Harvest Ball

Plans are underway for the greatest Napa Valley party of the year!
Cost: $225 per member | $250 per guest & non-member

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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

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Friday, Sept. 15th

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

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Saturday, Sept. 16th

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 | 10:30am sold 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 info@vsattui.com or call 707-963-7774


Photos from the 2016 Harvest Ball:

IMPORTANT NOTES:

  • 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.

Contact info@vsattui.com for more details.


Watch this video from our 2012 event!