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Yountville Wine Country

Yountville wineries have evolved with the town. Twenty years ago, there were very few wineries in the area. The development of premium Yountville Wineries is a microcosm of the many changes the Valley has experienced in recent years.

Yountville Wine is produced in a moderate, breezy climate. The most popular grape in the region is Cabernet Sauvignon. Merlot, Zinfandel and Syrah are also planted in Yountville, along with some cooler climate grapes like Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Yountville Wineries typically make at least one of those varietals.

Yountville’s terrain is quite consistent. Alluvial fans dominate the wine region’s soils, especially in the west. Eastern Yountville contains a bit of soil that has eroded down from the hills.

The history of Yountville Wineries dates back over 150 years. In 1836, General Mariano Vallejo granted George Calvert Yount the 11,000 acre Caymus Rancho. It included much of the Valley floor between the modern day towns of Yountville and St Helena.

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