Royal Food and Wine Pairing
Your Hostess, Sommelier Mary Davidek
Entice Your Palate
Join us for an interactive and educational program designed to enhance your enjoyment of Castello's wine in this lively tour and tasting experience. After touring the castle and winery, you will be secreted away to the elegantly appointed Royal Apartment overlooking the picturesque northern end of Napa Valley. Seated at a rustic Tuscan table, you will taste an assortment of our best wines, including our award winning La Castellana and Il Barone, each paired with delicious savory bites personally selected and prepared by your hostess, Castello di Amorosa's sommelier, Mary Davidek.
Offered by reservation Friday-Sunday and available midweek by appointment.
Adults - $75, No guests under the age of 21
(2 hours in length)
For questions about this program please contact us at FoodandWine@castellodiamorosa.com
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View easy and delicious recipes that pair with and use our food-friendly wines.
Check out the latest blog from our Sommelier, Mary Davidek.
"When I first came to Castello in May 2008, I watched a video, as many of you may have, made by Dario Sattui. In this video Dario spoke of Castello di Amorosa’s Italian style wines hand-crafted specifically to pair with food. He referred to his trips to Italy, to a time and place when the simplicity of sharing an unhurried afternoon of delicious food and wine with family and friends outweighed the importance of anything else. I come from a large Italian family and Dario’s words evoked images and memories of Sunday afternoon’s at Nonna’s house and the heady aromatics of the food and always, the presence of wine. Ultimately, this inspired the food and wine program, Castello di Amorosa’s Royal Pairing. With Dario and Georg on-board, the food and wine pairing experience was created. It is a perfect way not only to showcase the castle, but to bring this amazing portfolio of award-winning wines to center-stage."
Join Mary for an educational tour of the property followed by a luxurious seated tasting in a private tasting salon, the Royal Apartment. You will taste several of Castello di Amorosa’s wines including our reserve selections, La Castellana and Il Barone, paired with delicious savory bites.
See what guests have to say about the Royal Food and Wine Pairing
♦ "Great people and great wine. We had an awesome tour of the castle and great wine thanks to Mary. Can't wait to come back!" - Robert and Jennifer Dugent
♦ "Two words: Mary Davidek. My friends and I were lucky enough to splurge on the food and wine tasting at the castle. Mary, the master sommelier, gave a fun and informative tour of the grounds and then really blew our minds with a thoughtful pairing. Her choices were delicious and she was warm, inviting, and so very knowledgable. Her smile is infectious. Would highly recommend this tasting!" - Ipanemasol, California
♦ "Ms Davidek's knowledge of Castello di Amorosa (as expected), her knowledge of history, wine , foods and their pairings stood out for us beyond all others as well as the way it was presented." - JWM67, Texas
♦ "If you truly want to experience their higher end wines, tour the castle, and have a great experience...this is the tour for you." - CanTaz, Canada
♦ "The tour is excellent but the pairing is where Mary shines. Each will please even the most discerning wine snob/foodie. A real treat!" - Joey046
♦ "One of the great things about this particular tour, it's a very small and private group, no more than 10-12 people, so it doesn't feel 'touristy' - the tasting is held privately in the Royal Apartment." - MeeShellRN