My friend Larry Clark hooked Napa Valley based on his memories of driving Hwy 12 in the wine country. It is a beautiful drive and I share the same thrill whenever I head up Hwy 12 to visit my friends in Petaluma.
what is significant for me is that when you are driving up Hwy 12 from I-80, you enter a point around the Chardonnay Country Club and you see the rolling hills of the vineyards and open fields. To me, this is when I arrive in the Napa Valley. There is just always something special about this location along the highway to see the grapes growing and the fertile fields. Larry Clark