Napa Valley is widely considered one of the top wine regions in California, and all of the United States, with a history dating back to the nineteenth century.
The combination of Mediterranean climate, geography and geology of the valley are conducive to growing quality wine grapes. Almost 4.7 million people visit Napa Valley each year, making it the second most popular tourist destination in California, second only to Disneyland.
Today Napa Valley features more than 700 wineries that grow many grape varieties including Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Zinfandel, and other popular varietals. While some winemakers produce wines from specific AVAs within the valley, the majority choose to blend or cuvee their wines using a mixture of wine from grapes grown on the valley floor and the surrounding hillsides.