Smith Vineyard’s owners retiring: closing winery and tasting room but selling grapes to other winemakers

Editor’s note: We received this email from Smith Vineyard this afternoon. Wishing Gary and Chris Smith a happy retirement! Re: Smith Vineyard Retiring the Winery and Tasting Room. To: Our Wine Club Members, Downtown Neighbors and Valued Customers Someone once said that “drinking good wine, with good food, in good company is one of life’s most […]

Sierra FoodWineArt magazine gets a mention in the San Francisco Chronicle

My report last week from the Giant’s Spring Training season — including the couple I spotted wearing “his” and “hers” Juan Marichal and Johnny Roseboro jerseys, respectively — was republished in The Chronicle, in Leah Garchik’s column: Thanks Leah! •Jeff Pelline, a former Chronicle reporter who nowadays publishes the magazine Sierra FoodWineArt, is a baseball […]

Sierra Theaters presents a showing of “Screenagers: Growing up in the Digital Age” on March 17

Sierra Theaters presents a one-time showing of the documentary film Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age on Saturday, March 17 at the Del Oro Theatre. The film explores the impact of screen technology on kids and offers parents and families proven solutions that work. What started out as a personal story for one has […]

Miners Foundry presents Squirrel Nut Zippers on March 7

The year 2016 marked the 20th Anniversary of the Squirrel Nut Zippers most celebrated and commercially successful album Hot.  Originally released in the summer of 1996, Hot was the follow up to the band’s critically acclaimed debut The Inevitable and featured the popular singles “Hell”, “Put a Lid On It” and “Blue Angel”.  Thanks to early support from NPR, […]

Music in the Mountains presents a Beethoven and Mozart concert on March 2

The symphonic great Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, along with the composers who revered him – Pyotr Illyich Tchaikovsky, Arvo Pärt, and Ludwig van Beethoven – are celebrated when Music in the Mountains presents the Sacramento Philharmonic in Beethoven & Mozart, with world-renowned violinst and conductor Dmitry Sitkovetsky, Friday, March 2 at the Amaral Center, Nevada County […]

Music in the Mountains Alliance hosts “Games People Play” fundraiser on March 8

On Thursday, March 8, the community is invited to partake in “Games People Play,” a rousing good time that brings together old and new gaming friends to play their favorite card and board games, while enjoying an array of delicious food and drink. Hosted by the Music in the Mountains Alliance, the organization’s volunteer arm, […]

The Pepper Festival is June 23 at the Gold Country Fairgrounds in Auburn

The inaugural Pepper Festival will be held at the beautiful 32-acre Gold Country Fairgrounds in Auburn on June 23. The family-friendly Pepper Festival features amazing food from local area food trucks and restaurants, live music performed by upbeat, seasoned local and national acts from many genres, all local breweries and wineries and an incredible variety […]

Events Calendar: Jan.-March 2018

Tahoe-Truckee Feb. 2 Art of Marshmology and S’mores Daily, 4:30-5 p.m. The Ritz Carlton, Lake Tahoe Feb. 4 Art of Mixology Sundays, 4-5 p.m. The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe March 1-11 North Lake Tahoe SnowFest North Lake Tahoe celebrates its long winter season with SnowFest, a 10-day event. TahoeSnowFest.org April 6-8 WinterWonderGrass Festival Music, brews and […]

National Exchange Hotel Co. purchases the National Hotel for its flagship brand launch

Editor’s note: Managing Partner Jordan Fife, whose National Exchange Hotel Company is acquiring The National Hotel, emailed our magazine this press release: Famed historic hotel, The National Hotel, has been acquired by The National Exchange Hotel Company and will be the launch of the brand’s flagship location in Nevada City, CA, which has been named […]

Brissendens of Sorensen’s win Sierra Business Council honors

Editor’s note: John and Patty Brissenden of Sorensen’s Resort this week were named lifetime achievement winners by the Sierra Business Council. “They have owned and operated the iconic Sorensen’s Resort for the past 35 years and have generously supported a wide range of organizations and causes aimed at preserving and restoring the Sierra Nevada.” The […]

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