Castle Winery Tour

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Bartender serving visitors at Castle Wine cellar tasting room

Overview

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.

Includes

  • 1.5-hour train journey, departing at 11:30 a.m.
  • Multiple course gourmet lunch
  • 2-hour tour and tasting at Castello di Amorosa
  • Shuttle return to the station

For Groups of 21 or more submit a request or call 707.251.5225

Package Details

Your journey begins here in Napa, but your destination takes you to another time and place. 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.

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.

*No children under 5 allowed on this package. All of our 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. In the spirit of traditional rail seating, you may share a table with another party.

Lunch Schedule

Napa Valley Wine Train's Locomotive 73 travelling by vineyard with grey sky

10:30 a.m.

Check in

People sitting at tables aboard the Napa Valley Wine Train, red carpets and gold swagged curtains

10:50 a.m.

Board the Train (Petit Gourmet Car)
Meal service begins

White plate with slices of prosciutto, parmesan cheese, crispy onions, pea shoots, cracked pepper, and a glaze

11:30 a.m.

Train departs
Begin eating

Group of people standing in a castle courtyard with red flowers in the foreground

1:00 p.m.

Arrive in St. Helena
Board motorcoach for Castello di Amorosa

Long wooden table with wooden chairs and brick walls with old murals in Castle Great Hall

1:30 p.m.

Arrive at Castello di Amorosa

Napa Valley vineyard with hundreds of rows of vines with golden sunkissed glow overtop

3:30 p.m.

Board motorcoach for Napa Wine Train Station

wide shot of vineyard with rows of vines and large pine-like trees and hills in the distance with high-contrast green colors

4:00 p.m.

Arrive at Napa Wine Train Station