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Mother’s Day

For this week's blog post, I want to give a shout out to those who will be celebrating Mother's Day this coming weekend.  While I recognize we're probably not going to doing the "normal" things, there are still ways to honor the moms in…
Wine Tasting
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Foothills Celebration

The 19th annual Foothills Celebration, a joint 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…
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Sierra Vintners Wine Trail

The Sierra Vintners Fall Regional wine trail is coming up, next Saturday & Sunday, October 12th & 13th. The regional wine tour will include 12 local wineries.  Each winery will have music, food pairings and plenty of wines…
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Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, have you thought about how you’re going to celebrate?  There are so many great things to do, see, eat and buy for your loved one locally. For the sweet tooth, you can buy DeGroot…
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Sierra Vintners Wine Trail

The Sierra Vintners Spring Regional wine trail is coming up, next Saturday, May 19th. The regional wine tour will include: Avanguardia Wines, Bent Metal Winery, Gray Pine Winery,  Lucchesi Vineyards & Winery, Nevada City Winery,…
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Foothills Celebration

The 17th annual Foothills Celebration, a joint production between Sierra Vintners & Grass Valley Downtown Association is coming to downtown Grass Valley on Saturday, April 7th from 1-4pm.  The event combines wine tasting and…
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Sierra Vintners Wine Trail

The Sierra Vintners wine trail series starts this Saturday, May 20th. The regional wine tour will include: Double Oak Vineyards & Winery, Lucchesi Vineyards & Winery, Nevada City Winery, Smith Vineyard and Solune Winegrowers.…
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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…