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Magical Wine Tourism Experiences at V. Sattui, During the Most Magical Time of the Year

Come for the award-winning experiences, stay for the holiday fun!

V. Sattui Winery has become a true Napa Valley tradition. Recently awarded “Best of Innovative Wine Tourism” for 2023 by Great Wine Capitals, V. Sattui was selected as the regional winner for Innovative Wine Tourism Experiences, along with 10 top wineries around the world—proving the prestige it has come to establish since its original founding over 40 years ago.

“I am so proud of our winery team being selected as the best of wine tourism experiences for all of the Napa Valley, along with being included with the best of the major wine regions from around the world!” exclaims, President Tom Davies. 

When Dario Sattui reimagined his great grandfather’s namesake winery, he envisioned a destination where friends and family could come together and experience the joy of wine, food, and camaraderie – a place where memories could be made, lifelong friendships forged, and where people from all walks of life would feel welcome from the wine novice to the oenophile. 

V. Sattui Winery’s iconic tower is now a beacon of warm Italian hospitality beckoning newcomers to their first unforgettable taste of wine country, while generations of families and friends return each year to enjoy award-winning wines, house-made artisan foods as diverse as the wine portfolio, incredible eventsincluding the first and longest running Harvest Ball in the Napa Valley – and life’s special milestones from birthdays to weddings

As one of the most visited wineries in the U.S., V. Sattui welcomes nearly 300,000 visitors from across the country and around the world each year with a culture that embraces and celebrates our differences. This deep commitment to inclusion and accessibility has inspired a wine portfolio more expansive and diverse than any other single brand. Offering these wines direct-to-consumer only has allowed V. Sattui Winery to build meaningful, lasting relationships with their customers including one of Napa Valley’s longest-running Wine-of-the-Month Clubs and a Cellar Club membership of over 20K. 

Another distinctive element that sets the winery apart from its contemporaries is the culinary program.  From the beginning, Dario’s vision was to share the Italian tradition of alfresco dining, and, as no other winery in Napa Valley had done before, he opened an Italian Deli and Marketplace, giving guests the opportunity to take part in one of life’s purest pleasures – enjoying leisurely wine country picnics with their favorite wines and delicious house-made delicacies, charcuterie, and over 200 cheeses, all conveniently available. 

Over the last 46 years, this program has expanded far beyond a Marketplace. V. Sattui is the only winery with its very own Italian Michelin Star Chef – Stefano Masanti. Stefano spends six months of the year in St. Helena as V. Sattui’s special events chef preparing spectacular multi-course meals for weddings and events. A master of charcuterie, Stefano oversees the winery’s Salumeria (his bresaola was just awarded Best Bresaola in all of Italy for 2023). In addition, his tempting house-made gelato and sorbetto are staples featured in the V. Sattui Marketplace. V. Sattui also employs the culinary talents of executive chef Fatima Hafiz who brings her vision to the weekend BBQ and seasonal specialties in the deli while the in-house chocolatier, Katryana Zide creates melt-in-your-mouth confections and artisanal truffles.

V. Sattui’s innovative experiences don’t end there. The winery was the first to sell “en primeur” wine Futures in the Napa Valley. Each year, approximately 10% of select vineyard-designated wines are allocated to this program, initially released in January at the highly anticipated Barrel Tasting Party. Guests can sample as many as 30 wines, thieved directly from the barrel, and purchase these wines at special pre-release pricing. This is such an important tradition for members and friends, even a pandemic couldn’t stop the demand. In 2021 V. Sattui held its first-ever virtual Futures Barrel Tasting Party. Attendees received sample bottles and tasting kits to be enjoyed at home alongside an entertaining live Zoom broadcast. This Virtual Barrel Tasting Party was so well attended, it continues to be offered in 2022. Visitors to the Members’ Cellar Club will find the current vintage wines in barrels to sample as they age and develop – adding an exciting layer to educational current release tastings. 

V. Sattui Winery’s beautiful grounds are a natural destination for celebratory events, especially wine country weddings. Their events team facilitates spectacular, beautifully curated affairs that draw thousands of visitors to the Valley annually, who enjoy breathtaking celebrations of life’s most important moments, bringing further business to hotels, restaurants, and other wineries. 

Once built on word of mouth alone, V. Sattui Winery’s widely visited website and robust social media presence (58K followers on Facebook, 30K followers on Instagram) are key components in building their brand and in turn, promoting visitation to Napa Valley.  

Passionate about the health of tourism in Napa Valley, Winery President and CEO, Tom Davies is the Chairman of the Board of Visit Napa Valley for the fiscal year of 2023 and was recently honored in 2022 by the Napa County Farm Bureau with the Friend of Agriculture Award. V. Sattui Winery is a proud supporter of the RLS Middle School, the Napa Valley Grape Growers’ Fields of Opportunity, the Boys and Girls Club and Meals on Wheels – paving the way for the next generation of wine and hospitality professionals creating a vital and sustainable economy for the future of wine tourism. 

Ring in the holidays with V. Sattui!

The season of giving is upon us, and this year V. Sattui Winery is dedicating the entire month of December to celebrating our beloved four-legged friends – those who bring us joy every day of the year and especially those who are still seeking their forever families and homes. Please join us this month for our first-ever PAW-lidays Pet Food Drive benefiting the Napa County Animal Shelter and We Care Animal Rescue, St. Helena!

All month long, we invite you to bring a donation of new, unopened dog or cat food (wet or dry) on the day of your visit and receive TWO ADDITIONAL wine pours of your choice with your paid tasting.

And for those of you with pups that love nothing more than spending the day with their human in wine country; bring them along to V. Sattui (in their favorite Holiday outfit, if they have one) on Saturday, December 17th for the ulti-mutt holiday experience!

Go ahead, do your holiday wine shopping while you do good with your best furry friend by your side. Does it get any better? Happy Paw-lidays indeed!

Top 5 Wine-of-the-Month Membership Benefits

As one of the longest-running wine clubs in the Napa Valley, V. Sattui’s Wine-of-the-Month Club offers benefits other wineries just can’t match! Our history of providing excellent wines, experiences, and service means our membership speaks for itself.

Here are the Top 5 reasons to become a V. Sattui Wine-of-the-Month member:

1. Flexibility and Variety

Are you a red wine aficionado? Do you prefer sweet wines? Do you age your wine in your cellar, or drink it right away? With over 60 different wines in our robust portfolio, the Wine-of-the-Month Club has something for everyone! Choose from eight different club themes with flexible shipping schedules and quantities to suit your needs and preferences, and additional savings when you add wines to your regular shipments.

2. Discounts and Member-Exclusive Offers

 

Our Wine-of-the-Month members get discounts and offers that no one else can access! Enjoy 20% off case purchases when you re-order any of the wines from the previous two months’ shipments, or 15% 6-bottle purchases of those wines. And you always have access to 15% off case purchases storewide, year-round! Additionally, our dedicated Wine Consultants are available to provide personal assistance with any current offers outside of your regular club shipments, or you can place your orders on our website and automatically redeem your member savings at checkout.

3. Complimentary Tastings at the Winery

You and up to three guests can enjoy complimentary tastings in our member-exclusive Cellar Club, located on the ground floor of our Tuscan-inspired stone winery. Sip through five wines of your choice and taste future vintages of our top-tier wines straight from the barrel! Book your tasting reservation online or call (707) 963-7774 for personal assistance. 

4. Local Partner Discounts

Planning a trip to Napa? Go to our Plan Your Stay page on our website to see all the hotels, transportation companies, restaurants, and activity and adventure companies that partner with us to provide our members with exclusive savings and opportunities! Take advantage of our monthly Featured Partner benefits to get the most out of your membership, or enjoy a night or two in Dario Sattui’s own vacation rental, the Castello Victorian Inn.

5. Connect with Other Members at Events and Online

V. Sattui Winery is famous for its epic parties, but the best – like Lobster Fest – are reserved exclusively for our members. Plus, our monthly “Happy Hours” on Facebook Live give our members a chance to taste through and learn about the wines from their shipment, get updates on the winery, meet other Wine-of-the-Month members, and watch a cooking demonstration of that month’s featured recipe by our Wine & Food Pairing Expert, Marc Golick!

Believe it or not, the V. Sattui Wine-of-the-Month Club offers even more benefits than the five listed above! To enroll yourself or to give a gift membership, please visit our website or call (707) 963-7774 and ask to speak to our Wine Club team. We look forward to making you our newest member!