The rich and fertile Napa
Valley is the crown jewel of the California Wine
Country. This rich
and fertile stretch of valley, a little over 35
miles long, is home to almost 300 wineries;
including several large “estate” wineries,
and many smaller “boutique” wineries.
the larger wineries, like Robert Mondavi, offer
guided tours of their facilities including their
underground limestone caves and storage casks.
To the first inhabitants of the valley, the Wappo
Indians, "Napa" meant a land of plenty.
In addition to abundant fish and game, the valley
also offered many edible plants, including wild
grapes. However, it took one of the valley’s
earliest settlers, George Yount, to recognize
the land's potential for cultivating “wine
grapes”. In 1836, on his homestead in what
Yountville, Yount was the first to plant vineyards
in the valley. Other early pioneers added
their own vineyards, but it is Charles Krug who
is credited with establishing Napa Valley's first
commercial winery in 1861. By 1889 there were
more than 140 wineries in operation,
including Schramsberg (founded in 1862), Beringer
(1876) and Inglenook (1879).
The Napa Valley Wine Region is often broken down
into the following sub-regions: Napa, Yountville,
Oakville, Rutherford, St. Helena and Calistoga.
The Napa Valley’s wines are
highly regarded for their superior quality and
diversity of style. The Napa Valley Wine Region
encompasses nearly 297,000 acres, with more than
45,000 acres planted in grapes.
Some of the better know local wineries include:
Silverado Hills, Stag’s Leap, Sterling,
Domaine Chandon, Far Niente, Opus One, Plumpjack,
Robert Mondavi, Silver Oak, Beaulieu, Beringer,
Charles Krug, Joseph Phelps, and Louis Martini,
Rombauer, Sutter Home, and
At Elite Limousine, we share
your passion for wine; that’s why we specialize
country tours. We can design a custom tour to
suit your individual tastes regardless of
whether you’re an experienced connoisseur
or a wine novice. Or, if you’d like to design
own itinerary, just let us know where you’d
like to go and your personal chauffer & guide
make sure you visit all your chosen wineries.
All our professional drivers are knowledgeable
about wines, and are familiar with the Napa Valley
and the local wineries, so you can be
confident that you will get a Napa Valley Wine
tour that is just right for you and your
And of course, your Elite Limousine Napa Valley
Wine tour features door-to-door pick up
and drop off, which allows you to sit back and
relax in the luxurious comfort of your custom
limousine, enjoy the beautiful scenery and –
more importantly -- enjoy all the wonderful
Napa Valley wines without having to worry about
the drive back home.