Imagine living in a town of just 3,000 residents where you can walk or bicycle to world-class restaurants, spas, a theater and even a 9-hole golf course. And out of town guests get to stay at luxury hotels and charming inns. The town is Yountville, the new epicenter of Napa Valley. Did we mention the restaurants? Many are chef-owned and award-winning. They’re why this idyllic community is called “Culinary Capitol of the Napa Valley.”
Of course, the culture and economy of this hamlet are directly related to the wine industry. In fact, in 1999 the Yountville area was approved as an American Viticultural Area (AVA), which means it was recognized as a unique region for growing premium wine grapes. It is warmer than the Carneros AVA to its south, yet cooler than the AVAs to its north and west.
For more information, go to http://www.yountville.com/, http://www.townofyountville.com/ and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yountville,_California.