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A visit to the Castle Winery (Castello di Amorosa)

This is one of the absolute best castles in all of America. And this is for a few different reasons. I will explain why and show you some pictures.

This visit to Castello di Amorosa is part of my Medieval America Trip where I traveled all of America visiting sites. You can see the main page for that here: Medieval America

I also have a video of my visit to this castle. You can watch that video on my youtube channel here.

It is a beautiful castle and it is authentic. What I mean is that is a real 13th century winery castle. The builder was very determined to build it in the same way they did it in 13th century. Including a few major things like rather than cutting the stones with modern stone saws they actually were hand chiseled. Yup. Pretty amazing.

The builder has expertise in medieval architecture and he scoured the world to find the right architect, builder and masons that could get it done right. It was a big challenge and it took fifteen years.

And this authenticity goes all the way through everything including all the metal work which was hand wrought by blacksmiths.

It was an admirable challenge and you really have to give credit to the owner for getting all done.

Let's look at some pictures.

This angle is a bit deceiving. The castle might look a tad small from this angle. But is not small at all. It is 121,000 square feet! Just look at the various windows. Doing that will give you a better idea of the size of it all.

The Castle Winery

The Courtyard

The courtyard

 

The Great Hall

The Great Hall

 

A beautiful stairway arch

A stone arch

 

A view of the vinyard

A view of the vinyard

 

A bit of the hand-wrought metalwork

Hand wrought metal handle

 

The Chapel

 

It's a stunningly beautiful castle and if you want to learn more about it or get some of the wine check out the website here: Castello di Amoroso

 

Some Facts:

  • It is an authentically styled 13th century Tuscan villa castle winery.
  • it is 121,000 square feet in size
  • It has a substantial in size underground wine cellar with multiple layers.
  • 8,000 tons of hand-chiseled local stone and nearly one million antique bricks imported from Europe to complete the castle.
  • More than 200 containers of old materials and furnishings were shipped over from Europe to decorate the interior.
  • The construction took 15 years and opened to the public on April 7, 2007.
  • It sits on 171 acres

 

Will Travels Medieval America -

Will is on a quest to build a castle. And as part of this he has embarked on an adventure across America visiting castles, blacksmiths, meaderies, museums and all sorts of medieval places. You can follow along on the adventure! Yes, there are castles in America and Will is visiting them!! Check it out here: Medieval America