Your Holiday Starts at
Sutter Home Family Vineyards
Sutter Home Family Vineyards is your place for entertaining in style during this festive season. The winery’s tasting room, located in the heart of Napa Valley off Highway 29, is a large and light-filled space with everything for wine lovers and gourmands alike. Shop their unique gifts including wine service accessories, stemware, artisan foods, novelty item for the humorous types and cozy apparel for those cold fall and winter days. The Sutter Home tasting room has been offering friendly and warm hospitality since 1948 when back then, it was a simple space constructed from a seven-thousand-gallon old redwood tank with a door cut into it. Today, you’ll find the room enlarged and modernized for today’s tasters but a few remaining large oak casks line one side of the room as reminder of their humble beginnings in wine. But the one constant at Sutter Home is plenty of their award-winning wines to taste and purchase. Their expert team of wine hosts will help you select the perfect wines to serve with all your holiday meals. They’ll also help you find just the right items for all your gift-giving needs too!
Stop In For Some Holiday Cheer!
Holiday Open House, Saturday, November 24
What better time of year for sweet treats than the holidays. Stop in to the Sutter Home tasting room over Thanksgiving weekend for their Holiday Open House on Saturday November 24th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Enjoy discounts on select wines, special purchases on seasonal gift merchandise and while you’re there, be sure to enjoy a decadent sweet wine tasting for only $5 per person. The Sweet Sutter Home Tasting features their collection of off-dry, sweet reds and dessert wines including Gewürztraminer, Sweet Riesling, Sweet Red, Moscato Sangria and Triple Cream Sherry – a unique wine is made from a secret Trinchero family recipe that originated in Italy over a century ago. Infused with natural herbs and spices, the Sutter Home Triple Cream Sherry [375ml, $15] is a very special dessert wine with flavors of nutmeg and sweet orange peel. Amber-colored with a distinctive fragrant aroma, this delicious after-dinner sipping wine provides the perfect finale for any special occasion meal. It can also be enjoyed in coffee or over vanilla ice cream. The perfect host/hostess gift!
The American Dream Tour: A Victorian Christmas
Reserve a space on the American Dream Tour and Tasting Experience to view the historic turn-of-the-century Victorian Inn dressed up in all its seasonal glory. You’ll be warmly greeted in the main tasting room with a sip of wine then taken on a 90-minute guided tour through the estate rose garden. With 80 types of roses and 30 types of daylilies planted, it makes 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 by winery owners Bob and Evalyn Trinchero. While tasting reserve wines in a period setting of a Victorian Christmas, 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 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.>> By Tanya Seibold