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
1324 Wines456 Wineries

Cabernet Sauvignon

435 Wines237 Wineries

Chardonnay

333 Wines188 Wineries

Red Blend

333 Wines155 Wineries

Pinot Noir

236 Wines193 Wineries

Sauvignon Blanc

213 Wines156 Wineries

Merlot

More Rare
164 Wines95 Wineries

Zinfandel

116 Wines86 Wineries

Syrah

114 Wines98 Wineries

Cabernet Franc

111 Wines34 Wineries

Sparkling

89 Wines67 Wineries

Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

78 Wines68 Wineries

Petite Sirah

60 Wines56 Wineries

Malbec

56 Wines43 Wineries

Sweet

50 Wines45 Wineries

White Blend

43 Wines41 Wineries

Petit Verdot

34 Wines32 Wineries

Merlot Blend

33 Wines22 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

15 Wines14 Wineries

Chenin Blanc

14 Wines11 Wineries

Pinot Grigio

11 Wines10 Wineries

Zinfandel Blend

11 Wines11 Wineries

Pinot Gris

10 Wines9 Wineries

Gewürztraminer

9 Wines9 Wineries

Albarino

9 Wines9 Wineries

Sauvignon Blanc Blend

8 Wines8 Wineries

Sémillon

8 Wines8 Wineries

Charbono

8 Wines8 Wineries

Tempranillo

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

Sémillon 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

Gruner Veltliner

2 Wines2 Wineries

Ribolla Gialla

2 Wines2 Wineries

Vermentino

2 Wines2 Wineries

Merlot-Syrah Blend

1 Wines1 Wineries

Aglianico

1 Wines1 Wineries

Aleatico

1 Wines1 Wineries

Roussanne Blend

1 Wines1 Wineries

Tocai Friulano Blend

1 Wines1 Wineries

Dolcetto

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

Primitivo

1 Wines1 Wineries

Falanghina

1 Wines1 Wineries

Muscat Canelli

1 Wines1 Wineries

Viognier-Marsanne Blend

1 Wines1 Wineries

Lagrein

1 Wines1 Wineries

Syrah-Merlot Blend

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

Nero d'Avola

1 Wines1 Wineries

Merlot-Petit Verdot Blend

1 Wines1 Wineries

Grenache Blanc Blend

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

Chenin Blanc Blend

1 Wines1 Wineries

Malbec-Merlot Blend