Sep 27, 2010

September 17 Napa Trip

On my recent trip to San Francisco, I had the opportunity to go to Napa Valley.  Since there was a group of 45 of us going, we only wend to a single winery, but it was fabulous.

We departed the hotel at 9 AM and headed for the Golden Gate Bridge.  It was very foggy, and when we stopped on the Marin County Side, we could not see much of the bridge, but it is alway fun to stop and look back.

We arrived at our destination about 2 hours later, and much to my surprise, it was Castillo Di Amorosa, a relatively new winery that is owned by Dario Sattui, the owner of my favorite winery V. Sattui.  Below are two pictures.  The castle took 15 years to build and is comprised of 127 rooms.  The bricks and stones are from Europe, and the traditional Tuscany building style was followed.

We had a private tour, a private tasting of five wines (good but not quite up to par with V. Sattui yet), and a catered sit down Italian lunch (with plenty more wine).

It was a great day shared with great people, and I look forward to going back again some day.

Castello Di Amorsa


  1. V. Sattui is one of my favorites. We always made it our first stop when we hit the valley, so we could taste the wines, buy some gourmet foods from the deli and have a picnic on the lawn.
    Love it.

  2. I'm sure you enjoyed this a little bit more than Overland Park, right?

  3. I did not know you were an oenophile... I would love to learn how to drink wine, especially the red (for the health benefits, of course, of course!).

  4. Glad you had such a good day ~ the wine tasting sounded great :O) ~ Ally x

  5. Wine and italian cuisine, sounds like paradise!

  6. Sounds like a wonderful day Ken. The pictures you posted look like it was a beautiful and serene place to dine.


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