Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Napa Valley which is located in the north of San Francisco is one of the oldest California wine growing region. In Napa valley, the first vineyard was planted in Napa Valley, near Yountville, in 1836 and by 1889 there were more than 140 wineries in the Napa Valley alone.
Napa Valley is divided into several distinct appellations, each suited for particular grape varieties. Carneros region to the south is famous for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, while the central appellations of Rutherford and Oakville is famous for Cabernet Sauvignon grape. Northern regions of St. Helena and Diamond Mountain are ideal for Cabernet Franc and Merlot.
Explore this wine country region with great wines today!