Community Canvas, Pilot Peak host “Paint & Pour” art classes

“WINE AND ART GO TOGETHER because both are about enjoyment of life,” says Jean-Pierre Got, the celebrated wine poster artist from Southern France. In the Napa Valley, the Robert Mondavi winery is well known for its impressive collection of sculptures and paintings. The foothills is becoming known for its own innovative art and wine pairings […]

Food Collaboration: how chefs, farmers, winemakers, beer makers get together

Collaboration is the name of the game in the New Year in the Sierra foothills —among chefs, restaurateurs, farmers, winemakers and craft-beer makers. Artists are joining the mix too, because wine and art also pair well together. Examples: ”GET CORKED!” Drop by the Grass Valley Wine Co. to try a few wines (or even have […]

Expanding Eateries: Innovative, reasonable fare

THOUGH MANY RESTAURANTS, cafés and caterers have run into the economy’s buzz saw, we’re glad to tell you about some that are expanding in our region. They include Kane’s Family Restaurant in Grass Valley, Lefty’s Grill and Emily’s Catering & Cakes in Nevada City, Café Zorro in Loomis and Fifty Fifty Brewing Co. in Truckee, […]

Wynonna, ASiF Gallery @ Grass Valley Wine Co. and more

The New Year is full of promise for art and wine businesses, such as the Grass Valley Wine Company and the Artists’ Studio in the Foothills (ASiF) Gallery, as they forge a new and ongoing collaboration. ASiF Gallery @ Grass Valley Wine Company will produce monthly local artist exhibitions and events at the downtown tasting […]

Perfect parings: ASiF Gallery now @ Grass Valley Wine Co.

The year 2013 is full of promise for local art and wine businesses, Grass Valley Wine Company and the Artists’ Studio in the Foothills (ASiF) Gallery as they announce an exciting new relationship and ongoing collaboration featuring the finest artists and wineries of Nevada County. ASiF Gallery @ Grass Valley Wine Company will produce monthly […]

Latkes for Hanukkah at Tess’ Kitchen Store in Grass Valley

Our family enjoys cultural adventures, so we celebrated Hanukkah while cooking and eating Latkes at Tess’ Kitchen Store in downtown Grass Valley. Saturday was the first night of Hanukkah. Downtown Grass Valley was all aglow, decked out with holiday lights, colorful window displays and the sound of carolers. The town was bustling. The evening highlight […]

Good Times Return to Wine Making

NATURE HAS BEEN KIND TO CALIFORNIA WINEMAKERS this year. It has been a splendid growing season, starting with a quick bloom this spring and ending with warm days and cool nights during the harvest. This has led to renewed optimism for winemakers, who have contended with topsy-turvy weather and economic hardship in recent years. A […]

Tasting Notes: Barrel Tasting, Gifts, “Holiday in the Hills”

BARREL TASTING This is a unique opportunity to sample wine straight from the barrel before it is finished. It gives you a chance to learn how wine ages. The wine is drawn from the barrel with a long glass tube, or “thief,” and poured into your glass by the winemaker. Sometimes barrel tasting is a […]

Visit Sierra Vintners: Taste among the barrels

SIERRA VINTNERS IS A CLUSTER of wineries in scenic Nevada County. They are nestled in the foothills around historic Nevada City and Grass Valley, just north of I-80, between Reno and Sacramento. It’s a personal, unhurried wine tasting experience along “roads less traveled.” Nevada County is a rising star in Northern California wine country. The […]

Grass Valley: What’s new in this gold-rush town

GRASS VALLEY REFLECTS THE RESURGENCE of small towns all across America. It has beauti- fully restored buildings, an historic downtown, festivals, top-notch dining and shopping—and world-class hiking, biking and kayaking nearby. Grass Valley also boasts The Center for the Arts, which hosts big-city talent such as Lily Tomlin and Kris Kristofferson. The historic Holbrooke Hotel […]

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