Hosting Second Annual Napa Valley 750: The Wine Country Road Rally
June 14th – ST. HELENA, CALIF. – For the second year in a row, Harvest Inn, the idyllic Napa Valley resort, was proud to host The Napa Valley 750: The Wine Country Road Rally, a one-of-a-kind driving experience for guests on April 11-16, 2021, and raised an impressive $90k for the St. Helena Hospital Foundation, as part of the dedicated charity component associated with the road rally. The six-day, 750-mile scenic driving experience had 25 registered participants, traveling from across the country to share in the road rally with fellow guests and car enthusiasts. Limited edition cars included in this year’s driving experience offered spectators an incredible opportunity to witness a1953 Porsche 356 “Outlaw”, a 1954 Austin Healey 100, a 1957 Jaguar D-Type, a 100% original 1967 Ferrari 330 GTC, a 1970 Porsche 911S, a 1974 DeTomaso Pantera GTS, and a bright yellow 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4, just to name a few, driving amongst the iconic scenic roadways of Northern California. Sponsors of this year’s rally included Ferrari of San Francisco, Reliable Carriers, Inc., Hanson Bridget and govino.
Harvest Inn Co-Owner and Napa Valley 750 Road Rally Director, Rick Kaufman, said of this years’ experience, “Common bonds are often created when car enthusiasts come together, and through our shared experiences, we like to give back to the communities that support us. The services they provide, offer a blanket of health security, which allows us to rest easy at night, drive assuredly during the day, and trust, knowing that they are here for us, when needed. We feel so privileged to be able to help support the St. Helena hospital foundation in this way, and we wanted to recognize the hard work our healthcare workers provide each and every day on behalf of our community.”
Responding to the funds raised, St. Helena Hospital Foundation President and CEO, Glen Newhart MBA, CFRE, said, “This year has been extraordinarily trying. So many have faced unfathomable hardships. Yet, we saw the greatest of humanity right here in the upper Napa Valley and beyond. Thanks to the support through the Napa Valley 750, these efforts helped provide a blanket of health security to our community – the community where we all work and live. We could not do it without generous donors’ help – and the remarkable Harvest Inn team and Rick Kaufman for recognizing the need and responding.”
Participants of this year’s rally, Scotty and Gretchen L. (from Colorado Springs), said, “We had a great week in Napa! Harvest Inn did an awesome job and the bar has really been raised for our car rallies. All the details that went into putting the week together were really super! The accommodations were just great – we love The Harvest Inn. Waking up to the view over the vineyard every morning is sweeeeet! The tours were really well thought out, and crazy fun roads to drive. We’re so glad so many Classic Cars participated. And the food, well, what can we say? We both gained five pounds! The staff were really over the top with every detail for The Rally. We so enjoyed all the fabulous choices for lunch and dinners! The food was spectacular, not to mention the venues – wow!”
To keep the energy of the Napa Valley 750 rolling throughout the year, Harvest Inn has just begun offering the excitement of luxury car rentals for resort guests year-round. Those looking to explore wine country in style can rent a luxe sports car package during their visit for $200/day (wholesale rate + tax), while other guests can select everyday vehicles for help with airport transportation and more. Harvest Inn has partnered with Exotic Car Collection by enterprise to offer this package, which may include one of the following options: Porsche Boxster convertible/Porsche Cayman coupe, Audi Q7 SUV, Jaguar F-Pace SUV, Maserati Ghibli sedan or BMW 740i sedan. Local route maps curated from past Napa Valley 750 Rally Route books with itinerary stop recommendations for wineries and lunches along the way, will round out the full-day driving experience.
New dates have just been announced for next year’s third annual Napa Valley 750, which will take place from April 3 – 9, 2022. Requests for entry must be made directly with the Harvest Inn and the deadline to enter is February 17, 2022. Space is limited to a maximum of 25 couples (driver/co-driver) and the cost to participate is $9,750, which includes; luxury accommodations in a Vineyard View Collection King Room, entry for one car and two drivers, world class wine country dining – including all meals from Sunday dinner to Friday breakfast, daily tidy-up by on-site detailers, exclusive winery experiences, touring support crew with flat bed, and a thoughtfully curated route book that details daily routes and their scenic path through wine country. For more information about the Napa Valley 750, the Luxury Car Rental Package, or to book accommodation reservations, please visit www.harvestinn.com or call (707) 963-9463
ABOUT HARVEST INN
Harvest Inn is an idyllic resort situated in the heart of St. Helena, designed to celebrate the vineyard way of life with 81 luxurious accommodations nestled into four uniquely crafted neighborhoods – The Fountain, The Vineyard, The Grove and The Manor. The charming wine country ambiance is paired with a wealth of amenities, including the resort’s signature restaurant, Harvest Table, two secluded swimming pools and hot tubs, indoor and outdoor spa treatment rooms, in-room wine and wine tastings on Mondays and Fridays. In classic California fashion, the architecture and land are in harmony, making Harvest Inn an integral part of the terrain. The distinctive mixing of heritage and modern style is seen in the richly stained wood, leaded glass panels, exterior stone, and Tudor stucco with timber framing, contributing to its timeless elegance. The resort’s grounds feature lush landscaping, including 320 California redwood trees, and vineyard views, further adding to its storybook setting.
ABOUT THE NAPA VALLEY 750: THE WINE COUNTRY ROAD RALLY
The Napa Valley 750 is the first, and the preeminent, 750-mile motor touring and culinary dining experience of Northern California’s Wine Country. Participants experience a total of six days/five nights, hosted at the Harvest Inn, in the heart of Napa Valley’s winemaking region, offering breathtaking scenery, access to three offsite exclusive winery dinners, a welcome BBQ dinner, and Gala evening, hosted by Harvest Table, four offsite lunches at renowned restaurants or wineries, road snacks during all four days of driving, and the freedom of the open road, to enjoy the thrills of driving alongside fellow sports car enthusiasts. The experience is open to a limited number of vintage and modern sports cars of significant makes and models, with a focus on motorcars built prior to 1976. Luxury accommodations, world class dining experiences, exclusive vintner curated experiences, touring support crew (with flatbed), daily tidy up by on-site detailers, and thoughtfully curated route books that include details for each day’s route, as well as suggestions for the idyllic scenic path through wine country, is included with the 750 package experience.