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Napa Valley Vitners

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It began as most things do in Napa Valley: over a table replete with good food and good wines. More than 60 years later, that epicurean and social camaraderie has grown into a spirited partnership committed to advancing Napa Valley wines worldwide.

Founded in 1943, the Napa Valley Vintners is a regional trade group with an active membership of nearly 300 wineries, representing a tradition of dedicated vintners and grape growers who have worked and cared for this premier winegrowing region since the early 1800s.

For more than 150 years, vineyards have been part of the Napa Valley landscape. George Yount planted the first Napa Valley vineyards in 1838; the town of Napa was laid out in 1848; by the mid-1850s there were about 50,000 grapevines planted in Napa Valley -- by 1860 there were about 200,000. The industry continued to expand, and by the late 1860s there were 50 vintners in Napa Valley. Wines from Inglenook, Charles Krug, Beringer and others won international acclaim in the late 19th century
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