Have you ever dreamt about vacationing in Italy? Imagine yourself in the village of Toscana or Lombardia– surrounded by lively music, laughter, aromas of mouth-watering food, all while sipping on a Rosato Di Sangiovese. Well, what if we told you we could bring Italy to you? Join us for the annual V.Sattui Festa Italiana, a mid-summer Italian festival.
A unique summertime tradition in Italy, people line the streets to celebrate Summer Solstice. The word “solstice” derives from ancient Italian history meaning, “the sun stands still.” It’s an illusion that plays a significant role in long-standing legends and ceremonies within the Italian culture.
Catholicism is at the heart of many Italian festivals; old traditions are mixed with modern day experiences, making mid-summer an exciting time of year for a visit. From jumping over bonfires in honor of rites of water and fire (might want to leave this one to the locals), to parades through city centers and street vendors filling the air with seasonal smells reminiscent of summer– it’s an event you don’t want to miss.
What’s an Italian celebration without food and wine? June, July, and August are all about fresh, vibrant flavors, a reflection of the abundant sunlight during harvest. Carrying on the tradition, V. Sattui Festa Italiana isn’t complete without a pig roast, complemented by dishes bursting with fresh herbs, garlic, and an Italian-must, wine.
A wine country event you can’t refuse– experience a night under the stars as we celebrate mid-summer, Italian-style. Don’t worry, you don’t have to be Italian, we celebrate family, friends, and you– our V. Sattui Community.
Date: July 29, 2017
Time: 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Location: Under the oak trees at V. Sattui Winery
Dress: Casual Italian
Food & Wine: Enjoy a delicious meal courtesy of V. Sattui Winery and the Pig Man of Petaluma, paired with our award-winning wines.
Live Entertainment: Dance the night away to music by Nino L’Italiano.
Tickets are available here.