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Foothills Celebration

The 16th annual Foothills Celebration, a joint production between Sierra Vintners & Grass Valley Downtown Association is coming to downtown Grass Valley on Saturday, March 4th from 1-4pm.  The event combines wine tasting and food…
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Holiday Wine Tastings

With Thanksgiving & the holidays it's important to do your homework on which bottle of wine you might need to bring to a celebration.  With a number of local wine tasting rooms in downtown Nevada City & Grass Valley, plus some fun…
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Foothills Celebration

The 15th annual Foothills Celebration, a joint production between Sierra Vintners & Grass Valley Downtown Association is coming to downtown Grass Valley on Saturday, March 5th from 1-4pm.  The event combines wine tasting and food…
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Cornish Christmas

Hello December!  Cornish Christmas in downtown Grass Valley continues tonight from 6-9pm, if you missed last week don't worry the outdoor street fair continues for the next couple weeks (December 4th, 11th and 18th).  The event includes…
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InnSide Nevada City Blog Giveaway

The Outside Inn's InnSide Nevada City blog is excited to share the end of the year giveaway.  All year-long I showcase, spotlight and share exciting things to do in Nevada City and Grass Valley. Four years ago a little end of year basket came…
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Smith Vineyards

Smith Vineyard opens their rustic barn to wine lovers for the three Saturdays (10/10, 10/17 and 10/24) in October (noon-4pm).  If you've never had a chance to visit their vineyard, this is a great opportunity to chat with the wine makers,…
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Sierra Vintners Wine Trail

The Sierra Vintners wine trail returns Saturday, July 18th. The regional wine tour will include: Double Oak Vineyards & Winery, Lucchesi Vineyards & Winery, Nevada City Winery, Smith Vineyard, Solune Winegrowers and Katoa Cellars.…

Foothills Celebration

The 14th annual Foothills Celebration, a join production between Sierra Vintners & Grass Valley Downtown Association is coming to downtown Grass Valley on Saturday, March 7th from 1-4pm.  The event combines wine tasting and food pairings…
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Crazy Outside Inn Blog Giveaway

The Outside Inn's blog is excited to share the end of the year crazy giveaway.  All year long I showcase, spotlight and share exciting things to do in Nevada City and Grass Valley.  Two years ago a little end of year basket came to life…
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Holiday Wine Tasting

With Thanksgiving it's important to do your homework on which bottle of wine you might need.  The first stop on our local wineries tour was the Nevada City Winery, which was hosting their annual bottle your own wine party.  Winemaker Mark…
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Smith Vineyard

Smith Vineyard is hosting their annual fall harvest Open House at their vineyards.  Located at 13719 Dog Bar Road in Grass Valley, go visit the organic estate grown vineyard either Saturday October 11th, 18th or 25th between 12-4pm for an…
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Smith Vineyard Tasting Room

TGIF.  A glass of Riley's Red wine and a cheese platter from Smith Vineyards downtown Grass Valley tasting room.  Stop by and start your weekend off on the right note, the tasting room is open 12-6 on Monday/Wednesday/Thursday/Fridays, 12-7…
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Naggiar Vineyards

Naggiar Vineyards, 60 acres, 18 varietals of wine, gorgeous wine tasting room and a full line up of events is only 17 miles from downtown Grass Valley.  Check out the Tribute to the Rolling Stones, kick off for their Winefest season or stop…
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Things to Do and Winter Specials

Time to plan your winter escape to Nevada City, so I've put together a few itineraries to help you with your trip planning, and make sure you scroll all the way to the bottom for the limited time offer Outside Inn winter special promotion. Couples…
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Why I love Nevada City

Happy New Year!  I love our community and have put together a list of a few of the reasons why I love Nevada City. Community: I love the small town vibe of our community, whether it's people helping others in need, small town businesses…
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Lucchesi Vineyards Tasting Room

Lucchesi Vineyards recently moved their tasting room down the street to the location where Grass Valley Wine Company had been at 128 Mill Street in downtown Grass Valley.  If you're not familiar with Mario and Linda's wines it's time to stop…
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Gold Country Wine Harvest

Gold Country Wine Tasting offers visitors and locals a lot of options, but at this time of the year it's an extra special treat to go out to some of the vineyards and help celebrate their recent grape harvest.  Today Smith Vineyard opened…
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Nevada City Rotary Event

Nevada City Rotary Adventures and Wine event took place tonight at the Miners Foundry.  This year's event focus was youth with funds raised going towards education, scholarships and leadership activities.  Live and silent auctions, plus a…
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Uncorked

Uncorked, local wine, beer and food tasting event in downtown Nevada City, organized by the Nevada City Chamber and the Sierra Vintners.  Tasting spots were set up around town from locations ranging from Emma Nevada House to the Stonehouse…
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Elegant Salvage, Jane and Junk in The Trunk

Are you a shabby chic, upcyle shopper?  Did you know there's a whole sisterhood of shops in Nevada County that have a great selection of either recycled, refurbished or fun collectables?  I went on a bit of a tour, to learn more about some…
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Gold Country Wine Tasting

Did you know September is California Wine month?  So whether you're out visiting a winery on a weekend, stopping by one of the downtown wine tasting rooms or participating in the upcoming Nevada City Uncorked event there are plenty of opportunities…