Napa Valley

Napa Valley, California

“The name ‘Napa’ is derived from the language of the Wappo Indians, a tribe of Native Americans who once shared the lush green valley with deer, grizzly bears, elk and panthers. The first recorded exploration of Napa Valley, led by Padre Jose Altamira, was in 1823. The population at the time was estimated between three and six thousand natives. The approximate population of the Napa Valley is 124,279-home to some of the most productive wine grape vineyards in the world.