Battuello Vineyards


For five generations the Battuello Family has been growing vines in the northern Napa Valley. Battuello Vineyards, in St. Helena, was founded in 1909 by Matteo Battuello and his wife Serana, who immigrated to California from Favria, a town in the Piedmont region of northern Italy. In 1906, Matteo Battuello arrived in America by steamship, arriving at Ellis Island and then settling in New Mexico where he worked in the mining industry. He then joined friends in Napa Valley and bought some land in 1909. He started farming grapes, prunes and walnuts and then planted Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, Mondeuse Noire, Carignan, Napa Gamay (Valdiguié) and Alicanté Bouschet. His wife Serana joined him in 1912 and worked by his side running the property while they raised their sons Dominic and Joseph. Dominic and his wife Ellen inherited the property and bought additional adjacent property, expanding the vineyard. They raised their children Craig, Lois and Elaine on the farm. Craig took over running the property and today his son Dave has joined him. Dave and his wife Torey are raising their children Case and Alessa on the family property today. In 2001 Craig purchased a neighboring parcel, expanding the estate to its current 82 acres.


82 acres in the St. Helena AVA, planted to 65 acres Cabernet Sauvignon, .33 acres Valdiguié, 4 acres Petit Verdot, .33 acres Sauvignon Blanc.  The vast majority of fruit is sold to other winemakers.


Sourcing: all wines are made from grapes grown on the estate.

2019 Valdiguié Rosé, 100 cases, $28.00

2018 Valdiguié, 145 cases, $45.00

2018 Cabernet Sauvignon, 65 cases, $90.00


Pronounced either bah-too-ehh-low or in a more Americanized approach, ba-twello, it is the surname of the family patriarch, Matteo, who founded the estate (planted the rst vineyards and acquired the property), and came from the town of Favria in Piedmont to the United States in 1906.