Before the age of social media and iphones, every child, at some point in their innocent and creative young lives, wanted to build a tree house! That’s exactly what Mr. Dario Sattui accomplished when he built a 13th century Tuscan castle winery in the Napa Valley, not out of need, but out of living a childhood dream … so the tour guide said!
Castello di Amorosa was a wonderful place to visit yesterday with a good friend. You get this sense of really being transported to a whole different time period while enjoying wonderful wine and chocolate! It was an intriguing experience to be in a place that brings you to the epic times of Knights, Queens & Ladies, Princes and Kings, peasants and workers … a life in which you took on your father’s craft as a woodsman, farmer, or that of a particular trade.
Near the end of the tour, I browsed through the gift shop keeping in mind that my coaster of old, given by a dear friend when we visited Christ the Light Cathedral, had run its course, and that it was time for a new one. While pensive of which coaster to purchase, I decided to hold off and still enjoy the sentimentality found on this little plate where my coffee rests each morning.