Remember when you wanted to build your own tree house?

FullSizeRender (19)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.

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The Great Hall. This place can be reserved for private parties.

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Central image in the Great Hall.

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Authentic armor

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How can one refuse chocolate?

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A view nearing the end of the day at Napa.

 
IMG_2034Near 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.

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