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October 10th 2014:What makes a good wine? A visit to the famed Napa Castello di Amorosa

Join Roger and Donna in a discussion surrounding, what makes a wine good? We will also share tips that will make you next journey through a wine list much less intimidating. Learn a few simple guidelines to help you sound like a seasoned wine lover in any circumstance. We will be joined by Dario Sattui of V. Sattui Winery and Castello di Amorosa with “Winemaker of the Year” Brooks Painter. Dario and Brooks will take us on an insider’s tour of the amazing Castello di Amorosa in Napa Valley. This authentically-styled, 13th century, Tuscan castle and winery is a sight to behold, offering a

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Dario Sattui

Dario’s great grandfather Vittorio Sattui, an Italian immigrant, founded V. Sattui Winery in 1885 in San Francisco. As Vittorio lived to be 94 years old, Dario got to know him and was fascinated by his stories and photos of the old winery, above which the Vittorio Sattui family continued to live even after Prohibition closed the old V. Sattui Winery. As a child, Dario would play among the barrels and tanks in the underground cellars while dreaming of reviving V. Sattui Winery when he grew up. In 1972, Sattui returned to the U.S. with the intent of re-establishing his great grandfather’s original V. Sattui winery which had been dormant for more than 50 years. With $8,000 and a novel approa
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Brooks Painter

Brooks Painter has been a winemaker for over 30 years. He has experience making ultra-premium varietal wines from throughout the many different grape-growing regions of California. His current position is Director of Winemaking for Castello di Amorosa in Calistoga, California. His previous position was Winemaking Operations Manager at Robert Mondavi Winery in Oakville, California, and Brooks was formerly with Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars, Leeward Winery and Felton-Empire Vineyards. Brooks was born in San Francisco and raised in Northern California. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry and Biology from University of California, Santa Cruz in 1980, during which time he discovere
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