San Francisco, USA - Spring is here. Weather is getting warmer by day, and spring blooms are all over the city. If you are pIanning a short trip this weekend or a family picnic, don't look further. We would like to introduce you the perfect getaway destination - V. Sattui Winery in Napa Valley, California. It boasts a long history, a collection of award-winning wines, and picturesque picnic grounds even perfect for a wedding.
V. Sattui was originally found in 1885 by Vittorio Sattui who immigrated to San Francisco from Genoa, Italy. The original winery was located on Bryant Street in Mission District of San Francisco, California. In the beginning, Sattui and his sons made a 1 2-day-long trip each way between San Francisco and St. Helena in Napa Valley to get the wine grapes they needed. It seemed like everything was going perfectly as their business was booming. However, the Prohibition Law was passed in 1920, and Sattui was forced to close his winery and retire from wine business.
His great-grandson, Dario Sattui, returned from Europe in 1972 to restart his family's wine business. V. Sattui was reopened on March 4th, 1976 in Saint Helena of Napa Valley.
Today, V. Sattui is the world renown wine producer and award winner. The winery won "Winery of the Year" title many times and its Cabernet won "Best Wine in California" and "Best Wine of the Americas" awards numerous times.
Plan your visit
If you just want to do a tasting, you do not need to make a reservation. There are two types of tasting experience to choose: Main Tasting Room ($15/per person) and Tower Tasting Room ($25/per person). If you want to book a tour to know more about V. Sattui and its history, make a reservation through its website or call. The tour price includes the complimentary tasting of 5 different wines.
V. Sattui has an artisan deli in their marketplace that is opened daily from 9 am to 6 pm. Sattui regulars who love the winery's beautiful picnic grounds often buy sandwiches and cheese from the deli and grab a superb bottle of Sattui wine and go out to the picnic grounds to enjoy the sunlight, food, and wine.
If you are thinking of visiting V. Sattui during a weekend, try to be there by 11:30 am for their Weekend BBQ as their foods get sold out quickly. Napa BBQ season is from Spring to Fall. Sattui serves BBQ ribs, Tri-tip steaks, and more to satisfy your palate.
V. Sattui is a pet-friendly winery, so don't forget to include your furbaby in your weekend trip to Napa.
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