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Q: Famous Napa Valley sign - where is it? ( Answered 4 out of 5 stars,   1 Comment )
Subject: Famous Napa Valley sign - where is it?
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: sn1022-ga
List Price: $3.00
Posted: 31 Mar 2006 08:46 PST
Expires: 30 Apr 2006 09:46 PDT
Question ID: 713996
I need to know where something is in Napa, CA. There is a giant sign
that says "Welcome to this famous wine growing region NAPA VALLEY"
that is somewhere in Napa. Could you give me a street address or
intersection as to where it is? Additionally, a google maps link would
be absolutely perfect with the satellite image of exactly where it is.

Clarification of Question by sn1022-ga on 05 Apr 2006 12:45 PDT

Request for Question Clarification by czh-ga on 05 Apr 2006 20:56 PDT
Hello sn1022-ga,

There are lots of stock photos of the sign, both current and
historical. There are also lots of photos from tourist photo albums.
The only location description I've found is that it's on State Route
29 near Yountville. Will you accept this as the answer? Thanks.

~ czh ~

Clarification of Question by sn1022-ga on 06 Apr 2006 06:34 PDT
Sure, I'll accept it. I guess theres many signs all over the valley. I
thought there was only one sign. I'm sure when I'm driving around
Route  29 and 121/12 I'll find it. Thank you. Yes, I'll take that as
an answer.

Request for Question Clarification by tutuzdad-ga on 06 Apr 2006 06:34 PDT
There is also one on an old biking trail near Calistoga. I can name
the trail as an answer if you like.

Subject: Re: Famous Napa Valley sign - where is it?
Answered By: czh-ga on 06 Apr 2006 09:12 PDT
Rated:4 out of 5 stars
Hello sn1022-ga,

This has been an extremely frustrating search because I?m familiar
with the sign but I can?t tell you exactly where it is. I?ve spent
hours looking for the location but I?ve only come up with lots of post
cards, posters and tourist snap shots but not the exact site or
directions for getting there.


This description of this snapshot of the sign comes closest giving you
directions for how to get there. Since the photographers invite
contact I suggest that you ask them if they can give you more precise
Snapshots - California Counties
Four more shots from the SF Bay Region 
Napa County

..."and the wine is bottled poetry."   This sign is a familiar
landmark for Wine Country visitors traveling on SR 29, near

Welcome to this world famous wine growing region
Thanks for taking a peek at our pictures.   If you have any comments
or corrections, you can send email to us at the address below:


This series of photos from a group of Stanford students cavorting on
the sign might also help since the address of the site owner is
available. You might contact him and ask him if he can give you
directions to the sign since his group seems to have spent some time
there and might have an accurate memory of where it is.
Napa Valley


Finally, here are several search strategies that provide you with lots
of other examples of the sign. You might contact the photographers to
see if they can help.
?and the wine is bottled poetry?
napa valley sign
"welcome to this world famous wine growing region"

Best wishes for your Napa outing.

~ czh ~
sn1022-ga rated this answer:4 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $5.00

Subject: Re: Famous Napa Valley sign - where is it?
From: tutuzdad-ga on 05 Apr 2006 13:43 PDT
There are a number of signs like the one you mentioned in and around
Sonoma County. Which one are you interested in?


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