We are one of the only Napa Valley wineries to host weddings, and in fact, we were the first winery to ever do so. We delight in helping couples celebrate this major milestone, and we are proud to have been selected as one of the “Top Five Winery Wedding Venues in The World” by Destination Weddings and Honeymoons Abroad.
V. Sattui is the Napa Valley’s most romantic destination, where the lush landscapes, rustic charm, and award-winning wines serve as the perfect setting for your dream wedding in Wine Country.
Host your wedding with us and allow our exclusive Italian Michelin Star Chef Stefano Masanti and his hand selected team to create your wedding menu paired with V. Sattui wines. Brides and grooms get a complimentary Chef’s Table tasting with Stefano (based upon availability) as he assists in creating your perfect menu.
Our committed professional hospitality staff is looking forward to hosting your Napa Valley wedding soon!
Michelin-star chef Stefano Masanti is the founder and visionary of one of northern Italy’s most beloved restaurants, Il Cantinone. Stefano is the Executive Chef and his accomplished wife, Raffaella, a professional sommelier, greets guests in the restaurant located in the small ski-village of Madesimo, in the Italian Alps. Stefano and Raffaella spend their off-season at V. Sattui extending their warm hospitality and creating culinary magic for group events and weddings at the winery. He also oversees our in-house Salumeria and our house-made gelatos – and we couldn’t be in better hands. Stefano’s bresaola was just awarded in 2019 “Best Bresaola” in all of Italy!
Known for his infectious smile, sharp wit, strong work ethic, and his culinary prowess, Masanti has forged an adventurous career that has spanned both Europe and the U.S.
Born in Milan in 1970, Stefano Masanti grew up in the Lombardian resort town of Madesimo, where he recalls his first day in the kitchen, at just 5 years old, helping his grandfather churn vanilla gelato for the family business, Hotel Andossi. He received his B.A. degree in hospitality at the Hotel Institute Crotto Caurga Chiavenna, followed by three years at the University of Milan, where he majored in public relations. Additional professional development includes time in France’s Ecole Lenotre, Alain Ducasse’s culinary school, Ducasse Education, and the culinary institute in Brescia, Italy.
Chef Masanti is a member of the International Association of Culinary Professionals; he has helped launch a number of restaurants and hotels in Poland; and for years he successfully managed Il Cantinone, the highly acclaimed, Michelin-star restaurant adjacent to his family’s hotel in Madesimo. An accomplished master of charcuterie, Masanti was named “Craftsman of the Year” in all of Italy by the 2009 Identità Golose for best Valchiavenna bresaola.
One of the earliest proponents of the Slow Food movement, Chef Masanti believes in the value of preserving and protecting regional food traditions from around the world.