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    Essence of Travel: Bringing Back the Road Trip

    May 04

    Plentiful sunshine and epic outdoor experiences are just a few of the reasons why Northern California is the ultimate region to enjoy by road trip.

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    The 2nd Annual Songwriters in Paradise Napa Festival

    March 02

    This April Harvest Inn will be at the epicenter of one of Napa’s most highly-anticipated music, wine, and food events. 

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    Premiere Napa Valley: An Annual Gathering of the Wine Industry Elite

    February 03

    On Saturday, February 22, and Sunday, February 23, elite wine industry professionals, including buyers for top-tier restaurants, distributors, journalists, and others, will gather at the Culinary Institute of America at Greystone for Premiere Napa Valley, one of the year’s most highly-anticipated events.

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    Napa Valley Restaurant Week

    January 06

    Here at the Harvest Inn, we’re thrilled to kick off a new decade doing what we do best: treating you to unique farm-to-table culinary creations at our acclaimed Harvest Table restaurant.

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    Jingle All the Way to Christmas at Napa Valley’s Winter Wonderland Roller Rink

    December 02

    One of the most famous roller rinks on the West Coast, San Francisco’s Church of 8 Wheels has taken a teenage activity of yesteryear and updated it for the 21st century, with cutting-edge lighting, music, and more.

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    The Cool, Eclectic Aesthetic of the Martin Showroom

    November 04

    One of the most innovative interior design experts in Northern California, Erin Martin is in high demand among elite clientele who can’t get enough of her hip, industrial designs.

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    Indulge in Film, Food, and Wine at the Napa Valley Film Festival

    October 07

    Now in its ninth year, the Napa Valley Film Festival (NVFF) is a unique celebration that combines passions for three arts: film, food, and wine. The cinematic core of the festival is the Narrative and Documentary Feature competition, in which sixteen emerging and established filmmakers strive to win NVFF top honors.

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    Learn to Think Like a Professional Chef at the Culinary Institute of America at Greystone

    September 03

    At the Harvest Inn, our farm-to-table philosophy, which emphasizes organic, locally-sourced ingredients, tends to attract guests with an exceptionally refined palate and appreciation for gustatory pleasures.

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    Main Street Books: A Bibliophile’s Haven

    August 05

    Behind the modest storefront at 1315 Main Street lies one of St Helena’s great cultural and civic institutions. Measured in square footage, Main Street Books is the smallest used book shop in California, but over the years, owner Liza Russ has earned a reputation for the care with which she curates her collection.

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    The V Foundation Wine Celebration’s “Rock the V” Party for Cancer Research

    July 01

    The Harvest Inn is thrilled to announce that we will once again be participating in the V Foundation’s highly-anticipated annual Wine Celebration, a series of philanthropic events to be held at various locations across Napa Valley from August 1 – 4.

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    Festival Live! Chamber Series Performs at Harvest Inn

    June 03

    Every summer, the Festival Napa Valley Blackburn Music Academy brings together the finest instrumentalists age 18 – 36 to cultivate their art under the direction of internationally acclaimed performers from the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and other premier orchestras from San Francisco to Zurich.

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  • group of people clinking glasses of white wine over a table of food

    The Garden Dinner Series: A Farm-to-Table Celebration

    May 06

    As part of the Harvest Inn’s philosophy of sustainable farm-to-table dining, we are thrilled to announce our new Garden Dinner Series, an intimate gathering for enthusiasts of fine wine and gourmet cuisine.

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    Movie Magic at the Cameo

    April 01

    When visitors first arrive in Napa Valley, they are inevitably struck by the idyllic natural setting, defined by towering redwood trees, magisterial mountains, and sprawling vineyards. Napa is more than just a place to reconnect with nature, though; it’s also one of the most culturally rich regions of Northern California.

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    From Luscious Grapes to Gorgeous Galleries: The Rene di Rosa Center for Contemporary Art

    February 04

    The history of Napa Valley is a tapestry woven from dreams of lush vineyards and fine wines. One particularly remarkable dreamer, Rene di Rosa, made his dream a reality when he founded the Winery Lake Vineyard in the 1960s.

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    Shop the Day Away at Napa Premium Outlets

    January 07

    For cozy, one-of-a-kind specialty shops, downtown St. Helena can’t be beat. If you feel like taking a short drive, though, you can enjoy deep discounts on some of the world’s most popular name brands at Napa Premium Outlets. 

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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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Harvest Inn is temporarily closed with plans to reopen June 10, 2020. Please check back for updates.

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