Napa, California and Montalcino, Italy Announce Sister City Partnership
June 16, 2021
Napa Valley, CA - The cities of Napa, California, and Montalcino, Italy are proud to formally announce a long-term sister city partnership between the two communities. The sistership will strengthen the dialogue between the citizens of Napa and Montalcino to promote cooperation and exchange.
Through the sister city partnership, Napa and Montalcino will look to foster relations between their cities, their governments, and people by promoting research on local traditions and exchanges among schools, as well as through planning the development of cultural activities and exchanging best practices. Sister City relationships are recognized as being integral to reinforcing the Napa Valley’s leadership as a wine-producing region.
The sister city partnership will further global understanding by fostering technical, educational, economic and cultural exchanges on a long-term continuing basis. Napa and Montalcino will work to develop fruitful relationships among the respective people and communities and build partnerships that pattern the economic and geographic aspects of a world-class wine region.
“Napa and Montalcino are both esteemed wine country destinations surrounded by natural beauty and offering farm-to-table restaurants, winery tasting rooms, and shops, all within walking distance, making the sisterhood is a natural fit,” said Napa Mayor Scott Sedgley.
“Italian-Americans were the first to discover the region’s potential for growing grapes and making wines in the mid-nineteenth century, and their spirit of collaboration still runs strong in our vines,” says Visit Napa Valley President & CEO Linsey Gallagher. “Napa Valley’s tourism industry is delighted to be entering a sister city partnership with Montalcino and working with both the City of Napa and Montalcino can accelerate economic recovery through the power of travel in both regions.”
Officials from the State of California and City of Napa, along with dignitaries from the Italian Consulate in San Francisco, will commemorate the cities’ partnership with a celebratory toast at the Napa Valley Welcome Center on June 17, 2021 at 3 pm PST. Members of the media are cordially invited to attend the toast reception.
About the City of Montalcino
Montalcino is a hill town and comune in the province of Siena, Tuscany, central Italy. A beautiful village immersed in the breathtaking Val d'Orcia Natural Park, Montalcino is renowned all over the world for the production of its precious Brunello red wine. Largely supported by tourism, the town is surrounded by natural beauty and its medieval streets and stone buildings provide the perfect backdrop for strolling, shopping, dining, and wine tasting. Montalcino is also known for its honey, pecorino cheese, and various Tuscan cured meats.
About the City of Napa
Today Napa is a vibrant and modern town with a respect for its past. Just down the road from protected historic districts — home to some of northern California's finest Victorian homes — you will find visually stimulating contemporary architecture. Minutes from safe and comfortable residential neighborhoods are the popular Main Street "Restaurant Row," the West End and the Oxbow District. Surrounded by vineyard landscapes and home to world-class wine and food, breathtaking scenery and near-perfect weather, Napa defines the good life.