Vineyards

V. Sattui is committed to producing high quality, distinctive wines.  By controlling the process from “vine to cork” we are able to use our sustainable approach to produce flavorful grapes that make elegant wines we are proud of.  More than 70-percent of the grapes we use to produce wine are grown in our Estate Vineyards in Napa Valley, the Los Carneros AVA, Sonoma County and Mendocino County.  Our talented vineyard crews lovingly give our grapes the care and attention they need.

In addition to our Estate Vineyards, we work with a few esteemed growers with whom we have long, trusted relationships.  We work closely with each of them to ensure the fruit they produce meets the quality standards we require for our wines.

Amador Ridge Vineyard, Amador County

Amador Ridge Vineyard, Amador County

Ownership:
Acreage: 12
Soil Type: Volcanic
Age of Vines:
Length of Time Under Contract/Owned:
Trellis: Head-trained
Farming: Sustainable Farming
Preservation Easement:

A mostly dry-farmed vineyard near Sutter Creek that gives us concentrated, jammy Zinfandel.

The Henry Ranch

The Henry Ranch

Ownership:
Acreage: 528
Soil Type: 146, Haire Loam
Age of Vines: varies
Length of Time Under Contract/Owned: January 1994
Trellis: Vertical shoot positioning, quadrilateral cane
Farming: Fish Friendly Farming
Preservation Easement: Land Trust

Formerly an old cattle and dairy ranch and one of the original land grants from General Vallejo. Occupies two appellations: Carneros & Mt. Veeder.

Ramazzotti Vineyard

Ramazzotti Vineyard

Ownership: Carreras Ranch
Acreage: 30
Soil Type:
Age of Vines: 33 years
Length of Time Under Contract/Owned: 2004
Trellis: Head-pruned
Farming: Sustainable Farming
Preservation Easement:

Planted near Healdsburg from the Mazzoni clone, thought to be one of the original heritage clones of Zinfandel dating back to the mid-19th century. Spicy, silky Zinfandels.

Crow Ridge Vineyard

Crow Ridge Vineyard

Ownership: SPP, LLC
Acreage: 20
Soil Type:
Age of Vines: 100 years
Length of Time Under Contract/Owned: 2005
Trellis: Head-pruned
Farming: Sustainable Farming
Preservation Easement:

A gnarly head-pruned vineyard near the Chalk Hill AVA, just north of Santa Rosa.  Produces deep, spicy, well-balanced Zinfandel.

Gilsson Vineyard

Gilsson Vineyard

Ownership: SPP, LLC
Acreage: 18
Soil Type:
Age of Vines: 53 years
Length of Time Under Contract/Owned: 2005
Trellis: Head-pruned
Farming: Sustainable Farming
Preservation Easement:

Located in the Chalk Hill AVA in Sonoma County.  Produces fruity Zinfandels with wild berry & spice.

Covey Vineyard, Forestville

Covey Vineyard, Forestville

Ownership: V. Sattui
Acreage: 15
Soil Type: Gold Ridge Soils
Age of Vines: 1 year
Length of Time Under Contract/Owned: 1 year
Trellis: Vertical Shoot Positioning
Farming: Sustainable Farming
Preservation Easement:

Formerly a 50-year-old organic Gravenstein apple orchard in the Russian River Valley. This area has a cool climate, heavily affected by fog due to the valley’s proximity to the Pacific Ocean.

Quaglia Vineyard

Quaglia Vineyard

Ownership: Quaglia Family
Acreage: 4
Soil Type:
Age of Vines: 85 years
Length of Time Under Contract/Owned:
Trellis: Head-pruned
Farming: Sustainable Farming
Preservation Easement:

Farmed by the Quaglia Family (“quail” in Italian) for five generations.  Produces rich, ripe and minty Zinfandel.

Black Sears Vineyard

Black Sears Vineyard

Ownership: Jerre Sears
Acreage: 3
Soil Type:
Age of Vines:
Length of Time Under Contract/Owned: 31 years
Trellis: Head-pruned
Farming: Organic and biodynamically farmed
Preservation Easement:

One of the highest vineyards in Napa Valley.  Produces intense, peppery Zinfandel.

Vittorio’s Estate Vineyard

Vittorio’s Estate Vineyard

Ownership: V. Sattui
Acreage: 28
Soil Type: 170 Pleasanton Loam
Age of Vines: 12 years
Length of Time Under Contract/Owned: 30 years
Trellis: Vertical shoot positioning
Farming: CCOF (organic), Fish Friendly Farming
Preservation Easement: Land Trust

V. Sattui’s original vineyard property.  Formerly called Suzanne’s Vineyard.

Morisoli Vineyard

Morisoli Vineyard

Ownership: Gary & Melody Morisoli
Acreage: 25
Soil Type:
Age of Vines:
Length of Time Under Contract/Owned: 21 years
Trellis: Vertical shoot positioning
Farming: Sustainable Farming
Preservation Easement:

Located in the heart of the Rutherford Bench. V. Sattui has been making powerful and complex Cabernets from this vineyard since 1994.

Preston Vineyard

Preston Vineyard

Ownership: V. Sattui
Acreage: 28
Soil Type:
Age of Vines:
Length of Time Under Contract/Owned: 39 years
Trellis: Quadralateral cordon, spur-pruned
Farming: Sustainable Farming
Preservation Easement:

V. Sattui’s first vineyard-designated wine (1976) came from this vineyard. Produces elegant, understated, age-worthy Cabernet Sauvignon.

The Carsi Vineyard

The Carsi Vineyard

Ownership: V. Sattui
Acreage: 27
Soil Type: 116- Clear Lake clay, drained, 0 to 2% slopes, MLRA 14
Age of Vines: 6 years
Length of Time Under Contract/Owned: 26 years
Trellis: Vertical Shoot Positioning
Farming: Fish Friendly Farming
Preservation Easement: Land Trust

Named for Vittorio Sattui’s birthplace.  Located on the border of the Yountville and Oak Knoll AVAs.

Solano Vineyard

Solano Vineyard

Ownership: V. Sattui
Acreage: 69
Soil Type:
Age of Vines:
Length of Time Under Contract/Owned: 17 years
Trellis: Vertical shoot positioning
Farming: Sustainable Farming
Preservation Easement:

Located on the county line just east of Napa.

Pilgrim Vineyard, Lodi

Pilgrim Vineyard, Lodi

Ownership: Joel & Martine Herche
Acreage: 12
Soil Type: Central Valley Clay Loam
Age of Vines:
Length of Time Under Contract/Owned:
Trellis: Head-pruned
Farming: Sustainable Farming
Preservation Easement:

An ideal Zinfandel-growing area colled by the Sacramento/American River delta.

Boonville Vineyard

Boonville Vineyard

Ownership: V. Sattui
Acreage: 34
Soil Type: Pinole Loam, Talmage gravelly loam, Feliz loam & Yorkville-Squawrock-Witherell Complex
Age of Vines: 6 years
Length of Time Under Contract/Owned: 16 years
Trellis: Cane-pruned and bilateral cordon
Farming: Sustainable Farming
Preservation Easement:

Located in the Anderson Valley Appellation of Mendocino County. A cool climate vineyard for early-ripening varieties.