It stands just 30 miles long and a few miles wide and is home to diverse microclimates and soils uniquely suited to the cultivation of a variety of fine wine grapes, particularly Cabernet Sauvignon. Only 2% of the world enjoys a dry Mediterranean climate. In Napa Valley, this generous climate provides vintage-to-vintage consistency and exceptional quality that few other winegrowing regions can boast. Because of its unique geologic history, Napa Valley has a remarkable diversity of microclimates, weather and geography, as well as some of the most-diverse soils found on earth. As a result, an array of premium wine grapes thrive here.
The Napa Valley is a slim region tucked in between the Mayacamas and the Vaca Mountain Ranges.