V. Sattui Winery
V. Sattui Winery is a family-owned estate located in the heart of Napa Valley, with a history that spans three centuries. Founded in 1885 by Vittorio Sattui, an Italian immigrant who got his start by making and selling his own wine on Columbus Avenue in San Francisco’s North Beach, it is now overseen by Dario Sattui, the great-grandson of the winery’s namesake. Today, under Dario Sattui’s vision and guidance, and now located on a 38-acre organically farmed vineyard in St. Helena, the Winery produces more than 60 different highly rated wines from 20 different varieties of grapes, and is also a stunning, must-see Napa Valley destination for picnics, weddings and events. A consistently welcoming, delicious and authentic Wine Country experience for guests, V. Sattui provides an impressively robust marketplace and cheese shop, gift store, multiple tasting rooms, and expansive picnic grounds, which make it a destination unlike any other in Wine Country.
The V. Sattui Experience
The now-iconic 38-acre Napa Valley V. Sattui estate, which opened in 1976, was fashioned after the style of traditional winemaking estates in Italy that were built of stone and hand-hewn timber, with underground cellars and terraces offering breathtaking views. The Winery at once evokes the Old World, while offering an undeniably modern California winetasting experience that makes guests feel that they have truly arrived in Wine Country.
The picnic experience at V. Sattui is unmatched by any other property in the area, featuring more than 200 types of cheese and a wide array of housemade salads, sandwiches and desserts available in the deli; dozens of highly rated and award-winning wines sold on site; and a sprawling two acres of picnic grounds that include two dozen tables nestled beneath ancient Valley Oak trees, and tri-level terraces that overlook beautifully manicured gardens and vineyards. V. Sattui is a pet-passionate property, where visitors are welcome to bring their wellbehaved dogs to enjoy the picnic grounds. V. Sattui is also one of the few wineries in Napa Valley that can host weddings, which makes it a popular destination for couples seeking the quintessential Napa Valley experience for their special day. Corporate meeting and event planners select the Winery for dinners, meetings and team building events on a regular basis. The new Museum exhibit in the underground barrel cellars offers guests an in-depth education on the history and legacy of the Winery.