In the heart of the Napa Valley stands a landmark historical Victorian home and the oldest continuously operating grocery store in California. Founded in 1881, this beloved general store served the visionary pioneers who first planted grapes in the valley. Today, the adjacent founder’s home at the junction of Oakville honors the rich history, legacy and heritage of this world-famous wine growing region.
Amid views of iconic vineyards and landmarks of historical significance, 1881 Napa offers a tasting of distinctive wines from each unique Napa Valley appellation, allowing guests to discover its diversity, abundance, world-renowned terroir and deep history.
Our one-of-a-kind wine history museum features an impressive collection of artifacts and vineyard and winery relics. Explore photos and stories of the pioneers who first settled and planted grapes in the region in the mid-to-late 19th century – pioneers who were instrumental in creating the Napa Valley landscape as it is known today.
1881 Napa is a must-see, must-taste destination.
Majestic Mountains Versus Plush Valley
An exploration of wines from two of Napa Valley’s esteemed mountains compared to the wines from the heart of the valley floor.
Is it Cool to be Hot or Hot to be Cool?
An exploration of wines from two AVAs with the coolest temperatures and two AVAs that are significantly warmer.
Wine History Museum
Experience the history, legacy and heritage of our Napa Valley Founders in the country’s only wine history museum.
At A Glance
- Red Wines
- Cabernet Sauvignon
- Red Wine Blends
- White and Dessert Wines
- Sauvignon Blanc
- Sparkling Wines
- Deli / Marketplace
- Wine Education Classes
- Good For