Futures - V. Sattui Winery

Futures

Futures photo-- Richard Wood- smallerWhy Buy Futures?

We hope you’ll consider taking advantage of our Futures program!

  • You’ll save money on the wines you buy
  • There’s opportunity for price appreciation later
  • You’ll be sure to receive our very best wines before they sell out

Every year, when the new vintage is still in barrel, we allocate a small percentage (about 15%) to Futures purchases; that is, while the wines are still aging and before they’re bottled, you may purchase it by the case with a 50% deposit.  This locks in a lower price than when the wine is eventually available to the public.

During subsequent visits, you can taste the wines as they age and develop to further hone your skills of appreciation. Once the wine is bottled, two or three years from the vintage date, a notice is sent to you with the balance and instructions for shipping or pickup.

You can also combine Futures purchases with current wines to obtain multiple case discounts. A nice advantage when you’re only putting down half on the Futures.

Ordering Futures

  • Download the Wine Futures Order Form 
  • To submit your order by email, complete all fields and save the form to your computer. Then attach it in an email addressed to orders@vsattui.com.
  • You may also print and mail/fax in the order form.
  • When we receive your order we will email you a copy of your deposit receipt.
  • Approximately two years from the vintage date, we will alert you by email when your futures are ready for pick-up/shipment. Final payment will be due at the time of pick-up or delivery.
  • Prefer to Buy an Whole Barrel of Wine (24 cases)?  Call us!

For questions please email orders@vsattui.com or call (707) 963-7774


2021 Vintage

Fabulous quality, small yields, and limited production.

The 2021 Napa Valley grape harvest set new records for early maturity and reduced yields across all varieties. Extremely low rainfall in the winter and spring had growers struggling to manage water status and low vine vigor.  Smaller canopies, short shoots, and low yields helped produce massive flavors and beautiful aromatics in the wines.

A warm, dry summer was followed by a relatively cool August, developing intense flavors and color in the grapes. Sugar accumulation varied throughout the valley, leading to some very early harvesting. Grape yields were down about 30% relative to historical averages and wineries were faced with less fruit and lower overall production.  Small berries, tiny clusters, and uniform ripening resulted great acidity and fragrance in the white wines and moderate tannins and rich flavors in the red wines.  Overall, the year turned out stellar; with some amazing concentration and elegant textures and flavors. 

– Brooks Painter, Director of Winemaking