Naggiar named “best winery” by KCRA A-List for seventh year in a row

For the seventh year in a row, Naggiar Vineyards & Winery of Grass Valley was voted “best winery” by KCRA Sacramento A-List. It is a coup for the winery and Sierra Vintners, the growing wine region in Northern California. People vote online to determine the best local businesses by popular vote. KCRA verified more than […]

Tasting Notes: Nevada City Winery, Bent Metal and Popie Wines

What’s new at Sierra Foothills wineries: NEVADA CITY WINERY & GOLDEN ERA Local collaboration is a theme in the New Year, among chefs, restaurateurs, farmers, winemakers and brewmasters. In one example, Nevada City Winery in Nevada County CA is providing a custom-blended wine to the Golden Era cocktail lounge, also in the city’s historic downtown. […]

Tasting Notes: Wine 174, barrel tasting, turkey treats & pumpkins

What’s New at the Wineries SIERRA STARR CAB FRANC HONORED Sierra Starr’s 2011 “Rising Star” Cabernet Franc has been named in the American Wine Society’s “21 Wines to Watch,” a high honor. A recommended food pairing was roasted lamb shanks. On November 21, Sierra Starr is hosting its annual holiday food-and-wine pairing at its tasting […]

Tuscan-inspired Montoliva Winery more than doubling its vineyard

SOME OF THE ORIGINAL SETTLERS OF CHICAGO Park, a bucolic hamlet nestled between Colfax and Grass Valley, were first generation German- and Italian-Americans who came from Chicago in the mid-1800s to reconnect with their agrarian roots. The area became famous for its stone fruit, wine grapes and other fruit. In 1915, pears from a Chicago […]