Meet Mary

“When I first came to Castello in May 2008, I watched a video in which Dario spoke of Castello di Amorosa’s Italian-style wines hand-crafted specifically to pair with food. He referred to his trips to Italy, to a time and place when the simplicity of sharing an unhurried afternoon of delicious food and wine with family and friends outweighed the importance of anything else.

I come from a large Italian family and Dario’s words evoked images and memories of Sunday afternoons at Nonna’s house and the heady aromatics of the food and always, the presence of wine. This inspired the food and wine program, Castello di Amorosa’s Royal Pairing.”

Hear from Mary on her interview with Slow Living Radio.

Contact Mary

Join Mary for an educational tour of the property followed by a luxurious tasting in the Royal Apartment, a beautifully appointed private tasting salon tucked away above the Courtyard of the Castello. Here you will savor many of Castello di Amorosa’s award-winning wines paired with delicious savory small bites prepared by Mary herself.

The Royal Food & Wine Tour is offered by reservation only at 11:15a.m. Friday-Sunday, and is available midweek by appointment. This experience runs approximately 2.5 hours in length. No guests under the age of 21.

To inquire about availability or to ask Mary questions, please submit the form below.

See what guests have to say about the Royal Food and Wine Pairing:

“The Castello concentrates on Italian wines, and has a food/wine pairing tour that isn’t to be missed: Tour the property, and then relax in an upstairs apartment while the great Mary Davidek serves cheeses and homemade treats, paired with delicious wines. I’ve now been to the castle a few times, and the food/wine tour was definitely something special.”

– Abby Tegnelia, Huffington Post Travel – “Wine Country: Calistoga Retains Country Charms”


“I have been a wine club member for many years and have come to expect exceptional service and wine from the Castle. The food & wine pairing with Mary Davidek went beyond all of my expectations. She is very gracious and knowledgeable about the Napa Valley and Castello di Amorosa in particular. It was truly a day that none of us will ever forget. Thank you, Mary, for being the perfect hostess.”

– Jerre, Arizona


“One of the great things about this particular tour, it’s a very small and private group, no more than 10-12 people, so it doesn’t feel ‘touristy’ – the tasting is held privately in the Royal Apartment.”

– MeeShellRN