Napa Valley is celebrated for consistently producing wines of the highest quality. Vintners here are committed to a culture of excellence, providing environmental leadership and elevating the quality of life for all in this extraordinary valley. The NVV's Press Kit provides background information on a variety of topic areas related to the Napa Valley wine region and affiliated wine industry.

Browse each topic below for a printable fact sheet and a selection of related resources.

For media inquiries related to the Napa Valley wine region or the NVV, please contact Patsy McGaughy, communications director, 707.968.4207 or Cate Conniff, communications manager, 707.968.4229.


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Overview

California's first American Viticultural Area was designated in 1981.

 

History

Napa Valley has been known for quality winemaking since the mid-1800s.

 

Terroir

Napa Valley's diverse soils, ideal climate and varied terrain are perfectly suited to producing a wide variety of consistent, high-quality wines.

 

Winemaking and Viticulture

Innovative, quality-driven wines are Napa Valley's hallmark.

 

Land Preservation and Stewardship

Nearly 90 percent of Napa County is under permanent or high levels of protection from development.

 

Economic Impact

The Napa Valley wine industry creates 300,000 American jobs and contributes more than $50 billion to the U.S. economy.

 

Napa Name Protection

The Napa Valley Vintners works to protect the integrity of the Napa Valley name from piracy.

 

Napa Green Certified Programs

Napa Green takes a soil to bottle approach to environmental certification for vineyards and wineries in the Napa Valley.

 

Auction Napa Valley

Using the worldwide reputation of Napa Valley wine to enhance the wellbeing of the Napa County community.

 

Premiere Napa Valley

The Premiere Napa Valley brand represents a collection of some of Napa Valley's highest quality, rarest wines.

 

About the NVV

The Napa Valley Vintners nonprofit trade association has been cultivating excellence since 1944.