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    Local Culture on Display at the Napa Valley Museum

    December 03

    Just a short 12-minute drive from the Harvest Inn, the Napa Valley Museum commemorates the rich cultural identity of our magnificent region through exhibits that showcase art, history, and nature.

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    Napa Valley Aloft Balloon Rides

    November 05

    With its mild Mediterranean climate, gorgeous rolling hills, and expansive vineyards, there’s no wrong way to tour Napa Valley. To really take in the sights, though, nothing beats a birds-eye-view, and with Napa Valley Aloft Balloon Rides, that’s exactly what you’ll get.

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    A Featured Dish with Harvest Table's Executive Chef Chris Kurth

    October 11

    At Harvest Table we pride ourselves on working with local Napa Valley ingredients and purveyors. One of Executive Chef Chris Kurth's beloved purveyors is Five Dot Ranch, which is where we get custom aged beef.

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    Robert Louis Stevenson State Park

    October 01

    Though you may not have heard of The Silverado Squatters, a memoir of the author's two-and-a-half months spent in Napa Valley, we’re guessing you’re more familiar with the author’s other two books, Treasure Island and Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.

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    Harvest Season in Wine Country

    September 03

    As you probably guessed from our name, harvest season is one of the most special times of year to us here at the Harvest Inn. Though the season can stretch from late July all the way to December, depending on variables like microclimate, soil type, and winemaking style, September and October really mark the high point of the harvest.

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    Wedding Amongst the Vineyards

    August 06

    Getting married in Napa Valley is a fantasy come true for couples that enjoy exquisite wines and breathtaking scenery, which let’s be honest, probably applies to most of us. Imagine walking down a perfectly manicured lawn up to a gazebo draped in flowers with the Mayacamas Mountains in the background. 

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    Visit Robert Louis Stevenson Museum

    July 09

    “There is no foreign land; it is the traveler only that is foreign.” - Robert Louis Stevenson

    Immerse yourself in the imaginative verses and wine-inspired poems of Robert Louis Stevenson while visiting St. Helena. Some might wonder why a museum dedicated to the Scottish-born writer resides in the hills of Napa Valley? Stevenson spent his honeymoon in the Mount St. Helena and published his two-month account of roughing it while living on an abandoned mine in 1833 as Silverado Squatters. Some of his most famous works are Dr. Jeckly and Mr. Hyde, A Children’s Garden of Verses, and Treasure Island.

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    A Brief History of Cabernet Sauvignon in Napa Valley

    June 04

    Imagine walking through the early vineyards of Northern California. The sun shining across the rolling hills and the fragrant wind billowing through the grapevines. Although wild grapes grew in Napa Valley, it wasn’t until the mid-1800’s when John Patchett created the first commercial Northern California vineyard and winery. Over a hundred years would pass before the robust flavor of California Cabernet Sauvignons would receive international praise, surpassing French winemakers in the 1976 Judgment of Paris.

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