When it comes to vineyards in the United States, there are few that can compare to the vineyards of Napa Valley, California. The vineyards of this area have a history that goes back to immigrants who brought their knowledge from far places and passed on this dedication and love of the craft to their family, and often to friends and colleagues. The “secrets” of wine making were passed on generation-to-generation and the resulting pool of knowledge has grown with the addition of sustainable farming, organic growing practices, and renewable energy sources. These additions have expanded the craft and allowed vintners to get creative while maintaining the outstanding quality of their premium Napa Valley wines.
Napa Valley is a great place for growing grapes. Many vintners that immigrated to the United States realized this when they arrived and saw the potential for their wines to thrive in this young and vibrant country. They began to source vines from different areas of the world to grow in the lush area and currently the area features nearly every variety of grape in existence.
That is not to say that the soil types or climate are perfect for every single variety of grape. There are many varieties that simply do not do as well as they would in other climates. However, with modern technology, many varieties can be grown in controlled environments as well, allowing for small batch runs of the more sensitive types to be produced.
Napa Valley features over 400 vineyards and wineries, covering over a dozen grape varietals and hundreds of labels. This means that wine lovers have an outstanding selection of premium Napa Valley wines to choose from. Whether you enjoy a luscious Cabernet or a delicious Zinfandel, you are sure to find one that hits exactly the right notes for you. In addition, there are plenty of sparkling wines for you to choose from, as well as many blended wines that we’ve found taste absolutely outstanding.
Grape varieties in the area include, but are not limited to:
There are literally dozens more varieties grown in the area and throughout the state of California that are not mentioned on the list, but we wanted to give you a quick idea of how much the varieties vary in Napa Valley. The result is an outstanding region that offers enough varietals that you could not possibly try every single one even if you opened one bottle a day for an entire year. Pretty amazing right?
Napa Valley wines have taken the country by storm and even different parts of the world are sitting up and taking notice of the premium quality being produced in the region. This has been building up for quite some time and is mostly due to the many outstanding vintners that moved to this country from regions of Italy, France, and elsewhere whose reputation followed them to the Napa Valley region.
We love Napa Valley wines and are proud to see their popularity increase throughout the world over time. We hope to see this trend continue in the coming decades as it has for decades before this. Check back here regularly to see what Napa Valley wines we feature and don’t hesitate to leave a comment with any wines that really caught your interest in your travels.
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