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Alisha  Lamos
February 5, 2013 | Alisha Lamos

Vincent and Megan's Wedding

The splendor of Vincent and Megan's wedding day could only be matched by the beautiful couple themselves. Shannon Stellmacher captured the beauty of the scene with rose petals lining the aisle.  Guests enjoyed V. Sattui's Dry Riesling and famous Gamay Rouge while the happy couple took photos on the Vittorio Terrace and then headed down to the Barrel Room to celebrate with a reception. V. Sattui was proud to host their friends and family for a June wedding to remember!

Time Posted: Feb 5, 2013 at 11:22 AM
Alisha  Lamos
February 5, 2013 | Alisha Lamos

Jung & Won's Wedding

Congratulations to Jung & Won in their recent wedding here at V. Sattui Winery!  The couple enjoyed the beauty of October's cooler weather in elegance.  Photographed by Sylvain Gentile,, the lovely couple toasted their special day with family and friends, and shared an evening of celebration.  We wish you both the best!

Time Posted: Feb 5, 2013 at 12:00 AM
Alisha  Lamos
February 4, 2013 | Alisha Lamos

Cody & Ashley's Wedding

Time Posted: Feb 4, 2013 at 2:45 PM
Alisha  Lamos
February 3, 2013 | Alisha Lamos

Jasmine & Hector's Wedding

Classy elegance surrounded this beautiful new couple and their wedding guests as they enjoyed a warm October evening at V. Sattui Winery. Jasmine's intricate lace gown was a soft touch to the romantic, stone courtyard setting. After the ceremony, Photographer Shannon Stellmacher captured the magic of the Barrel Room Reception, where guests joined the happy couple for dining, dancing, and toasts with V. Sattui's sparkling Cuvee Rouge.

Time Posted: Feb 3, 2013 at 2:29 PM
Alisha  Lamos
February 3, 2013 | Alisha Lamos

New Wedding Photos

Thanks to photographer Ken Viale,, we have more photos from recent weddings!  Congratulations to all our beautiful wedding couples, and we cannot wait to see you again at V. Sattui Winery soon!

Time Posted: Feb 3, 2013 at 12:00 AM
Alisha  Lamos
February 1, 2013 | Alisha Lamos

Melissa and Noah's Wedding

Melissa and Noah exchanged vows in a beautiful courtyard ceremony surrounded by an audience of family and friends.  Photographer, Shannon Stellmacher captured the couple's beautifully vibrant personalities perfectly paired with the stunning beauty of the day.  V. Sattui was proud to host this momentous occasion and wishes Melissa and Noah the best!

Time Posted: Feb 1, 2013 at 1:05 PM
Alisha  Lamos
January 29, 2013 | Alisha Lamos

Thank you Ashley!

Thank you Ashley for the wonderful Winery review on Trip Advisor!

Click here to read the post on

“So Happy Together - At V. Sattui Winery!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

My husband and I were married at V. Sattui winery in September of 2012. We chose this beautiful venue because of its friendly, family-oriented atmosphere. It is truly a place we would be happy bringing our children for picnics for years to come!

The wedding was absolutely beautiful - Alicia, Director of Weddings is absolutely wonderful! From booking through the ceremony itself, the staff at V. Sattui were wonderful - we even brought different members of our families on several occasions to show them the venue, and V. Sattui staff were always kind, welcoming, and full of hospitality!

This is definitely a place we will spend LOTS of time in our years together as husband and wife - romantic, fun, and beautiful. We could not ask for more in the Napa Valley, but V. Sattui provides SO MUCH more than that. We love this place.
Visited September 2012

Time Posted: Jan 29, 2013 at 11:22 AM
Alisha  Lamos
David Bejar (Vineyard Manager)

Fish Friendly Farming

For the past 8 years V. Sattui Winery has enrolled our Carneros estate, the Henry Ranch, in the Fish Friendly Farming program for the Napa Valley, a voluntary certification program for grape growers who implement land management practices that restore and sustain habitat and improve water quality.

   The program was developed as a collaboration of the agricultural community, government agencies and environmental groups both to educate us on preserving our environment and to develop a coalition of role models for the entire community.

   In the program, vineyards are not only scrutinized for vine management practices but also how we care for roads, drainage systems, creeks and rivers. The certification process is lengthy but we are committed to the changes necessary to preserve our habitat for generations to come.

   The forefront of our training is to develop and implement a farm plan of beneficial management practices with the expertise of hydrologists, biologists and environmental engineers. Some of these practices are challenging but worthwhile as we make necessary improvements for the vineyards, access roads, creek and river corridors for the 500-acre ranch.  

   Carneros Creek, which runs through Henry Ranch, is a beautiful waterway shared by several neighboring vineyards and ranches. The steelhead trout is one of many species in this tributary that rely on clean water to survive and thrive. We’re very excited to join our neighbors and participate in preserving such a beautiful part of our watershed. Fish Friendly Farming reinforces the idea that we not just see the vineyard for the vines, but for all the living things that share our ecosystem.


Time Posted: Jan 15, 2013 at 10:32 AM
V. Sattui Winery
January 8, 2013 | V. Sattui Winery

Moscato Frizzante-Tiny Bubbles

by Tom C. Davies, Winery President

Getting away is always good. About five years ago our Marketing VP, Claudette Shatto, had a memorable vacation, spending a couple of weeks touring the hill towns of Tuscany and Umbria. She also spent the best part of a week staying at Castello delle Serre, our 1000- year-old castle-hotel near Siena. Tough duty for a working vacation.

Of course her market research included lots of dining and drinking (not sure if in that order). Among her discoveries were wines with few or tiny bubbles, or as Italians say, “Frizzante.”  These wines are not really sparkling wines; they’re not as carbonated and are lighter, with lower alcohols and a little sweetness. The most famous Italian frizzante is Moscato D’Asti, a slightly “fizzy” wine made from the Muscat grape grown in the Piedmonte region.

Upon her return to the States, Claudette’s immediate new idea was for V. Sattui to produce a Moscato Frizzante. And we did just that. In the summer of 2008 we released the 2007 Moscato. It sold out in less than four months. Did I mention she’s the VP of Marketing?

Since then Moscato has become very popular with consumers. However our Moscato is very different than what you will find at your local wine shop. The wine fills the glass with aromas of orange blossoms and perfumed flowers, and follows with a delicate, just-enough-sweet softness on the palate from the tiny bubbles to give a wonderful, textural sensation. Our Moscato is the perfect complement to a summertime picnic, light desserts or any celebratory experience. 

To make sure we keep all that good stuff from prematurely escaping the bottle, we’ve finished the wine in a screw cap. I know most of you have heard or know that screw caps on certain wines, especially young whites not meant for long-term aging, are preferable to corks. They don’t let air in or out and there’s no risk of cork taint. We’ve also decorated the wine with a new label, bringing back original elements of Vittorio Sattui’s labels from the early 1900s. 

My recommendation: Buy this wine. Better yet, buy lots. Chill it, find a couple of wine glasses (no need for flutes, or even stems), and give a quick twist! What follows is simply delicious!

Time Posted: Jan 8, 2013 at 2:35 PM
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