Naggiar Vineyards announces exciting summer WineFest program

Fresh off a successful extended winter entertainment season, Naggiar Vineyards announces their 2014 Winefest summer season. Winefest, a celebration of wine, food, and music, is comprised of Tribute concerts, numerous celebration events, and the continuation of their popular Friday and Saturday night live complimentary music.

“It starts with the wine, but people are passionate about the music,” says Naggiar Vineyards co-owner Mike Naggiar. “And then there’s the food. The expansion of our food service last year has been very successful, and it is now an exciting constant for our customers.”

Naggiar Bistro Chef Georgia Gross has been integral to the transformation of Naggiar Vineyards from an exceptional Tasting Room to a popular, full service, destination winery. Georgia’s innovative, hand-crafted dishes have surprised and delighted diners in the area.

While the food is a much talked about part of Naggiar’s growing success, it is the wine that takes center stage.

The release of this season’s new wines will be celebrated with a New Release Party on Saturday, May 17 from 1-4 p.m. There will be music by the band No Taboo, barrel tastings and the introduction of six new vintage wines.

There is no cost to attend this event and a delicious meal centered on extra crispy fried chicken is available for pre-purchase (a vegetarian option will also be available). It is strongly recommend that you pre-purchase meals for this event, as Naggiar cannot guarantee the availability of meals for sale on the day of the event.

Following on the heels of their New Release Party, Naggiar offers its first Tribute show of 2014 on May 31 – a tribute to the music of the Rolling Stones featuring Unauthorized Rolling Stones.

Recognized as the leading Rolling Stones Tribute band in the world, and considered by Stones’ insiders and die-hard fans alike as “better than the real thing,” the Unauthorized Rolling Stones look like the original, strut like the original and rock like the original.

The band has opened for numerous big name artists all over the world and played the Rolling Stone’s 40th birthday VIP party.

At Tribute shows, Naggiar’s fine wines are always available for purchase (by the glass and by the bottle) and delicious meals by Chef Georgia are available for pre-purchase. Gates open at 4 p.m. and the music will begin at 6 p.m. Tickets are $40 for wine club member and $45 for non-members.

ROLLING STONES, BEATLES TRIBUTE BANDS

The 2014 Tribute series continues through September with a solid line up of unparalleled entertainment on Naggiar’s waterfront stage.

On June 28 Paperback Writer brings a Tribute to the Beatles; July 26 features a Motown tribute full of music, dancing and costumes with Nathan Owen’s Motown legends; and August 23 finds Journey Unauthorized returning to the Naggiar stage for a second year with their tribute to the music of Journey.

The final show of the season will be on September 27, where the popular Eagles tribute band Life in the Fastlane will perform. Additional information on tickets, pre-purchase meals and frequently asked questions for all Tribute shows can be found at www.naggiarvineyards.com.

In addition to Tribute shows, a number of other events are planned throughout the season and can be found on Naggiar’s online events calendar.

Save the date for two exciting events coming in June: a traditional Italian dinner complete with accordion music on June 12 and an old-west themed interactive murder mystery dinner on June 22. There is always something happening at Naggiar Vineyards.

If you can’t attend one of their special events, stop by the Tasting Room to enjoy the Naggiar experience. They offer complimentary wine tasting from 12-5 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sundays.

Additionally, they offer wine for purchase by the glass and by the bottle with complimentary live music from 6-9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday evenings. To enhance their fine wines, the Naggiar Bistro offers farm to table cuisine all weekend with a menu that changes every few weeks to tempt the palette with seasonal offerings.

Naggiar Vineyards is family owned and operated and located on 135 acres at 18125 Rosemary Lane in the south county area of Grass Valley. Their estate grown, produced and bottled wines focus on 17 Rhone, Italian and Bordeaux varietals.

You can reach the Winery and Tasting Room at 530-268-9059 or online at www.naggiarvineyards.com.

—Naggiar Vineyards

(Photo: Dan Senkbeil)

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