Tasting Notes: Naggiar, Smith, Nevada City Winery and Sierra Starr

NAGGIAR: WINE, MUSIC AND VINEYARD TOURS The winery’s new releases include a 2016 Viognier; 2016 Rosé, 2015 Root 49 (a blend of tempranillo, grenache and mourvèdre), a 2014 Sangiovese (a gold medal winner at the 2017 Pacific Rim wine competition), and a 2014 Petit Verdot. Naggiar’s Winefest concerts continue July 29 with a Steely Dan […]

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 […]

FoodWineArt magazine and Grass Valley Wine Co. on KCRA TV in Sacramento

The latest issue of our magazine, Sierra FoodWineArt, was shown on KCRA television in Sacramento last night, as part of a news feature on the new Grass Valley Wine Co. The new downtown wine venture — featuring Bent Metal, Montoliva, Pilot Peak and Solune wineries — is on the cover of the summer issue. The […]

New wine bar planned in Grass Valley

Here’s a FoodWineArt magazine scoop: It’s hard to keep a secret when you put a big sign in the window about your business — though there’s not much “gumshoe” reporting going on anymore. As it turns out, Pilot Peak Winery and Solune Winery — two of the county’s popular wineries — have a big sign […]