Napa County Region
The word Napa has universal recognition as one of the world’s best wine regions. With 400 wineries in the county, there is plenty of diversity for wine enthusiasts to experience. Whether you are interested in small production facilities making hundreds of cases or larger facilities producing hundreds of thousands of cases, you’ll find a range of wineries spread out through the county.
In 1836 George Calvert Yount established a homestead in what is now Yountville. Yount is credited with establishing the first wine grape vineyard in Napa. Charles Krug established a commercial winery in 1861. Less than thirty years later, there were 140 wineries in Napa. The booming wine industry was short lived. During the early twentieth century phylloxera and Prohibition dealt a blow to the wine industry. The rebirth began in the 1940’s and continued the remainder of the century. Napa County wineries began to get world recognition in the 1970’s.
Over 45,000 acres in Napa County are planted with vineyards. More than 400 wineries produce wines including the following most planted grapes: Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Merlot, Nebbiolo, Petite Sirah, Petit Verdot, Pinot Noir, Sangiovese, Syrah and Zinfandel.
Napa County AVA’s
Carneros also referred to as Los Carneros (also in Sonoma County)
Diamond Mountain District
Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley
Spring Mountain District
Stags Leap District
Wild Horse Valley (also in Solona County)
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