Exploring the Castello di Amorosa in Napa Valley
The Castello Di Amorosa in Napa Valley is a sight to behold. Built around twenty years ago, this enormous winery boasts 170 acres of Tuscany-like vineyards and a gorgeous, Italian medieval castle. Most of the wine is stored under the castle in a complex maze of cellars. The wine here was fantastic. If you're ready for the virtual tour of a lifetime, keep scrolling!
The majesty of this castle lies in its fine details. I felt like a princess strolling around in my flowy Zaful sundress!
There were even farm animals in the front lawn! They were absolutely adorable. Pictured above, you can see our fury friends munching on some dried olive branches.
Here shows the incredible details of their dining room. The walls were all painted by hand! The intricate ceiling reminded me of Berkeley's Morrison Library. This dining room was one of my favorite sites in the castle.
What's a medieval castle without torture devices and knights in not-so-shining armor? :P
I was amazed by the depth of the underground structure! It seemed as though the underground was even larger than the actual castle itself. PS- There was actual wine in those barrels! Everything you see isn't just for display - they will be bottled and sold once they're ready.
This was my second favorite room. The air was brisk with the intoxicating fumes of Merlot and Cabernet.
Our tour guide, Kimberly, led us to an interesting underground bar after the tour for an amazing wine tasting experience. We tried 12 flavors in total and opted to buy four of our favorite whites and reds. The funny wine heads were a nice touch! :P
After leaving the wine tasting bar, you encounter this beautiful gift shop, filled with things that screamed Napa Valley: organic soap bars, olive oil, handsome books about wine, and some cheeseboard ingredients.
Every part of this castle was photogenic, but I'd say the hallways were my fave. The ladies who were standing to my right while I took this photo kept saying, "I like her dress!" in Vietnamese. I wish I could've given them the link right then and there! LOL! But if you want the comfy sundress, click here.
I risked my life for this photo.
Oh yes, there were also good boys everywhere! This frenchie's name was Tugboat! <3
What's a Napa castle adventure without some cheesy couple photos? We tried, guys..
Me: Just smile and pretend the camera's not there.
Him: *Does it perfectly on the first try*
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Dress from Zaful*