Traveling north from Napa and Yountville brings you to the quintessential Napa Valley small town of Oakville, whose name was derived from the dense groves of Valley Oak trees that once graced the area. Today Oakville is home and grape supplier to about 50 wineries including the Robert Mondavi Winery, Groth Vineyards and Winery, Opus One Winery and Silver Oak Cellars.
With its warm temperatures and abundant sunshine, it has the perfect climate for growing grapes with an ideal balance of sugars and acidity. The proof is in the results; the Oakville Appellation, a sub-appellation of Napa Valley, is wildly famous for its Bordeaux varietals and has won numerous prominent awards.
Oakville is also a popular destination for photography buffs that can easily capture beautiful photos of the yellow mustard flowers carpeting the valley floor in the spring. The area is truly picture perfect in every season.