One of the best ways to capture the magic of Napa Valley's harvest is on video. We're shooting footage right now as harvest unfolds. Check back in mid-September for our video series "A Day in the Life of Napa Valley’s Harvest" with Sunset magazine Wine Editor Sara Schneider. In the meantime, please enjoy the two videos below to learn what it takes to make Napa Valley’s most widely produced wines, Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon, and find out which foods pair best with them.
How Chardonnay is Made
Chardonnay is probably the most well-known white wine grape. It originated in the Burgundy region of France, but it is grown all over the world. Some of the very best Chardonnay comes from right here in the Napa Valley.
How Cabernet Sauvignon is Made
Napa Valley is known worldwide for the exceptional quality of its Cabernet Sauvignon. The region’s rich and varied soils combined with Napa’s many microclimates offer the perfect conditions to create wines with dense, dark fruit character and complexity.