This year marks the 70th anniversary for the Trinchero family. Owned and operated by the Trinchero family since 1948, Sutter Home was one of just a handful of family wineries back in the 50s and 60s pioneering a virgin wine industry in the valley. It was through the pursuit of the American dream and a collective trailblazing spirit which helped Bob Trinchero and the other vintners of the day solidify Napa Valley as one of the top growing regions in the world. The Trinchero family is proud that the Sutter Home brand has “introduced more Americans to wine on the table than any other,” as noted in the Distinguished Service Award from Wine Spectator in 1994, and both Bob and his brother Roger were recently named 2017 Wine Star Winners and honored with Lifetime Achievement Awards by Wine Enthusiast Magazine. Sutter Home family vineyard is committed to producing, as the winery likes to say, “a great product for a fair price”.
Winery Exclusives Not To Be Missed!
Since their first vintage of the original White Zinfandel released back in 1972, Sutter Home has grown its portfolio to over 20 varietals including sweet (and dry) red and white wines, red blends, Moscato, Sangria, dessert wines and ports. Their motto is there’s a wine for everyone, and every palate. Not only is the winery the only one in the valley to offer complimentary tastings—yes, that’s right, no charge—but an array of winery-exclusive bottlings sold solely from the tasting room awaits you. Coupled with the beautiful historic grounds for strolling in after your tasting, you’ll be happy you made Sutter Home a destination on your trip to Napa wine country. Their most widely distributed collection of reds and whites, including their famed White Zinfandel, are available to sample without a tasting fee, and for tasters seeking to further explore the winery’s diverse winemaking, the Reserve Flight is available for $5 per person. The Reserve tasting includes up to six selections from their small production, limited-releases and single-vineyard bottlings. The tasting menu changes regularly so visit often as there’s always a wine waiting for you which pairs perfectly with seasonal eating.
The American Dream Tour and Tasting Experience
Reserve a space on the American Dream Tour and Tasting Experience for a more in-depth look into Sutter Home’s story in winemaking. Starting in the tasting room, you’ll be warmly greeted with a sip of wine then taken on a 90-minute guided tour through the estate grounds planted with 80 types of roses and 30 types of daylilies making for a stunning, in-bloom garden 365 days a year. The tour continues in the Sutter Home Victorian Inn – a 15-room bed and breakfast circa 1884 which was lovingly restored to its former glory by Bob and Evalyn Trinchero. While tasting the reserve wines in a period setting filled with Italian and French antiques, your guide will share the early history of the winery dating back to its founding in 1874 by Swiss/German immigrant, John Thomann, up to current-day leadership. Limited to just 16 people per tour, guests will receive an intimate, behind-the-scenes look at the family-run winery for $10 per person. Offered on weekdays only, by appointment, reservations can be made by calling the tasting room.
For more information on all of the Sutter Home tastings, along with recipes and food pairings, visit sutterhome.com.
Wine Club Room
Fri-Sun | 11:30-4:30
Complimentary Tasting For Members
Avoid the crowds and sip your favorite Sutter Home and other Trinchero Family Estate wines in the Club Room, a private tasting area reserved just for wine club members. Sample wines from Napa Cellars, Joel Gott, Trinchero Napa Valley and more. Club members receive a complimentary cheese plate for two, extra wine discounts and member-only invites to winery special events. Sign up today!
Fridays | April- Sept | 3:00-4:30pm
Get your weekend started early with a member-only, complimentary wine-based cocktail featuring Sutter Home wines. Available in the Wine Club Room on Friday afternoons, each week will feature a different seasonal cocktail made fresh, right in front of you at the bar. Recipes provided with the cocktail so you can recreate the drink in your home! Extra discounts available on 3-pack sets of the cocktail’s featured wine.