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, […]

Sierra Starr’s 2015 harvest: “One for the record books”

The 2015 growing season has been one for the record books as far as Sierra Starr Vineyard & Winery in Grass Valley is concerned, according to vineyard manager and co-winemaker Jackson Starr. Despite widespread reports of California grape yields being down as much as 50 percent in some cases, Sierra Starr enjoyed perhaps the most […]

Sierra Starr presents “Music of Fleetwood Mac” on August 11

Lorraine Gervais will present “The Music of Fleetwood Mac” Saturday August 11, 2012 7-10 p.m. Gates open at 6 p.m. At the Sierra Starr Vineyard 11179 Gibson Dr, Grass Valley, CA Come enjoy such classics as “Go Your Own Way”, “Oh Well”, “Landslide”, “The Chain”, “Bare Trees” & “Riannon” Just to name a few! Lorraine […]

A “Starr” Winery – a state-of-the-art facility is completed

FOOTHILLS WINEMAKERS continue to innovate despite a sluggish economy, signaling a bright future. Nowhere is this more evident than at Sierra Starr Vineyard & Winery in Grass Valley, which just built a new wine processing facility. “It’s among the newest, biggest and most energy efficient in the foothills,” says owner/winemaker Phil Starr. The state-of-the-art winery […]