Settlers also killed several over claims of cattle theft.
When the first white settlers arrived in the early 1830s, there were six tribes in the valley speaking different dialects and they were often at war with each other.Charles Krug, a fellow Prussian compatriot and pioneer viticulturalist at Sonoma, married Lolita's younger sister Caroline with a dowry that included land near the Bale mill. Helena to establish the valley's first commercial winery.John Patchett opened the first commercial winery in the county in 1859. Parts of the county's territory were given to Lake County in 1861.Napa County comprises the Napa, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is also included in the San Jose-San Francisco-Oakland, CA Combined Statistical Area. Napa County, once the producer of many different crops, is known today for its regional wine industry, rising to the first rank of wine regions with France by local wineries Stag's Leap Wine Cellars and Chateau Montelena winning the "Judgment of Paris" in 1976.