Futures

Futures photo-- Richard Wood- smallerWhy Buy Futures?

We hope you’ll consider taking advantage of our Futures program!

  • You’ll save money on the wines you buy
  • There’s opportunity for price appreciation later
  • You’ll be sure to receive our very best wines before they sell out

Every year, when the new vintage is still in barrel, we allocate a small percentage (about 15%) to Futures purchases; that is, while the wines are still aging and before they’re bottled, you may purchase it by the case with a 50% deposit.  This locks in a lower price than when the wine is eventually available to the public.

During subsequent visits, you can taste the wines as they age and develop to further hone your skills of appreciation. Once the wine is bottled, two or three years from the vintage date, a notice is sent to you with the balance and instructions for shipping or pickup.

You can also combine Futures purchases with current wines to obtain multiple case discounts. A nice advantage when you’re only putting down half on the Futures.

Ordering Futures

  • Download Wine Futures Order form
  • To submit your order by email, complete all fields and save the form to your computer. Then attach it in an email addressed to orders@vsattui.com.
  • You may also print and mail/fax in the order form.
  • When we receive your order we will email you a copy of your deposit receipt.
  • Approximately two years from the vintage date, we will alert you by email when your futures are ready for pick-up/shipment. Final payment will be due at the time of pick-up or delivery.
  • Prefer to Buy an Whole Barrel of Wine (25 cases)?  Call us!

For questions please email orders@vsattui.com or call (707) 963-7774

2017 “A Bright and Concentrated Vintage!”

Mother Nature delivered a succession of seasons perfect for the life cycle in the vineyard. First, winter provided a record-breaking rainfall—a welcome end to four years of drought. Then, bloom and fruit in May occurred under ideal conditions—no frost, no rain or blistering winds to interfere with pollination; just warm, nurturing sunshine. Summer was balmy, but the vines weathered the heat well and maturity moved along at a steady pace. A short but intense heat wave during the first part of September brought brix levels up dramatically and winemakers waited for the pH, acids, flavor and color development in the grapes to catch up to sugar accumulation.  The 2017 wine quality shows a lot of bright acidity and fresh varietal aromas in the white wines, and deep color, sweet fruit flavors, and firm tannin structure in the reds.

2017 wines will be well-structured with great aging potential.

Here’s to a fantastic vintage, Cheers!

Brooks Painter
Director of Winemaking