10 facts about the Napa Valley you might not know

February 21st, 2014
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By Joseph Temple
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As one of America’s most famous wine growing regions, the Napa Valley is world renown for producing some of the best wine across the globe. The International Wine & Food Society is proud to have branches all over the world, including the the Napa Valley Branch, which hosts numerous events throughout the year.
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But here are some interesting facts you might not know about this Northern California hotspot. Anything surprise you? Let us know by posting your comments below.
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Special thanks to the Napa Valley Vintners website for providing this information.
 Napa Valley Wine Region

1. A mere 4% of all the wine grapes grown in California come from Napa Valley.

 Vineyard in Napa Valley, California

 2. The Napa Valley has a dry Mediterranean climate, covering only 2% of the Earth’s surface.

 Napa Valley Sign

 3. The Napa Valley wine industry represents $50 billion dollars to the American economy.

 Napa Valley Vineyard

 4. There are approximately 430 physical wineries in Napa County producing 815 different wine brands.

 Napa Valley Vineyard

 5. 95% of all Napa Valley
wineries are family owned.

 Statue of a worker at a wine press in Napa Valley, California

 6. The wine industry in Napa Valley generates over 300,000 jobs in the United States.

 Rainbow over Napa Valley

 7. Vineyards range in elevations from sea level to 2,600 feet above sea level.

 Napa Valley Wine Cellar

 8. Of Napa Valley Vintners, 67% produce fewer than 5,000 cases annually.

 Napa Valley sunset

 9. 10% of Napa County is in permanent Conservation Easements.

 The Garnett Creek Bridge

10.  There are more than 300 stone-arch bridges in the Napa Valley.

February 21st, 2014

2 Responses

  1. Could we know where photo #8 was taken? Thanks

  2. Hi Charles,

    The photo was taken at the Schramsberg Vineyard winery.

    Joe

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