Tasting notes: Sierra Starr, Naggiar, Smith, Pilot Peak and Bent Metal

NAGGIAR VINEYARDS Naggiar is offering fully guided tours of its vineyard and winery in a new electric shuttle on weekends. SIERRA STARR’S GOLD MEDALS The winery has won double-gold or gold medals for most of the wines it has entered in tasting competitions this year. Sierra Starr won a double-gold for its 2012 Cabernet Franc […]

Naggiar launching fully guided tram tours of its vineyard in June, a first in the foothills

Naggiar Vineyards in Grass Valley is launching fully guided, 13-person tram tours of its scenic vineyard starting in June in an ultramodern electric shuttle — a first in the Sierra foothills, our magazine has learned. The informative vineyard tours — literally a “vine to wine” experience — further distinguishes the Sierra foothills as a premier “destination” […]

Tasting notes: Nevada City Winery sparkler, Naggiar’s golds and Katoa Cellars startup

NEVADA CITY WINERY SPARKLER Sparkling wine is becoming an everyday wine. In the foothills, Sierra Starr Vineyard & Winery, Sierra Knolls Winery and Pilot Peak Winery offer sparkling wines, among others. Now Nevada City Winery has released two sparkling wines: Blanc de Blancs and Brut. The Blanc de Blancs is a Chardonnay sparkling wine with […]

Naggiar, Art Works Gallery win “wine” and “art” categories on KCRA 3 A-List: coup for Grass Valley

For years, our Sierra FoodWineArt magazine has proudly promoted food, wine and art in the Sierra Foothills to readers in Reno, Tahoe, Sacramento, Chico, Yuba City and beyond — in print and on the web. So we were thrilled when two Grass Valley-based businesses — one in “wine” and one in “art” — Friday were […]

Naggiar: “Double Gold” medals, winter food & wine events

“AMERICA’S FAVORITE RESTAURANT,” says Open Table, “is at a winery.” St. Francis Winery in Sonoma recently was named the county’s favorite restaurant by the online reservations service, beating out The French Laundry in Napa and others. The honor underscores the growing influence of destination wineries that provide exquisite food-and-wine pairings, remarkable views and stylish tasting […]

Video: New Naggiar Winery Bistro

Along with Naggiar Vineyards and Winery’s award-winning wines, Naggiar has begun offering gourmet food. It has hired veteran caterer Georgia Gross as the new chef in its Naggiar Bistro. We’ve sampled much of the food: It is creative and pairs well with Naggiar’s award-winning wines. More details here: •Naggiar hires Georgia Gross as chef in […]

Naggiar: Wine & Food Events Year-Round

NAGGIAR VINEYARDS HAS become a premier summer destination to experience wine, food and music. The winery just wrapped up its popular Winefest series for the fourth year to a sold-out crowd, with an expanded stage and new lawn seating. Our family enjoyed Naggiar’s harvest festival, with live music, dancing, a grape stomp and even horse-drawn […]

Naggiar: Winefest & Bistro Food

FOR A MEMORABLE SIERRA VINTNERS’ wine tour, spend an afternoon or evening at Naggiar Vineyards, one of the most spectacular destination wineries on the “road less traveled.” The winery, set amid rolling foothills and oak trees, is located between Auburn and Grass Valley off historic Hwy. 49. The Tuscan-inspired tasting room overlooks 60 acres of […]

Naggiar hires Georgia Gross as new chef in Naggiar Bistro

Editor’s note: Naggiar has hired Georgia Gross as its new Chef in the Naggiar Bistro. Georgia teaches at Wendy Van Wagner’s In the Kitchen in Nevada City, as we’ve written before. Here’s the announcement: Naggiar Vineyards is pleased to welcome Georgia Gross as our new Chef in the Naggiar Bistro. We are excited to have […]

Exclusive: “Jim E.” teams up with Naggiar Winery to offer food partnership

We’re pleased to report exclusively that Jim Eckardt of 151 Union Square, known to locals as “Jim E,” is teaming up with Naggiar Vineyards & Winery to offer catering at the winery’s summer series. He will be expanding the regular offerings with his best tapas and small plates. “He also will do all the food […]

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