With the crisp air and light soil of the area, there is no question as to why wineries are so famous in Napa Valley. In fact, in close second to France (the birth of wineries), Napa Valley holds true to its name as the wine capitol. With the chilling air during the winter months, the grapes ripen, and the juices condense, creating a succulent barrier perfect for creating the most desirable wine. This is why wine tastings are most traditionally held in Napa Valley and are sparser in other locations. To this day, France and Napa still remain in discourse over which region is capable of producing the wine worthy of dancing on the pallet. France calls Napa an area for mutts to create their own brew that will never stand up to the great wines of Paris, while Napa says that French wine producers are too pretentious to open their minds even the smallest bit to taste the luscious fruits produced in the valley of Napa.
There are many fun aspects to attending a winery. First of all, there is the wine tasting. Trying different types of wine while basking in the sunlight as the cool breeze lightens the air thus more is incomparable. Then, there is the process of being able to watch the different types of wine being created and what is put in to each batch that makes it pure and unique. From Cabernet Sauvignon to Pinot Grigio, each type of wine is like a meal, each ingredient requiring special attention and maintenance in order to blossom into something greater.
Excellence through culinary experiences is brought together at both wineries and restaurants, alike. Many wineries focus on creating the perfect wine and not as much on the food. True restaurants in Napa, as stated before, have their very own garden maintained by the chef, himself. Through this careful inspection of fresh ingredients, the chef is able to observe any abnormalities. Whereas, if the ingredients were purchased from a major consumer company, the chef does not know what is being put into his delicacies that he considers his masterpiece in each dish he creates. Napa wineries and restaurants have one thing in common that separates them from any other region, the most beautiful atmosphere that brings out the creativity in these brilliant creations, and when that kind of creativity is centered, anything is possible.