Amongst all the American vineyards, Napa Valley is the most well-known in the world. Discover the beauty and delicious wines of this region on your next wine adventure in California.
These famous Napa vineyard is the symbol of the success of Californian viticulture. Napa meaning 'land of plenty', Napa Valley vineyard tours are full of great wines and high estates with legendary status. The first vine was planted there around 1840, and soon knew the influx of European immigrants who founded many wineries. Most of them disappeared during Prohibition, while some estates were allowed to continue their activity to produce sacramental wine only. But with the abrogation of this one in 1933, viticulture revives slowly. In the 60s this vineyard is booming, the number of wineries increased from 25 to 240 in 2000.
The Napa vineyard tours will take you the region, located an hour and a half north of San Francisco which now has 16,300 hectares. This Valley has a relatively cool climate thanks to the influence of the San Francisco Bay. The sea air enters through the south of the Valley, creating a considerable difference in temperature between the south and north of the appellation. A large difference in temperature also remains between day and night, favoring the maturity of the grapes. The vineyards in Napa Valley california appellation include 12 viticulture areas, the most famous of which are Stags Leap District, Carneros, Mount Veeder, Rutherford and Oakville. This last zone is the preferred terroir of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Vineyard tours Napa Valley will help you discover these wines and much more. Choose a Napa Valley vineyard to visit, and prepare your taste-buds for an experience of a lifetime.
Among the other main grape varieties that can be sampled during the best vineyard tours in Napa are Merlot, Pinot Noir, Zinfandel and Syrah, while white wine styles include Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Grigio. During Napa Valley vineyards tours, visitors are given the opportunity to explore the pristine grounds and cellar accompanied by a professional guide before sampling several premium vintages – often accompanied with food pairings of local cuisine or gourmet meals. You can also choose to a Napa Valley stay at a vineyard hotel in the region. Amongst the many famous regions, we provide you with an exclusive list of vineyards to visit in Napa.
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