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 Your Hostess,  Sommelier  Mary Davidek

Taste the Experience

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. Join Mary for an educational tour of the property followed by a luxurious tasting in a private tasting salon, the Royal Apartment. Here you will savor many of Castello di Amorosa’s award-winning wines including reserve selections, La Castellana and Il Barone, paired with delicious savory bites.

Offered by reservation 11:15a.m. Friday-Sunday.
Available midweek by appointment.
(2.5 hours in length)

$95.00 per person (No guests under the age of 21)

$76.00 Active Club Member Price (2 per membership*)

*Additional discounts apply to higher club levels when member is present


For reservations and more information about this program please contact us at



Take a Virtual Tour of the Royal Apartment


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♦ Sample Menu

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View easy and delicious recipes that pair with and use our food-friendly wines.

Food and Wine Blog

See what Mary has to say in our Food and Wine blog.

Meet Mary

"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.

♦ Hear from Mary on her interview with Slow Living Radio


See what guests have to say about the Royal Food and Wine Pairing

"The Castello concentrates on Italian wines, and has a food/wine pairing tour that isn't to be missed: Tour the property, and then relax in an upstairs apartment while the great Mary Davidek serves cheeses and homemade treats, paired with delicious wines. I've now been to the castle a few times, and the food/wine tour was definitely something special." - Abby Tegnelia, Huffington Post Travel - "Wine Country: Calistoga Retains Country Charms"

♦ Featured in CA Home+Design: "Wine Country Agenda: Spring Food and Wine Pairings to Taste Now"

♦ "I have been a wine club member for many years and have come to expect exceptional service and wine from the Castle.  The food & wine pairing with Mary Davidek went beyond all of my expectations.  She is very gracious and knowledgeable about the Napa Valley and Castello di Amorosa in particular.  It was truly a day that none of us will ever forget.  Thank you, Mary, for being the perfect hostess." - Jerre, Arizona

♦ "This was a birthday surprise from my husband. Mary Davidek did the tour. Highly recommend you request her. The castle is amazing and the wine tasting was over the top with Mary's guidance." - Peggy V., Brentwood, CA, January 15, 2017

"Castello di Amorosa’s sommelier, Mary, is quite the hostess and made this incredible wine tasting tour, food/wine pairing and castle tour a fabulous experience for us."  Travel Adventure Buzz - "Girlfriend's Guide to a Luxurious Napa Valley Getaway"

♦  We had an exclusive tour including a food and wine pairing tasting, as well as a full tour of the castle. Not only did we meet the most amazing people that I will FOREVER keep in contact with, it was the MOST FUN I have ever had on a tour!!" - Simply Taralee - "Napa Vacation"

♦  "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