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What percentage of California wine is produced in Napa Valley?

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What percentage of California wine is produced in Napa Valley?


Napa vineyard

Vineyard at Alston Park in Napa

a) 4%

b) 10%

c) 12%

d) 22%

e) 49%

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Napa Valley is world-renowned as the California wine capital. It is home to 45,000 acres of grape vineyards. Cabernet Sauvignon is the most popular grape grown in the valley, followed by Chardonnay, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir and Zinfandel. There are approximately 850 wineries in California but just a) 4% of Califoria’s wine is produced in Napa Valley. To learn more fun facts about Napa wine production, check out

I took the photo above on a recent trip to Napa with my sister. Check out all fun we had in Tips for a Glorious Napa Valley Getaway.

What is your type of wine? I’m a Chardonnay and Cabernet gal myself. Let us know in the comments!

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  1. Only 4%? Please name the other Valley’s where the production of wine is higher (including percentages).

  2. LOL. I guessed 49%. I may not fully understand the geography of the California wine industry.
    I think the real question here though is, “What percentage of California Wine is stored in the Travel Mama’s cellar?”

    • Colleen Lanin, The Travel Mama says

      I was surprised it was just 4% too, Steve! And to answer your question, not nearly enough!

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