Napa Valley comes to Crystal City

More than 400 wineries dot the fertile soils of Napa Valley, one of the world’s premier viticultural regions and famous for its prized Cabernet Sauvignon. Though just 30 miles long and a few miles wide, Napa Valley is home to diverse microclimates and soils uniquely suited to the cultivation of a variety of fine wine grapes. Among the internationally acclaimed wines produced in this small region are Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Zinfandel and Cabernet Franc.

It was the first American Viticultural Area or AVA to be designated in California in 1981, but the area’s history is much deeper. Charles Krug is credited with establishing Napa Valley’s first commercial winery in 1861. His success and leadership sparked a wave of new growth, and by 1889 there were more than 140 wineries in operation, including Schramsberg (founded in 1862), Beringer (1876) and Inglenook (1879). Today, Napa Valley is known for its innovative, quality-driven wines that stand among the best in the world, but most winemakers will tell you that quality starts in the vineyard.

This Saturday from 2-6p, Celani Family Vineyards will be bringing Napa Valley to the Tasting Bar! Come out and try wine from a family-owned Napa Valley winery that is known for their commitment to quality.

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