Volume 5 | May 7 2019
Enjoy Wine? Take A Journey With Us.
We, at Bordeaux Luxury Homes , enjoy a good glass of wine, as many of our peers do. So, this month, we decided to show how the two worlds of wine making and architecture can come together in beautiful harmony. Allow us to introduce you to Castello di Amorosa and fourth-generation winemaker Dario Sattui, who built an authentically styled 13th century Tuscan castle winery to honor his Italian heritage and deep love for medieval architecture. Dario is the great grandson of pioneering vintner Vittorio Sattui, an Italian immigrant who founded St. Helena Wine Cellars in 1885. Dario was always fascinated by the stories and photos of the old winery. As a child, he would play in the winery's underground cellars and dream of reviving the family business.
The Vision
He first intended to build an 8,500 square foot building without cellars. But gradually the project morphed into a castle spanning 121,000 square feet with 107 rooms, four underground levels, and four above-ground levels.

"Determined to make the Castello authentic in every respect, I used only old, hand-made materials and I built it employing the same methods and materials that would have been used 700-800 years ago. You can’t fake something like this."
The Masterpiece
It took more than 8,000 tons of hand-chiseled local stone and nearly one million antique bricks imported from Europe to complete the castle. Old materials and furnishings were shipped over from Europe to decorate the interior. The construction took 15 years.

Today, Castello di Amorosa is considered an architectural masterpiece with all the elements of an authentic medieval castle: a moat, drawbridge, five towers, high defensive ramparts, courtyards and loggias, a chapel, stables, an armory, and even a torture chamber.
Bordeaux Can Bring This To Reality
With Rick's love for adventure and wine, he makes it a point to travel around the United States and abroad to explore such beautiful wineries. Filled with the same type of passion as Dario Sattui, he enjoys bringing this inspired beauty of wine grottos and cellars to your home.

Ready to get started on your next project?

Contact us at (210) 425-6954
or rick@bordeauxluxuryhomes.com
to discuss your project ideas.
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