Picture of Napa Valley, Californa, USA
California's upper Napa Valley is regarded by many as the premier wine-growing region in America. Producing vintages since 1850's, the mountain-ringed valleys studded with ancient oaks is the setting for several wineries that have been active for more than a century. "Up Valley" also has a rich pioneer heritage that extends beyond its famous vineyards and cellars. Home to some of California's earliest settlers and staging and recruiting area for the Bear Flag Revolt, the region was also home to California's first resort spas and a silver and cinnabar minig industry .