Welcome to Napa County
Population is 136,207 per the 2021 U.S. Census Bureau.
Below is a brief summary of the various communities located within Napa County, each boasting distinct lifestyles and experiences. All of which offer something unique to select from, that best suit your way of living.
Napa Valley is one of the world’s premier wine regions boasting more than 400 wineries and is famous for its prized Cabernet Sauvignon. The most notable event in the history of this impressive valley is the 1976 Judgment of Paris in which 1973 vintages of a Cabernet Sauvignon from Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars and a Chardonnay from Chateau Montelena beat their French competitors in a landmark blind-tasting competition. This epic win put Napa Valley on the world map and now boasts 16 distinct wine appellations.
Stroll through the vineyards, speak with a winemaker, or sip award-winning wines with dramatic views of the valley floor. Discover exquisite food and wine-tasting experiences that go beyond the norm. The Valley offers many modern hotels, luxurious resorts, and spas. Whatever your pleasure, the result is something understated and exceptional.
Walk, bike, kayak, shop, sip, eat, and splurge in the largest town of the Valley = Napa. The town boasts an impressive riverfront, offering fine or casual dining, numerous wine-tasting boutiques, craft breweries, whiskey and brandy-tasting bars, amazing nightlife, and plenty of music venues (including the renowned Bottlerock). One of the few active historic passenger railroads in the United States, the Napa Valley Wine Train, slowly meanders from Downtown Napa through the various towns of the Valley, stopping along the way to allow for incredible wine-tasting experiences.
The town of Yountville is a town best explored on foot or by a leisurely bike ride along its manicured streets and vineyards. Best known to locals as “restaurant row,” there’s a taste for everyone (from Spanish, Mexican, Italian, French, and California-fresh cuisine-inspired restaurants, to the acclaimed 3 Michelin star-rated French Laundry). In between sublime meals, explore Yountville's artsy side. See a show at the Napa Valley Performing Arts Center at Lincoln Theater, enjoy the Yountville Art Walk, and explore several tasting rooms.
It only takes a few steps along Main Street to be charmed by the town of St. Helena, where shops, galleries, and restaurants make it easy to relax the day away. Off Main Street, Beringer and Charles Krug, two landmark wineries, call St. Helena home. The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) at Greystone offers cooking demonstrations and tours; built in the late 19th century, this building was home to the Christian Brothers Winery in the early 1900s. A few minutes away, Bale Grist Mill State Historic Park holds milling demonstrations, using its mighty 36-foot water wheel and grist mill from the 1800s.
Located at the northernmost tip of the Napa Valley, the town of Calistoga offers an easygoing, relaxed vibe. A rustic-yet-refined retreat amidst hundreds of acres of vineyards. The town’s mineral-rich waters and natural geothermal hot spring pools make it home to a number of spas, where visitors can soak it all in. Lincoln Avenue, Calistoga’s main drag, is lined with shops, tasting rooms, and eateries.