Napa Valley: Most Popular Wine Region in North America & Home to Castello di Amorosa

napa valleyAre you a history buff, food connoisseur, nature enthusiast, or a filmmaker? Whatever your passion, Napa Valley is the place to be in. The over 400 wineries include some famous wine cellars and fantastic family-owned wineries. And even if wine isn’t your cup of tea – you can still enjoy the wine country’s world class restaurants and breathtaking views.

More About Napa Valley

The legendary Napa Valley is one of the most popular destinations in North America, welcoming an estimated five million visitors each year.

And although Napa is neither the largest nor the oldest wine region in North America, its definitely the most widely known, across the world. People come here for wonderful wines, top-notch cuisine, and picturesque scenery, and you find it all in abundance here.

Castello di Amorosa

One of the key attractions, if you’re in the Napa Valley, is the ‘Castello di Amorosa’ – named a “must-see destination” by The Wall Street Journal!

Castello di Amorosa

The Castello di Amorosa is a huge, authentic, medieval castle that took 14 years to build, stone by stone. The Castello has over 100 rooms, most of which are used for wine-making and wine storage. It stands four stories high, with an equal number of levels underground.

Reminiscent of Old World castles, the Castello features a drawbridge and moat, a dungeon and torture chamber, secret passageways, courtyards, loggias, a church, and a 12,000-square-foot wine barrel room, constructed with ancient Roman cross-vaulted ceilings.

Most of the vines at Castello di Amorosa grow on hillsides that provide optimal growing conditions. The vines are hand farmed, and sustainable practices are used.

Bollywood in Napa Valley

Canadian actress Lisa Ray (has worked in a few Bollywood movies as well) and Jason Dehni had exchanged vows in California’s scenic Napa Valley. The wedding was done in the traditional Indian style.

Filming In the Napa Valley

With stunning views, mild, sunny weather year-round, the Napa Valley is also a great filming location, perfect for Northern California filmmaking. Napa Valley is located around an hours drive to the north of San Francisco and is ideal for many kinds of filming projects.

The Napa Valley Film Office promotes The Napa Valley as a site for on-location filming to producers and location managers.

Napa Valley Film Festival

The Napa Valley Film Festival (NYFF) usually takes place in Novemeber, in the four walk-able villages of Napa, Yountville, St. Helena, and Calistoga. The event showcases an outstanding presentation of independent filmmaking. Film screenings and networking events are accompanied by the world-class food and wine of the stunning Napa Valley.

SOMM: Into the Bottle Official Trailer that focuses on some of the world’s top sommeliers and winemakers as it looks at how history has affected the production of wine around the world.

So if you’ve never visited the vibrant Napa valley, it’s high time you do. And if you’ve been here, it’s time you go back.