CALISTOGA, California, January 5, 2022 – Dario Sattui, owner of Castello di Amorosa, an authentically built 14th century castle and winery in Calistoga, announced today that he recently signed a conservation easement with the Anderson Valley Land Trust for the 77.5-acre Dennison Ranch. Other than the existing home on the property, this land will be protected and preserved by the Trust. The other three legal home sites on the property will never be built upon.
“My vision is that this land will remain forever in agriculture,” said Sattui.
The Dennison Ranch Vineyard is just north of Boonville in the Anderson Valley. Sattui purchased this property in April 2017 and it will eventually encompass 47 acres of vineyard. The following varieties are being planted: Pinot Grigio, Pinot Bianco, Moscato, Vermentino and Gewurztraminer. The first crop will be in 2022.
This isn’t Sattui’s first vineyard in Anderson Valley. In 2003 he bought a vineyard near Booneville and planted it to Pinot Noir, Pinot Grigio and Gewurztraminer. After evaluating the quality of the wine produced in this Anderson Valley vineyard, Sattui next bought the famous Morning Dew Pinot Noir vineyard in 2015.
Sattui Winery and Castello di Amorosa have put nearly 700 acres into Land Trusts, insuring that the land will never be developed and remain a home for wildlife.
Castello di Amorosa owns and farms 130 acres in Napa, Sonoma and Anderson Valley.
The winery is one of Napa Valley’s most respected landmarks and welcomes visitors by appointment seven days a week: www.castellodiamorosa.com.