Napa Harvest Traditions

Napa Valley Harvest Traditions

Harvest time in Napa Valley is a whirlwind of hard work that sweeps up almost every one in a veritable crush of activity. Somewhere in that great grape maelstrom, a sense of shared commitment and celebration is forged. Slowly, traditions form around the tempo of the harvest. Blessed Blessing the Grapes: one of the oldest…

Napa Valley sign at sunset.

Napa Valley, Part 2

See Part 1 here! Napa Valley may be a giant in the world of wine, but its actual wine production is relatively small. The floor of Napa Valley is only 30 miles long and 5 miles across with 46,000 acres under cultivation all over Napa. To put that in context, the wine growing region of…

Napa Valley Map

Napa Valley, Part 1

A near-perfect climate combined with proximity to bustling San Francisco have made Napa Valley the premier wine region in the New World. Beginnings: Pioneers Grape production in Napa Valley began in the nineteenth century with George C. Yount. Yount’s vineyard grew to encompass land that included what is now Rutherford, Oakville, and Yountville, now considered…

A painting of wine glasses with the words Best Wine Resources overlaid.

Best Wine Resources

Here at Prime Cellar, we read a lot about wine: ratings, reviews, blogs, and news. We thought it’d be fun to share some of our favorite sites with you. Without further ado, here is the Prime Cellar 2019 Wine Resource Roundup. Reviews and Ratings Cellartracker has crowd-sourced ratings and a way to keep track of…