Think Napa Valley and you think of fine wines, lush green trails and much relished culinary moments and an experience of life time. On every wine lover’s must-do list, this wine valley attracts tourists from far and wide. On a mission to preserve and promote this wine country, Clay Gregory leaves no stone unturned as the President and CEO of Visit Napa Valley (VNV). He was recently in India to promote VNN among the growing out bound Indians and hopes to see a greater traffic from here in the coming months.
Napa Valley is synonymous with not just wine, but the whole jazz associated with it -- fine dining, good living, wellness, the works, really. In fact, this scenic countryside valley has emerged as North America’s premier wine, food, arts and wellness capital. The place contributes $1.9 billion (second only to the wine industry) to Napa Valley’s economy, attracting wine lovers from across the world. The over 400 wineries (95% of which are family owned) at the Napa Valley offers exclusive food-wine pairing experiences. The place is in fact a foodie’s haven, offeringa range –from contemporary three-star Michelin dining experience to traditional wood-fired pizza eats, and more. Napa Valley also offers nearly 150 accommodation options, including hotels, resorts, country inns, and bed-and-breakfasts, to suit any budget and requirement
As the President and CEO of Visit Napa Valley (VNV), Clay Gregory has led the organization in its mission to protect and enhance Napa Valley’s image as a must-visit destination. Gregory comes with more than 30 years of experience in marketing and management across multiple industries, building consensus and developing successful programs with a wide variety of partners across many fields.
Sharing some basic information on Napa Valley as North America’s wine capital, Gregory says, ‘The Napa Valley is about 50km long and about 4 to 8 km wide,