Napa Valley is a famous wine-growing region in California, USA. It is located in Napa County, to the north of the San Francisco Bay Area. The name Napa is said to be a Native American word that has been variously translated.
Today Napa Valley is one of the top wine-growing regions of the world, on par with the top-level wine regions of France, Italy and Spain. This came about as recently as the 1960s. Before that, Napa County produced a variety of crops. Being warmer in summer, Napa Valley favors varietals such as Cabernet Sauvignon.
Napa Valley, California
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Visiting Napa ValleyFrom San Francisco, take Highway 101 North, over the Golden Gate Bridge. At Interchange 460, continue on Highway 37 East. Then exit Highway 37 to Highway 121 North, and continue until you reach Napa.
Sights & Activities in Napa Valley
Napa Valley vineyards in the fall
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Major Wineries of Napa Valley
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