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Built in 1846, this water-powered mill served Napa Valley's farmers who brought their wheat grain and dried corn to the mill to be ground into flour and meal. Bale Grist Mill has one of the largest waterwheels in the country and still mills grain...more
I have been to the bale grist mi ,it's VERY nice to go to it's right next to ,DARIO castle and home, DARIO has given money to THIS place,lots of time over the years AND gos to bale grist mi for party's AND to keep...More
We stopped while in the Bothe Napa State Park hiking as it is right there. There is an additional fee after paying the state park fee to take the mill tour $5/person. We decided it would be fun and paid the fee then started the...More
We had such a nice tour of bale grist mill. It's a fascinating and rich history of the napa valley. Our tour guide Chip was very thorough while being fun and giving us lots to think about on napa. Take a break and stop off...More
Park does not allow dogs on wooded trail. Come on - what is wrong with this group and Napa Valley as a whole. I can bring my dog into restaurant to eat with me but cannot take on trail. This place bites. Parking also is...More
The Bale Grist Mill is a great place to learn the evolution of grain milling. The tour guide mesmerized the group with the information shared from 2000 yrs to date as well as demonstrating the mill operation with engineering mechanical details on calibrating the variables...More
The highlight was the Bale Grist Hill. It is huge! A 36 foot water wheel.
We had a guide and he told us a lot of history. It was interesting.
Dr Edward Turnet Bale was not really a doctor. He worked on boats with sailors....More
For a small fee you get a wonderful tour and presentation of how the pioneers of California supplemented their meals with baked goods. the presentation includes the history and workings of the mill and a live demonstration of the milling process. Be sure to stay...More
The grounds around this mill are a lovely walk through the woods and the mill is interesting from the outside but even more interesting on the inside. It's run using a water wheel. If you pay the small fee for a tour, you'll get an...More