Legendary, Innovative, Quality Leader—Napa Valley
Napa Valley is known for its extraordinary wines. As the first Agricultural Preserve in the US,
it’s also a region of incomparable natural beauty and winegrowing heritage being preserved
for future generations by its leadership in land and community stewardship. Though just 4%
of California’s wine grape harvest, clearly Napa Valley is small in size yet BIG in stature.
Consistently Extraordinary Wines
Only 2% of the world enjoys a dry Mediterranean climate. In Napa Valley this generous cli-
mate provides incomparable, quality-driven, vintage-to-vintage consistency that few other
winegrowing regions can boast. Because of its unique geologic history, Napa Valley has a
remarkable diversity of microclimates, weather and topography, as well as some of the most
diverse soils found on earth; this allows a wide array of premium wine grapes to thrive.
Small Place, Big Reputation
In spite of its international renown, Napa Valley is one of the smallest winegrowing regions
in the world, with only one-eighth the planted acreage of Bordeaux. Nearly all (95%) winer-
ies are family owned businesses.
Taking Care of Land and Community
Long before green and sustainable were buzzwords, Napa Valley became the first
Agricultural Preserve in the US in 1968, and today has the most comprehensive and stringent
land use and environmental regulations of any winegrowing region. And, to ensure quality
of life for all of the community, Napa Valley Vintners has given more than $110 million to lo-
cal health, youth and housing non-profits through its annual fundraiser, Auction Napa Valley.
About the Napa Valley Vintners
The Napa Valley Vintners is the non-profit trade association responsible for promoting and
protecting the Napa Valley appellation as the premier winegrowing region. From seven
founding members in 1944, today the association represents nearly 450 Napa Valley win-
eries and collectively is a leader in the world-wide wine industry. To learn more about our
region and its legendary American wines, visit