There’s a reason why Yountville is known as the heart of Napa Valley. Nestled among vineyards between the Mayacamas Mountains and the Napa River, the quaint town of Yountville is a community that treasures it’s many successful businesses and it’s adoring visitors from all over the world that help make it thrive. With a variety of well-maintained neighborhood parks that include outdoor recreational amenities including bocce, volleyball, tennis, basketball courts, children’s play equipment and picnic areas that can be reserved, Yountville might be the perfect place for you to call home.
Yountville is home to some of the best restaurants in the country with several owned by renowned Chef Thomas Keller and Michael Chiarello. There are wonderful stores with handcrafted speciality items, boutiques and a variety of exciting events throughout the year. You’ll find the Napa Valley Museum and Lincoln Theater in Yountville, or perhaps you will just want to sit back and relax on the patio of the famed Bouchon Bakery and watch the brightly colored hot air balloons take flight.
Yountville has a rich history, which started in 1831 when George Calvert Yount became the first white settler in the Napa Valley. In 1836, Yount obtained a Spanish land grant from the Mexican government, the first such grant to be awarded to a United States citizen in northern California and the Napa Valley.
Yount named his land Caymus Rancho after a tribe of Native Americans in the area. It was on this land, in the early 1850’s, that Yount laid out the town’s first boundaries. The first grape vines in the valley were planted by Yount. Two years after his death in 1867, the town was renamed Yountville in honor of its founder and his contributions.
Today three massive stone buildings are known as V-Marketplace (formerly Vintage 1870) and house a collection of specialty shops and restaurants. Yountville’s shops, restaurants, art galleries and wine tasting rooms, are a huge draw for tourists from all over the world. It is also the home to Michelin Star restaurants and is considered by many food critics to be home to some of the finest restaurants in the world.
For more information about this wonderful town, visit the town of Yountville website or check out the Yountville page on my website. For information on Yountville Real Estate, please contact me at 707-738-4820 or email [email protected]. I have a wealth of experience in Yountville Real Estate, including intel on recent public and private sales. As a top producing Realtor® in Yountville, I have access to some extraordinary wineries, vineyards, estates and homes that are not on the open market. The inventory is extraordinary right now and each and every property has spectacular views. I look forward to helping you buy or sell your property in one of my favorite towns on the earth: Yountville.