Rick knew the owner and the CEO of Castello di Amorosa very well. We met with George, the CEO and he provided us with complimetary passes to the special reserve tasting room ($95/person). We were able to sample seven different, very expensive wines. They were wonderful! We had a great afternoon. Sarah, somewhet tongue in cheek, asked the wine server if we could start all over again because she wasn't sure which ones she liked best! Our server was a young Itallian man and didn't know she was kidding. You should have seen the look on his face!