V. Sattui Gives Back

Giving back to our community is one of our greatest pleasures at V. Sattui Winery. We believe leadership is a responsibility and this gives us great purpose. We give back not only to the Napa Valley community, but also to our team members who we consider family.

Caring for the Land

Napa Valley is known for its rural and agricultural land on which world-class grapes are grown. We work tirelessly alongside the Napa County Agricultural Reserve to preserve the land of the valley because without it, Napa would lose its identity. We have protected nearly 600 acres of land through conservation easements to ensure that the land is protected from commercial and residential development. We are taking a stand for our community because we couldn’t do what we do without it. Our long-term goal is to have all of our land, totaling about 1,000 acres, to be protected for generations to come. Here is how you can help preserve the beautiful Napa Valley with us.

Children Are the Future

In 2007, we teamed up with the Napa Valley Vintners’ Adopt-A-School program. We are fortunate enough, and take great pride in, sponsoring 8th graders at Robert Louis Stevenson (RLS) Middle School. With education being one of our core values, we focus on the impact we strive to have by teaching core subjects at the winery for a day, along with introducing them to the science of winemaking. We also introduce mathematical applications in business and language arts as it applies to consumers and employees. Our mission is to shape the future of business and what that looks like to the young students of our community. It’s a privilege and rewarding to see our efforts come full circle when we hire new team members who are alumni of the St. Helena Unified School District.

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Impactful Helping Hands

If you have ever visited our picnic grounds, you probably are familiar with the picnic pack. We owe a lot to the dedicated students of the Napa Valley Unified School District Post-Secondary Project, who take the time in crafting our “Green Picnic Pack.” Our biggest desire is to support these students with pre-employment skills when transitioning from high school to work, and we are honored to call them part of our V. Sattui family. Next time you purchase a picnic pack, know you are also supporting these students which helps all of us make one overarching positive difference in the world.

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Meals on Wheels

The most recent project we are proud to take part in is the purchase of a new food delivery truck. We collaborated with our sister winery, Castello di Amorosa, to transport daily meals to the senior citizens of our community who can no longer drive, but wish to still live alone. The volunteers of the Napa Valley Meals on Wheels program deliver over 400 meals daily throughout the valley. We are giving back to those who have given so much to us as long-time residents and local business supporters in our hometown.

Giving Back is Who We Are

There are many ways we aim to give back and be a leader in our community. We will continue to do so because this is the foundation on which our business was built. Dario Sattui couldn’t have said it better: “Giving, without expectation of anything in return other than the pure enjoyment and satisfaction of helping someone or a cause, is a great feeling. Together, we can make a difference.”

 

Preserving Napa Valley in Partnership with the Land Trust of Napa County

Taking care of the land we farm and preserving its beauty and abundance is one of our core values at V. Sattui and for owner, Dario Sattui.   The stewardship of the lands that V. Sattui farms in Napa, Sonoma, Mendocino and Solano Counties is the recognition of our collective responsibility.

Dario’s most recent conservation effort comes by way of a 40-acre donation to the Land Trust of Napa County, an organization that was established in 1976 to preserve the character of Napa County by permanently protecting land.  This conservation easement, combined with four others over the last 18 years brings Dario’s total contribution to nearly 600 acres.

Coombsville photoThe property is located in the Coombsville hills, overlooking the City of Napa.  It is preserved through the partnership between Dario and the Land Trust. It’s natural and agricultural values are protected forever while the land is maintained in private ownership.

This conservation effort is especially important in Coombsville – where land development including vineyards, homes and wineries has been substantial in recent years. Home to Kreuse Creek, dense woodland and abundant wildlife, the property is visible from parts of the City of Napa, Silverado Trail and Skyline Park. Significant scenic enjoyment has been preserved for generations to come.

“Sadly I have seen tremendous development in the 44 years I have lived in Napa County,” said Dario Sattui. “I wish to be part of the solution by protecting all our properties with easements with the Land Trust. It gives me great pleasure to continue with my pledge.”

The Coombsville conservation easement joins Carsi Vineyard, the historic Hibbard Ranch (Formerly Henry Ranch) and our Certified Organic home vineyard – Vittorio’s Estate – named for Dario’s great-grandfather who first established V. Sattui winery in 1885.

“Five conservation easements is a lot,” said Doug Parker, CEO of the Land Trust. “And they have all gone smoothly with Dario. He is giving up significant value in this easement, eliminating the potential for both a winery and a residence, and we very much appreciate his generosity.”