- 6 hours (Approx.)
- Mobile ticket
There are so many stories between the rows and rows of vines of the Napa Valley, but perhaps none as fascinating as the passion project of Dario Sattui, 4th generation winemaker and owner of V. Sattui Winery. After a gourmet lunch aboard the Wine Train, indulge in a private tour and tasting at the meticulously constructed Castello di Amorosa, a 13th-century medieval Tuscan castle and winery.
- 1.5-hour train journey
- Lunch - Multiple course gourmet lunch
- 2-hour tour and tasting at Castello di Amorosa
- Entry/Admission - Castello di Amorosa
- Alcoholic Beverages
- Server gratuities
Napa Valley Wine Train, 1275 McKinstry St, Napa, CA 94559, USA
Returns to original departure point
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Stop At: Napa Valley Wine Train, 1275 McKinstry St, Napa, CA 94559, USA
Your journey begins here in Napa, but your destination takes you to another time and place. Private label wine. Soup du Jour or fresh Bibb Lettuce Salad. Your choice of gourmet entrées. And of course, coffee or tea and a decadent dessert aboard our elegant vintage train. Savored as you head northbound through the Napa Valley to St. Helena. From the Train you board the private shuttle that will take you to Castello di Amorosa, across the moat, and into another world altogether.
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Castello di Amorosa, 4045 Saint Helena Hwy, Calistoga, CA 94515-9609
Battle-worn turrets. Stunning hand-painted Italian frescoes. A labyrinth of underground caves. A torture chamber room. Authentic in every detail, every stone, every tower, every French oak barrel. If it feels like you’re in a 13th-century Tuscan castle, that’s because you are.
A labor of love more than 15 years in the making. After meticulous research, study and touring of castles and wineries in Italy, armed with a tape measure, camera and film, and sketchpad and pencils a vision took hold. And then came to life. To say this 13th-century castle is authentic is an understatement. Built by master builders from five countries, with handmade materials, using ancient methods from 1,000 years ago.
It has all the elements you would expect of a true medieval castle—defensive fortified walls, courtyards, secret passageways, even a prison and torture chamber. And the castle’s crown jewel, a 12,000 square foot cross-vaulted frescoed Grand Hall. As if that’s not enough, the winery sits on a spectacular property, where the castle’s defensive positions overlook the Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sangiovese and Primitivo vineyards. One of the most beautiful and interesting buildings in North America with exquisite, award-winning wines that are only available at Castello di Amorosa.
After this unique and enchanting experience, it’s back to real life. And your private shuttle that brings you back to the Napa Valley Wine Train Station.
Duration: 2 hours
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Service animals allowed
- Not recommended for travelers with back problems
- Not recommended for pregnant travelers
- No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
- Winery tours require moderate stair climbing and standing for extended periods. We encourage guests who may have difficulty performing these two activities to consider one of our dining journeys
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.