Welcome to Oakville
Nestled between Yountville and St. Helena, the prestigious enclave of Oakville is home to under 100 residents and is the epitome of peaceful privacy in the Valley. The community was born in the 1860s as a water stop on the steam train line between the docks of Vallejo and the resort town of Calistoga. The village gained its name from the dense groves of dark green valley oaks in the area. In 1868, H. W. Crabb turned Oakville into a wine growing area that would become legendary. He called his vineyard estate To Kalon (Greek for "the beautiful”), which today continues to produce some of the most coveted grapes in the Napa Valley. This rare terroir is home to two dozen wineries and over 5,000 acres of vineyard that all lie within the boundaries of the Oakville AVA.
Oakville residents enjoy some of Napa Valley’s finest food and entertainment at the tips of their fingers. The town is home to one of America’s premiere gourmet food stores, the Oakville Grocery Company which has been selling groceries since 1881. Next door enjoy a tour of the area’s history at the wine museum at 1881 Napa. In the summer time, the not to be missed concerts at Robert Mondavi Winery in Oakville offer a quintessential Napa Valley lifestyle experience.
Calling Oakville Home
The charms of Oakville cannot be overestimated. This legendary terroir houses remarkable wine, entertainment and culinary experiences, as well as undeniable small town charm. It’s a wonderful way to experience Napa Valley. If you’re looking to buy or sell Oakville real estate, contact Joel today for expert guidance.