Dream Big

We are often told to dream big in this life, and not only that but to follow our dreams. As someone who made and followed his own path, I can tell you there aren’t many things better in life than having a dream that comes true based almost solely on hard work.

So when I saw the latest video from California Dreamers featuring winemaker Dario Sattui telling his story about following your dreams and making them happen no matter what it takes, I just had to share with you.

In the Napa Valley, the name Sattui is recognized as one of the regal monikers of winemaking. So it’s fitting that Dario Hibbard Sattui, great-grandson of one of the valley’s first winemakers and now president of V. Sattui Winery, has built a castle fit for a king near Calistoga. On tours of the 107-room medieval-style Castello di Amorosa (“castle of love”), visitors can check out precise 13th-century details like vaulted stone ceilings, frescoes, a moat, and hand-forged nails. But ask Dario about his favorite place, and the fourth-generation Californian—and serious nature lover—goes far beyond his castle walls.

His passion, love for his craft, and appreciation of wine and the life that it has made for him is a story we should all be reminded of as the journey to make one’s dream come true can truly inspire.

Check out his story and his stunning castle below in the latest from California Dreamers and Visit California.



“You do something you love, you put your heart and soul into it, you put everything you have into it, and the love you put into it, people will see it, and it will come back to you.”

I think the good people of Cali have it right. Have a dream, set your goals high, and never give up.



Founder, CEO at Addicted
I’m ADDICTED to great travel, amazing food, better grooming & probably a whole lot more! Mark Munroe is the Creator and EIC of ADDICTED.