Although the Napa Valley represents only 4% of California’s wine grape harvest, this region maintains a reputation as a premium destination for wine enthusiasts. The Napa Valley, which extends 30 miles from Yountville to Calistoga, received California’s first American Viticultural Area (AVA) designation in 1981.
Today, this lovely valley offers visitors a broad variety of wine experiences, including expansive tasting rooms with spectacular views, wine caves, wine education programs, live music, and top-rated restaurants and cafes.
Approximately one hour from Sacramento, visitors can enjoy wines from literally hundreds of wineries in the country towns of Napa, Yountville, St. Helena, Calistoga, and Rutherford. The key to enjoying your trip to this wine region is to plan ahead and pace yourself.