Napa Valley Wine Library Association (NVWLA) is a non-profit organization committed to sharing the wine-related history and current practices of viticulture, winemaking and wine appreciation in Napa Valley and the world.
A large and varied collection of materials in print as well as other formats–such as wine labels, videotapes and historic photographs– is ready for use at the St. Helena Public Library. Books on Napa Valley wine is a specialty, but the collection includes California, the United States and the rest of the wine-producing world.
The members magazine, Napa Valley Wine Library REPORT, is issued twice a year. It includes interviews with growers and vintners, book reviews, summaries of NVWLA events, and other items of interest to the association and our local wine community.
Every August, local winemakers and growers present and discuss their intentions and results at an annual Winemakers Seminar–this year, on Saturday, August 9. Panelists address a variety of topics, current and historic, discuss their accompanying wines, and take questions from the floor. The seminar appeals to both enthusiast and practitioner alike.
For over 50 years NVWLA has held an Annual Tasting. Today, 75 to 100 wineries pour at this exceptional opportunity to taste the wines of Napa Valley–this year, on Sunday, August 10. The tasting is still considered very much a down-home event. Local winery principals and winemakers look forward to meeting and rekindling friendships among our NVWLA members.