Excite your senses with…bright aromas of red currant, raspberry, black tea and baking spices followed by rich flavors of rhubarb pie, fresh cherries and hints of milk toffee and Medjool dates. Try this wine with…hickory-smoked barbequed pork butt with jalapeno cornbread and sweet-onion potato salad or Argentine-style sirloin and salad with salsa criolla.
In 1839, settler George Calbert Yount planted the first wine grapes in the Napa Valley where fruit and nut trees already flourished in the valley’s rare soils and mild Mediterranean climate. Other pioneers soon followed Yount’s lead and by 1861, the valley’s first commercial winery had opened its doors. Destiny quickly found its course. Just 28 years later, more than 140 wineries had been established.