Grass Valley Wine Co. finds new location

More wineries are expanding in downtown Grass Valley, and the county’s wine association has a new name, showing industry growth despite the economic downturn.

The Grass Valley Wine Co. — a venture of Bent Metal, Pilot Peak and Solune wineries — has found a new location, at 128 Mill St. in the historic downtown. The tasting room, where JordanWood used to be, is expected to open in the spring.

Meanwhile, the county’s wine association is being renamed Sierra Vintners, with a tagline “where the vines meet the pines,” as first reported in Sierra FoodWineArt magazine. A companion website also is planned.

Their previous location — the Grass Valley Event Center, across the street — also is expected to feature local wineries when it reopens with music, food and wine. The wines could Naggiar and Montoliva, among others, according to my sources.

Local wineries are expanding despite the economic downturn: Clavey just opened a new tasting room in Nevada City, Sierra Knolls is planning a new tasting room off Hwy. 49, and Sierra Starr is expanding its winery in Grass Valley. More details are here.

Click on the name to read profiles of Pilot Peak, Bent Metal, Solune and Naggiar.

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