Conversely, a winery can operate without having a vineyard by making its wine with grapes brought in from outside vineyards. A great example of this is a relatively new phenomenon (urban winery) whereby producers choose to locate winemaking facilities in a city or town setting rather than in the more traditional, rural locations.
Centuries ago these distinct flavor notes were achieved by shipping Madeira barrels through tropical climates on lengthy voyages. But as demand for Madeira increased, producers were challenged to find a faster way of supplying their customers and as a consequence, the "estufagem" system was invented.
But Napa Valley has so much more to offer. From hot air balloon rides soaring above the picturesque countryside to sumptuous cuisines as you take in the fantastic sceneries of rolling hills, deep valleys and neat rows of grapevines. There is something for everyone in Napa Valley.