Napa Valley’s wine country is a top tourist destination. Test your Napa Valley knowledge with these 20 facts.

1

There are more than 420 physical wineries in Napa County, California with over 800 different wine brands.

2

In 1849, even before California was an official statehood, the Napa Valley was actually located in the Territory of California’s District of Sonoma.

3

First recorded building located on the corner of 3rd St., by the river was a saloon, followed by a general store at the end of Main Street.

4

The railroad was established in 1868. Before that time, travelers used steamboat ferries from San Francisco where tourists and residents were carried to the Valley for days or weekends on leave.

5

George C. Yount was the first person to plant a vineyard (in what they call Napa County currently) back in 1836.

6

1st commercial winery established in 1861 by Charles Krug.

7

The City of Napa was founded by Nathan Coombs in 1847.

8

Current Day: Vineyards in Napa can be found from sea level all the way to about 2,400 feet.

9

Mount Veeder offers one of the most extreme growing conditions in Napa Valley says some in the region with the highest vineyards, nearing 2,400 feet up.

10

Mount St Helena is the highest point in Napa County with  five peaks in a sort of “M” shape. One high peak is in Sonoma County and another high point in is Napa County side.

11

Napa Valley contains 33 soil series with more than 100 soil variations. That is a lot!

12

There are 16 approved AVAs within the Napa Valley AVA.

13

Around Sulphur Springs Mountain in Napa, at the southern terminus, cinnabar deposits were once mined, late 1800s for quicksilver.

14

Cabernet Sauvignon accounts for approximately 40% of the overall Napa Valley bottled wine.

15

Grapes grown in warmer climates, like Napa, can be more ripe when picked, making for sweeter wines.

16

The city of Napa, which is situated on the southern end of Napa County, is the current county seat.

17

The local Napa Valley wine industry creates approx. 46k jobs in Napa County with some 303k reported recently nationwide. The Wine Industry in Napa Valley represents over $50 billion to the U.S. economy in recent years.

18

Napa Valley is about 30 miles long and 5 miles wide at its widest point.

19

The Napa River runs from the north to the south directly through the valley.

20

The temperatures can vary greatly between different regions of Napa’s Wine Country. The region is broken down into AVA’s to help wine lovers and provide standards for bottling.

Cheers to a holiday party at L’uva Bella Winery & Bistro. Our urban winery and variety of spaces provide an ideal environment to celebrate the holidays with colleagues and friends.

From small gatherings to company-wide celebrations, our variety of spaces and options provide the perfect setting for a unique, festive holiday party.

Food and Beverages

All catering is done in-house and features our unique take on Italian American cuisine. We offer a number of packages that include a cocktail hour, a seated or roaming dinner service, and open bar highlighting L’uva Bella Winery wines.

Décor and Staffing

As always, we take care of the details. We are committed to creating the best experience possible for you and your guests; all staff members are highly-trained service industry professionals who work full time at our establishment.

Contact us to book your event

To book your event or if you have questions about a private event at the winery, please contact us:

Our Private Event Manager will get back to you shortly.

 

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Become a member of the L’uva Bella Case Club today.

Sign up is easy and free. To enroll complete the sign-up form on out website.  You will receive notification of enrollment by email and can secure your membership card on-site with your first purchase.

Benefits Include

  • Monthly Newsletter sent by e-mail
  • Special Member Offer: Buy one case (12 bottles) of wine at one time or individually and receive $10 L’uva Bella bucks for on-premise purchase on your next visit.
  • Case(12 bottles) of L’uva Bella Wine:  Receive 10% off every day.

L’uva Bella Juice Company is your trusted supplier of bulk grape juices. We would be happy to provide samples and quotations for your grape juice needs.

The grapes grown in our Grape Belt produce the highest quality juice with deep, rich, and bold flavor. LBJ can also supply Grape Juice Blends to meet customer specifications. Bulk juice is shipped in tanker trucks and 50-gallon drums.

Please contact Charles Crespi at 330. 536.6450 or [email protected]

Bulk Juice Request Form

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Attention wineries. From the vine to the bottle, L’uva Bella services go full circle offering fresh juices, hand-picked grapes and bulk wines to wineries.

Whatever your winemaking needs rely on the experts at L’uva Bella help you succeed. We pride ourselves on our vast knowledge of the industry and its ever-changing supply and demand.

We can provide all the products and services at a value price to wineries – big and small.

Products

Services include

  • Crushing and de-stemming to exacting specifications
  • Fermenting popular profiles
  • Stabilizing and crossflow filtrating for highest quality assurance
  • Packing in bulk sized vessels, 59-gallon drums, 265-gallon totes
  • Custom Bottling and Labeling
  • Professional Lab Work
  • Logistics – shipping

Contact

Whether you are just getting started or managing an established wine operation, let L’uva Bella be your go-to source for the best in wine. Call or email us today to sample any one of our fine products and see for yourself what makes us different.

Charles Crespi
Head Winemaker
Phone: 330.536.2168
Fax: 330.536.6336

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Friday, November 23rd, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. only!!

Savor the holiday season with great savings on select L’uva Bella Wines.

2013 Sangiovese
$10 per bottle to go
$96 per case

Purple Rain Crystal Catawba
$38 per case

Purple Rain Crystal Concord Niagara
$38 per case

Purple Rain Tri-Blend
$38 per case

2014 Muscat Canelli
$60 per case

Winemaker Select Cabernet Sauvignon
$65 per case

And don’t miss:

  • Pre-Thanksgiving wine and drink specials – Join us on Wednesday to kick off the holiday season with family and friends
  • Now booking Christmas parties
  • Also accepting New Year’s Eve reservations

Not valid on prior purchases. This offer cannot be combined with any other coupon offer, discount or case club benefits. Black Friday 11/23/18 only from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

holiday summer brunch party table outdoor in a house backyard with appetizer, glass of rosé wine, fresh drink and organic vegetables

Any home cook can make delicious mulled wine in as few as three simple steps. Here’s how to do it.

Mulled wine, red wine simmered in spices and served warm or hot, is all but synonymous with the holidays.  Mulled wine captures the taste of winter and provides a delicious means by which you can keep warm.

Wine is rarely served warm, and mulling it allows even the most frugal of wines to be able to shine during the holidays.

Step 1: Heat wine and add spices
Grab a bottle of red wine—we recommend L’uva Bella  Pinot Noir—and add half the bottle to a pot over low heat. As the wine begins to heat, add one or two cloves, a cinnamon stick, a star anise, a piece of orange skin, and two tablespoons of sugar or honey, depending on taste.

Step 2: Allow the mixture to simmer
Leave the wine mixture to gently simmer on low heat for at least an hour, As you allow the wine to simmer, always stir it to avoid caramelizing the sugar.

Step 3: Drain the drink
Before you serve this beverage, you should strain it of the spices. Once it is strained, you can pour mulled wine into teacups or insulated mugs to serve hot or warm.

Can’t decide on the perfect gift for that someone special?

Consider giving a L’uva Bella gift certificate. They never expire and can be used towards tastings, special events, wine purchases, and food.

Simply checkout via PayPal on our website: choose whether you would like an electronic gift card sent to you, or a physical card mailed (additional $2.50 shipping charge included in final cost).

You can use the full amount at our location or choose to have the remaining balance placed on a physical gift card for future purchases.

Cheers to a holiday party at L’uva Bella Winery & Bistro. Our urban winery and variety of spaces provide an ideal environment to celebrate the holidays with colleagues and friends.

From small gatherings of to company-wide celebrations, our variety of spaces and options provide the perfect setting for a unique, festive holiday party.

Food and Beverages

All catering is done in-house and features our unique take on Italian American cuisine. We offer a number of packages that include a cocktail hour, a seated or roaming dinner service, and open bar highlighting L’uva Bella Winery wines.

Décor and Staffing

As always, we take care of the details. We are committed to creating the best experience possible for you and your guests; all staff members are highly-trained service industry professionals who work full time at our establishment.

Contact us to book your event

To book your event or if you have questions about a private event at the winery, please contact us:

Our Private Event Manager will get back to you shortly.

 

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Great savings are yours on our famous 2013 American Sangiovese Reserve wine. It is now on sale for just $10* per bottle and $98* per case.

American Sangiovese Reserve 2013

Grown in the Russian River Valley of California. This dry smooth red wine makes a flavorful fruit forward medium bodied wine. This profile is a medley of strawberry, cherry, plum and raspberry. it marries well with wild game, cheeses, beef, bacon, pork, and chocolate.

American Sangiovese Reserve 2013
$10.00 per bottle to go *
$98 per case to go*

Sale ends November 30.

Not valid on prior purchases. Mix and match case formats. This offer cannot be combined with any other offer. Promotion cannot be applied retroactively and only applies to orders placed during the promotional time.