Napa Valley first put California winemaking on the map in 1976, when Napa chardonnay and cabernet sauvignon varietals beat France’s best in an international blind tasting competition. In the years since, Napa has grown into the most renowned winegrowing region in the United States, attracting visitors from all over the world to enjoy its wine, celebrated cuisine, abundant natural beauty and diverse cultural opportunities.
Although Napa’s worldwide acclaim is relatively recent, the region has been a leader in agriculture and winemaking for centuries. The first commercial vineyards and wineries were established in the mid-1800s, and by 1900 there were more than 140 wineries growing many varietals. Unfortunately, a widespread pest infestation, Prohibition and the Great Depression all contributed to the region’s decline until the winemaking resurgence began in the 1960s. Today Napa is home to over 300 wineries – more than a quarter of those that are in the state of California.
From art and architecture to hot springs, caves and serene hiking and biking trails, Napa offers far more than wine. Please For more information on activities in Napa, please visit Napa Valley Things To Do Website.