Tag: Avanguardia Wines
Nevada City Chamber of Commerce and Sierra Vintners put together over 45 local wineries and breweries and restaurants through out downtown Nevada City today for the 2nd annual Uncorked. Great wines, amazing foods, local musicians and more, all within a 3 block area in Nevada City. Sierra Knolls Winery at The Parsonage B&B.
Alaska Brewing and Smiley Guys BBQ at the ERA Cornerstone Realty.
Pilot Peak Vineyards and Diegos Restaurant at the Deer Creek Inn.
Sierra Nevada Brewing Company at Coldwell Banker and BYOB at Nevada City Classic Cafe.
Haven Underground hosted Lucchesi Vineyards, Jernigan’s Tap House and ol’ Republic Brewery.
Way Yum Sushi and Smith Vineyard at the Powell House and Sopa Thai and Avanguardia Wines at Bel Capelli Salon.
Coufos Cellars and In the Kitchen at … Read More »
The streets of downtown Grass Valley were packed with wine and food enthusasiasts today for the Foothills Celebration. The event organized by the Grass Valley Downtown Association and the Sierra Vintners brought together 50 wineries and restaurants. I swaped my food coupons for coffee rubbed tri-tip at Carolines Coffee Roasters, Sweet Petites port infused cupcakes, Diego’s Anticuco’s, Smiley Guys BBQ and The Owl Billy Bleu Bread. Many fabulous local and nearby vineyards were represented throughout downtown Grass Valley, tucked inside restaurants, coffee shops, casinos and shops. For additional photos from today’s event please click here.
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The Wild and Scenic Film Festival and the Nevada County Arts will be transforming Nevada City and Grass Valley into art galleries this weekend. Sixty two different artists, including a number of local artists, will be showcasing their works in a variety of venues. Cafe Mekka is displaying works by local artist Sheila Cameron. For a map stop by the Alpha Building at the bottom of Broad Street, or attend the artist reception on Saturday 4:30- 6:30 during the wine stroll organized by the Nevada City Chamber (with tastings by BYOB, Nevada City Winery, Avanguardia Wines, Clavey Wines, Szabo Vineyards and Indian Springs Vineyards).
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What better way to wrap up the end of the year then to look back on all the fabulous wine blog posts. Whether you’re looking for a local tasting room, a tour of a vineyard or a wine tasting event, we have profiled of the local wineries this year. Here’s a list of my favorites and a few fun photos. To see more photos please click here to see photos from Nevada City and click here to see photos from Grass Valley.
Clavey Vineyards, Szabo Vineyard, Indian Springs Vineyards, Nevada City Winery, BYOB, Avanguardia Wines, Smith Vineyard, Sierra Star Vineyard, Lucchesi Vineyards, Grass Valley Wine Company (Solune Winegrowers, Pilot Peak Vineyard and Bent Metal Vineyard)
Lucceshi Vineyards, Solune Wine Growers, Montoliva Vineyards, Avanguardia Wines, Szabo Vineyards, Cousfos Cellars, Pilot Peak Winery, Bent Metal Winery, Smith Vineyard, Naggiar Vineyards
The two events that I profiled on our blog were the Sierra Vintners Wine Tour in May and Uncorked in August. I can’t wait to continue my difficult “research” job and … Read More »
Nevada City Chamber of Commerce and the Sierra Vintners “Uncorked” their first join wine tasting event in downtown Nevada City today. An extensive selection of local wines were poured throughout historic downtown Nevada City and paired with food samplings from local restaurants. One of my favorite combinations was the Treats peach sorbet with the Indian Springs Muscat Blanc, what more can you ask for on a warm summer afternoon? Participating merchants, restaurants and wineries include: Szabo Vineyard, Friar Tucks, Chacewater, Las Katarinas, Utopian Stone, Broad Street Inn, The Old 5 Mile House, Matteo’s Public, Jernigan’s Taphouse, Jim E’s Catering, Treats, Indian Springs, Nevada City Winery, JJ Jackson, Nevada City Classic Cafe, Smith Vineyards, Nevada City Marketplace, Coufos Cellars, Avanguardia Wines, Pilot Peak Winery, Lucchesi Vineyards & Winery, Bent Metal Winery, Solune Winegrowers, Double Oak Vineyards & Winery, BYOB, Fox Barrel … Read More »
The annual Sierra Vintners Wine Trail is taking place this weekend throughout Nevada County and if you missed today’s festivities there’s still time tomorrow to visit one of the 15 different venues. In the name of research my trusty wine tasting companion and I managed to make it to 6 different wineries. Each venue is unique in its own right, but all of them were pouring generous samples of their locally grown wine together with amazing hors d’oeuvres and music.
Avanguardia Wines has a tasting room in downtown Grass Valley, see here for more details, but if you have the time to drive out to the vineyard in Nevada City it’s worth the short drive. The property has 3 1/2 acres of grapes, and creates 20 different varieties of hand crafted European blends. Definitely don’t leave without trying the … Read More »
Downtown Grass Valley is quickly becoming a wine lover’s hot spot, within a two block distance in historic downtown there are 5 different tasting rooms representing a diverse selection of locally grown wines. Here’s a quick cheat sheet if you’re heading to Nevada County and want a fun, affordable outing.
Lucchesi Vineyards & Winery
Lucchesi Vineyards & Winery is family owned and has a cozy tasting room on the corner of Mill and Neal Street (right next to the Del Oro Theater entrance). The warm and welcoming staff will make you feel right at home within minutes of stepping through the doors. Mario and Linda Clough began planting the family owned winery in 1999 and opened for business in 2002. Stop by Lucchesi to sample one of their many wines; Pinot Grigio, White Port, Syrah or Tempranillo … Read More »