The Etruscans of Ancient Italy: Celebrating the Original Party Hosts

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The Etruscans were a civilization of people who lived in the modern-day Tuscany area of Italy from the 8th to the 1st  century BCE.  Their influence on ancient Roman and European culture was profound.  Many say the Romans inherited their own cultural and artistic traditions from the Etruscans, such as temple design, religious rituals, winemaking, and gathering friends and family for large, outdoor banquets.

Join us for a fascinating look at the Etruscan culture with one of the most knowledgeable experts in the field, Lisa Pieraccini.  Lisa is the project director for the Del Chiaro Center for Ancient Italian Studies at UC Berkeley.  She’ll give an informative lecture with visuals, as she shows us the dining and drinking customs of Ancient Italy.

Stefano Masanti will bring the Etruscan culture to life by creating a meal using many of the same ingredients and techniques used by the lost civilization.  This will be a fun and delicious educational experience!

When: Sunday, October 16th, 2016
Time:  4pm – 8pm
Where:  V. Sattui Winery Barrel Aging Cellar
Price:  $125 per person

2017 Barrel Tasting & New Release Party

SAVE THE DATE: January 28, 2017

Location: V. Sattui Winery Underground Cellars & Caves, Courtyard, Vittorio Room & Tasting Room.

Taste over 60 different wines:

  • Over 20 barrel samples from the 2016 vintage
  • New Releases
  • Vineyard-designated Cabernets
  • Single-vineyard Zinfandels
  • Big award winners & top-scoring wines
  • Horizontal tasting  single-vineyard Cabernets

Amazing food stations to complement the wines.


Il Cantinone Pop-Up Dinner

Two Event Dates: Friday, June 24th (SOLD OUT) and Friday, October 14th, 2016

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Chef Stefano Masanti as he's about to enjoy his own Bresaola- a cured beef salumi.
Chef Stefano Masanti as he’s about to enjoy his own Bresaola- a cured beef salumi.  Photo from Marco Mazzoleni

No need to travel to Italy for acclaimed, authentic Italian cuisine.  Michelin Star Chef Stefano Masanti brings his restaurant, Il Cantinone, to the cellars of V. Sattui Winery for two very special “pop-up” dinners.

One of Stefano's culinary creations: A chestnut cone filled with chestnut cream and rosemary. Photo from Cristian Tam
One of Stefano’s culinary creations: A chestnut cone filled with chestnut cream and rosemary. Photo from Cristian Tam

Now you’ll have the chance to experience the cuisine that has earned him a Michelin Star!  We’ll turn Stefano and his wife, Raffaella, loose in our kitchen to create their own menu made with local ingredients, and paired with V. Sattui wines. Taste the best of his Lombardian kitchen with a five-course meal with many surprises along the way.

Stefano’s wife, Raffaella, a credentialed sommelier, will pair V. Sattui wines to complete this unforgettable evening.

Click here to learn more about Il Cantinone Restaurant, located in Madesimo, Italy in the Italian Alps!

When: Friday: October 14th
Time:  6pm to 10pm
Where: V. Sattui Winery, Reception in Courtyard.  Dinner in Barrel Aging Cellar.
Price: $130 for members, $155 for non-members

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  • We have a strict cancellation policy. Please read carefully:
    • Cancellation one month prior to event is refundable less $25 per person.
    • Less than one month prior to event, there will be no refunds.
  • For weekend accommodations, click here. Mention V. Sattui at the time of your reservation for special consideration.




Crush Party

Our Crush Party is an exclusive, members-only event so we can shower our affections and fantastic discounts on our biggest fans.
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Tickets on Sale Now!  Phone (707) 963-7774 to purchase!
Pricing:  Members $95 (2 tickets max)  |  Guests of Members $115 (6 tickets max)

Location: V. Sattui Winery Production-Fermentation Floor, Crush Pad, Underground Cellars & Caves, Vittorio’s Vineyard, Vittorio Room & Tasting Room.

Experience harvest during one of the most exciting times of year in Napa Valley & step behind-the-scenes of a working winery!

  • BIG open house
  • Old-fashioned grapestomp
  • Meet our growers and winemakers
  • Live music
  • Menu of foods from our live-fire tuscan grill and wood-fired pizza ovens

Watch this video for the highlights!

Harvest Ball

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Plans are underway for the greatest party of the year –V. Sattui’s Harvest Ball!  The evening of Saturday, September 17th promises to beat all others, as we celebrate with the finest cuisine of Italy, paired with the greatest of V. Sattui wines and get-up-out-of-your-seat music and dancing.

The evening begins with champagne flowing at the reception on our outdoor terraces with passed Italian antipasti and live classical music. Later you will be led to a big top tent in Vittorio’s Vineyard where a six-course banquet, prepared by a celebrity Italian chef and paired with V. Sattui’s finest wines, including Reserves and older vintages.

Chef Marco moriHarvest Ball Chef, Marco Mori

Chef Marco is a self-taught chef who currently works at Agriturismo La Costa in the Italian town of La Valletta Brianza. La Costa is one of the most highly acclaimed farm-stay accommodations in Italy. Guests who stay at this working farm are treated to Marco’s cooking, using ingredients harvested right from the gardens on the property. La Costa is located about a hour’s drive north of Milan.

Marco is versed in the Slow Food philosophy using quality, local foods that are produced using sustainable and organic practices. He is looking forward to foraging the Napa Valley for ingredients and creating a memorable meal for this very special Harvest Ball.

Super Diamond Dinner Show
Exuberant dinner entertainment by San Francisco’s own Super Diamond, endorsed by Neil Diamond himself as his favorite tribute band. They’ll be performing the timeless classics including “Sweet Caroline,” “America,” “Cherry Cherry;” “Song Sung Blue,” “Forever in Blue Jeans” and many more.

Dance into the night with Club 90
After dinner, the party will spill onto the Winery production floor for more music and dancing. We’ve booked our favorite 90s dance bands in the San Francisco Bay Area music scene for this year’s Ball. Club 90 is a high-energy, choreographed dance party show featuring the pop hits from the 1960’s to today’s Top 40 and Dance Music.

Make it a weekend!

Make your visit an extended one by attending one or all of the weekend festivities, including intimate chef experiences, a vineyard tour and barrel tasting with our Winemaker and a “morning-after” get-together on Sunday. Weekend event details listed below.

Friday, Sept. 16th

9am -11am ~ St. Helena FARMERS’ MARKET
Shop the famous St. Helena Farmers’ Market with Michelin-starred Italian chefs Marco Mori and Stefano Masanti for fresh and local ingredients to be used in the evening’s cooking class. (Wear comfortable clothes)
Complimentary to all who sign up.
Call (707) 963-7774 to reserve

Class I:  11am – 1:30pm

Class II:  5pm – 7:30pm

Michelin star chefs Stefano Masanti and Marco Mori host a hands-on authentic Italian cooking class for Harvest Ball guests.  Guests will gather in our V. Sattui Kitchen & Salumeria with both chefs as they work their culinary magic in these intimate sessions.  Be ready to help chop, stir, and taste!  Stefano and Marco will demonstrate and share 4-5 recipes concluding with guests enjoying the entire meal paired with V. Sattui wines.
$90 per person.

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Saturday, Sept. 17th

PRIVATE TASTING & TOUR with Director of Winemaking, Brooks Painter
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

9:00 am – Complimentary to first 20 to sign up
9:30 am – Complimentary to first 20 to sign up
10:00 am – SOLD OUT
10:30 am – Complimentary to first 20 to sign up
Call (707) 963-7774 to reserve

Saturday, Sept. 17th

HARVEST BALL at V. Sattui Winery. 
6pm reception. Evening attire/Black tie $225 members ($250 non-members) 
Advance ticket pricing, subject to change

Sunday, Sept. 18th

9:30am-Noon ~ MORNING AFTER Mimosas & Italian pastries.
V. Sattui lower terrace & Cellar Club.
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 or call 707-963-7774

Watch this video from our 2012 event!


  • Gold Card, President’s Club & Hall of Fame members receive priority seating.
  • We have a strict cancellation policy. Please read carefully:
    • Cancellation prior to August 1 is refundable less $25 per person.
    • After August 1, there will be no refunds.
  • For weekend accommodations, click here. Mention V. Sattui at the time of your reservation for special consideration.

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Festa Italiana – A Mid-Summer Italian Festival

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