Holiday Wreaths for Charity at Castello di Amorosa

Left to right, Melissa Ferentheil and Vanessa Rivera receive the first holiday wreath from Napa County Family and Foster Parent Association.

Picture a meticulously recreated Tuscan castle; add live holiday music, Italian breads emerging from an oven in the courtyard, Baci chocolates (hazelnut kisses) transported by their own Fiat and a display of holiday wreaths made by local charities. This will be the scene on December 8 from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. at Castello di Amorosa in Calistoga, 4045 N. St. Helena Highway. ““It is rewarding to contribute to local charities that provide essential community service,” said Georg Salzner, President of Castello di Amorosa. “We are looking forward to a festive day filled with giving, great food and enticing music.”

Castello di Amorosa, Dario Sattui’s authentically-built, 13th century Tuscan castle and winery in Calistoga, invites the public to Holiday Wreaths for Charity. Non-profit organizations from throughout the Napa Valley will display hand-made holiday wreaths in the Castello’s Courtyard. Entry costs $18 per person and includes a tasting of the Castello di Amorosa wines; tours of the castle are $33/person. All of the event’s proceeds will be donated to these local charities. Holiday Wreaths for Charity is open to the general public.

Live music will fill the Castello throughout the day:

10:00 – 11:00: harpist and singer Moira Greyland performs in the Courtyard

11:30: Napa Valley Youth Symphony performs in the Great Hall

12:00: The Women’s Orchestra of Oakland performs in the Courtyard

2:30: The Divas, a capella singers, perform in the Great Hall

While attending the event, guests are encouraged to donate to the charities, which include:

  • Boys and Girls Club of Napa Valley
  • Calistoga Family Center
  • Community Action Napa Valley
  • Napa County Family and Foster Parent Association
  • Napa Valley College Foundation
  • Parents CAN Parent- Child Advocacy Network
  • The Women’s Orchestra of Oakland
  • Volunteer Center of Napa

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