Napa Valley AVA

Napa Valley is certainly the foremost name when it comes to American wine production, but many are surprised to learn that while grapes have been grown in the area since the mid 19th century, it wasn't until the 1960's that anyone thought to attempt to make fine table wine in Napa Valley. The results were both immediate and awe inspiring, with Napa Valley defeating its French counterparts at the Paris wine tasting of 1976.

Now there are 15 smaller AVA's within Napa Valley and the absolute top wines in the United States almost always come from within its borders.

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