Vintner honors Italian ancestors with castle

Daryl Sattui, a Napa Valley, California winemaker, has spent 13 years and over US$30M to build a castle, complete with towers and dungeons, to honor his Italian ancestors.

The Calistoga, California folly measures 120,000 square feet (12,200 square meters) and is an object of irritation to Sattui's Napa neighbors. "I wanted to pay homage to my relations, who came out of Italy and were pioneer winemakers in California and very successful, until prohibition forced them out," he told the San Jose Mercury.