Neil Dhillon is a successful figure who has kept busy throughout a long career in business and politics. He still finds time to get out and enjoy some of his favorite things though, and that includes trips to the California wine country. Having always expressed an interest in viticulture, Neil Dhillon loves visiting the Napa area as it is not only the epicenter of America’s booming wine industry, but the beautiful geography of this particular area already boasts an appeal of natural beauty and simple life that makes it an attractive destination for any visitor.
Napa first became a hub for viticulture once farmers had learned how many grape varietals could thrive in Napa’s unique climate. Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay are by far the most popularly planted grapes in the region, however Napa boasts dozens of varietals that appeal to many tastes. There are also merlot, pinot noir, pinot gris, zinfandel and more.
The Napa Valley is a short drive northeast of the San Francisco Bay area, and is known for having some of the best wines in the world. The misty climate and lush vegetation serve as the perfect environment for grapes to thrive. Napa is located about an hour inland from Sonoma, which is also a world-renown wine tourism destination. Sonoma mixes all the beautiful nature and delicious wine of Napa with a laid-back beach culture and cheaper tastings. These two regions have contributed much to the booming wine industry in America, which just surpassed France as the world’s top wine market.