Bent Metal plans to open a tasting room in downtown Grass Valley in August

In a newsletter, Bent Metal said “we will be opening a secondary tasting room in downtown Grass Valley on Mill Street sometime in August. Stay tuned for more information.” It will be the fifth winery tasting room in downtown Grass Valley. The others are Avanguardia, Lucchesi, Sierra Starr and Smith Vineyard. “Scott and Judy Brown, […]

Bent Metal Winery’s new Adirondack chair

Philadelphia’s Harbor Park, New Jersey’s Rudgers Gardens, and the Cornerstone Wine Country Marketplace in Sonoma all have oversized Adirondack chairs that are popular with visitors. The chairs provide a little bit of color and excitement and are good for family “photo opportunities.” Now Bent Metal Winery in Grass Valley has its own oversized Adirondack, the […]

Tasting note: Smith Vineyard, Nevada City Winery, Montoliva, Bent Metal and Sierra Starr

What’s new at the wineries: SMITH VINEYARD REUNITES WITH “AMIGO BOB” Amigo Bob Cantisano, managing partner of the Heaven and Earth Farm on the San Juan Ridge, is one of the most influential figures in California organic agriculture. “Nature bats first and last,” Amigo Bob told The New York Times Magazine. About 35 years ago, […]

Bent Metal Winery: “Clink!”

“CLINK!” IS MORE THAN the sound of wine glasses hitting after a formal toast. If you’ve ever visited Bent Metal Winery, it’s an expression. “Around here we say, ‘Clink!’” says Scott Brown, owner and winemaker of Nevada County’s newest wine producer. Bent Metal Winery, just four miles from historic downtown Grass Valley, features award-winning, hand-crafted […]