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” […]

Crush: “quality over quantity” this year

WINE LOVERS MAY BE ONE OF THE few beneficiaries of the long dry spell in California, at least for one more year. Just as every cloud has a silver lining, the drought is causing the vines to produce smaller grapes, which results in more concentrated sugars and flavors. Vintages during dry years tend to garner […]

Naggiar Vineyards’ WineFest starts in June

CALIFORNIA’S WINERIES AND VINEYARDS are its second most popular visitor attraction after Disneyland. Spring is an ideal time for wine tasting and picnicking among the vineyards. In the foothills, Naggiar Vineyards in Grass Valley has become a premier destination winery, thanks to its setting, award-winning wines and friendly staff. Naggiar’s warm-weather season begins with a […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

“A Great Winemaking Year” Is Predicted

WINE ENTHUSIASTS REJOICE: SIERRA foothill wine growers are excited about this year’s harvest, with predictions it will create some outstanding wines. “This is going to be a great winemaking year,” predicts Mike Naggiar, owner of Naggiar Vineyards. “I’m looking at the best harvest ever,” says Mark Henry, owner-winemaker at Montoliva Vineyard. After picking his estate-grown […]

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 […]

Meet the Winemakers

QUALITY WINE IS CREATED IN THE VINEYARD by a farmer, crafted by an artist, and chemistry brings it all together. Though foothills’ winemakers come from all walks of life, they share in this experience. Dozens of winemakers and winery owners are re-settling the foothills wine growing region, whose roots go back to the Gold Rush […]

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 […]

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