Only one man has built a 13th century style castle in Napa Valley and his name is Dario Sattui. If you were unaware that there was a castle in Napa, all you would have to do is travel up-valley to Calistoga and go up the drive which reveals Castello di Amorosa. Dario started with V. Sattui Winery and worked incredibly hard to eventually build the castle. This is no amusement park. This is a bonafide winery. Dario was a great interview combining humor, story telling and passion along with a dash of self deprecation. His story is impressive and his drive, inspiring. Listen along to a Napa Valley legend to see how is all began.

You can also hear Dario on our Vino Lingo segment defining the phrase “The crazy bastard that built the castle”.

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Written by Ray Fister

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