings are limited to 75 minutes.

Q: Can I still drive up and look at the grounds?

A: Without proof of reservation or pending order pick up. Admission will not be permitted past the front gate due to limited capacity.

Q: I do not want to taste wine, do I still need a reservation?

A: Tasting of wine or our non-alcoholic options are included when making a reservation but not required to be used.  Reservations are required for everyone in your party to enter the Castello.

Q: Are you taking reservations for the future?

A: We are taking reservations for future months in anticipation of reopening. Certain guidelines may apply.

Q: What about groups larger than 12?

Q: What are you doing to prepare for reopening?

A: We have developed a multifaceted plan across the property and each department to maintain a high level of safety for guests and employees. This will be communicated to guests upon reopening.

Q: How do I get to the Castello?   

A: If you are looking to visit us, check out our hours & directions to start planning your trip! We are located on Hwy 29, 3 miles south of Calistoga, on the right;5 miles north of St. Helena, on the left. Look for a large brick gate at the entrance to our driveway, along with a blue sign with our name in gold lettering along the road.

Q: Where do I check in once I arrive?

A: Please have your email confirmation for your reservation or order ready before you arrive. You will show the gate attendant your confirmation and will be guided to the parking for entry if Tasting or the side parking for Pick-up of wines.

Q: What time should I arrive for a Guided Tour?

A: We highly recommend arriving at least 15 minutes before your tour is scheduled to leave, as you will need to check in at the Castaldo to receive your tour tickets.

Q: What happens if I am late?

A: If you find yourself running late Availability for your reservation is ONLY guaranteed up to 20 minutes past your Check-in time. If you arrive after 20 minutes, we will try our best to accommodate your party when you arrive.

Q: Are you kid-friendly?

A: Well-behaved and well-supervised children of all ages are welcome at the Castello for a General Admission price of $25, which includes a cup of grape juice during your tasting. We also provide a table with coloring pages where your children can color and enjoy their grape juice. Please keep in mind no one under 21 years old is allowed to be at the bar itself during your tasting. All children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Please be aware that we do not allow strollers inside the Castello.

Q: Can children come on Guided Tours?

A: Guests under 21 are not allowed on our guided tours with other parties. We do allow guests under 21 on guided tour when reserving a private tour for your group.

Q: What should I wear if I’m taking a tour?

A: Our guided tours include an hour-long walking tour of our 136,000 square foot castle. Much of the tour takes place underground in our wine caves and cellars. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes that you can walk and stand in for extended periods of time. A light jacket is advisable, as our caves are about 58°F (14°C) year-round.

Q: Are you handicap accessible?

A: Absolutely. We are fully ADA compliant, and our facilities include an elevator that can take guests from our courtyard to our underground tasting room as well as up one level to the covered loggia above the courtyard. Our guided tours are also ADA accessible, with gently sloping ramps leading through our underground cellars. Please be advised the guided tour includes an hour-long walking portion, so it may be advisable for guests to bring a wheelchair for those who may not be able to walk for the entirety of the tour.

Q: I want to do a photo shoot at the Castello. Can I come in with my equipment under a General Admission or Guided Tour ticket?

A: While we encourage guests to take plenty of photos during their visits, we do not allow any additional photography equipment (tripods, lights, etc.) inside the grounds. When taking photos on the property, no walkways are to be blocked at any time. To ensure the privacy and safety of our guests, we do not allow drones on the property.

If you are interested in doing a commercial photo shooting – or filming – please contact our Media Department.

Q: Do you host weddings?

We host wine education lunch & dinner experiences here at the Castello for events accommodating up to 300 guests. Unfortunately, our winery operating permit does not allow us to host weddings, vow renewals, elopements or wedding receptions at the Castello. This is a Napa County regulation and we cannot make exceptions.

Although we cannot host your wedding at the Castello, we would be happy to host a tour & tasting for your group in one of our picturesque event spaces. Please contact our Hospitality Department for further information.

Q: Can I bring a picnic to enjoy on your property?

A: We do not have picnic areas due to Napa County ordinance and cannot allow outside food onto the property. However, our Hospitality Department offers wine education lunch & dinner experiences here at the Castello for events accommodating up to 300 guests. Please contact our Hospitality Department for further information.

Q: Can I buy wine by the glass or bottle to enjoy on the property?

A: Due to Napa County ordinance we are only allowed to serve wine tastings. We are not licensed to allow on-premise consumption of wine by the glass or by the bottle. However, our sister winery, V. Sattui in St. Helena (15 minutes away), are allowed to sell wine for consumption on their property. They have a designated picnic area as well as a deli.

Q: Are their sustainable practices on the property?

A: At our 13th century Tuscan-inspired castle and winery Castello di Amorosa, we are on the cutting edge of Green & Sustainable Practices. Napa Green is one of only four sustainable winegrowing programs nationwide offering the opportunity for comprehensive soil-to-bottle certification in both the vineyard and winery. You can learn more about our Napa Green program here.

Q: What is Prop 65?

A: Proposition 65 requires the State of California to maintain and update a list of things that can cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. Due to the alcoholic nature of wine, wineries must provide the following warning: “Drinking distilled spirits, beer, coolers, wine and other alcoholic beverages may increase cancer risk, and, during pregnancy, can cause birth defects. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov/alcohol.”