Winery dogs: “You can’t make a good wine without a dog”

DOGS ARE A WINEMAKER’S BEST FRIEND, providing companionship in the vineyard and at the winery. They romp among the vines, chasing balls and snacking on grapes. Many of them greet guests at the winery, as much a part of the experience as tasting wine. There’s also a deeper connection. “Just like drinking wine, or pruning […]

Naggiar Vineyards: The road less traveled

UNFORGETTABLE BEST DESCRIBES a visit to Naggiar Vineyards, the foothills’ premier destination winery. Owners Mike and Diane Naggiar have created an ideal wine country experience—from fine wine to delicious food to inspiring live music on weekends. “People love the idea of wine, food and music,” says Mike, who along with Diane opened the winery on […]

Naggiar Vineyards: A destination winery in Grass Valley

MIKE AND DIANE NAGGIAR are creating one of the premier destination wineries in the Sierra foothills. During the past 10 years, the Naggiars have built the largest family-owned vineyard on the western slope of the Sierra. Sixty acres are planted in vines on a 135-acre estate in southern Nevada County. Naggiar’s estate-grown wines including syrah, […]