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Napa Valley Wines go Back a Long Time

October 5, 2016 9:02 am Published by

Napa Valley wines and wine clubs About this time, a tradition well over a century old is being continued, as vineyard workers harvest the grapes that Napa Valley wines are made from. The first wine grapes in Napa Valley were Mission grapes, descended from Spanish grapes and brought to California by missionaries. They were tough grapes  that could adapt to almost anywhere, but didn’t necessarily make the best wines. Better varieties of wine grape were brought to California in the nineteenth century, including the Cabernet Sauvignon grape which is as resilient as the Mission grape and has the quality of... View Article

Cabernet Sauvignon and other Napa Valley wines

June 22, 2016 11:00 am Published by

Two of the many types of Napa Valley wines The Napa Valley is well known throughout the world for its intricate topography that offers many different places to grow different wine grapes. Varieties of wine grown here include Cabernet Sauvignon and Right Bank. Cabernet Sauvignon was grown from Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc grapes. Hardy and resilient, producing grapes of consistent quality, the “Cab” is one of the most popular wines in the world, and was the most widely planted premium red wine grape in the world for most of the 20th century. First introduced to California in the 1870s,... View Article

Napa Valley's Variety of Soils & Climates

Napa Valley’s Variety of Soils & Climates

May 17, 2016 11:32 am Published by

Napa Valley and its winery’s different soils and climates. The Napa Valley is famous throughout the world for the quality of its wines. The valley proper is a long, smooth, saberlike curve, two to four miles wide, that runs from the foot of Mount St. Helena (not to be confused with the notorious volcano in Washington State) to San Pablo Bay. At the northern end of the valley is the town of Calistoga, 348 feet above sea level, and the geyser called “Old Faithful of California.” Here the soil is rich and volcanic. At the southern end is the port... View Article

Napa Valley Wines Feature Diversity & Quality

Napa Valley Wines Feature Diversity & Quality

April 20, 2016 3:21 am Published by

Napa Valley wines are the best It seems that there’s hardly a state in the nation that doesn’t boast of having its own vineyards and wineries these days. While it’s true that the grape will grow in all sorts of places, some places still produce better wine grapes than others, and it’s hard to beat Napa Valley wines in terms of quality. The Napa Valley’s intricate topography offers a wide range of potential growing areas to choose between, from fields of rich volcanic soil to rugged mountainsides, each imparting a different set of qualities to the terroir of the grapes.... View Article