Q: Is Castello di Amorosa Open?

A: We are open for Tastings by Reservation Only. We are carefully monitoring the situation and following guidelines in accordance with Local Government, The Napa Valley Vintners and CDC. We are currently limiting the group size to a maximum of 6. Tastings are outdoors and although we have space heaters it can be chilly so please keep current weather conditions in mind. 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: For the time being only those with reservations will have access the Castle.

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 6?

A: Please call us at 707-967-6272

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: You can purchase your General Admission tickets or check in for a guided tour at our Castaldo, which is located to the left of the main entrance once you cross the drawbridge. On busy days, we also have a secondary check-in location at our Crush Pad behind the Castello. You must check in and receive your tasting or tour tickets before you can enter the Castello. Each member of the party will need to provide a valid government-issued ID to purchase General Admission or tour tickets that include a wine tasting.

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

A: We highly recommend arriving at least 20 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 for my Guided Tour?

A: If you find yourself running late to your Guided Tour, please call the Castaldo at 707-967-6272 to let us know. If you arrive up to 10 minutes after your tour has started, we will be able to catch you up to your group. However, if you are more than 10 minutes late, we will be unable to catch you up. When this happens, you will receive General Admission tickets instead and will be charged your original tour price.

Q: How can I book a Guided Tour?

A: We strongly recommend booking your Guided Tour experience ahead of time, as tour spaces can fill up quickly, especially on weekends. You can book a Guided Tour experience Online or by calling our Reservation Department at 707-967-6272. Our Reservation Department is available daily from 9:00am to 5:00pm. We accept Visa, MasterCard, and American Express online. For alternative payment methods, please contact our Reservation Department.

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 in our Knight’s Hall tasting room 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: We allow children over five years old on our Guided Tours, and their ticket includes a cup of grape juice during the wine tasting portion of the tour. Minors under the age of 21 are required to be accompanied by an adult at all times while on the tour. Please keep in mind that, while children are welcome, this is a wine-focused tour which includes an hour-long walking portion followed by a 45 minute wine tasting. We do not offer tours catered specifically for children. Guests under 21 are not allowed on our Cheese and Wine or Royal Food and Wine Pairing Tours.

Q: What are my tasting options at the Castello?

A: We have a variety of tour and tasting options available, including general admission tastings, guided tour and tastings, cheese and wine pairing tours, food and wine pairing tours, and a virtual tour.

Q: Can I walk around the grounds without doing a wine tasting?

A: We have a general admission fee of $55 for all guests over 21, which includes a complimentary tasting of five wines in our underground tasting room as well as access to the two main levels of the Castello. If you do not wish to participate in the wine tasting, we do offer a glass of our Muscat Canelli grape juice as a substitution for the tasting — however, you will still need to purchase a General Admission ticket.

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’m coming with a large group. Do I need to make a reservation?

A: If you are visiting the Castello with a group (8 or more people) we highly recommend calling the Castaldo at 707-967-6272 to let us know the time you are expecting to arrive, as well as the number of people in your party, so we can do our best to comfortably accommodate your group in our tasting room.

We get busy in the later afternoon and cannot guarantee available space in our tasting room. Reservations are highly recommended for all Guided Tour options as tours can fill up quickly. Please call the Castaldo at 707-967-6272 to make a Guided Tour reservation.

If you are visiting with a large group of 15 or more guests, please visit Large Groups page.

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: 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.”