Visit V. Sattui
Winery founder Vittorio Sattui became one of San Francisco’s first Italian immigrant wine merchants in 1885, and his legacy of crafting fine wine lives on today through his great-grandson, and winery owner, Dario Sattui. Dario’s vision for creating a welcoming respite along Napa’s Highway 29 wine trail started forty-five years ago with simple sandwiches served to guests when buying wine. The idea: Eat a little something, stay a little longer, buy more wine. It worked. The winery’s Artisan Deli and Marketplace has now grown into a visual feast with over 100 locally sourced and imported sweet, savory, and house-made food products ready to fill your pantry (and tummy!). Food and wine are forever intertwined at V.Sattui; their mantra of “mangia” playing out daily. Guests can dine on their gourmet foods while sipping a bottle of wine in the expansive picnic grounds overlooking the vineyards. Perfetto!
House-made Italian Specialties
Who better than Stefano Masanti, a Michelin-starred chef who travels from his hometown in the Italian Alps to oversee the V. Sattui culinary kitchen each summer. Chef Stefano's culinary knowledge has helped the winery expand its Artisan Deli and Marketplace offerings to become a must-stop culinary destination.
House-Cured Salumi, Pâté & Mousse
Secretly guarded old-family recipes come to life in the winery’s Salumeria. Their signature Bresaola and Lonzino recipes are kept tightly under wraps and house-cured to perfection. Slow-cured salumi of Finocchiona, spicy Sopressata, mild Vittorio Classico, and Pepperoni are all pre-sliced, ready to eat. Portions are hand-sliced to order using a bright red flywheel slicer imported from Italy. Coming soon: A new display curing/hanging room will be added to the marketplace for guests to see the ancient art of making salumi firsthand.
Chef Stefano’s personal recipe for Duck Liver Mousse and Country Pâté are not to be missed. All can be enjoyed with a buttery Chardonnay, fruity red Zinfandel, a bottle of V. Sattui Brut Prestige or one of their many sweet wine selections.
Local, domestic and imported … you name it, they have it. Their selection is one of the best in the valley. With dedicated cheese mongers on staff daily, you’ll receive expert recommendations for your cheese and wine pairings. From creamy soft-ripened Brie-style cheeses, to imported aged Parmesan, to English Cheddars and a plethora in between, there’s a cheese in the case for you!
Mustards and Spreads
Their proprietary line of small-batch mustards is the perfect accompaniment to the deli meats or grilled sausages at home. Mustard flavors include Stone Ground Horseradish, Sweet & Spicy Raspberry, Smoky, and Honey. Their house-made Artichoke Spread was introduced over 30 years ago and is still a top seller. A host of local and imported Italian tapenades and other spreads are too numerous to list so go explore their huge selection.
Honeybee hives have been installed throughout the Vittorio’s Vineyard block and provide the winery with some beautiful honey all year long. The bees feast on the neighboring flowers and trees of the area including grapevines, mulberries, and eucalyptus. Rich and golden in color, their Estate Honey drizzled over pears and bleu cheese is divine.
Chocolates and Truffles
With the addition of Chocolatier Kat Zide last year, bespoke chocolate bars, truffles, and European style bon bons are now included in their wine & gift basket sets and available in the Marketplace. CIA Graduate and former Sous Chef at famed Kollar Chocolates, Kat brings her expertise in couture chocolate making to V.Sattui using the estate’s honey and other unique flavor combinations. Taste them for yourself! Guests are encouraged to upgrade to their wine tasting to include Kat’s delicious two-piece chocolate pairing.
Gelato & Sorbetto
Complete your gourmet picnic with a spoonful of decadent house-made Gelato and Sorbet. The Peach, Vanilla, and Strawberry flavors are among six offered year-round inside the freezer case with six additional flavors served from the winery’s gelato truck each Saturday and Sunday. Using the highest grade organic, non-GMO milk, the gelato is rich and creamy with intense flavor. Try them with one of their numerous house-made desserts. The sorbets are fruity, delicious and refreshing on a hot Napa summer’s day!