Napa Valley winemakers use a combination of tried-and-true methods and cutting edge techniques.
Innovation and a curious spirit guide many different approaches to winemaking, but for the Napa winemaker, the goal is always quality over quantity.
For a winemaker, blending grapes from different vineyards means being able to make a wine of greater complexity. Another way to create a unique, distinctive wine is to focus on a single place or single vineyard. Winemakers in Napa Valley have become famous for doing both — creating beautifully blended wines from many sources, and creating distinctive wines from a single grape source: think Martha's Vineyard or To Kalon.
Renowned vintners share their views on the terroir of the Napa Valley and why they choose to make wine from this region.