Located in the southern end of the wine country this town of about 75,000 population sits in the valley of Napa county of northern California.
It is best known for the many wineries that dot the landscape in this part of the county and the Napa Valley Wine Train. There are several smaller communities near Napa with superb bed and breakfast lodging, as well as up to five star dining. Some travelers base out of somewhat less pricey Sonoma County(West of Napa).
The weather is quite warm in the summer and cool in the winter. Rainfall is low in the region. This is one of the reasons that the grapes grow so well, it takes this kind of climate and not very good soil to make the vines work hard and produce great grapes for wine.
Bike trips through the valley prove to be a great way to visit different, smaller wineries.
The town's name is derived from the name of early pioneer George Calvert Yount. Yount was considered responsible for establishing the first vineyard in the Napa Valley.
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