There are more than 40,000 acres of vineyards in the Napa Valley AVA, and that doesn't include the surrounding mountain AVAs with wineries stealthily tucked away on the Mayacamas to the west and the Vaca range bounding to the east.
There are over 300 wineries in the Napa Valley AVA that separates the Mayacamas mountains to the west and the Vaca mountains to the east.
Among other forest trees of economic importance are the silk-cotton tree (Bombax ceiba), the Palo de vaca, or cow-tree (Brosimum galactodendron), whose sap resembles milk and is used for that purpose, the Inga saman, the Hevea guayanensis, celebrated in the production of rubber, and the Altalea speciosa, distinguished for the length of its leaves.
Meanwhile Vaca de Castro had been sent out as governor of Peru by Charles V., and on hearing of the murder of Pizarro he assumed the government of the country.
The earliest explorations were made by the Spaniards, Cabeza de Vaca, 1528-36, and Francisco Vasquez de Coronado, 1540-42, but the first colony was that planted on Matagorda Bay in 1685 by the French under the Sieur de la Salle.