Ain’t Got a Barrel of Money, But We’ve Got Barrels of Wine in California!


CALISTOGA, CALIF. — Pictured is Castello di Amorosa, an authentically styled 13th century Tuscan castle-winery reminiscent of old world castles. The Castello has a Great Hall, dungeon, torture chamber and an enormous wine barrel room constructed with Roman cross-vaulted ceilings. What a setting to sample award-winning wines! But there’s more to see and do there, as well.

Latin Mass is offered every Sunday morning at 8:30 a.m. 4045 N. Saint Helena Highway, Calistoga, CA 94515 | (707) 967-6272, | Hours: Open 7 days a week from 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed Christmas Day.

One of the 17 participating wineries in the Calistoga Passport Program’s Winter in the Wineries, Castello is known for its handcrafted Italian-style wines. They include winning wines such as 2007 Il Barone Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon and the La Castellana Reserve Super Tuscan Blend. Othe wines produced: Pinot Grigio, Pinot Bianco, Chardonnay, Rosato di Sangiovese, three styles of Gewurztraminer, Sangiovese, Pinot Noir, Zinfandel, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Super Tuscan Blends and several sweet wines including Muscato Canelli.

You don’t need a barrel of money to live like a king or queen along the wine trails of Calistoga, visiting castles and sampling velvety, rich wines. An annual Passport Program offers two full months to visit (usually December through February) and sample superb selections at the finest wineries in Napa Valley (

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