More than forty years ago, the original founders of the Napa Valley Wine Library Association sought to “preserve and disseminate information regarding viticulture, enology and wine lore, particularly as it pertains to the Napa Valley.”
Today. the Library has amassed a very fine collection of books and other materials related to wine. Books on Napa Valley wine are our specialty, but the Library also has general books on all wine producing areas in California, the United States and elsewhere in the world. The collection is particularly strong in popular books about all aspects of wine written from the 1950s up to the present, basic winemaking manuals for professionals, rare wine books from the 19th and early 20th centuries, and transcripts of oral interviews of local individuals involved in the wine business.
In recent years, the focus of the collection has changed slightly to better accommodate the needs of students and people involved in all aspects of the wine industry, including wine marketing and retail sales.