Looking for the most beautiful part of Napa Valley? In 1868 H.W. Crabb planted the first vineyard here, close to the Napa River, which he named To Kalon, Greek for "most beautiful." Since then, Oakville has been inhabited by many small, boutique wineries with limited production of rich, dense herbaceous Bordeaux varieties with firm tannins.

Robert Mondavi owns a fair portion of Oakville; to see the amazing things he's doing with the grapes in this region, do not miss a trip to connoisseu-favorite Opus One. The Robert Mondavi Winery hosts multiple concerts and festivals throughout the year, including the Winter Concert.

For tastes from up-and-coming and soon-to-be-big-deal vinters, head to the tasting room Napa Wine Company. Oakville is also home to "Oakville Station," an experimental vineyard established by the US Department of Agriculture in 1903 and maintained by UC Davis.

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