A little Yountville history
The town was founded by George C. Yount, the first Euro-American permanent settler in Napa Valley. Yount was also the first person to plant grapes in Napa Valley in 1839. The area grew slowly, with just a few homes, and began to develop a reputation as a gourmet destination in the 1970s. Today, this picture-perfect, 1.5-square mile town is the ideal place to practice passeggiata — the art of the stroll.
DID YOU KNOW?
Yountville's historic sites include The Shops at The Marketplace, in three 1870 stone buildings that once housed a winery, barrel room and distillery. Today, it's home to restaurants, galleries and boutiques.