Tour the Castello
Tour the Castello
Tour the entire Castello in this interactive virtual tour.
Tour by Room
Walk through the halls of the Castello and explore all of the different rooms and the background of each room.
The Grand Barrel Room
The Romans may have designed crossvaulted ceilings for Italy, but Dario Sattui designed this structurally amazing barrel room for the Castello. At 12,000 square feet, this romantic, beautifully designed room boasts 40 cross-vaults with ribbing—crafted from ancient hand made bricks.
The Castello stores its wines in this room where they rest and become immersed with the nuances, spices, and subtle flavors of the French oak barrels in which they age.
Truly a breathtaking room, the Castello has used this room in support of local charity events and has hosted many dignitaries including Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jerry Rice, Nancy Pelosi, Chef Rachel Ray, Clint Black, Sir James Galway and Frederica Von Stade. Guests can view this room when on one of our Guided Tours.
Although our permit does not allow us to hold weddings at the Castello, we do have a beautiful Chapel, which is often used as a gathering place for guests heading off to tour the Castello or as an inclement weather option.
The Great Hall
The Great Hall of the Castello is the room wherein the baron and baroness would hold court and conduct the royal business of the day. once business was over, they may hold elaborate banquets with sumptuous foods and pour great wines.
The Great Hall is the most highly appointed room in the castle, complete with hand painted frescoes, a working fireplace brought over from Tuscany, and long, hand carved tables stretching the length of this beautiful room.
Today, the Great Hall holds approximately 140 people for the finest presentation of food and wine pairings, blind tastings, very special wine club events, and wine and food education events held “Castello style.”
A truly unique room in which to share the ultimate food and wine adventure with your family and friends.
Il Passito Room
Quietly beautiful, the Il Passito room is a more contemplative, wonderfully discreet room for our Wine Club members to enjoy seated tastings along with cheese and charcuterie plates.
The room overlooks the Courtyard and includes a spacious patio area tucked away behind the Castello where guests can enjoy the Napa Valley sunshine on warm days.
Spacious and serene, the room offers the chance to run away from the rush of contemporary life and to slip back into a time long ago.
The 13th century Courtyard is located in the heart of the Castello and is surrounded by walls of hand-squared stone and ancient brick, Tuscan-style breezeways and loggias. Courtyards were the center life in any Medieval palace, so it remains for your event; central, picturesque stunning. Vibrant during the day but majestic and regal at night, a unique wine and food pairing - alfresco - awaits you.
The Royal Apartment
For an experience parallel to none, the Royal Apartment allows a unique, intimate and opulent encounter for small gatherings, and is where guests can enjoy small bites paired with select Castello wines on the Royal Food and Wine Pairing Tour.
This is an area of the Castello rarely seen by the public, but can be exclusively available to you. The Royal Apartment can accommodate seated wine and food pairings, or if used in conjunction with the Royal Loggia, an intimate standing soirée.
With breathtaking views of the Napa Valley, Calistoga and Mt. St. Helena, the Terrace offers a beautiful open air gathering place ideally nestled between the Castello towers. A perfect location for wine and canapé receptions accommodating, or an ideal area for alfresco wine and food pairings.