Chiles Valley ~ Napa Valley (AVA)
 Welcome | My Account | Sign Out
Subscribe to our newsletter
Bookmark and Share  


This narrow appellation in the Vaca Mountains along the northeast side of the Napa Valley can be described as a "valley within a valley". It was named after Joseph Ballinger Chiles, who was given a land grant, Rancho Catacula from the Mexican government in the mid-1800s. The Chiles Valley AVA covers an area of approximately 6,000 acres, with more than 1,000 acres under vine. The terroir is unique, as cooling bay breezes which affect the Napa Valley floor do not reach as far inland as Chiles Valley, making the climate more continental than maritime. Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc are grown here with great success and often labeled with both the Chiles Valley and Napa Valley designations. Joseph Chiles would be proud of the products that are fashioned on his land today.

Current Feature

In the southern Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina and Georgia vineyards are small and few, yet the establishment of the Upper Hiwassee Highlands could bring much more.  [>] continue


Appellation Features

[>] see all Chiles Valley ~ Napa Valley features (1)

Related Features


 

Alive & Well here


Zinfandel: Zinfandel...You’re a master of disguise. Who is that masked man known as ZIN? You hide behind a mask  [>] continue

Correspondent

Alan Goldfarb
is the Regional Correspondent for Chiles Valley ~ Napa Valley.

Recommendations

Quick Finds

Q: What are the most recognized grapes grown here?
Q: What wines are produced here?

The AppellationAmerica database identifies 22 wines labeled with the Chiles Valley ~ Napa Valley designation.

[>] see the complete Chiles Valley ~ Napa Valley Wine List.
Q: What wineries are based here ?
Q: What other wineries source fruit here ?
Q: What are the overlapping appellations ?

Search the Chiles Valley ~ Napa Valley Wine List

 
select wine style:
select grape:
 

Featured Wines




Buy Chiles Valley ~ Napa Valley wines
directly from these wineries

Advertisement



    Help us improve travel information to your favorite region...



Winery Sponsors

Winery sponsors of Appellation America’s coverage of the Chiles Valley ~ Napa Valley appellation.