Nestled up in the Vaca Mountains in the northeast side of Napa, quiet and remote Chiles Valley is a 'valley within a valley' that's primarily a destination for those in search of small, family-run wineries. Lodging options are extremely limited here.
When at tasting rooms up in Chiles Valley, expect to enjoy Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. Since cooling maritime winds rarely reach as far east as Chiles Valley, the lush red wines exhibit ripened cherry and blackberry notes. The valley is named after Joseph Ballinger Chiles, who was given the land as a grant from the Mexican government in the mid-1800s.