Muscat: Articles on the Muscat Wine Grape Varietal

Muscat Beaumes de Venise: Summer Magic

Muscat Beaumes de Venise is a light and sweet nectar of the Gods, with an aroma of rose petals and tropical fruit and a taste of candied oranges dripping with honey. It makes me glad for summer, because it is the perfect summer dessert wine.

Vins de France 101: Alsace, France’s Little Wine Treasure

Take a deep breath. While exhaling, say “Ahhhl zas.” It resonates like a yoga mantra with the emphasis on “Ahhh.” The phonetic version of Alsace reveals the beauty of this little border province and the prominence of one of France’s smallest wine regions. It harbors a medieval landscape from a bygone era. Half-timbered houses, cobbled streets, and Romanesque churches have you anticipating someone heavily cloaked in costume to walk by you munching on a giant turkey leg.

V. Sattui Winery

The Vibe: 

Known as one of the limited number of Napa wineries that have county permits for picnics, V Sattui offers mid-day tasters a chance to buy some bread and cheese and sit for a spell in the shade. While patrons cannot bring their own fixins onto the grounds, the on-site deli offers sufficient varieties of meat, cheese, bread, dips and oils to satisfy the most discerning of palates. The wines are not particularly noteworthy, but the three rooms of foodstuffs and other items are something of a shoppers’ paradise.

Particularly good if you are seeking: 
  • Picnics
  • Shoppers
  • Weddings
  • Corporate Events
  • Private tours and tastings
  • Self Tours
Not good for: 
  • Kids
  • Pets
  • Boutique wine-seekers
Known For: 
White Zinfandel, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Muscat


1111 White Lane
Saint Helena, CA 94574
United States
38° 29' 20.4936" N, 122° 26' 57.1452" W
1111 White Lane
Saint Helena, CA 94574
United States
38° 29' 20.4936" N, 122° 26' 57.1452" W
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