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This article is the first in a series describing the 2016 Best Of Wine Tourism winners. We begin with a series of posts about the winners in the Accommodation category.
Harvest Inn by Charlie Palmer, the 2016 Global Best of winner for the San Francisco | Napa Valley region, is an idyllic resort designed to celebrate the vineyard way of life with 78 luxurious accommodations nestled into five unique neighborhoods, two secluded swimming pools, indoor and outdoor spa facilities, and an all-new restaurant called Harvest Table.
At Harvest Table, Chef Charlie Palmer’s Wine Country kitchen features menus that highlight locally sourced ingredients and the best of the Napa Valley. An airy space flanked by alfresco dining terraces, Harvest Table offers a welcoming atmosphere for relaxed dining. Smooth wood finishes are offset by the classic brickwork of an oversized fireplace under the glow of abundant natural light.
Gnocchi and carrots
The belief at Harvest Table is that great food deserves great wine; and in that spirit, the wine team, led by Master Sommelier and Director of Operations Steven Geddes, has sourced an incredible collection of local wines that include many Napa Valley classics along with some great up-and-coming superstar wines. The menus reflect the influences of cuisines from all over the world and a similar--yet unique--approach was taken in the development of Harvest Table's wine program.
The most innovative aspect about the wine list is that it also incorporates a number of “Blind Vine” wines, which is a collection of non-Napa Valley and international wines denoted only with an asterisk (*) followed by hints and descriptions of what to expect, grape, and price point. These “Blind Vine” wines rotate and vary as the team procures different and interesting selections and are intended to educate guests interested in blind tastings and wine education, as well as drinking great wines from outside of the surrounding region. As it’s often said here in Napa Valley, “If you’re not drinking Napa, you’re drinking blind.”
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