The town of St. Helena was first settled in the mid-1800s by farmers and ranchers from the Napa Valley. The perfect sunny climate of the valley quickly attracted wine producers from other countries and by 1876 the city of Saint Helena saw its first winery begin operations. These early pioneers of the Napa wine movement include larger than life figures like Jacob and Frederick Beringer and Tiburcio Parrott from Spring Mountain.

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