LOCATION: St. Helena, Napa Valley, California
V. Sattui Winery & Del Dotto Winery
DATE: June 12, 2010
Reviewer: A Trip Advisor Member, Birmingham, Alabama
This entire area is not to be missed! Wish we would have had way more time.
V. Sattui Winery is celebrating it's 125th Anniversary, it's a fun , ENERGETIC Winery & Italian Market. While sipping our wine we realized the pourers were working on a commission, and thought they were a bit pushy, but hey, I guess that's their job since the wine can only be bought on site. They have an overall good variety of wines in which to choose. All in all, we had a great time. We wound up buying the Gamay Rouge & a Merlot. The roast beef tip sandwiches that we bought & ate out on their picnic grounds was scrumptious. Also, everything we tasted in their Italian Market was VERY good.
In 2009~ in the Critics Challenge, they were voted Best Winery in the Western U. S.
The Del Dotto Winery is a winery by appt: Totally different atmosphere~ It is tasteful grandiosity. Dave Del Dotto's
St. Helena's winery ( about 1/2 mile from the above mentioned.) is for the serious wine aficionado.
They have Wine Cave tours & Barrel Tastings aimed at teaching you the history of wine. We didn't get a chance to do this, but we will definitiely be back!! The estate Winery has spectacular interior architecture, almost everything has been brought back from Italy. ie. marble, bricks, tiles, even the new mural art on the walls has just been done by a Ventian artist from Italy.