Napa Valley is an American Viticulture Area (AVA) located in Napa County, California and is considered to be one of the most premier wine regions in the entire world. Dating back to 1849 at the time of the California gold rush (note: also the inspiration behind our name), Napa Valley’s history is long and rich. The area has been witness to fires, outbreaks of diseased vines, Prohibition, and the Great Depression. But in 1976, Napa Valley was catapulted to wine stardom after winning at the Paris Wine Tasting Competition. The region was now globally recognized as a producer of the finest quality wine(s) in the world. The combination of the Mediterranean climate, rolling hills, sprawling vistas and lush green landscape make Napa Valley one of the best places on the planet to cultivate grapes for wine production. Not to mention, the visual juxtaposition of the valley floor against the large scale mountain range make this region one of the most strikingly beautiful places on earth. It’s no wonder that almost 4.5 million people visit Napa Valley each year, making it the most visited wine region in North America.