New Wine & Cheese Classes at V. Sattui Winery

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V. Sattui Winery will host a new series of wine and cheese classes with Napa Valley chef, Andy Wild, and V. Sattui Cheesemonger Keith Idle. Since the winery reopened in 1976, one of the features of V. Sattui is its impressive cheese case filled with 200 cheeses from around the world.

“People love our cheese selection, and they love our wine,” says V. Sattui President, Tom Davies. “We want to make the world of cheese just as fun and approachable as our wines. We also want people to experience how the right pairing can elevate the flavor of both the cheese and the wine, and take it over the top.”

Chef Wild has worked in several Napa Valley restaurants and is currently a culinary consultant, caterer, and teaches weekend cooking classes at The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone. His experience with food and wine combined with his entertaining style make for a fun 2-hour class that will inspire and educate guests.

Keith Idle has been the cheesemonger at V. Sattui for 30 years and is very knowledgeable about artisan cheeses from around the world and the techniques used to make them. This culinary “dream team” will lead 20 students in each class through some delicious discoveries.

Classic Wine and Cheese Couplings
Sunday, January 18, 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, Sonny and Cher, Brad and Angie… they go together like creamy cheese with a glass of bubbles! Or a pungent blue soothed by a sip of V. Sattui Late Harvest Riesling. Celebrate delicious pairings with your someone special at V. Sattui Winery. Share them with your favorite person on Valentine’s Day, or with a group of friends while watching the Academy Awards.

Fondue You Can Do!
Sunday, February 15. 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Learn to melt your Valentine’s heart with a cheesy fondue paired with V. Sattui wine. Chef Andy Wild leads this interactive session where you’ll learn how to make a fondue that is the right texture and has interesting, cheesy flavors. You’ll also learn what wines pair best with fondue and meld into a fun, social gathering with friends, or bring two people closer together over a fondue pot.

Grown Up Grilled Cheese and Wines that Play Nicely with Them
Proposed Date: Sunday, March 15 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

You loved it as a kid, and even now, a grilled cheese sandwich can really hit the spot! Learn how to take this classic comfort food to a new level with interesting cheeses you may not have tried, artisan breads, and specialty condiments. Pair your creation with a V. Sattui wine, and you’ve just upgraded the “lowly” grilled cheese to meal worth sharing with friends.

About V. Sattui Winery

V. Sattui Winery is a family-owned property located in the heart of Napa Valley, which was founded in 1885 and makes more than 60 different wines with dozens of 90+ point rated wines among its current vintages. It is a stunning, must-see Napa Valley destination for picnics, weddings and events, offering an impressively robust Cheese Shop with more than 200 selections, an excellent Deli directed by Chef Gerardo Sainato, and a Salumeria directed by Stefano Masanti. The sprawling estate includes two-dozen picnic tables nestled beneath ancient Valley Oak trees and tri-level terraces that overlook beautifully manicured gardens and vineyards.

V. Sattui Director of Winemaking Brooks Painter was recognized as “Winemaker of the Year” at the San Francisco International Wine Competition in June of 2013, and in 2014 V. Sattui was named “Winery of the Year” for the third year in a row at the Winemaker Challenge. This marked the tenth time in the last decade that the Winery has been given that honor at a major national competition. In addition, V. Sattui garnered “Best Winery in the Bay Area” for the third year in a row in the San Francisco Bay Guardian 2014 “Reader’s Poll.”

V. Sattui wines are sustainably farmed (some from its own organic vineyard) and are sold exclusively from the winery, direct to consumer. V. Sattui Winery is located on a 38-acre vineyard in the center of the Napa Valley, along Highway 29 (at White Lane) in St. Helena. The winery welcomes visitors daily for wine tastings between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. daily (9 a.m.-5 p.m. during the winter months), as well as barbeque on weekends in the warmer months of the year. Information for V. Sattui Winery is available on the website www.vsattui.com or 707-963-7774