Come celebrate with us at an old-fashioned Lobster Boil Napa-Style!
Fabulous Wines | Great Food | Live Music | Biggest Discounts of the Year
Enjoy a menu of fresh Maine lobster, large prawns, Italian sausage, corn on the cob, savory artichokes, red potatoes, whole roasted garlic heads, and a surprise dessert!
We’ll be setting up tables in Vittorio’s Vineyard as we celebrate Spring … V. Sattui style!
Afterward, adjourn to the Barrel Room and enjoy a fabulous dessert, live music and the best prices on wines this year!
Watch this video and see all the fun we’ve had at this event!
2016 Winemaker Dinner Tasting Menu | 2017 Menu TBD
Prepared and introduced by Michelin Star Chef Stefano Masanti
Tartare di tonno, maionese leggera all’aglio, gnocco fritto di Modena
Tuna tartare, light garlic mayo, gnocco fritto Modena style
Canapé di polenta croccante, paté di maiale di fattoria, composta di fichi, germogli
Cruchy polenta canapè with farm pork pate, fig compote and microgreens
Bruschetta vegetariana, basilico, crema salata al limone
Vegetarian bruschetta, basil and savory lemon custard 2011 Prestige Cuvee
Antipasto Carpaccio di cervo, tartate di ostriche, frutto della passione e zenzero
Venison carpaccio, oysters tartare, passion fruit and ginger
2013 Reserve Stock Napa Valley Chardonnay
Primo piatto Risotto ai funghi ed erbe cotto nella pentola d’oro
Mushrooms and herbs risotto cooked in gold pan 2012 Paradiso
Pietanza Coscia d’anatra arrosto, composta di more di gelso, fondo d’anatra
Roasted duck leg, blackberries chutney, duck sauce
2009 Morisoli Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
Dolci Gelato alla vaniglia V.Sattui con i suoi toppings
V. Sattui Vanilla gelato and toppings
*** Bignolata al cioccolato
*** Insalata di fragole al moscato
Strawberries and moscato salad
130th Anniversary Madeira
Don’t miss this epic gala. Tickets go on sale in Spring 2018.
Book your accommodations early.
Details on the 2017 Harvest Ball below:
In its 33rd year, this private ball is the most highly-anticipated event of the fall season. Our stunning winery, reminiscent of an estate in Tuscany with its lush landscaping and breathtaking vineyard views, is yours to explore and savor as you and your fellow guests stroll the exquisitely manicured grounds, dressed in your finest party clothes. You’ll watch the sun set over our iconic stone tower framed against the rolling hills. You’ll dine on a gourmet dinner prepared by our Italian-born chef, recipient of a coveted Michelin star, and drink the most prestigious, award-winning wines available only at V. Sattui. Live music from the biggest, most flamboyant Elton tribute show in the country, will waft over the vineyards as our attentive and knowledgeable staff ensure that your glass is always filled. After dinner, you’ll be transported back to Roaring 20s speakeasy in our cellars. This magical evening will linger in your memory for a very long time.
Returning Michelin Star CHEF STEFANO MASANTI
Sattui Winery is the only winery in the United States that has an in-house chef, Stefano Masanti, who has been awarded a Michelin star for the past eight years, including 2016. Chef Masanti, assisted by his chef de cuisine from his acclaimed restaurant in the Italian Alps, Il Cantinone, will prepare a five-course dinner that is the ultimate Italian gastronomical experience. It will feature dishes from the regions of Italy renowned for their outstanding food, including Toscano, Lombardia, Piedmonte and Veneto. This gourmet feast will be preceded by various passed appetizers and accompanied by rare and older vintages, the highest-rated cabernets, blends, reserve wines, Jeroboams and Nebuchadnezzars. Our finest dessert wines will accompany Chef Masanti’s special ending for this extraordinary dinner.
THE ROCKET MAN SHOW: The Biggest Production Ever Hosted By A Winery!
Winner of numerous music industry awards, this 90 minute show is the USA’s #1 full-time 70s and 80s Elton John Tribute Band and sets the standard for world-class entertainment. It’s a reenactment of an early Elton John concert with all the classic onstage antics, 100% live instruments, and flashy grand pianos. Rus Anderson, who embodies Elton John at his prime, even wears his actual glasses, jumpsuits and boots from 1973, as well as his Swarovski-laden tuxedo from 1984. V. Sattui is flying in the band from Florida for this one show that will take place under the big top in the middle of the vineyard!
“The next best thing to Elton John” – Tampa Bay Time
“A show as extravagant as Elton’s career” – The St. Petersburg Times
Whisper the Secret Password and Jazz the Night Away in a 1920s Speakeasy!
Our barrel rooms will be transformed into an “authentic” speakeasy, complete with small tables, dim lights, private rooms hidden behind curtains, and secret passwords for special wines. You’ll enjoy luscious desserts, small plates and dancing to the music of the Mirage Band. In over 18 years as the resident band at the legendary Tonga Room at the Fairmont, the Mirage Band developed a loyal following with their catchy dance tunes, smooth jazz vocals and signature sound. Still a Nob Hill favorite, they are now the house band for the Top of the Mark at the Mark Hopkins. Our award-winning port and Madeira and cigars will be available to the gentlemen, and the ladies, too, on our terraces under the stars.
Make it a weekend!
Make your visit an extended one by attending one or all of the weekend festivities, including a Thursday afternoon blending seminar, a Friday chef demonstration & luncheon, Saturday vineyard tours and barrel tastings with our Winemaker, and a Sunday “morning-after” Italian brunch on Sunday. Weekend event details listed below.
Thursday, Sept. 14th
3:00pm-4:30 ~ BLENDING SEMINAR V. Sattui Barrel Cellar. Play winemaker in this hands-on workshop and learn the magic of blending.
Explore five Bordeaux varietals and their unique characteristics; finally creating your own blend in effort to match our prestigious Paradiso, our proprietary Bordeaux Blend. Open only to guests of the Harvest Ball
12:30-3:00pm ~ PIZZA-MAKING DEMONSTRATION & LUNCHEON Join us on Friday afternoon for a private al fresco pizza-making demonstration and luncheon under the oaks!
Revel in the culinary genius of Michelin Star Chef Stefano Masanti, of Madesimo Italy, as he expertly demonstrates how to knead and toss the perfect dough and construct a variety of gourmet pizzas. For those who want roll up their sleeves and put their hands in the dough – great! Stefano will need volunteers. Pizzas will be served bubbling hot right from our outdoor oven and paired with V. Sattui wines.
Dessert? You bet! After lunch, satisfy your sweet tooth at the Gelato Bar, featuring Stefano’s house-made gelato and a plethora of toppings to customize your dessert. This event includes printed take-home recipes. Open only to guests of the Harvest Ball
PRIVATE TOURS & TASTINGS
Winemaker Brooks Painter will be your personal tour guide during a behind-the-scenes tour through the winery’s facilities, including the vineyards, crush pad and production room. The tour will conclude with a private tasting of our award-winning wines. Open only to guests of the Harvest Ball
Tours offered at: 9:00 am | 9:30am | 10:00am | 10:30amsold out
Complimentary to first 20 to sign up
Call (707) 963-7774 to reserve
Saturday, Sept. 16th
HARVEST BALL at V. Sattui Winery
5:30pm reception. Evening attire/Black tie $225 members ($250 non-members) Advance ticket pricing, subject to change
Sunday, Sept. 17th
9:30am-Noon ~ Colazione della Dominica “MORNING AFTER” BRUNCH
V. Sattui lower terrace & Cellar Club. Includes pastries, salmon, frittata and mimosas. Open only to guests of the Harvest Ball
Complimentary to all who sign up
Call (707) 963-7774 to reserve
Note: The weekend events are for those guests attending the Harvest Ball. To make your reservation, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 707-963-7774
This is a wine country event you can’t refuse! Join us as we celebrate our Italian heritage with an outdoor festival straight out of the villages of Toscana and Lombardia – an enchanting evening full of mouthwatering food and raucous laughter, lively music and old friendships, wild dancing under the stars and, of course, your favorite V. Sattui wines.
This night we celebrate life, we celebrate family, and we celebrate you – our V. Sattui community.
We can’t wait to see you there!
Location: Under the oaks at V. Sattui Winery
Dress: Casual Italian
Step into the shoes of our winemakers and learn about the blending of V. Sattui’s Paradiso, our proprietary Bordeaux blend.
In this hands-on workshop you will play winemaker for 90 minutes, exploring five Bordeaux varietals and learning what flavors, textures and other characteristics each one brings. Then you’ll create your own blend, competing with your fellow classmates to see who can create a wine that tastes the most like our Paradiso.
Price: $65 members | $75 non-members
Included with this experience:
Limited-Release Wine Tasting
Location: Meet at the fountain
Limited seating! Maximum of 12 guests.
21 and older only, please.
Meet Martin Slavin, CWP, CS, FMP
Martin is a Certified Sommelier by the Court of Master Sommeliers and holds a Certified Wine Professional certification form The Culinary Institute of America (CIA). He has worked with V. Sattui Winery for over three years where he has established consumer and professional wine education programs.
Martin’s love of wine started in New York City when he discovered that his girlfriend, now wife of 30 years, did not drink beer. After honeymooning in Burgundy, Martin realized that in order to enjoy fine wine, one needed fine food. He enrolled in New York’s Professional Culinary Institute and began a 20 year career in the food business, which included working at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, San Francisco’s Campton Place, and the Claremont Hotel in the Berkeley Hills. He has also owned and managed restaurants for himself, Compass Group and Sodexo Services.
Martin left the food business to pursue his passion for wine. He enjoys working at V. Sattui because of the large variety of wines we produce and he relishes the opportunity to learn more about each of them.