Dario Sattui’s authentically built Tuscan-style castle and winery in the Napa Valley of California was recently recognized as one of the top ten castles in the world by Tripadvisor, the world’s largest travel platform. Sattui, a medieval history enthusiast, fell in love with European medieval architecture during several trips to Italy after college...

Imagine the rich aromas of Italian cuisine filling the air, the sounds of lively conversations, and the warm, vibrant atmosphere of a community coming together for a cause. This was the scene at the Napa Elks Lodge, where the Napa Sons and Daughters of Italy in America hosted their sell-out annual fundraiser, Boot to Fork: Festa Italiana a Napa. A...

Italian fare from one of America’s foremost pizza chefs arrives in Napa next week. Chris Bianco, credited with sparking the country’s modern artisanal pizza scene, is behind a new menu at Farm at the Carneros Restaurant & Spa in Napa. The restaurant will reopen on Dec. 8, marking Bianco’s Bay Area debut. Notably, Farm won’t serve pizza, but it will...

Biordi Art Imports will open an “Authentic Italian Holiday Market” in downtown Napa this holiday season. The temporary shop opens at First Street Napa on November 24 at 1300 First St., Suite 251 in Napa. The selection of Italian items will include: hand-painted Italian ornaments, Christmas decorations, serving platters and bowls, Champagne buckets,...

Festival Napa Valley has announced the Manetti Shrem Challenge, a $3 million matching gift from longtime benefactor Maria Manetti Shrem. Designed to inspire new giving, the Manetti Shrem Challenge will act as a catalyst for accelerating the growth of Festival Napa Valley's year-round programming, educational initiatives, and scholarship programs. "...

A 14th century Tuscan castle in the middle of Napa Valley? No, your eyes are not deceiving you. This is the surprise that greets many visitors to California’s wine country. Castello di Amorosa is a winery located near Calistoga, California, that was built by Dario Sattui, a fourth-generation vintner who wanted to honor his Italian heritage and his...

The tricolor flag stands tall in Napa Valley as Marchesi Antinori has successfully completed the acquisition of full ownership of Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars in California. This acquisition comes after a 16-year partnership with the American company, Ste. Michelle Wine Estates.  Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars is considered one of the most important wineries...

Ray Guadagni, a Napa native and retired local judge, will lead a walking tour Saturday through Napa's very own Little Italy neighborhood. Participants will receive a map of Little Italy— several blocks from a small portion of Third and Fourth Streets to Silverado Trail — and hear about a number of businesses owned and operated by Napa's Italian-Ame...

"That Enzo, he always has some food in his mouth,” Chef Andrea Cavaleri said. He was referring to an Italian boy devouring Cavaleri’s soft Sicilian almond cookies at a recent Farmers Market. Cavaleri sells these and a wide array of other Sicilian delicacies weekly at the Napa Farmers Market. His main gig, however, is cooking as a private event chef...

St. Helena's Italian Heritage Month celebration, Festa Italiana, will be from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, at Lyman Park, CA. The event will feature food, wine from local Italian-owned wineries, Italian music, the raising of the Italian flag, and the singing of the Italian national anthem by Katie Hopgood-Sculatti. Organizer Anthony Micheli...