Napa Valley Commons is marked by the historic 20’ high ‘Grape Crusher’ Sculpture, standing as the symbolic entrance to Napa Valley at the crossroads of Highways 29 & 221/Silverado Trail.
Napa, CA – December, 2012 – Long recognized by the community and visitors to Napa Valley as the symbolic entry to the world-renowned Napa Valley, the historic Grape Crusher sculpture is now the landmark of the newly rededicated, 246-acre Napa Valley Commons. Built and dedicated as part of the former Napa Valley Corporate Park development in 1988, the Grape Crusher has welcomed millions of people from around the world to the beautiful wine country beyond.
Over the past two decades the development, with its iconic statue, has seen significant growth and change to both its aesthetics and tenant mix. The project’s new name, Napa Valley Commons, is reflective of this transition and is designed to better match the lush new landscaping and combination of hospitality, retail and commercial uses now found within its borders.
Napa Valley Commons is now home to two resorts, including one of Northern California’s largest, The Meritage Resort and Spa, which has recently celebrated the opening of a $40 million, 165-room expansion. Other businesses include several wine storage and tasting rooms including Trinitas Cellars, Falcor Winery, Patz & Hall and even an auto museum featuring classic 300SL Mercedes. Luxury linen rental firm La Tavola combines both its warehouse and colorful retail showcase with designer vignettes in one Napa Valley Commons facility. More traditional tenants include Bergin Glass Impressions, the renowned wine bottle screen printer and custom etching company; Saver Glass, the French importer and manufacturer of premium wine and liquor bottles; a custom facility for Kaiser Permanente; Pacific Union and Boston Reed Universities; plus the retail and wholesale location for The Perfect Puree of Napa Valley, to name a few.
This diverse mix of tenants has led the charge for the need of a name that would carry the development into its next phase of growth. Irrigated with reclaimed water, the streets and common areas have been landscaped to blend in harmoniously to its Napa Valley location, including over 1,200 trees. Napa Valley Commons provides an unrivaled location for growing hospitality, retail and commercial businesses, in addition to the traditional office, flex, light industrial and high cube users that have populated the development for years.