Saturday, July 4, 2009

Napa Valley Welcome Sign

Napa Valley is a wine growing region in California that is considered one of the top wine regions in the United States. The climate, geography, and geology of the region make it conducive to growing quality wine grapes.

The valley’s first commercial winery was established in 1861. The Phylloxera root louse, Prohibition, and the Great Depression all slowed the growth of the wine industry there and elsewhere. In the late 1930s new techniques and procedures were introduced. After World War II, the wine industry began to thrive again.

Today there are more than 700 wineries in Napa Valley, and it is second in popularity only to Disneyland as a California tourist destination.

The Robert Louis Stevenson quote on the sign "... and the wine is bottled poetry…” is from The Silverado Squatters, Stevenson’s account of living in the wine country of the Wild West.

To view more of my blog posts about signs postcards, click the signs label at the bottom of the post.

This post was written for
A Canadian Family
A Festival of Postcards Blog Carnival

3rd Edition, July 2009: Signs


  1. Hello! I am not sure how I got linked into the postcard scavanger hunt! I must have (grin) done it by accident somehow. I'm still learning the ropes around here. Ha!

    Anyhow, thank you for your comments, and have a lovely day.

  2. I love the signs. I have been to Napa Valley, but not Alaska.

  3. I went to highschool near Napa Valley!

  4. We have the wines all the way over here in the UK. Even in France now.


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