Why Parallel 38? Few other latitudes pass through so many states and nations. This temperate, middle latitude has proven conducive to not only human success, but to the ultimate cultivation food and drink. Napa County, Anderson Valley in the rolling hills of Mendocino County, Portugal's Setubal Peninsula, Melbourne, Alicante in Spain, Italy's Calabria, the Greek Ionian Islands, and the "Napa of the East" Charlottesville, VA – no other parallel produces more leaders in developing remarkable foods and drinks. Parallel 38 Restaurant creates an atmosphere where all the iconic regions within this parallel merge. It is not only a place to ...