Napa Valley Wine

Napa Valley is famous for its red wines and some of the best examples of Cabernet Sauvignon in the world. Let's explore what's worth drinking in Napa Valley.


Cabernet Sauvignon is Napa Valley's hallmark wine variety and it makes up over 50% of the vineyards planted here. At it's best, Cabernet Sauvignon has epic proportions; with refined tannins, bold fruit, and an almost indescribable "dusty" quality.

Learn more about Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon.

Of course, that's not the only wine that Napa Valley is known for.

What wines is Napa Valley most famous for?

If you're looking for the best Napa Valley wines you've got to start (or perhaps finish) with Cabernet Sauvignon. But, for a real deep dive into Napa, check out these other incredible red wines:

Merlot – Probably the best value in the valley because in a blind tasting, Napa Merlot is often mistaken for Cabernet Sauvignon.

Pinot Noir – This variety grows well in the cooler spots in Napa such as Los Carneros. Expect perfumed aromas of red fruits and spices.

Zinfandel – You'll be delighted by the unexpected minerality and smokiness in this red wine. And, several of these wines come from Napa Valley's oldest vineyards.

Petite Sirah – If boldness is your game, Petite Sirah does not disappoint. These are some of the biggest wines – there's nothing "petite" about them! Old vines abound.

Looking for Napa Valley white wines? Chardonnay is Napa Valley's mainstay white wine variety. It's made in a myriad of styles (including sparkling wines!), but the most popular style is rich, buttery, and spiced from toasted oak.

Read more about Napa Valley Chardonnay

Here are two more Napa white wines you deserve to seek out:

Sauvignon Blanc – Sometimes referred to as "Fumé Blanc," Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc offers stone fruit aromas with a rich texture on the palate – sometimes with creamy, spiced oak flavors.

Sémillon – the counterpart of Sauvignon Blanc (and often blended together) this wine has an almost oily or waxy mid-palate with lean aromas of lime zest and beeswax.


Explore the wines of Napa Valley directly from the producers.
Most Popular
1350 Wines447 Wineries

Cabernet Sauvignon

435 Wines235 Wineries

Chardonnay

327 Wines153 Wineries

Pinot Noir

326 Wines182 Wineries

Red Blend

231 Wines190 Wineries

Sauvignon Blanc

212 Wines152 Wineries

Merlot

More Rare
163 Wines95 Wineries

Zinfandel

117 Wines87 Wineries

Syrah

113 Wines95 Wineries

Cabernet Franc

100 Wines32 Wineries

Sparkling

90 Wines68 Wineries

Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

78 Wines67 Wineries

Petite Sirah

63 Wines58 Wineries

Malbec

50 Wines39 Wineries

Sweet

49 Wines44 Wineries

White Blend

47 Wines43 Wineries

Petit Verdot

35 Wines32 Wineries

Merlot Blend

32 Wines21 Wineries

Sangiovese

31 Wines24 Wineries

Grenache

24 Wines16 Wineries

Riesling

22 Wines22 Wineries

Viognier

21 Wines20 Wineries

Cabernet Franc Blend

17 Wines15 Wineries

Fortified

16 Wines15 Wineries

Syrah Blend

16 Wines15 Wineries

Chenin Blanc

14 Wines11 Wineries

Pinot Grigio

11 Wines10 Wineries

Zinfandel Blend

11 Wines11 Wineries

Pinot Gris

9 Wines9 Wineries

Albarino

9 Wines8 Wineries

Gewürztraminer

8 Wines8 Wineries

Sauvignon Blanc Blend

8 Wines8 Wineries

Charbono

8 Wines8 Wineries

Semillon

8 Wines8 Wineries

Tempranillo

7 Wines7 Wineries

Botrytis

6 Wines6 Wineries

Muscat

6 Wines3 Wineries

Petite Sirah Blend

6 Wines5 Wineries

Malbec Blend

6 Wines5 Wineries

Grenache Blanc

5 Wines5 Wineries

Grenache Blend

4 Wines4 Wineries

Sangiovese Blend

4 Wines4 Wineries

Pinot Blanc

4 Wines4 Wineries

Petit Verdot Blend

4 Wines4 Wineries

Moscato

3 Wines3 Wineries

Pinot Meunier

3 Wines3 Wineries

Low Alcohol

3 Wines3 Wineries

Pinot Noir Blend

3 Wines2 Wineries

Muscadelle

2 Wines2 Wineries

Tempranillo Blend

2 Wines2 Wineries

Barbera

2 Wines2 Wineries

Chardonnay Blend

2 Wines2 Wineries

Carménère

2 Wines2 Wineries

Colombard

2 Wines2 Wineries

Gamay

2 Wines2 Wineries

Mourvèdre

2 Wines2 Wineries

Semillon Blend

2 Wines2 Wineries

Gruner Veltliner

2 Wines2 Wineries

Merlot-Syrah Blend

1 Wines1 Wineries

Aglianico

1 Wines1 Wineries

Roussanne Blend

1 Wines1 Wineries

Ribolla Gialla Blend

1 Wines1 Wineries

Dolcetto

1 Wines1 Wineries

Cabernet Libre

1 Wines1 Wineries

Carignan

1 Wines1 Wineries

Cinsault

1 Wines1 Wineries

Marsanne

1 Wines1 Wineries

Tinta Cão Blend

1 Wines1 Wineries

Shiraz Blend

1 Wines1 Wineries

Scheurebe

1 Wines1 Wineries

Aligoté

1 Wines1 Wineries

Muscat Canelli

1 Wines1 Wineries

Viognier-Marsanne Blend

1 Wines1 Wineries

Lagrein

1 Wines1 Wineries

Syrah-Merlot Blend

1 Wines1 Wineries

Malvasia

1 Wines1 Wineries

Mataro

1 Wines1 Wineries

Chardonnay-Moscato Blend

1 Wines1 Wineries

Muscadine

1 Wines1 Wineries

Cab-Foch

1 Wines1 Wineries

Refosco

1 Wines1 Wineries

Ribolla Gialla

1 Wines1 Wineries

Nero d'Avola

1 Wines1 Wineries

Peloursin

1 Wines1 Wineries

Merlot-Petit Verdot Blend

1 Wines1 Wineries

Grenache Blanc Blend

1 Wines1 Wineries

Pinot Noir Blanc

1 Wines1 Wineries

Touriga Nacional

1 Wines1 Wineries

Nebbiolo

1 Wines1 Wineries

Mourvèdre Blend

1 Wines1 Wineries

Roussanne

1 Wines1 Wineries

Fumé Blanc

1 Wines1 Wineries

Sagrantino

1 Wines1 Wineries

Shiraz

1 Wines1 Wineries

Tannat

1 Wines1 Wineries

Fruilano

1 Wines1 Wineries

Charbono Blend

1 Wines1 Wineries

St. Laurent Blend

1 Wines1 Wineries

Tocai Friulano

1 Wines1 Wineries

Sauvignon Musque

1 Wines1 Wineries

Syrah-Grenache Blend

1 Wines1 Wineries

Petite Sirah-Malbec Blend

1 Wines1 Wineries

Verdelho

1 Wines1 Wineries

Vermentino

1 Wines1 Wineries

Chenin Blanc Blend

1 Wines1 Wineries

Malbec-Merlot Blend