The Napa Valley is part of Napa County situated north of the San Francisco
Bay area. Considered as one of the original counties that comprised the state of California
in the United States
, Napa County was established in the year 1850, about the same time that the state of California joined the other states to form what is now the United States of America.
Napa Valley has been considered as one of the Viticultural areas in the entire United States. This is mainly because a large portion of the entire valley continues to be dedicated for the production of different agricultural products. Today, the Napa County is primarily renowned all over the world for its wine industry. It is currently home to more than three hundred large-scale and boutique wineries that grow a variety of wines in the region. These wineries are a favorite among travelers heading out to the Napa Valley. Apart from providing breathtaking venues for weddings and romantic getaways, these wineries also have their own shops where you can purchase some of their prime vintage to take home and enjoy with your loved ones.
Because of its pleasant climate, travelers also come to the Napa Valley region to enjoy the great outdoors. One of the favorite destinations is the Robert Louis Stevenson State Park, which is located on the northern part of the county. Named after the prestigious author of the novels Treasure Island and Kidnapped, the state park is home to a variety of flora and fauna. It also offers numerous hiking trails which would bring you straight up to the peak of Mount Saint Helena, the second tallest peak in the state of California.