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Cole's Chop House 4-course Prefixed Menu for Locals

Published October 23rd, 2017

Come relax and dine at Cole’s Chop House. Beginning on Monday, October 23rd we’re offering a special four-course dinner menu to all Napa, Sonoma and Solano County residents.

10% OF PROCEEDS WILL BE DONATED TO LOCAL RELIEF FUND.

This offer is valid Sunday – Thursday until the end of November 2017.  We contribute to send warm thought and well wishes to you during the recent fires in the area.  #NAPASTRONG

For offer details, please visit our NEW WEBSITE

 


 

 

V. Sattui Winery is OPEN 9-6 Daily

Published October 20th, 2017

Recover, Rebuild, Revive...

It begins with opening our doors. We are here. We are OPEN. We are ready to welcome you.

Our hearts are heavy from the traumatic wildfires and devastation wine country suffered these last two weeks. Our thoughts and prayers remain with all who have lost their homes - including three of our own team members - and with those who tragically lost loved ones as well as the brave first responders and fire-fighters who did all they could to preserve our beautiful valley.

Now the hard work of recovery begins for us all.

It is very important here at V. Sattui Winery that we do our part to revive visitation to Napa Valley, bringing tourists back to all wineries - not just our own - as well as our many hotels, restaurants, shops, and transportation companies so that we may rebuild our community. This is about the people. All of us who depend on the wine industry for our livelihood.

The journey to recovery starts with being here for our guests.

V. Sattui Winery is OPEN regular hours - 9 to 6 Daily

All tasting venues are OPEN:
Marketplace Tasting Room: 9-6 Daily | Vittorio Reserve Tower: Fri-Sun 10-4
Member's-Only Cellar Club: Mon-Thur 11-5 | Fri-Sun 10-5
Daily Tours have resumed. (Please see website for times)
Our Italian Marketplace and Artisan Deli is OPEN
Wine & Food Pairings are back on the schedule - with the next occurring Saturday, October 28th
Reservations for Tours and Elevated Experiences can be can be made online or by phone.
Buses and Limos can be added to our parking calendar by phone.
Please call 707-963-7774 9-5, Mon - Fri for reservation and parking calendar inquiries.
Email: info@vsattui.com

Let's revitalize our community - together.

 

If you can't make it to your favorite winery, restaurant or hotel - please consider donating to:
 
Napa Valley Community Disaster Relief Fund
#NapaValleyStrong  #WineCountryStrong  #SonomaCountyStrong

 


 

Compline Wine Bar Open!

Published October 18th, 2017

 

CHARLIE TROTTER AND FRENCH LAUNDRY ALUMS OPEN
WINE BAR/RESTAURANT/EDUCATION CENTER IN BUZZY DOWNTOWN NAPA

Imagine a space where you can taste and learn about world-class wines, tuck into a delicious meal, and purchase your newly discovered bottles to take home—all in one place. Welcome to Compline Wine Bar, Restaurant and Merchant, which will celebrate its grand opening—and ambitious concept—on September 10, 2017 at 1300 First Street in the hot Downtown Napa neighborhood. Latin for the “completion of the working day,” Compline (pronounced Comp-LYN) is poised to be Napa’s premiere wine gathering spot for tourists, locals and wine professionals alike.

“We wanted to create someplace we wanted to go—a laid-back place to drink cool wines,” says co-owner and former Charlie Trotter wine director Ryan Stetins, who hatched the idea for Compline three years ago with co-owner and fellow Napa resident, Master Sommelier Matt Stamp, formerly of the French Laundry. “As we refined the concept, Compline evolved into what it is today: A restaurant and wine bar, bottle shop, and center for wine education. But the part about drinking kick ass-wines in a beautiful space? That’s never changed.”

Stamp and Stetins have a distinct vision for Compline: Unfussy and convivial, with a smart crowd and plenty of ?owing wine that celebrates Napa Valley and beyond. “Our wine bar list has plenty of local finds, as well as a generous collection of other domestic and international bottles,” says Stamp. The comprehensive selection extends to Compline’s retail shelves, where most bottles are priced between $15-$30, and can be enjoyed in the wine bar for a small corkage fee. “Our retail is really designed for both locals and visitors hunting for new finds, new grapes, and new experiences beyond our little corner of the world,” says Stamp.

Chef Yancy Windsperger has designed a mouthwatering menu rooted in Napa’s strengths—shareable food that is seasonal and locally sourced. “This is real food prepared simply,” says Windsperger, an alum of Spago, Morimoto, and The Bazaar by Jose Andres. “And while our focus is on supporting local farmers and businesses, we are embracing flavors from around the world.” Adds Stetins: “Think of a dinner party in Napa. Friends, scattered bottles, and celebratory food in the cool night air. That’s the spirit we want to bring to our restaurant.” The restaurant accommodates seats 90 and is open daily for lunch and dinner.

Wine education is also a key component of Compline, where, beginning in October, there will be lively daily wine classes led by Stamp himself, designed for everyone from beginners to seasoned pros. Classes include “Jumpstart,” an hour-long session designed to kick off your stay in wine country with an introduction to wine and a chance to blind-taste like the pros, and “World Tour,” where attendees learn about (and taste!) distinctive wines across the globe.

*Classes start the first week of October. “Jumpstart” - every Wednesday-Sunday at 10am. “Gateway: Napa Valley” - every Saturday afternoon at 1pm. “World Tour,” - every other Monday night at 6pm.

Located within the heart of Downtown Napa’s First Street Napa project—a 325,000-square-foot mixed-use development that will incorporate 45 retail shops and restaurants, new creative office space, and a 183-room Archer Hotel opening this fall—Compline is in very good company. Veteran architect Sasha Janev of SMJ Architecture designed an airy 3,000 square foot indoor space with a concrete wine bar, an indoor-outdoor lounge with cozy sofas and custom-made banquettes, and a 26-seat patio perfect for relaxing, glass of vino in hand. Designer Melissa Schmitt, owner of Poor House Napa outfitted the entire space, and Andrew Stamp of Lincoln, Nebraska’s EleMETAL Fabrication created special finishing touches, including an indoor hanging trellis and a custom glass storage unit atop the bar.

Compline Hours:

· Wine Bar Hours: 10am-12 midnight

· Wine Bar/Lunch Menu: 10am-5:30pm

· Dinner Menu: 5:30pm-11pm

· Retail Shop Hours: 10am-11pm

ABOUT THE CO-OWNERS:

Matt Stamp, has worked as a sommelier in some of wine country’s top restaurants, including the French Laundry and the Farmhouse Inn, and cut his teeth at V. Mertz Restaurant, his family’s fine-dining institution in Omaha, Nebraska. As Education Director for the Guild of Sommeliers, Stamp created a core program for aspiring sommeliers, and in 2014 he joined the Court of Master Sommeliers’ Board of Directors, where he is Examination Committee Co-Chair. He is a regular contributor to Decanter Magazine and was selected as one of Wine Enthusiast Magazine’s “Top 40 Under 40” wine professionals.

Ryan Stetins, worked for the late chef Charlie Trotter for nearly six years, serving as Wine Director for his eponymous restaurant in Chicago and at Restaurant Charlie in Las Vegas. He also created Trotter’s Wine Spectator Grand Award-winning wine list for four years. Stetins has also worked as Sommelier and General Manager at Yountville’s Redd and Reddwood and as Director of Restaurants for the Ritz Carlton in San Francisco.

 


 

North Bay Businesses Turn to SCORE as Valuable Resource

Published May 24th, 2017

If you run a business, you face daily challenges — from increasing revenue, cutting costs, raising money, marketing, hiring, and much more.

Wouldn't it be great to talk with a business consultant and receive experienced advice? We would like to introduce you to SCORE, a nonprofit association dedicated to helping entrepreneurs and small businesses start, grow, and succeed.

SCORE is made up of experienced business men and women who volunteer their time to give back to local businesses and the community. The North Coast Chapter serves businesses in Sonoma, Napa, Lake and Mendocino counties, and is a free resource to assist in day-to-day challenges as well as strategic issues including:

  • Growing business
  • Finding funding sources
  • Increasing sales and profitability
  • Managing cash flow with accounting
  • Streamlining operations and controlling inventory
  • Getting the most out of employees

SCORE is supported by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and provides free business consulting for companies ranging in size from start-ups to large entities with hundreds of employees. Since its founding in 1964, SCORE has helped countless businesses through its 370 chapters throughout the country.

In addition to consulting and mentoring services, SCORE also offers a wide range of business-related workshops throughout the year. If you are interested in learning more about SCORE or have a business issue or difficult decision or business initiative that you would like to share with one of our seasoned counselors, visit www.northcoast.score.org.


Local Workshops Focus on Business Training and Skills

North Coast SCORE offers business workshops on a number of important topics that benefit entrepreneurs as well as senior executives. The workshops, which take place at the Finley Center in Santa Rosa, are available at a very reasonable cost. For more information and to register today, visit https://northcoast.score.org/content/take-workshop-103.


Check out what a few local business owners have to say about working with SCORE:

Kevin Devine, Devine Frames: "It's a cool thing to get free counseling. I paid to have a management consultant — it was a couple of thousand dollars. SCORE was much better."

Stephanie Gagne, Simple Care Products: "It was great to be able to bounce ideas off them, and they gave me experienced feedback. They also helped with my business strategy and to make decisions."

Rebecca Valentine, Sonoma Gnome: "It's great to have someone as a sounding board…someone with decades of experience offering help. It's incredibly valuable. SCORE is a gift to the community."

Carina Whitham, Whitham Group: "I was pleasantly surprised as the counselors are informative and experienced."

Jeane Sloane, Local Authors Distribution: "It's really nice to know you have someone out there to help me with my small-time business."