Napa Valley is home to more than 500 wineries that range from garagiste winemakers to extravagant estates. Let's explore the list of Napa wineries.
Napa Valley's oldest wineries date back to the mid 1800s but the region's largest boom happened during the 1970s and 1990s.
For this reason, you'll find many of Napa Valley's wineries have state-of-the-art facilities with design that molds form into function.
The classy-yet-rustic looking Accendo Cellars in St. Helena
Getting a lay of the land
The most classic estate wineries sit close to or along the major routes in Napa including the 128 and Silverado Trail. If you branch out, you'll find many hidden treasures off the beaten path. Napa Valley can be broken up into 3 major zones.
- Valley wineries – Estate wineries that create wines from vineyards in the valley. There are eight growing areas in the valley with some of Napa Valley's most elaborate estates.
- Mountain wineries – Hillside estates with smaller vineyard areas across the Mayacamas and Vaca Mountains. You'll find seven unique growing areas in the mountains of Napa Valley.
- Bay wineries – Undulating vineyard hills receive cool breezes from the bay. There is one sub-region here called Los Carneros, that specializes in Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.
Napa Winery Facts
- There are approximately 475 wineries within the Napa Valley, and more than 500 wineries make Napa Valley wines.
- Most Napa Valley wineries produce less than 10,000 cases of wine per year
- There are 700 grape growers in Napa Valley
- 4% of California's wine production comes from Napa Valley