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Napa County
Oakville, California

Oakville, CA Local Info


Oakville is a charming town and its own American Viticultural Area (AVA). Its well-drained gravel soil between the Vaca and Mayacamas Mountains has earned this microregion  global recognition for its exceptional Bordeaux varietals, renowned for their rich texture, firm tannins, and distinctive notes of mint and herbs.

Oakville's warm climate provides an ideal environment for grape cultivation, with moderating influences from wind and fog originating from San Pablo Bay. Home to over 50 wineries, the Oakville AVA boasts a diverse array of producers, ranging from small, boutique operations like Harlan Estate, Screaming Eagle, and Spoto Wines, known for their limited production and unwavering commitment to quality. Whether sourcing grapes from vineyards within the AVA or producing wines on-site, these wineries contribute to the region's reputation for excellence and innovation in winemaking.