Back in those earlier days, as documented in the tasting room photographs and in well-researched history books from authors like Charles Sullivan and Thomas Pinney, the valley was mainly an agricultural region. Viticulture has, of course, existed since the 19th century and continues to define Napa Valley’s role in the American wine industry. But, as a counterpoint to the farming of grapes, the growth of wine country hospitality over the last 50-plus years has been nothing short of extraordinary.
Freemark Abbey is a perfect example. We love to have visitors, and we know how to welcome them.