What Napa Valley Wineries Offers

By: Kris Koonar

If you love wine and plan to visit California, then make sure you visit some of the world famous Napa Valley wineries. With pleasant climate and breathtaking landscapes, a wine tour in the Valley can be a lifetime experience for wine lovers. Situated in the Northern California, Napa Valley is the largest and best-known valleys in Napa County. The climate and soil have made this place one of the best wine growing areas in the world. It has become one of the main wine producing regions in the United States and features a number of wines, including Frank Family, Chandon and Caymus.

Napa Valley wineries have drawn several visitors and tourists every year. It is one of the main attractions in California and draws over five million tourists annually. A trip to Valley is bound to fill you with many amazing fragrant, culinary as well as visual pleasures. Chefs and wine specialists would certainly learn and enjoy a lot by visiting the beautiful valley. Wine tours in Valley are the most famous wine tours in the world. A look into the process of making wine adds to the delight of Napa Valley wine tours and makes it a lifetime experience.

Napa Valley suffered major loss in wine production during the alcohol prohibition period, which started in 1920. Besides, a root louse called phylloxera destroyed many vines. Owing to these events, many vineries in Valley had stopped doing business but opened up again after the Second World War. This region gained popularity basically after the results of the Paris Wine Tasting, 1976, where Napa Valley Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon were considered to be better than many French labels. Today Valley has over 200 wineries and enjoys the reputation of being one of the best in California.

Known for its panoramic beauty, Napa Valley flaunts the most popular vineyards and wine industry. Besides, the production of high quality wines makes it one of the most sought after tourist hubs. You can enjoy the wine tours from morning till evening. You should see the entire wine making process from the beginning till the end and enjoy the luxury of tasting the high quality wines. You can even buy your favorite wines at highly discounted rates. There were as many as 140 wineries in the Valley in the beginning of the twentieth century.

Many of the famous Napa Valley wineries still exist in the State of California. It includes Charles Krug Winery, Beringer and Chateau Montelena. Napa Valley wine tours are very popular and tourists come from all over the world to partake. Many wine tour companies begin the wine tours from San Francisco and offer different services to tourists. It comes with a range of packages and tie-ups with many private wineries. There are several companies that offer preset itineraries and programs. Others change the style of wine touring in order to meet the requirements and budgets of the tourists. Depending upon the amount of money you wish to spend, you can travel in sedans, trains, tourist buses or limousines.

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