The rich and fertile Napa Valley is the crown jewel of the California Wine Country. This rich nd fertile stretch of valley, a little over 35 miles long, is home to almost 300 wineries; including several large “estate” wineries, and many smaller “boutique” wineries. Several of the larger wineries, like Robert Mondavi, offer guided tours of their facilities including their underground limestone caves and storage casks.
To the first inhabitants of the valley, the Wappo Indians, “Napa” meant a land of plenty. In addition to abundant fish and game, the valley also offered many edible plants, including wild grapes. However, it took one of the valley’s earliest settlers, George Yount, to recognize the land’s potential for cultivating “wine grapes”. In 1836, on his homestead in what is now Yountville, Yount was the first to plant vineyards in the valley. Other early pioneers added their own vineyards, but it is Charles Krug who is credited with establishing Napa Valley’s first commercial winery in 1861. By 1889 there were more than 140 wineries in operation, including Schramsberg (founded in 1862), Beringer (1876) and Inglenook (1879).
The Napa Valley Wine Region is often broken down into the following sub-regions: Napa, Yountville, Oakville, Rutherford, St. Helena and Calistoga. The Napa Valley’s wines are highly regarded for their superior quality and diversity of style. The Napa Valley Wine Region encompasses nearly 297,000 acres, with more than 45,000 acres planted in grapes.
Some of the better know local wineries include: Silverado Hills, Stag’s Leap, Sterling, Domaine Chandon, Far Niente, Opus One, Plumpjack, Robert Mondavi, Silver Oak, Beaulieu, Beringer, Charles Krug, Joseph Phelps, and Louis Martini, Rombauer, Sutter Home, and Sattui. At Elite Limousine, we share your passion for wine; that’s why we specialize in wine country tours. We can design a custom tour to suit your individual tastes regardless of whether you’re an experienced connoisseur or a wine novice. Or, if you’d like to design your own itinerary, just let us know where you’d like to go and your personal chauffer & guide will make sure you visit all your chosen wineries. All our professional drivers are knowledgeable about wines, and are familiar with the Napa Valley and the local wineries, so you can be confident that you will get a Napa Valley Wine tour that is just right for you and your individual tastes.
And of course, your Elite Limousine Napa Valley Wine tour features door-to-door pick up and drop off, which allows you to sit back and relax in the luxurious comfort of your custom limousine, enjoy the beautiful scenery and – more importantly — enjoy all the wonderful Napa Valley wines without having to worry about the drive back home.