Napa Valley is surrounded by spectacular views of fertile farmland, vineyards, and ranches. Tucked away between the large urban centers of Sacramento to the East and San Francisco to the south, the rich delta land is nourished by the Napa River running through it.
Named after the Indians who once lived in the area, Napa County was established in 1850 as one of the original 27 California counties. Home to several cities, the largest city and county seat is Napa. Followed by American Canyon, Rutherford, Oakville, Yountville, Calistoga, and St. Helena. Each brings its own unique flavor.
Renowned as one of the premium wine regions in the world, Napa is home to over 400 wineries in the area in addition to large-scale wineries, Napa Valley’s boutique wineries produce some of the world’s best wines. Napa County has maintained a rural agricultural environment in a large portion of the valley floor allowing for fine wine and fine wine grapes to become the overwhelming source of Napa’s prosperity and prominence.
Napa’s unique terrain and climate and its high standards of viticulture and winemaking ensure premium pricing for its grapes and wine. The tourism industry is an enormously important part of what makes Napa County such a vibrant and economically progressive community.