Californian wineries produce the vast majority of the wine that the rest of the United States consumes. When you visit St. Helena, you might be just a little overwhelmed! Let’s discuss the most prominent types of red wine to come from the Napa Valley. While you won’t become an expert overnight, hopefully this information can guide your tastings and food-pairings during your visit. (And once you’re home too, with those bottles you bought as ‘souvenirs.’) Continue reading “Wine 101: All About the Reds”
An “AVA” is an American Viticultural Area. The U.S. government defines these regions by their vineyards and geography. The Napa Valley AVA was officially established in 1981, though it has been a major and productive part of the wine industry since the 1850s. This was the first AVA designated in the state of California.