Thursday, September 6, 2012

Castello di Amorosa in Napa Valley, California


Hello!
I wanted to share a few images of our recent visit to Castello di Amorosa in Calistoga, California.
Castello di Amorosa is a beautiful castle located in the Napa Valley.
We didn't actually tour the inside of the castle, however there was so much beauty to be seen outside the castle...
I wish I had gotten more pictures of the castle, I kind of got distracted taking pictures of the beautiful sheep.....









~my beautiful nieces Katie and Amelia~



Betty (Nancy's sister) brought us to the castle and showed us around Napa Valley


~my brother Merle and his wife Nancy and their beautiful girls~


















Enjoy the rest of your week!
Take Care,
Maria 

25 comments:

Morning T said...

Your photos are stunning Maria~ wish I had your keen eye for photography!!
Hope all is well.
xo~
T

gillyflower said...

Looks a wonderful place, lovely buildings! The girls looked like they enjoyed it too!

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Maria,
My kids have taken the tour and did some wine teasting here, they said it was beautiful, the winery has a lot of envents going on through year. Our family is going to plan to attend one. Your photo's are lovley and girls look like they had a lot of fun, and how nice you and your brother's family were able to spend the day together. Have a sweet day, Elizabeth

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Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Oh Maria,

You take the most beautiful photos!

What a wonderful place, I should so love to go there one day.

I just put your grapes as my new screensaver, so BEAUTIFUL!

I went to Napa Valley when the grapes were being harvested once and it was the neatest thing ever. Only time I have ever been there and I have been dying to go back.

Thanks for sharing your trip!

Geli said...

Hi Maria, like every time: Wonderful dreamy photos! Your daughter is becoming very very beautiful. The photos with the cock and the sheeps are my favourite.
Best wishes!

Little Leslie said...

I could spend a week there, taking pictures. Boy is that gorgeous! Thanks for the post.

All Seasons said...

What a beautful pictures have you make from your brother and your nieces.

I send you a lovely weekend, enjoy, Maria

Hugs,
Patricia

tinajo said...

Beautiful photos!

Kate Harvey said...

Such beautiful photos. You make everything look so exquisite!

Kate
Something Ivory

A Cozy Cottage in the City said...

Just GORGEOUS, Maria! Napa Valley is one of the favorite places that my hubby and I love to getaway to whenever we find the time!!! Love the images ~ so beautiful!


XO's,
Jessie

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

So pretty and just over the mountain. Celebrating harvest here now, love all the grape photos. The area is bursting with abundance now!

Take care! xoxo

Vita Hemligheter said...

Beautiful pictures!
Have a nice day:)
Kram Emma

Jill Flory of Sew a Fine Seam said...

Beautiful photos! Love them all and makes me really want to go to Napa Valley!

PURA VIDA said...

like 500 years ago

designchic said...

What beautiful images and a beautiful family!!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Your photos are amazing.

tina said...

fantastic photos!

Inge @ Simply Fabulous Chic said...

Will have to visit Napa Valley someday... your photos look wonderful, like from a magazine! You're a real pro Maria!
Have a great week, Inge x

Lori Byrne said...

I understand being distracted by sheep...they tend to be photogenic!! Love your photography!

sheepyhollow said...

Beautiful!! Just delicious!! Love your 'work'...so talented! Thanks!

Daune | Cottage in the Oaks said...

What a beautiful place!

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Jo said...

beautiful trip :)

Anonymous said...

I've lived in northern California for many, many years, and we visit the Napa Valley pretty frequently. Castello di Amorosa IS a very beautiful site. Too bad you didn't also go inside... there are many beautiful spots for great photos, including some spots (turrets!) that also look out over the valley and provide great photo ops and breathtaking views. Personally, I wouldn't do the wine tasting here--but each to his own! I prefer a smaller tasting environment. But I would definitely recommend exploring the grounds, inside and out, as it is very beautiful and full of photo ops!