Deck the halls with holiday wreaths for Charity at Castello di Amorosa

Karen Gartner, Event Coordinator and Audrey Hardy-Lenhart prepare for Holiday Wreaths for Charity. Photo courtesy of Castello Di Amorosa.

Karen Gartner, Event Coordinator and Audrey Hardy-Lenhart prepare for Holiday Wreaths for Charity. Photo courtesy of Castello Di Amorosa.

The holiday season is a magical time, and spending an afternoon in a 13th century inspired Tuscan castle and winery in the heart of Napa Valley can make for a truly magical winter food and wine pairing adventure. Add live holiday music, Italian breads fresh from the oven in the courtyard, a display of holiday wreaths made by local charities, and even Scrooge would turn his “bah humbug” into a “Buon Natale!” All of this wine country holiday cheer will be taking place on Saturday, December 6 from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. for Castello di Amorosa’s Holiday Wreaths for Charity. The Castello will be hosting nine Napa Valley charities, and guests can help to spread the spirit of the season by donating to these worthy organizations while enjoying the festivities of the day.

The Castello is located at 4045 N. St. Helena Highway in Calistoga (94515).

“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.”

Non-profit organizations from throughout the Napa Valley will display hand-made holiday wreaths in the Castello’s Courtyard. General admission is $20 per person and includes an educational wine tasting of the Castello’s Italian-style wines; educational tours of the Castello, including the wine fermentation rooms, cellars and caves, are $35 per person and also includes an educational wine tasting from the barrel followed by a wine tasting in an underground tasting room. All of the proceeds from the wreath raffle 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, including music from Mr. B, Chris Pucci, Cory Davis and the Holly & Ivy Carolers.

While attending the event, guests are encouraged to learn how wine is made and paired with food and donate to the charities, which include:

  • American Red Cross of Napa County
  • Boys and Girls Club of St. Helena
  • Boys and Girls Club of Calistoga
  • Molly’s Angels
  • Salvador Elementary School
  • Red Cross of Napa Valley
  • Land Trust of Napa County
  • Calistoga Elementary School
  • The Castello Cares.

About Castello di Amorosa:

Following fourteen years of construction, Dario Sattui opened Castello di Amorosa in April of 2007.  Situated in the hills above Calistoga, Castello di Amorosa – a family-owned business – produces world-class wines including popular white and red wines as well as proprietary Italian-inspired blends, including Il Barone, La Castellana and Il Passito. Wines are sold only at the winery.  The castle winery was made with brick, wood and iron imported from Europe and combined with over 8,000 tons of local, Napa Valley stone.  Today, Castello di Amorosa, a popular Napa Valley destination, offers a variety of wine tasting and winery tours in a unique Tuscan castle setting.

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