About This Winery
Italian winemaker Vittorio Sattui arrived in San Francisco in 1882. He first worked as a baker, and then later started a boarding house in North Beach, where he made wine for his guests. By 1885, the reputation of Vittorio’s wines allowed him to quit the bakery and devote himself full time to winemaking. He established St. Helena Wine Cellars, taking the name of the small, bucolic Napa Valley town were he obtained his grapes, later changing the name to V. Sattui Winery.
In 1920, Prohibition devastated almost all California wineries, including V. Sattui. It was not until the late 1970s that Vittorio’s great-grandson, Daryl, would reestablish the operation, building a beautiful stone winery on land in the center of Napa Valley. Its two-story building, tower, wine caves and underground aging cellars and museum are a treat to explore on their self-guided tours.
The old vine-covered winery building is now home to their extensive deli, gift shop and tasting room. Hundreds of gourmet items, exotic cheeses, oils, salads, lunch supplies and sandwiches are available in the busy shop. The large tasting room has two long tasting counters and numerous wine and gift displays. They offer complimentary tasting, with a $5 fee for reserve wines. There are acres of grass beneath giant oaks available for picnicking and general lounging-around.
The winery produces dozens of wines, including the traditional California varietals, roses, dessert wines and sparkling wines. Italian-style wines include Sangiovese, proprietary blends and even a heady Grappa. Wines are available only at the winery.↑ Less
Winery InformationHours: Open Summer Daily 9-6 pm, Winter Daily 9-5 pm
Fees: Main tasting room - $20 for five wines | Tower tasting room - $40 for five premium wines
Price Range: $14 up to $70 for some of the older vintages
Vineyards: 625 acres
Production: 45,000 cases
Discounts: 10% case discount
Unique Amenities: Full service Deli, Self Guided Tours
Winery Dog: Czor (Bernese Mountain Dog)
- RV & Limo Friendly
- Casual & Relaxed
- Dog Friendly
- Family Run
- Kid Friendly
- Resort Like