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Yountville, Also known as the “The Heart of Napa Valley”, is located between the town of Calistoga and The City of Napa in California. About one hours drive from the Bay Area on California State Highway 29. Yountville is best known for its Premium wines, world-class food and the California Veteran's Home. Yountville is surrounded by unmatched beauty inviting you to discover its warmth and charm. Beautiful flowers, gorgeous trees, gourmet restaurants, shops, and bed & breakfast places make Yountville an ideal place for romancing your true love. If you're looking for an excellent location to just relax and unwind in comfort and style? Yountville is it!
A fur trader named George Calvert Yount founded what is now known as Yountville. In 1831, George Calvert Yount was the first Caucasian settler in the Napa Valley. In 1836, Yount obtained a Spanish land grant from the Mexican government, the first such grant to be awarded to a United States citizen in northern California and the Napa Valley. George could have settled anywhere in the Napa Valley, he chose “The Heart of Napa Valley”, known today as Yountville. Legend has it that Yount planted the first Napa vine in the Valley. Yount was considered responsible for establishing the first vineyard in the Napa Valley. Yountville is therefore known as “the birthplace of Napa Valley's wine industry,” according to the Vintage 1870 website. In loving memory to the village founder George Calvert Yount, the town's people named the village Yountville in 1867 two years after his death.
Yountville is arguably the most beautiful town in the Napa Valley. You will find the people here to be; friendly, outgoing, lovingly kind and compassionate. Yountville makes a great Napa Valley getaway destination; when visiting Yountville you will see the natural beauty surrounding the town and sense an ease of life permeating from the people and places of this charming town. Looking around the town nestled among picturesque vineyards in the valley of the gorgeous Mayacamas Mountains it's easy to see why George C. Yount chose Yountville as his home. George poetically penned these beautiful words about the place he chose to call home; “In such a place I should love to clear the land and make my home. In such a place I should love to live and die.”
Yountville is considered by many to be the unofficial “Culinary Capital of Napa Valley.” World class cuisine from European, French & Italian, California Style to Seafood & Steaks; a variety of delicious succulent foods await every palate. Almost everything is within walking distance of Yountville's fabulous hotels, luxury inns, and bed & breakfast. From premium wineries, to excellent shopping, a leisurely lunch overlooking a vineyard or casual patio dining, gourmet coffees and tea's with delicate pastries or a romantic quiet dinner for two. Yountville is filled with exquisite culinary delights, coupled by captivating natural beauty wrapped in genuine friendliness and warmth. Yountville is a community that cares about its citizens, businesses and visitors. Yountville offers a variety of well maintained neighborhood parks that include outdoor recreational amenities including bocce, volleyball, tennis, basketball courts, children's play equipment and picnic areas that can be reserved. A town worth your time to visit and savor; discover the magic of Yountville for yourself! You'll be glad you did.
If you're considering relocating or looking for a vacation home, Yountville will put you in a quaint town surrounded by gorgeous mountains nestled in beautiful vineyards amongst warm and loving people. Yountville has a variety of lovely homes to choose from. Home prices range from the high $300,000 for a Condominium; on up to a Million or more for single family homes. Homes with beautiful gated estates and vineyards cost in the millions. The town of Yountville has a population of about 3,300 people.
Yountville is a great place to eat and shop, and it is host to a variety of exciting events throughout the year. Some popular activities in Yountville are hot air ballooning, premium wine tasting, fine dining at gourmet restaurants, golfing, just relaxing in one of the luxury inns, or Bed and Breakfast, shopping, or taking the Historical Walking Tour around the town.
Wineries in Yountville include Bell Wine Cellars, Cliff Lede Vineyards, Cosentino Winery, Pine Croze, Dillon Vineyards, Domaine Chandon, Girard Winery, Goosecross Cellars, Hendricks Wines, Hill Family Estate, Hopper Creek Winery, Jessup Cellars, Morningside Vineyard, Newton Vineyard, Nord Estate Wines, Ridge Winery, and Taylor Family Vineyards. Many Napa Valley wineries offer wine tastings and winery tours.
Located in the heart of scenic Napa Valley, the Veterans Home of California-Yountville (VHC-Yountville) is a community of and for veterans. Over 1,100 veterans (both men and women) live at the home. Founded in 1884, VHC-Yountville is the largest veterans home in the United States. It provides residential accommodations and a wealth of recreational, social, and therapeutic activities for independent living, including: a 1,200 seat theater, 9-hole golf course, 35,000 volume library, creative arts center, swimming pool and fitness center, resident-operated television station, baseball stadium, RV park, bowling lanes, auto hobby shop, a base exchange store, chapel and coffee shop.
The Veterans Home of California-Yountville also offers Residential Care (assisted living) capacity and three levels of inpatient health care: Intermediate Care, Skilled Nursing Care, and General Acute Care. General acute care is also provided at Queen of the Valley Hospital in Napa, St. Helena Hospital in St. Helena, and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in San Francisco.
Veterans desiring to be considered for membership must be residents of California, age 62 or older (or younger if disabled), and have served honorably. Veterans seeking admission should call 1-800-404-8387 or write to:
Veterans Home of California
180 California Drive
P.O. Box 1200
Yountville, CA 94599