About Yountville City, California
Yountville is a city belonging to Napa County in the Wine Country of California. Yountville can be found in the North Bay region of the Bay Area. Yountville is famous for its wineries and two Michelin-starred restaurants: The French Laundry and Bouchon.
What is the history of Yountville, CA?
Native inhabitants were already living in Napa Valley prior to the arrival of Europeans. The area had about three to four thousand in population when the first Europeans arrived with four tribes in existence- the Napa, the Caymus, the Canijolano and the Macayama. Languages spoken are Wappo in the north and Patwin in the south. The landscape of the valley was developed through seed collecting and transplanting, with regular burning of meadows of these tribes.
During the early 1800s, Mexico owned the region which included modern-day Yountville. In 1836, George C. Yount was granted 11, 887 acres of land by the Mexican government. This land was named Caymus Rancho, from the Native American tribe living in the area. South of this is the land granted to Salvador Vallejo who called it Rancho de Napa. As California became part of the United States in the early 1850s, Yount created a six block area with a public square which gave birth to the village he named Yountville. Vallejo sold his land to people who developed houses and stores which became a community called Sebastopol. Sebastopol and Yount’s village are now part of the modern-day Yountville city.
More settlers came during the year of 1868 as rail service was introduced to Yountville. One of these people was Gottlieb Groezinger who acquired 20 acres of land and established a winery, barrel room and distillery. These huge stone buildings are now called V Marketplace.
The Society of Mexican War Veterans and the Grand Army of the Republic established a long-term care facility for the elderly and disabled military veterans in 1884. The State then purchased the Yountville Veterans Home and continues to manage it at present. The Veterans Home gave rise to a new population which caused new businesses to sprout and service their needs. After the 20th century Prohibition, the town saw the closure of these businesses.
From 1915 to 1965 Yountville was re-established as a community. 1926 marked the establishment of the Yountville Community Hall. In the 1950s, the Yountville Sanitation District and the Yountville County Water District were erected. Highway 29 was remade in 1959 on a new alignment around the borders of the town. Early in the 1960s, the Yountville community started to push for their incorporation.
The Town of Yountville was the fourth incorporated community of Napa County in 1965. Farming, viniculture and viticulture were rapidly growing in Napa Valley during that period and the founding of Domaine Chandon and Vintage 1870 propelled the identity of businesses of modern-day Yountville.
Since 1994, Yountville has been a popular destination for dining, wine, and art experiences.
What is the geography and climate of Yountville, California?
Yountville, California has a total area of 1.5 square miles (4.0km2), all made up of land. Yountville is a part of the North Bay subregion of the San Francisco Bay Area.
Yountville weather is described as a Mediterranean climate as per the Koppen climate classification. Yountville weather is composed of long, hot, dry summers (June-October) and short, cold, wet winters (November-February).
The zip code of Yountville, California is 94599.
What is the population of Yountville?
As of the 2010 census, Yountville had a population of 2, 933 composed of:
- White (89.4%)- 2, 623
- Hispanic or Latino (9.9%)- 289
- Two or more races (3.4%)- 101
- Other races (3.1%)- 92
- Asian (1.7%)- 49
- African American (1.3%)- 38
- Native American (1.0%)- 30
- Pacific Islander (0.0%)- 0
How to explore Yountville?
Going on tours is a convenient way to explore the city of Yountville. The following are tour services that will take you to the top destinations in Yountville:
- Beau Wine Tours
- California Wine Tours
- Five Emerald Limo & Wine Tours
- MG Concierge, Destinations & Travel
- Napa Valley Wine Train
- Platypus Wine Tours
- Ram Wine Country Tours
- Rides by Me
- Via Vino Wine Tours
- Wine Tasting Driver
Yountville also offers free transportation for the general public via Yountville Trolley, which is connected to the Vine Transit route 10.
What attractions does Yountville offer?
Yountville is known for its Michelin-star restaurants, well-maintained neighborhood parks, and outdoor recreational activities.
Yountville has been named the “culinary capital” of Napa Valley. Aside from the famous Bouchon Bistro and The French Laundry, Yountville restaurants that are worth the experience are Ad Hoc Restaurant, Bottega, Coqueta Napa Valley, La Calenda, Lucy Restaurant & Bar, Ranch Market Too!, Regiis Ova Caviar & Champagne Lounge, RH
Yountville, and The Restaurant at the North Block.
Yountville wine tasting can be experienced in the following rooms: Chandon, Cornerstone Cellars, Handwritten Wines, JCB Tasting Salon, Jessup Cellars, RH Wine Vault, Silver Trident Winery, and Wine Country Connection.
Top Yountville hotels to stay at are Bardessono, Hotel Villagio, Hotel Yountville, Napa Valley Lodge, North Block Hotel, Poetry Inn, and Vintage House.
Other activities to enjoy in Yountville include shopping, cycling, golfing, picnicking, and walking.