1700 West Leland, Pittsburg, CA
Castello di Amorosa, an authentically-styled, 13th century Tuscan castle winery complete with high walls and five defensive towers and over 30 acres of estate vineyards, was built over a 14-year period by Dario Sattui, a fourth generation winemaker and owner of V. Sattui Winery in St. Helena, California.
Tentatively, I plan to drive to Castello Di Amaroso stopping for a lunch break at Sattui Winery. There's a great picnic area, wine tasting and a deli to buy lunch or bring your own lunch. They charge $10 for wine tasting but will give you a free sample if you say you're the driver. I might stop at Sutter Winery where I like the wine & free tastings or a winery of your choice.
Then, we'll go to Castello Di Amaroso. A self guided tour is $19 which includes tasting of 5 wines. A standard tour is $34 taking 1 + 3/4 hours. You probably should expect a lot of walking as the castle + grounds are large.
Afterwards, we'll walk around Calistoga which shouldn't take long unless you partake in a mud bath. I'll pass on that but I just want to see the town itself.
It will be an all day trip. Compare to tourist tours as it will cost about $100.
Your cost for gas would be $15. I can only take 3 people in my car as it's a Hyundai.
I'm the designated driver so not drinking much.
If you want to drive, I can get you carpoolers if there's enough response.
If interested, send money to me through paypal via my email: [masked].
I cannot wait until the day I'm going as I need to know people are going and with the cost of gas, confirmation is necessary or I don't go. It's about 80 miles each way not around the corner.