The name, Napa, comes from the language of the Native Americans, the Wappo. It means “Land of plenty,” which is evident when visiting. It’s fertile land and mild climate are the perfect combination for cultivating grapes.
During the early days of wine making, Prohibition brought the industry to a halt, save for a few vinyards. After 13 years of selling meager amounts for sacramental purposes, wineries made a huge comeback. Today wineries are a thriving agriculture.
In addition for wine being the main reason for the vineyards, Napa Valley Wineries are a great place to take a tour. If you tour one of the Napa Valley Wineries, expect to have the opportunity to see modern art and cultural depictions of the olden days. Learn the history of grapes and how wine is made from grape to bottle!
Tasting rooms are plentiful here so why not try a few in different regions. An education about tasting rooms may prove helpful if you have never been to one. There are various choices for your wine tasting experience. Step right up to the bar where a list is available for the choices of that day or evening. A Sit Down requires an appointment and prices are higher than at the bar. Your guide will explain the characteristics of the wine and how it was made. A Walk
includes a host who will escort you and several bottles of wine on a tour at various sites around the winery. Have a round at each stop!
Napa Valley Wineries are truly unforgettable!