The Founder's Gallery
1881 Napa invites guests to experience the rich history, legacy and heritage of Napa Valley's founding pioneers in our museum featuring an impressive gallery of photos, stories, and artifacts. Explore photos and stories of the visionary pioneers who first planted grapes and those who settled throughout the Napa Valley in the mid-to-late 19th century. Pioneers such as George C. Yount, The Count of Buena Vista, H.W. Crabb, Charles Krug, Nathan Coombs, Adolph Brun, General Vallejo and Sam Brannan were instrumental in creating the Napa Valley landscape as it’s known today and served as inspiration for our incredible 1881 NAPA Wine History Museum.