Oakville AVA

If you asked us at Uncorked Ventures where the true heart of Napa Valley happened to be, we might be inclined to answer Oakville. Located in the middle of the wider Napa Valley AVA, Oakville boasts a flat well drained landscape with a water table high enough to allow for dry farming and other innovative techniques if a grower decides to attempt them.


The history of the area truly cannot be argued when it comes it importance. Since 1903 when the federal government created an experimental vineyard in the area, Oakville has been at the center of American viticulture research which is now largely led by UC Davis.