Stone winery is built.
In 1976, Vittorio’s great-grandson Dario Sattui re-established the family business in the Napa Valley, with the dream of creating a “Napa D’Italia,” a place to experience a taste of the good life. It was the 46th winery to open in the Napa Valley since Prohibition, and today it boasts impressive rustic Italianate architecture, lush hidden gardens, expansive picnicking grounds, beautiful vineyards, a stone winery and tower, barrel room, museum, artisan deli & marketplace, salumeria, gelateria, and multiple event spaces.
V. Sattui was one of the first wineries in Napa Valley to offer wine experiences — by simply putting out a couple of picnic tables where guests could enjoy themselves. That early show of hospitality sparked a movement, and it’s a reflection of our true nature and belief that wine is best when shared with friends and family.
We’re unique in that almost every part of our business is accomplished onsite, from grape growing, to crushing, winemaking, bottling, cellaring, fulfilling orders, preparing and cooking a variety of house made delicacies in our extensive kitchens, and sharing the bounty with our community of guests and club members. Our wines are only sold directly to our customers, via our website and the winery.
140 years after V. Sattui first arrived in America, we’re an important part of the Napa Valley community, a place where generations of families return time and time again and lifelong friendships are made. We’re stewards of the environment and do our best to lead the next generation, because we’re true believers that the best is yet to come.
Stone winery is built.
V. Sattui celebrates 130th Anniversary of its founding, receives 3 major accolades in one year: “Winemaker of the Year”- Brooks Painter (American Fine Wine Competition), “Winery of the Year” (Critics Challenge Wine Competition), and two “Wines of the Year”: 2012 Mt. Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon (Monterey Wine Competition) & 2011 Paradiso (Critic’s Challenge International Wine Competition).
Brooks Painter named Winemaker of the Year by the American Fine Wine Competition.
V. Sattui celebrates the 125th anniversary of its founding.
V. Sattui named “Winery of the Year” at California State Fair for the third time in four years. Castello di Amorosa, Dario Sattui’s 2nd winery, opens its doors in Calistoga.
V. Sattui named “Winery of the Year” at California State Fair.
V. Sattui Rutherford Cabernet is named “Best Wine in California (California State Fair) and “Best Wine of the Americas”.
V. Sattui Preston Vineyard Cabernet is named “Best Cabernet in California” at California State Fair.
V. Sattui purchases historic 556-acre Henry Ranch in Carneros, begins planting 120+ acres of vines.
Tom Davies named Winery President.
V. Sattui purchases 34 acres adjacent to winery and names it Suzanne’s Vineyard (later renamed Vittorio’s Vineyard).
Vittorio Sattui and his wife immigrate to America from Carsi, Italy, a hilltown near Genoa, and settle in San Francisco’s North Beach District.
V. Sattui Winery doors open March 4th.
Dario Sattui starts making Napa Valley wine.
Dario Sattui returns from Europe determined to re-start the family’s wine business. He apprentices for 3 years at various Napa wineries to gain background.
Vittorio Sattui dies at the age of 94.
Great-grandson Dario Sattui is born in San Francisco.
The 21st Amendment is ratified, repealing Prohibition. Many wineries resume production, but Vittorio settles into retirement.
The 18th Amendment, national Prohibition, becomes law on January 16th. The winery closes its doors.
Winery building is renovated.
Through 1912, the Sattui family experiences great success and wealth.
Vittorio purchases the Rottanzi Winery in San Francisco’s Mission district and renames it V. Sattui Wine Company. Sons Mario and Romeo join the business.
Vittorio & Katerina begin making wine full-time and name their winery St. Helena Wine Cellars, after the town from which he purchased his grapes.
We craft one of the largest selections of award-winning, small-batch, small lot wines in the valley, and pride ourselves on making wines that appeal to a wide range of tastes. We combine sustainable and organic vineyard practices and a mix of time-honored and technologically advanced winemaking techniques to make wines with great depth of flavor, complexity, and richness.