Introducing the 2018 Rutherford Dust-Up & the 2018 VanGone Cabernet Sauvignon

The future of allocated V. Sattui wines

Step into the future with us — We are excited to announce two future additions to the V. Sattui top-tier wine family! Introducing the 2018 Rutherford Dust-Up and the 2018 VanGone Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignons, a pair of gorgeous futures made with fruit from some of Napa Valley’s highest-quality vineyards and available only to V. Sattui’s top-tier members. What makes these wines so special? We’re here to tell you!

2018 Rutherford Dust-Up

 

From the Rutherford AVA comes one of the finest blends of Cabernet, our 2018 Rutherford Dust-Up. Made with fruit from two of the most prized vineyards in the Rutherford viticultural area, this Cabernet boasts the classic, deliciously noticeable “Rutherford dust” characteristics that grapes from this famous AVA are known for. 

On the nose, this wine expresses rich complexity followed by dark fruit flavors and hints of cocoa with a satisfying finish that lasts right into the next sip. Enjoy this wine with a classic steak and vegetable meal, or pair it with dark chocolate for a decadent dessert. We are only producing 168 cases of this beauty, so throw your hat in the ring while you can to taste what’s sure is to be one of the best Cabernets of the 2018 vintage.

2018 Vangone Vineyard

 

From a stand-alone single-vineyard perched on top of a narrow eastern bench high above Napa Valley comes the V. Sattui 2018 Vangone Vineyard Cabernet. Named the Vangone Vineyard because it came with an old, abandoned van that the owners could not get rid of, the grapes grown on this 20-acre lot are special. We are ecstatic to share the first solo-bottling of wine from this vineyard with the V. Sattui family. 

This wine is a new and unique 100% Cabernet Sauvignon that exhibits an inky black color in your glass with cassis, floral, blueberry, and spicy aromas. Fully-ripened and sculpted tannins follow on the palate along with intense Cabernet fruit flavors and characteristics. The magic number of cases for this exclusive future wine is 55. This is a special wine with a story behind it that you won’t soon forget. 

Futures

Every year, when a new vintage is still in the barrel, we allocate a small percentage, usually about 15%, to future purchases. This means that while the wine is still aging, even before it’s bottled, you can purchase it by the case with a 50% deposit and at a reduced pre-release price! Not only does buying futures lock in a lower price than when the wine is eventually available to the public, but it also includes visiting V. Sattui and tasting your future wines as they age and develop. Be a part of the future of V. Sattui Winery for years to come and get your hands on these wines and more!  

Both of these coveted future V. Sattui Cabernet Sauvignons, dressed in their own exquisite packaging, will be available for purchase as finished wines by Gold Club Members and up. Expect the just-bottled 2017 Rutherford Dust-Up Cabernet to be released late in 2020 or early 2021. Join the club today to receive not only access to some of the best wines in the valley, but also 20% off older vintage wines, complimentary tastings, barrel samplings, tours, invitations to exclusive V. Sattui events, and more. What are you waiting for? Join the family today!

It’s good to be a member.

Four Sips of Summer: The Newest V. Sattui Sensations

We’re embracing summer with open arms by presenting four special summer wine releases at V. Sattui Winery. Introducing…drum roll please… the 2017 Collina d’Oro Chardonnay, 2017 Collina d’Oro Pinot Noir, 2018 Rosato di Pinot Noir, and 2017 Rosato di Sangiovese! Sit back and cool off with these four delightfully expressive summer wines and get excited for what you have to look forward to during the warm summer nights ahead!

From our Newest Estate Vineyard!

In July of 2012, we purchased an abandoned apple orchard and embarked on a seven-year development plan with the hopes of producing world-class pinot and chardonnay. Finally, seven years later we are very excited to share these amazing wines from our first-ever estate vineyard in Sonoma County!

2017 Collina d’Oro Chardonnay

First up, brighten your day and stay refreshed by the pool with the 2017 Collina D’oro Chardonnay from our Collina d’Oro estate vineyard. This site was meant to grow Chardonnay as it’s tucked away in Sonoma County’s Russian River AVA where it receives a cool, coastal influence. Known as the “Gold Ridge,” this vineyard produces award-winning Chardonnay that we’re ecstatic to share with you! Enjoy green apple, lemon, pear, and vanilla aromas with a creamy, soft palate and crisp finish. The critics think highly of this one too!  This gem was voted BEST CHARDONNAY from both the Winemaker Challenge and Monterey Wine Competition.  Cheers to the Chardonnay of Summer 2019!

2017 Collina d’Oro Pinot Noir

Next, also from the Collina d’Oro estate, we have the mouthwatering 2017 Collina d’Oro Pinot Noir. Earning gold at the Winemaker Challenge, the SF Chronicle Wine Competition, and the San Diego Int’l Wine Competition, it makes sense that this beauty comes from a vineyard that’s name means “Hills of Gold” in Italian. Described as elegant, luscious, and gorgeously balanced, this Pinot Noir will satisfy those savory summer cravings. Experience aromas of ripe cherry, vanilla, hints of herbs, and black tea, along with a decadent, full mouthfeel topped off with silky tannins and a long-lasting finish. This new V. Sattui staple is one that will surely have you coming back for more.

2018 Rosato di Pinot Noir

Moving on to a more delicate side of Pinot Noir, we have the must-try 2018 Rosato di Pinot Noir. We wanted to produce the lightest and brightest Rosé of the summer, so we sourced the fruit for this exquisite wine from 100 percent cool-climate estate vineyards in Booneville (Anderson Valley) and Russian River (Sonoma County). Staying on the theme of elegance, this Provencal-style Rosé awakens your senses. It boasts notes of honeysuckle, fresh cherries, and apricot with a hint of rose petal, mint, and sandalwood perfume. Get your fruity and floral fix throughout the summer heat with sip after sip of this dry, smooth, and bright new release.

2017 Rosato di Sangiovese

Last, but definitely not least, is our 2017 Rosato di Sangiovese. Not an entirely new wine to the V. Sattui repertoire but a new vintage, this Mediterranean-style wine is made with 100 percent Sangiovese grapes primarily sourced from our Hibbard Ranch in the Carneros region of Napa Valley. Indulge in “la dolce vita,” the sweet life, while on the beach or by the pool with this dry, crisp, and graceful Rosé. Because this wine was cold fermented in 100 percent stainless steel, you experience the red cherry, ripe strawberry, and juicy watermelon aromatics of the grape. Taste the berry flavors bursting through your palate for yourself! This new vintage is a fantastic pair for a light summer lunch of mixed greens, fish, or chicken. 

We can’t wait for you to try these new summer wine releases! Whether you’re spending an afternoon with us at the winery for BBQ season, relaxing by the pool on a hot day, or plan on frequenting the closest beach, make sure you’ve stocked your cellars this summer with new and refreshing V. Sattui wines!

NEW! Collina d’Oro Chardonnay & Pinot Noir

The most impressive aspect of these wines for me is the stunning and bountiful fruit aromas, and the complexity of flavors on the palate. The wines evolve with just a few minutes in the glass to provide lush fruit and great acidity on the finish…

– Brooks Painter, Director of Winemaking

Nestled in the Russian River AVA in Sonoma County, just outside of the town of Forestville, famous for its unique “Gold Ridge” sandy soils and cool coastal influence – the newest edition to our portfolio of Estate vineyards, Collina d’Oro is the idyllic setting for Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.

Each block of this 15-acre vineyard – formerly a 50-year-old organic Gravenstein apple orchard – is planted with careful attention to clonal diversity and varietal expression. Six unique Pinot Noir clones including DRC, Pommard and 777, enhance the dimension and complexity of our Collina d’Oro Pinot Noir, while our Chardonnay is planted to the classic Wente clone – perfectly suited to this exceptional site.

Both wines offer deep aromas and luscious, layered fruit with fleshy, dense volume in the mouth and succinct minerality all at once – showcasing the Russian River AVA at its very best in Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.  We are delighted to offer these two new beauties as a part of our collection.

2017 Collina d’Oro CHARDONNAY

Aromas of green apple, lemon and vanilla introduce this bright, crisp Chardonnay. Fruity and juicy on the palate with bold yet balanced oak and buttery notes punctuated by minerality and firm acidity – our 2017 Collina d’Oro Chardonnay is fine example of the unique characteristics offered by this special vineyard.  $48/bottle

BEST CHARDONNAY, 95 Points & Platinum – Winemaker Challenge
BEST CHARDONNAY, 95 Points & Platinum – Monterey Wine Competition
95 Points & Double Gold – American Fine Wine Competition
Double Gold Medal – SF Chronicle Wine Competition

2017 Collina d’Oro PINOT NOIR

Elegant and beautifully balanced, this Pinot Noir has aromas of ripe cherry, vanilla, a hint of savory herbs and black tea. On the palate it is bold, rich and refined with a hint of dusty cherry. A luscious, full mouthfeel is enhanced by silky tannins and a long, satisfying finish.  $52/bottle

91 Points & Gold – Winemaker Challenge
91 Points & Gold – San Diego Int’l Wine Competition
Gold Medal – SF Chronicle Wine Competition

Awards Season at V. Sattui Winery

Awards season runs strong from January through February, and each year we anxiously await the results. Every year seems to take us by surprise in one way or another. These awards would not be possible without you, and we want you to know we are grateful for your constant support.

Every day we set out to craft wines and provide memorable experiences for our loyal members, annual visitors, and newest fans — These awards are for you.

Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition

We are extremely excited to announce that we have been voted Winery of the Year for the third consecutive year in the Annual Winemaker Challenge! To our hospitality staff, Brooks Painter, and our talented winemaking and viticulture teams, bravo!

Along with Winery of the Year, we are thrilled to score over 90 points and “Best Of Class” on a few of your favorite wines.  The 2016 Gilsson Vineyard Zinfandel ($42) earned 96 points. This young, yet bold Zinfandel displays berry fruit aromas and depth. Robert Whitley calls Gilsson Vineyard one of “V. Sattui’s zin treasures” (and he is not wrong).

The 2017 Dry Gewurztraminer ($29) from Anderson Valley scored 94 points. This wine is exotic and complex, to say the least. Flavors of orange zest, pineapple, and lychee hit the palate immediately and will likely have you booking your next vacation before hitting the second glass.

Finally, scoring 92 points, we have our 2016 Napa Valley Malbec ($44). This vintage was a gorgeous one, and this wine clearly shows it. It’s decadent with notes of blackberry, blueberry, and spice and pays homage to our history through the vineyard in which its grapes are grown — our 27-acre estate Carsi Vineyard in Yountville, named after the Italian village Vittorio Sattui emigrated from.

“Sattui Scores a Hat Trick – The Napa Valley winery V. Sattui is famous for its picnic grounds, perhaps the most inviting and comfortable winery picnic grounds in all of California. It gets attention, too, for its unique marketing plan. V. Sattui wines are sold only at the winery or through its website. Then there are the wines. V. Sattui has achieved an enviable record of excellence on the wine competition circuit with an array of wines. And V. Sattui is nothing if not consistent. For the third consecutive year it has been named domestic Winery of the Year at the Winemaker Challenge, staged January 19-20 in San Diego. Not only did V. Sattui amass 36 medals from 40 wines entered, it claimed four best-of-class Directors awards with its 2017 Collina d’Oro Chardonnay, 2016 Grenache, 2016 Malbec and 2016 Gilsson Vineyard Zinfandel. Among V. Sattui’s 36 medals, three were awarded platinum and 14 gold.”  – Robert Whitley

San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

We’re thrilled to have six double gold medal-winning wines in the 2019 SF Chronicle Wine Competition! One we’d love to highlight from our latest vintage is the 2017 Rosato Di Sangiovese ($29). Red cherry, ripe strawberry, and juicy watermelon hit your lips and will have you daydreaming of warmer days that are just around the corner. Pair this refreshing, crisp wine with a variety of charcuterie and cheeses from our artisan deli for an afternoon on our property.

In addition to the six double gold, 13 wines received gold medals — and these wines have something to say! We’re particularly thrilled about the 2015 Napa Valley Merlot ($40) gold medal. This dark ruby-colored, smooth Merlot is fruity and balanced with a powerful, lingering finish to it and will surely leave you wanting more. Pair it with duck breast, pork tenderloin, or braised veil for a harmonious combination.

Of course, a fan favorite for guests and our staff is the 2016 Entanglement ($40). This is a beautifully made, unique Rhône style GSM blend. All three varietals (Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre) are de-stemmed and fermented together in a steel tank in order to increase color stability of the blend and marry all the characteristics into one.

If you’re in the area, we will be showcasing our top award winners at the 2019 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition Public Tasting – this Saturday, February 16, 2019, from 1 pm to 4 pm. The event will be at the Festival Pavilion, Fort Mason Center, San Francisco.  Tickets available in advance for $70 here: https://fortmason.org/box-office/?eid=30475 or at the door for $90.  Come say hello!

Over the next few months, we hope you plan a visit to Napa Valley and celebrate with us at the 2019 Winery of the Year! Because for us, there would be nothing to celebrate without our fans. We raise a glass to our team, awards season, and all of you! Cheers!

A Wine Drinker’s Top 5 Resolutions for 2019

Attention all wine drinkers! This one’s for you. If you’re a wine-o, then your New Year resolutions list probably looks something like this: add more V. Sattui Winery to my life! Pretty accurate, right?

Resolution Number 1: Wine + Food Pairing Experience

You might have heard of this one before, and you’ve probably thought to yourself, “I really want to do this,” but still haven’t acted on it. Well, now that experiencing one of these popular pairings is on your resolutions list, let’s make it happen for you! This is way more than just a food pairing. Firstly, you are greeted by your host with a glass of our sparkling Prestige Cuvée and taken on a guided tour of our estate Vittorio Vineyard and production areas. You then make your way down to the underground barrel aging cellar where your preset seating pairing awaits at our long Italian tables. What happens next is magic.  Our wine expert will lead you through six mouth-watering seasonally-inspired culinary creations paired with six highly-awarded V. Sattui wines as you are educated on the flavor dance between fats and acids, salt and sweet, complements and contrasts. Step away from this experience understanding how food and wine improve when paired properly.  Reserve your seat now for February 16 or March 16 from 11 am – 1 pm and cross resolution number one off the list!

 

Resolution Number 2: Take a Tour of V. Sattui Winery

When you take a tour of V. Sattui Winery, you immediately become part of the family. Our welcoming and edu-taining hosts dive into our rich history while you discover your soon-to-be favorite V. Sattui wines all while taking in the Tuscan beauty of the property, estate vineyards, and manicured grounds. During the tour, you will learn about our winemaking practices, the Napa Valley Agricultural Preserve, and what it means to be a responsible steward of the land along with the rebirth of the winery following Prohibition. At the end of the tour, guests will be treated to a full complimentary tasting! Daily tours take place daily: Monday through Sunday; reservation required (resolution encouraged).

Resolution Number 3: Partake in a Junk Food + Cabernet Pairing

If you’ve read our previous Cabernet Season blog, you’ve heard of this one. Now you actually have an excuse to experience it for yourself while it’s on your resolutions list. The next time you come by the winery, be sure to upgrade your tasting to this one-of-a-kind seasonal experience. Your favorite junk foods paired with award-winning Cabernets — it’s a match made in heaven. This isn’t the only unique upgraded cabernet experience we’re offering either, the options are endless!

Resolution Number 4: Eat More Cheese!

Now this one’s easy! With over two hundred cheeses from all over the world in our Artisan Deli, you can fulfill this resolution all year long. Grab the crew, your favorite bottles of V. Sattui wine, as many cheeses as you can carry, and picnic right on the property. Our on-site cheesemonger will help you pick the perfect pairings. And for dessert, treat yourself to homemade tiramisu, crème brûlée, seasonal fruit tarts, or our own Italian-style gelato. It’s a new year, so why not indulge?

Resolution Number 5: Drink More (V. Sattui) Wine!

This one might be the most important on your resolutions list this year. It’s important to take time for yourself, relax after a long day, and enjoy a glass (or two) of your favorite V. Sattui wine. Even better – share it with friends!  We offer a variety of wine clubs to fit your liking, making it easy to drink more wine at home all year round. The best part, it’s delivered right to your door! Membership perks include invitations to the best parties in the Napa Valley.  In fact, Lobster Fest is just around the corner and sold out six weeks in advance last year!  Lock in your membership now to get your invitation to this member-only event.  Be sure to also check out our wine specials throughout 2019 as we are always offering amazing deals on our award-winning wines!

As you cross these resolutions off your list in the New Year, be sure to share your experiences with us and tag us on social media! Cheers to 2019!

Cabernet Season At V. Sattui Winery

At V. Sattui, we take Cab Season very seriously. This season runs strong from the beginning of November to April, and so do we! Right now at the winery, you can enjoy upgraded Food + Cabernet Pairing experiences and Cabernet + Food Pairings. From tasting highly-awarded 90+ point, single-vineyard Cabernets paired with classic winter dishes to pairing Cabernet and your favorite junk foods – we have it all!

Cabernet + Food Pairing Experiences

 

On December 15, prepare to have your taste buds amazed at our Short Rib Stew + Cabernet Pairing. Hosted by our resident food and wine expert, Marc Golick, enjoy a flight of our 90+ point Cabernet Sauvignon with a hearty bowl of short-rib stew and crispy Pugliese. Cozy up by the fire in the iconic Tower Tasting Room, sip, eat, and indulge in this harmonious winter pairing. $50 for members and $60 for non-members, and you even get to take home a recipe card!

Up next is our Coq Au Vin + Cabernet Pairing on January 12. Forget the tea and biscuits, this experience is the real deal. Marc will take you through a tasting of our highly-rated Cabernets expertly paired with the popular French dish Coq Au Vin with Porcini-Parmesan Polenta. The chicken is braised with wine and is typically served with mushrooms and lardons. We can assure you that you’ve never had any pairing like this. It will have you saying “ooh la la” all day long.

Upgraded Cabernet + Food Tastings

 

Are you sitting down? Because you might need to prepare yourself for these three deliciously -unique Cabernet + Food Pairings. It’s going to be hard to choose just one so you might have to try them all! All of these pairings can be enjoyed now through March on Fridays and Saturdays. $40 for the Cab flight + $10 experience upgrade.

Up first is the “All That and a Bag of Chips” pairing. You might be able to guess what this one consists of but we guarantee you can’t guess what this pairing will taste like. Enjoy a Cabernet flight paired with house-made sea-salt truffle potato chips. Between the satisfying flavor of our Cabs and the truffle-saltiness of the chips, it’s literally a match made in heaven.

“When Cab Met Cheese”… Kind of like When Harry Met Sally. The two end up being the perfect pair, and who doesn’t like Cabernet with cheese? Nobody, that’s who! This classic, yet delicious, pairing features a flight of our beloved Cabernets paired with cheese from all over the world, available for purchase after your tasting just steps away in our Artisan Deli.

Last but certainly not least is the “Opposites Attract” pairing. This is the one you’ve all been waiting for… Your favorite V. Sattui Cabernets paired with junk food! That’s right, we said junk food. This experience will not only surprise your senses but also help you know exactly which V. Sattui Cabs to pair with your salty/sugary treats during your winter movie nights.

The fun isn’t over! Have you taken our Cab Quiz to find out which V. Sattui Cabernet you are? Now is the time and you know what they say… You are what you drink. Cheers to Napa Valley Cabernet Season. We look forward to seeing you at the winery soon!

Give the Gift of V. Sattui this Holiday Season

V. Sattui Winery – Making Spirits Brighter Since 1885

It’s that time of the year again – gifting season! But not to worry, V. Sattui has you covered for all things holiday. Our unique holiday gift boxes will have your friends and loved ones wanting more. There are even wine packs that will perfectly pair with your turkey and your roast! So whether you’re hosting the holiday meals this year, attending a holiday party or looking for a unique gift to put under the tree, you’ve come to the right place. The V. Sattui gift boxes have something for everyone – each wine a unique personality. And no matter what holiday you celebrate, we hope you enjoy them with those you love!

“For the Bird” – Turkey Holiday 4-pack

Turkey day is right around the corner, that means it’s time to stock up on your V. Sattui wine to pair with that big, juicy bird! These four wines are guaranteed to make your mouth water just as much as your meal will. For a value of $124, you can get the 2015 Sonoma County Chardonnay, 2016 Gamay Rouge, 2015 Bacci Red Blend, and the 2017 Moscato “Frizzante” for only $89. There’s a wine for each part of the night to share with family and friends. Gobble gobble!  

“For the Roast” – Roast Holiday 4-pack

Let’s talk about the holiday roast. For some, it’s the most important meal of the year. Mom, Grandma and the kids running around the kitchen, preparing the holiday meal for the entire family. That can be a lot of stress and pressure, but we’re here to help! With the V. Sattui Roast Holiday 4-pack, you can unwind and enjoy time with the family before, during, and after the meal. For only $99, enjoy the 2016 Carsi Vineyard Chardonnay, 2016 Dry Riesling, 2014 Grenache, 2016 Sattui Family Pinot Noir – a $143 value! If that isn’t a holiday deal, we aren’t sure what is.

“Oh, Sweet Madeira”

Let’s start with something sweet for the sweetest time of the year! The “Oh, Sweet Madeira” gift box comes with our toasted caramel flavored solera-style Madeira port wine, Vittorio selection chocolates for a perfect pairing, a Madeira magnet, and V. Sattui branded port glasses. Once this hand-picked gift box is opened, all that’s left to do is sit around your perfectly decorated tree and dessert is served!

Corporate Gifting

Share the V. Sattui experience and give the gift of 20, 50, 200 or more of our holiday gift boxes or wine packs with your colleagues, clients and everyone on your list. No need to stress over getting everyone on your nice list the perfect gifts in time for the holidays. All you need to do is send us your list, define your budget, let us know any preferences and we will do the rest – it’s that simple. Contact our gift department for personal assistance at (707) 286-7228 or email us at gift@vsattui.com.

Cheers!

This gift box will have you saying cheers all season long! What better way to celebrate the holidays with your closest family and friends than with a bottle of V. Sattui’s Cuvée Rouge or the Prestige Cuvée? This set also comes with a V. Sattui Cabernet dark chocolate truffle bar, CiCi vanilla sprinkle cookies, and branded Champagne flutes. Pair all of these delicious treats while lighting the Menorah, hanging ornaments on the tree, or ringing in the New Year. Cheers!

I’d Rather Be In Napa

This one is for all the charcuterie lovers out there. With the I’d Rather Be In Napa gift box you can choose from six different V. Sattui wines to include. You can even choose one of each and bring Napa to your friends! Also included is a V. Sattui branded vino cutting board, Beemster Dutch cheese, BelleVitano Merlot cheese, Molinari salumi, Marcona almonds, a cheese knife, V. Sattui’s smoky mustard, and La Panzanella mini original crackers. Voilà — Napa in a box!

Yay For Gamay!

If you don’t say it already, this gift box will have you shouting “Yay for Gamay” on the daily, so why not have your friends and family saying it too? Let’s say it all season long! Our fan-favorite fruity Gamay Rouge Rosé is the perfect addition for all of your holiday occasions. Whether you’re helping mom cook dinner or just relaxing with family and friends, this gift box is deliciously sweet and simply satisfying. It’s also a great gift for the host or hostess! Also included are two copper V. Sattui branded wine cups with lids so you can use them on-the-go for all of your holiday festivities.

Custom Gift Tags

We all know how hectic the holiday season is – between company parties, family dinners, and last-minute gift shopping, it’s a whirlwind. Our customizable wine tags are perfect for making gift-giving easier for you and personal for them! Stick a logo on your tags and you have a great company party favor. Tell grandma and grandpa how much you love them and hang a lovely note on their favorite bottle. Or simply order a case of V. Sattui wines along with a set of 12 tags and you instantly have holiday gifts for all your friends or neighbors! Just add these to your wine purchases at checkout with your desired saying or logo and you can cross your holiday gifts off the shopping list in a few short clicks.

On top of all the holiday offerings we just listed above, we have even more to choose fromWe just couldn’t fit them all into one blog. We guarantee you’ll find the perfect gift for your parents, co-workers, boss, family, and friends this holiday season. Put a smile on your loved one’s face and give the gift of V. Sattui wine. Happy holidays!

Harvest At V. Sattui Winery

It’s the most fruitful time of the year at V. Sattui Winery — harvest! For us, harvest is a very special thing. We work effortlessly to protect our land and vines year-round and it all pays off come September. On the 28th of August, Winemaker Brooks Painter, along with the winemaking team, blessed the first Sauvignon Blanc grapes picked in the 2018 harvest season.

What else makes it so special? Here at V. Sattui visitors get to witness and experience the winemaking process first-hand from start to finish. No special reservations required!  Early risers can see grapes being picked. On property guests can observe the freshly harvested fruit being loaded to the crush pad, then pressed into juice in our live-action bladder press and finally pumped over to the fermentation process.  Come and learn how processing white grapes differs from how we process red grapes. Our production and hospitality staff is available for Q and A.

Speaking of wine — here are a few new wines that we are looking forward to sharing with you!  You can taste these wines in our tasting rooms or purchase these wines online.

The 2016 Los Carneros Chardonnay. This elegant Chardonnay has ripe pear, fig and honeydew that glide gracefully through to the finish.

The 2015 Anderson Valley Riesling is a distinctive and flavorful Riesling grown between the rolling hills of Anderson Valley. It is well-balanced with fresh flower impressions of jasmine and spiced pear.

The 2016 Anderson Valley Pinot Noir consists of bold cherry and raspberry flavors that lead into a powerful and sensual palette. It will surely leave you wanting more.

And, of course, it would not be fall without a Cab! The 2014 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon has robust flavors of tobacco, toffee and truffle. This bottle is the best value 93-point Cab from Napa Valley and is guaranteed to leave a lasting impression.

There’s no better way to celebrate the harvest season than the V. Sattui Crush Party on October 6! Experience the process of winemaking like never before, getting a behind-the-scenes experience with your closest friends and family. Be part of an old-fashioned grape stomp, taste wine straight from the barrels, meet our growers, learn about barrel making and blending wine all while enjoying live music and wood-fired pizza right off the Tuscan grill.

We expect grapes of exceptional quality from the 2018 harvest and look forward to the newest vintage of V. Sattui wines. If you want to get a taste of these wines from previous vintages, be sure to book a tasting with us the next time you visit.

Step into the shoes of one of our winemakers for the day and experience everything harvest has to offer at V. Sattui Winery. Cheers to a wonderful season!

Vittorio’s Vineyard

Just as their heritage is innate to California, winemaking is innate to the Sattui family. It’s an insatiable yearning for creation and connection with the vine that courses through their veins and busies their wine-stained hands. And the first Sattui hands to work magic on California grapes nearly 140 years ago were that of Vittorio Sattui, the winery’s pioneer and namesake. Vittorio passed long ago, but his legacy lives on because he dedicated his life to nurturing one of the only things that’s worth chasing and fighting for, the thing that fosters dreams and fuels visionaries, and one of the only things that lives on forever – land, which he captured in his wine. Vittorio’s Vineyard remains the heart of the winery and a testament to the Sattui family’s relentless and galvanizing story in American winemaking.

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The Sattuis with their original winery

In 1882, Vittorio and his wife left their home in the hills of Italy, crossed the world to California, and began making wine. As the Sattui family grew, so did their success. Vittorio and his sons were moving wagons of grapes from the untouched region of Saint Helena to their home winery in San Francisco until the Sattuis’ lives came to a halt with the passing of Prohibition in 1920.

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Dario perfecting his craft in the Napa Valley

However in 1941, unbeknownst to the family, the winery was resurrected with the birth of Dario, Vittorio’s great-grandson. Dario’s restless hands and Sattui blood longed for the one thing that would suffice, and as soon as he was old enough, he set out to apprentice and finish what Vittorio started. In 1976, he reopened V. Sattui Winery in St. Helena and shortly after adopted the neighboring 34 acres – Vittorio’s Vineyard.

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Planting new roots in Vittorio’s Vineyard

Earlier this summer, a portion of the vineyard’s old, tired vines were freed from years of growing and succeeded by young Sauvignon Cabernet roots. This new generation of grapes is a handsome offering to the land, whose original vines and old soil will raise them beautifully for the next few years, ready them for their first harvest in 4-5 years, and continue the Sattui legacy – a perfect parallel of Dario rekindling his great-grandfather’s dream. Because for almost 50 years, Dario, the winery, and Vittorio’s Vineyard have produced award-winning vintages season after season and handcrafted cabernets that swept the state, and they will, undoubtedly, continue to pay homage to the paragon that was Vittorio Sattui.

Make a reservation and experience the soul of the Sattui family first-hand in a Guided Tour or at our Terrace Tastings overlooking Vittorio’s Vineyard.

Savor Summer with 4 Wine & BBQ Pairings

Warm days, plenty of wine and a meal fresh off the grill – it’s the summertime trifecta! And at V. Sattui Winery, we take grilling season very seriously. For those of you who have visited on weekends and have tasted our famous BBQ know this. As authorities on the topic, we are here to guide you through some of our favorite summer wines and the BBQ classics they pair with best.

2015 Dry Muscat & Grilled Chicken

The 2015 Dry Muscat paired with a lightly seasoned grilled chicken is a sure-fire crowd pleaser. Our Dry Muscat has quickly become a staff favorite. It is beautifully structured with a floral nose and abundant flavors of honeysuckle, green apple and ripe peach. Sure sounds like summer, right? There can’t be a BBQ dish without a side, so grill up some mushroom, onion and pineapple skewers to accompany your chicken and dive in!

2013 Sattui Family Cabernet Sauvignon & Tri Tip Steak  

Smokey and savory with hints of spice, the 2013 Sattui Family Cabernet Sauvignon is a steak’s partner in crime. This wine impresses with its engaging style and earthy tones. It has a nice balance of sweet ginger, cocoa and hints of lilac. Whether you’re grilling at home with family and friends or enjoying a day at the winery, don’t miss out on trying this iconic dynamic duo.

2017 Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc & Salmon

What wine synchronizes best with the swimmers such as grilled salmon? Easy! The 2017 Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc. This wine is tropical, balanced, crisp, fresh and extremely versatile when it comes to light foods and fish. Take your menu up a notch with a killer salmon sandwich topped with dill aioli. The extra zest pairs harmoniously with the balanced notes of this savvy Sauvy B. Side options to be enjoyed with your salmon are endless. You’ll want to have extra bottles around of this refresher – especially during the heat of summer.

2015 Dry Creek Zinfandel & BBQ Ribs

Our beloved 2015 Dry Creek Zinfandel is the ideal wine for a hot summer’s night BBQ. It is complex and stylistic with a ripe, jammy berry flavor. Its perfect partner? The salty, savory, smoked all-around classic, BBQ ribs… Another dish our weekend guests thoroughly enjoy here at the winery. This Zin’s juicy, fruity flavors and smooth tannins compliment the rich smoky sweetness in the ribs… Need we say more?

Let’s Turn Up the Heat

Is your mouth watering yet? Good, because as you’ve probably heard, it’s grillin’ season at V. Sattui and we are cooking up these delicious BBQ dishes for you and the whole family! So grab the crew, your favorite V. Sattui summer wine and join us at our weekend BBQs on the picnic grounds, Saturdays and Sundays from 11:30 am – 3:30 pm (weather-permitting).

Can’t make it to Napa? Try these pairings at home! Right now, we’re offering 25% off mix-or-match cases on all of these summer wine selections. We look forward to grillin’ and sippin’ with you this summer, in person or in spirit. Cheers!

5 Questions to ask a Sommelier

Sommeliers are an incredible asset not only for the wine industry, but for you as a consumer. A sommelier, by definition, is a trained and knowledgeable wine professional, normally working in fine restaurants, who specializes in all aspects of wine service, as well as wine and food pairing. Don’t be intimated, though. You should take advantage of this wine expert! But first, let’s expand on what goes into being a sommelier.

“Old World” Somms vs “New World” Somms

The wine industry is constantly evolving and so are sommeliers. Traditionally, sommeliers were viewed as highly educated wine connoisseurs in black suits with their tastevin hanging around their neck primarily recommending wines for dining guests. But today, somms have become the celebrity ambassadors of hospitality for the wine industry, with a hand in everything from the wine menu, staff trainings to collaborating with the chefs on food pairings. You can also find certified sommeliers in many urban wine bars and winery tasting rooms – including two at V. Sattui! Whether you’re a wine connoisseur or a novice wine drinker, a somm will always aim to provide you an unforgettable experience.

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What it Takes to Become A Sommelier

The immediate answer to becoming a certified somm is hard work and dedication to the program and wine itself. You have to live, eat and breath all things wine. For some background, there are 249 wine professionals in the world who have the highest title of Master Sommelier, 155 of those are in the U.S., and only 25 of them are women. They have the privilege of putting “M.S” after their name.

You can start this process by taking the four courses through The Court of Master Sommeliers, along with passing each exam. Another well-known organization is the Wine and Spirits Trust, or WSET, which is an academic program out of the United Kingdom.

5 Questions to Ask a Sommelier

Whether you’re at dinner, in a wine shop or visiting V. Sattui Winery, here are 5 great questions you may ask a sommelier.

  1. What is your favorite bottle of wine under $75?
  2. We are ordering the fish, which wine do you recommend to go with it?
  3. I typically enjoy Burgundy wines. Do you have any wines from that region or a wine comparable in style?
  4. What wines are you excited about on your list at the moment?
  5. I love fruity Zinfandels. Are there any other fruity wines you recommend?

Meet the V. Sattui Winery Sommeliers

V. Sattui is lucky to have two brilliant sommeliers on staff. They are here to answer your questions and help you discover your palette at V. Sattui Winery!

Meet Marija Jovanovic

Marija has been a part of the V. Sattui family for three years. Her passion lies in the library of wines we offer and in travel tourism. Marija holds a WSET (Wine & Spirit Education Trust) Level 3 Advanced Certificate and is a Certified Sommelier from the Court of Master Sommeliers. Marija is a pro at relaying her passion for wine, food, and people to our guests every day. Experience her expertise at one of our upcoming Wine & Food Pairings.

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Meet Martin Slavin

Martin (otherwise known as Marty) has been with us for more than three years and is a Certified Sommelier by the Court of Master Sommeliers. He holds a Certified Wine Professional certification from The Culinary Institute of America. Martin discovered his love for wine and food in New York City where he worked at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel followed by the Claremont Hotel in Berkeley Hills, CA. Marty left the food business to pursue his passion for wine, and we’re lucky enough to have access to his skill set in all things wine.

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5 Questions to Ask V. Sattui’s Sommeliers on your next Visit

  1. We bought a goat cheese and an aged cheddar from the Artisan Deli for our picnic. Which V. Sattui wine do you recommend to pair with them?
  2. I love your 2016 Dry Riesling. What other white wine would you recommend for my palette?
  3. I have been exploring red blends recently. Do you have any we could taste?
  4. We plan to come for a V. Sattui BBQ on Sunday. Which wines do you recommend to go with the food?
  5. Which Cabernet Sauvignon do you recommend that is under $60?

By asking these questions, you are getting to know your palette, the sommelier, and wines you may or may not like even wines you never thought you would enjoy! So next time you V. Sattui, be sure to ask our somms any questions you may have and expand your wine knowledge along the way. Cheers!

Spring has Sprung at V. Sattui Winery

Similar to the variety of wine V. Sattui offers, we have an event for everyone! Whether you’re stopping by for art, music, dancing, or, of course, wine, join us all season long for fun and educational spring events for you and the whole family.

Jazz Under the Oaks – Live Music | April 22, 2018

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The next event coming up is Jazz Under the Oaks – Live Music on Saturday, April 22. Not only is it Jazz Appreciation Month but nothing screams spring like a glass of wine and live music. So come enjoy the talented members of the Walnut Creek Civic Arts Jazz Band perform under the oaks.

First, make a quick stop at V. Sattui’s Tasting Room and Artisan Deli & Marketplace for a bottle or two of winery-exclusive wines, sandwiches, salads, or charcuterie to pair with any of our 200 cheeses before heading to the picnic grounds. Our Cheesemonger is on hand to guide you, too. Grab the family, and come dance with us! No reservation required; dancing shoes optional.

Can’t make it to Jazz Under the Oaks? The grounds are open every day at the winery, so be sure to come visit any day this spring!

Wine Train Meet the Maker

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All aboard! On Saturday, May 19, join us for a unique Wine Train Meet the Maker experience where you will get to meet V. Sattui President, Tom Davies, and Director of Winemaking, Brooks Painter, for a wine and dinner pairing on the Napa Valley Wine Train. While coasting by the beautiful Napa vineyards, you will be able to taste some of our critically acclaimed wines paired with a four-course gourmet dinner made by Chef Donald Young. You will also have the opportunity to learn from V. Sattui President and Director of Winemaking face-to-face. Book your tour today on the brand new Napa Valley Wine Train Private Reserve Dinner Series for an experience you won’t forget!

Hope to see you all at V. Sattui Winery this spring! Cheers!

V. Sattui Winery: Uncork Spring 2018 Photo Contest

Hello, spring! On March 20th, we’re celebrating the start of better weather with the launch of our Uncork Spring 2018 photo contest. Uncork, snap, and submit your best V. Sattui spring-themed photo for a chance to win V. Sattui swag. Three lucky winners will be chosen based on a combination of creativity, artistic composition, and the number of public votes for the photo. See official rules for all details. This is your complete guide to the V. Sattui Uncork Spring 2018 photo contest on Facebook.

HOW TO ENTER

To enter the photo contest, follow these few easy steps:

  1. Visit V. Sattui Winery in Saint Helena and take a photo or travel back in time and select a photo from the good ol’ days.
  2. Visit V. Sattui’s Facebook page (like & follow if you haven’t already!) and click on the post pinned to the top of the page. This will take you to the submissions page.
  3. Submit your spring photo along with a caption.
  4. Share your entry and encourage people to vote for your photo.
  5. Visit the photo gallery and vote for your favorite picture (one vote per day is allowed).

All contestants must be 21 years or older to enter. No purchase of V. Sattui wine is required to enter. You may only enter the photo contest once, but don’t worry, there will be more contests to come!

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WINNER SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION

Submissions will be judged on a 100-point scale as follows:

  • Creativity (50)
  • Votes and social engagement (25)
  • Composition and artistic quality (25)

The top three photos with the most points win. Contest ends April 10, 2018, at 11:59 PST.

Winners will be notified by email. If a potential winner cannot be contacted or does not respond within two days of being notified, an alternate potential winner will be selected. Winners will be announced on the V. Sattui Winery Facebook page. See official rules for all details.

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CONTEST PRIZES

Three lucky winners will receive the following:

1st place: V. Sattui Sonoma-Wine & Picnic Tote ($125 value)

2nd place: V. Sattui Crystal Bordeaux Glasses by Viski ($35 value)

3rd place: V.Sattui Brie Board Set ($22 value)

 

Thank you for participating and good luck!

We’ll see you on Facebook!

 

 

V. Sattui Winery: Wine & Cheese, Please!

Your guide to selecting, sipping, and pairing wine & cheese from our Artisan Deli

 

marc-blogWine and cheese are a few of life’s finest culinary creations, and embarking on the journey of pairing the two together is a tasty endeavor. From the acidity, aromas, textures, and tannins, the possibilities are endless. To take out the guesswork, we consulted our very own wine & food pairing specialist, Marc Golick, to help find the perfect match.

 

2015 Crow Ridge Zinfandel + Ancient Gouda, Holland

 

2015 Crow Ridge Zinfandel with Holland’s reputable Ancient Gouda proves that opposites really do attract. Made from whole cow’s milk, this cheese is aged for two or more years, which endows a deep orange color, grainy texture, and bold flavors. These flavors require a stand-up wine to counteract its pleasant yet assertive traits. Sweeping aggressive flavors off the palate, Zinfandel featuring jammy notes and a moderate tannic structure is perfect for the job!

Tip: For a winning combination, add quince paste to the mix to further contrast the salty, dry-aged cheese — you won’t regret it.

2015 Los Carneros Chardonnay + Triple Cream Brie, Marin, CA

 

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Elegant with notes of crisp citrus and warming aromas of fig and honeydew, the 2015 Los Carneros Chardonnay complements the widely loved Triple Cream brie to perfection. With well-balanced oak and fruit components, there is no competition between the creaminess of the wine and cheese – both parties shine through.

2016 Anderson Valley Pinot Noir + Red Hawk, Cowgirl Creamery, CA

 

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I know a wine that’s tough but sweet, it’s so fine it can’t be beat, it’s got everything that I desire, it sets the summer sun on fire, I want candy… Who knew an acidic, fruit-forward Pinot Noir paired with a pungent, aged triple cream Brie could taste like candy! Like a hot knife to butter, the ripe acidity plays well with the high-fat content for an unforgettable pairing.

2013 Morisoli Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon + Sottocenere al Tartufo, Italy

 

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For a dead-on Cab pairing, look no further than the 2013 Morisoli Cabernet Sauvignon and the traditional Italian cheese, Sottocenere al Tartufo. A semi-soft cheese infused with black truffles, it ties into the distinct ‘dusty’ Rutherford valley floor, earthy notes, and brings forth vibrant red berry flavors. Rich, round, supple, and bursting with everything you’d expect it to, it’s a wine pairing perfect for your next Italian-inspired dinner party.  

1885 Madeira + Stilton Cheese, UK

 

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A “40-proof candy bar,” the 1885 Madeira is a historical curveball when it comes to food and wine pairings. Bursting with flavors reminiscent of crème brûlée, pecan pie, and caramel toffee, it’s an obvious favorite among dessert wines; but let’s take a walk on the wild side. Pair this luscious, wood-aged beauty with a classic Stilton cheese and thank us later. The complex layers of salty and sweet complement the characteristics of this 133-year old Solera and will leave you pleasantly surprised and craving more.

Wine & cheese DIY Pairing Party:

What better way to get a hands-on experience than to throw a wine and cheese pairing party? Head on over to the Artisan Deli and select a few cheeses that catch your eye. Next, discuss your party plans with our on-site pairing specialist — from the proper wine pairing to the correct serving temperature, we’ll help you get your creative juices flowing. The final step, gather a group of friends and start tasting!  

Cheers!

 

The Future is Now

Purchase a wine future and invest in the future of your cellar.

 

Futures, sometimes referred to as En Primeur, is a method of purchasing wine while it’s still in the barrel. It’s a concept that was created over 200 years ago to allow estates to sell wine to industry professionals before being bottled, and to help fund production expenses for the following year. It wasn’t until the late 20th century that wineries started offering the service to the public — now a sought-after springtime tradition in wine country.

Why buy Futures? WINE not?! While there are several reasons why you should invest, we’ll keep it short with our top five.

1. Price

If you’re serious about wine, buying futures is a great way to invest in highly desired wine at a very attractive price. Wine becomes more valuable as it ages, so naturally buying it in the early stages means paying the lowest price for treasured bottles. With our Futures program, if you’re convinced that a particular wine is destined for greatness, you may purchase it by placing a 50% deposit and automatically locking in a lower pre-release price.  

2. Allocation

Did you know V. Sattui was one of the first wineries to offer a future program? While V. Sattui produces a wide variety of wines, each production is made in small batches and we have been known to sell out of wines.  Securing Wine Futures secures your allocation of that wine – in addition to benefiting from the pre-release price.

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2. Barrel Tastings

If you need another excuse to go wine tasting, this is it! Our annual Barrel Tasting & New Release Party allows you to be one of the first to taste the new 2017 vintage straight from the barrel. The white wines are bursting with fresh varietal aromas and the reds are deep in color with a firm tannin structure. And what’s a party without great food and live music? Dance the night away to sounds of the Sharp Five Jazz Band and enjoy an array of delicious food to compliment the wine. The fun doesn’t end there! Visit the V. Sattui Cellar Club throughout the year to taste your future as it matures and develops in the barrel.

RSVP today!

3. Special occasions

Whether enjoyed after a hard day’s work or in celebration, there is always a reason to enjoy a glass of wine, so why not invest in your favorite bottles? In fact, it is becoming increasingly common to buy futures in honor of an anniversary year, a child’s birth, or even a graduation.  

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4. Storage

So you ran out of room in your wine cellar? No worries, you’re wine still has a few years of aging to do. This means you will have plenty of time to make room and there is no need to stress over those last-minute shipments.

Want to get your hands on your favorite V. Sattui wine before it’s sold out? Our futures program is designed just for you!

Meet V. Sattui’s Sommelier Marija Jovanovic

Wine, food, and culture are what it’s all about.

 

Meet Marija Jovanovic, a WSET Advanced Certified Sommelier and Sherry Wine Specialist currently pouring, hosting, and educating wine lovers at V. Sattui Winery in the heart of Napa Valley. A member of the V. Sattui staff family for the past three years, Marija was drawn to the winery’s diverse library of wines and dedication to wine tourism.

Now, you may be wondering what is a WSET (Wine & Spirit Education Trust) Advanced Certified Sommelier? It’s a multi-level graduate program designed for wine enthusiasts to obtain tasting technique, production and distribution knowledge, and extensive wine service skills. A course not for the fainthearted, rigorous testing prepares individuals for their roles as leaders in the industry.

The journey doesn’t stop there. What does it take to make it as a Sommelier? A love for wine, food, and people. Dreaming about food, and more excitingly what to drink with it, is just part of the joy. The next step is relaying that passion to guests with attention to detail, an understanding of the local culture, and gracious hospitality.

Initially from Serbia, Marija set out to pursue a career combining her two passions, wine and traveling, only to find herself in California’s most iconic wine region, Napa Valley. A melting pot of cultures, it shines through in the Valley’s award-winning wines, Michelin Star restaurants, and historic scenery—the perfect setting for a Sommelier.  

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A true Sommelier, Marija eats, sleeps, and breathes food and wine. When she’s not attending wine seminars, cooking classes, entertaining friends, or introducing people to the array of critically acclaimed wines in the main tasting room; you can find Marija hosting V. Sattui’s Wine & Food Pairing events. Enjoy two hours of fun, engaging “edutainment” set in our underground barrel aging cellar, that showcase how combined flavors elevate both the wine and food to a whole new level.

Interested in discovering the magic of food and wine pairing? Join us for upcoming events Dec 2nd & 30th!

Get to know Marija

 

1. Have you always been interested in becoming a Sommelier? Yes, it’s the perfect career to combine wine, food, and traveling.

2. What’s your favorite varietal? Zinfandel.

3. What’s your favorite food and wine pairing? Spicy food paired with a Gewürztraminer or dry Riesling.

4. What is your favorite wine region outside of Napa Valley? Portugal or Spain for their unique culture and wine diversity.

5. Do you plan on continuing your education? I’m currently pursuing a CWE (Certified Wine Educator) diploma.

 

Do you have any questions? We would be happy to answer them over a glass of wine in our tasting room and/or special events. Open daily 9 am – 5 pm (winter hours).

Wine Country Fall Foliage Road Trip

Visit wine country—V. Sattui style!

 

Leaves are gently falling to the ground and the smell of harvest lingers in the crisp, autumn air—there’s no better time to visit the heart of California’s wine country than right now. As if the fall scenery isn’t enough, with no traffic and no tasting room lines, there’s more wine and good times waiting for you! We invite you to experience St. Helena and the greater Napa Valley, V. Sattui style. We’ll make traveling and deciding where to go easy with our itinerary featuring the top places to eat, sip, sleep, and enjoy.

Make it a weekend getaway

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With over 400 wineries in Napa Valley, handfuls of delectable restaurants, and endless fun activities, why not stay the night? St. Helena offers a wide variety of lodging options, ranging from charming B&Bs to luxury resorts—there’s something for every occasion.

Wydown Hotel

Wind down at the contemporary, cozy Wydown Hotel centrally located on Main Street in downtown St. Helena. Explore nearby stores and restaurants or relax in the complimentary luxury health spa, equipped with a yoga studio, signature Harvest mud bath, and more.

For more suggestions and a complete listing, visit our website.

Eats

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Hungry? Check out some of our go-to spots. Whether you are in between wine tasting reservations or just looking for a tasty night out on the town, we’ve got you covered!

Model Bakery

Wake up and smell the coffee! Follow your nose to a town favorite, Model bakery, famous for its wide variety of pastries and freshly baked bread. Want an insider’s tip? Treat yourself to a homemade English muffin— it’s mouth-wateringly delicious.

Market Restaurant

A wine industry go-to—Market restaurant embodies a true farm-to-table setting. Featuring local and seasonal produce, enjoy Napa’s culinary palate. Tip: Many neighboring eateries offer free corkage on V. Sattui wines, so be sure to ask!

Gott’s Roadside

Watch the town come alive as the iconic burger joint, Gott’s Roadside opens its doors for early lunch goers. Home to Robert Parker’s favorite hamburger, enjoy fresh salads, Ahi Poke tacos, hand-cut sweet potato fries, wine by the glass, and more.

Goose and Gander

A wine country hangout for impeccable craft cocktails and seasonal bar-bites served in their pub-like dining room or lush patio. Goose and Gander is a great spot for locals and visitors alike!

The Restaurant at Meadowood

A three-Michelin-star restaurant nestled in the small town of St. Helena, The Restaurant at Meadowood is the peak of wine country-chic showcasing local and sustainable California cuisine with a luxurious touch. Plan an elegant evening or enjoy a cocktail at sunset.

Bruschetteria Food Truck

Spin, sip, and savor! Whether you are looking for a quick bite on-the-go or gearing up for more wine tasting, the Bruschetteria Food Truck has just the thing. Located next to the Clif Family tasting room—this food truck is equipped with everything from espresso, bruschetta, rotisserie chicken, and seasonal sides ready to satisfy your every need.

Ready for more wine?

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We invite you to visit our winery in the town of St. Helena, right in the heart of Napa Valley. We have three Tasting Rooms to choose from, each offering friendly, knowledgeable service from our expert staff. We offer food and wine experiences that will get you thinking about wine and food in new and delicious ways.

Our Artisan Deli and Marketplace is the place to gather your ultimate Napa Valley picnic to pair with your wines. Or, when weather permits, enjoy our hot foods right off the grill and the wood-fired pizza oven during our Weekend BBQs. We also invite you to enjoy your new culinary finds on our 2 ½ acres of beautiful picnic grounds.

Castello di Amorosa

Head a little further north and you’ll arrive at our sister winery, Castello di Amorosa. A 13th-century inspired Tuscan castle created by Dario Sattui, owner of V. Sattui Winery, don’t miss your chance to take a tour and taste the wines.

Cabernet season launches in Napa Valley

When you say fall, we say Cab season! A wine region famous for its red wine, Cabernet season is the perfect time of year to visit Napa Valley and experience all it has to offer. Relish in the flavors of the region and relax while enjoying the seasonal scenery. An intriguing time of year, get out and explore the many opportunities that restaurants, wineries, and hotels provide in honor of Napa Valley Cab season.

Activities for the whole family

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Culinary Institute of America (CIA)

At the north end of St. Helena is the Culinary Institute of America at Greystone, a prestigious culinary college that also offers demonstrations to the public. May we also suggest taking a wine class! From learning how to wine taste to discovering what makes the region’s terroir so unique—we like to call it “edu-tainment.”

Main Street

Stretch your legs with a stroll up and down Main Street. Home to a variety of delightful boutiques, the renowned artisan Woodhouse Chocolatier, and a dozen art galleries sure to capture your eye.

Cameo Cinema

Cap the evening with a film at the century-old Cameo Cinema, where owner Kathy Buck personally welcomes the audience to each screening. Enjoy the show!

Napa Valley and St. Helena are fun, delicious places to explore, and we encourage you to stay and play with us for as long as you can.

See you soon!

Wine Country Wildfire Update

Updated October 17, 2017

 

Status of V. Sattui Winery + How You Can Help

Dear Friends of V. Sattui Winery,

Our sincerest thanks for everyone’s outpouring of concern during this trying time in the Napa and Sonoma Valleys. We are truly grateful for your messages of support and are extremely fortunate to report that our winery itself has not been affected by the fires.  Our hearts are with our neighbors, colleagues and their families who have been affected by the wildfires and less fortunate than ourselves.

We are pleased to announce V. Sattui is OPEN Daily (as of yesterday, October 16th).  We welcome your friendly faces!

For those of you awaiting wine + gift deliveries:  We are pleased to tell you Fedex picked up yesterday and your orders are out for delivery!  Thank you for your patience while we experienced interference with Fedex and UPS accessibility due to road closures.  Please be on the lookout for tracking emails from our carriers.



For those of you interested in offering assistance to fire victims:

Please visit http://www.napavalleycf.org/fire-donation-page/ to make a donation to the Napa Valley Community Disaster Relief Fund.  We are eager to take action towards the recovery, and to assist in these efforts, V. Sattui Winery and Castello di Amorosa will be making a joint contribution of $100,000 to the Napa Valley Community Foundation (NVCF) Disaster Relief Fund. The NVCF will be distributing grants from this fund to organizations providing crucial services for those impacted by the fires including, but not limited to: medical care, temporary shelter, meals and counseling.

Other ways you can help the Wine Industry? 

Buy Napa Valley and Sonoma Valley wines!  Buy them for yourselves and buy them as gifts.  Thousands of hard-working wine industry employees are directly affected by these fires and any help you can provide to stimulate the economy and reopen these wineries will directly support our workers and their families.  SHOP >

With deep appreciation,

V. Sattui Winery

Not Your Average Grape Stomp

 

V. Sattui invites you to the Crush Party of the year

 

Step behind-the-scenes of an iconic Napa Valley winery and experience V. Sattui up close and personal! Taste more than 45 award-winning wines, meet the winemakers, sip and swirl to live music, and get your feet dirty with a traditional grape stomp—  only half of the fun at V. Sattui’s annual Crush Party.

A mix of entertainment and education ( what we like to call an “edu-tainment” event;) here are 5 reasons why you can’t miss the biggest open-house party of the year.

1. Sample over 45 different wines!

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Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Riesling– the options are endless. We invite you to discover the magic of each varietal, from their unique aromas to the flavors.

Talk shop with our growers!  Meet Mike Nunez of Preston Vineyard, grower of our flagship Rutherford cabernet, along with five of our beloved Zinfandel growers representing the Napa Valley and Dry Creek Valley AVAs. Find out what makes V. Sattui wine a prime example of regional elegance.

Find something you can’t live without? For one night only, get up to 30% off on all cases!

2.   Winemaking 101

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Have you ever wondered how such well-balanced, vibrant, and delicious wine ended up in your glass? Now’s your chance to get an inside glimpse and witness harvest in full swing on our production floor. Observe barrel fermentation, view our bottling line, taste tank samples (some just days old), and ask our Enologist, Jose Basulto, all of your winemaking questions.

3. Grape Stomp

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Grape stomping, otherwise known as pigeage, which means “punching down,” was a method of maceration used in traditional winemaking. Cellar workers repeatedly stomped on grapes with their bare feet to release juice from the grapes and initiate the fermentation process.

Today, the age-old practice is often honored at fall festivals. Wineries invite guests to celebrate harvest and experience the culture and history of winemaking. So roll up your pants and get ready to stomp the night away!

4. Meet-and-Greet

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Wander on over to Vittorio’s Estate Vineyard station for your chance to meet and mingle with Vineyard Manager David Bejar, Viticultural Technician Carter Mochizuki, and Vineyard Foreman Pancho Cortez. See how organic grapes are grown, learn about clonal selections, and taste different grape varietals. Get an insider’s look at how V. Sattui grapes go from vine to bottle.  

5. BBQ & Live Music

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Aside from producing outstanding wines, if there’s one thing we know how to do, it’s how to throw a party. Each one of our signature V. Sattui events is filled with great wine, food, music, and high energy— so bring your dancing shoes!

Featuring a Tuscan-inspired menu, wine and dine under the oaks to the tunes of DGIIN. Get ready, this party is going to be one for the books.  

What: 2017 Crush Party

When: Saturday, October 7, 2017 | 6:00-10:00 p.m.

Where: V.Sattui Winery

How: Open house

Tickets are available for purchase here.

See you there!

Welcome to the V. Sattui Family Wine Club

Wine of the Month Club — Our tasting room, delivered!

 

At V. Sattui Winery, we craft one of the largest selections of award-winning, small-batch, small lot wines to suit a wide range of tastes. Our family motto— never be without great wine!

From our cellar to yours, here are 10 reasons why you should sign up today.

 

1.You’re joining a family rooted in wine history

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Established in 1976, V. Sattui is all about family and the generations that have made it what it is today: one of Napa Valley’s most iconic wineries. With a firm belief that wine is meant for sharing with your loved ones, Our Wine of the Month Club will keep you stocked up for all occasions. Celebrate all of life’s special moments with V.Sattui!

2. Exclusive access for the ones we love

 

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Sattui wines are only available on location and online, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy them in the comfort of your own home, anytime, all year long. Become a member of one of Napa Valley’s longest running Wine Clubs and get exclusive access and deals you can’t get anywhere else. Receive priority allocation of newly released wines and last of lots.

3. Customize it!

Are you a red, white, or dessert wine fan? At V. Sattui, we aim to suit all your wine preferences. Our club is flexible, so feel free to customize your Wine of the Month Club order or simply upgrade to a club that best suits your palate. As a Wine of the Month Club member, you can choose to only receive white wines, red wines, dry wines, dessert wines, magnums, premier wines, or all of the above. Feeling adventurous? Switch between clubs as frequently as you’d like! Whites in the summer? Absolutely. Reds for the holidays? Of course!

4. Shipping frequency

We bring the tasting room to you! Choose when you would like to have your wine shipped to you and how often. Wine of the Month Club members have the option of receiving 2, 4, or 6-bottle shipments each month, bi-monthly, or quarterly – or 3 bottles bi-monthly. If you’re going on vacation or out of town, just let us know and we will rearrange your shipping schedule.

5. Member-only events – it’s a family affair!

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Receive exclusive member-only invites to the year’s most anticipated parties in Napa Valley. At discounted prices, dance the night away at our annual Harvest Ball, experience an Italian mid-summer at our Festa Italiana, or be the first to taste the latest vintage straight from the barrel at one of our Barrel Release or Lobster Fest parties. The opportunities to celebrate with ‘family’ are endless.  Wish to travel abroad with V. Sattui?  We offer priority reservations to club members when booking our Wine Cruises and Tuscany Ground Tours.

6. Discounted hotel stays

Need a vacation? Get discounted room rates at one of our partnering Napa Valley hotels, B&Bs, or inns. Kick back and relax with a glass of your favorite V. Sattui wine and enjoy the Valley’s scenery. If you are in town for the weekend, stop by for our signature BBQ or a private terrace tasting.  

7. Complimentary tastings & tours

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As a valued V. Sattui club member, we want to ensure you that every visit to the winery is special. Enjoy complimentary tastings, barrel tastings, and tours for up to four people every time. Reservations are required. Guests are encouraged!

8. Member-only discounts

Do you have a favorite wine that you just can’t get enough of? Purchase a case or more and get a special discount up to 20% off! Don’t forget, as a member you can also receive discounts on pre-releases, previous months selections, and vintage wines.

9. Personal wine consultant

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Planning a special event or dinner party and can’t decide which wines might pair best? Need a reminder when your favorite wines go on sale?  Here to help is your own personal V. Sattui wine consultant available to offer professional tips and tricks and the very best offers to make that occasion a smashing success!

10. Hall of Fame

As a V. Sattui Wine of the Month Club member, you are one step closer to becoming a Hall of Famer. An elite club level, this is granted to a few extraordinary members each year for their love, loyalty, and support. Are you the next Hall of Famer? Sign up for Wine of the Month Club today.

 
Join the V. Sattui family today! Click here to become a Wine of the Month Club Member.