Sierra Vintners’ Fall Wine Trail is October 12-13

  WITH 15 WINERIES AND OVER 40 VARIETALS, the Sierra Vintners wine region is an ideal location for wine enthusiasts to taste award-winning wines, meet the winemakers and enjoy a bucolic setting. Though Sierra Vintners is an emerging wine region, its historic roots have made it a century-old destination for visitors looking to explore the […]

Food & Wine Festivals this summer and fall

HERE’S A SAMPLING OF FOOD AND WINE FESTIVALS IN OUR REGION AUTUMN FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL, SEPT. 20-22 The 34th annual Lake Tahoe Autumn Food & Wine Festival at Northstar California on September 20-22 is one of Northern California’s premier gourmet gatherings. Attendees enjoy three days of events, including hands-on cooking demonstrations, beer and wine […]

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” […]

Arts & Prosperity: Fueling an economic rebound

“ART WASHES AWAY FROM THE soul the dust of everyday life,” Pablo Picasso once said. As it turns out, arts and culture also are sparking needed economic activity during sluggish times. Despite the recent recession, the arts and culture industry is generating $135.2 billion of economic activity annually, 4.13 million jobs and $22.3 billion in […]

Sierra Vintners Wine Trail: Meet the winemakers

THE SIERRA VINTNERS’ WINE TRAIL on June 2-3, from noon-5 p.m., is an ideal way to explore the Gold Country, while enjoying wine tasting, food, live music and art displays in spectacular settings. Your journey begins on the back roads of Nevada County, where you’ll find small, family-owned wineries that produce premium, award-winning wines. Along […]

Wineries win in S.F. competition

FOOTHILLS WINERIES FARED WELL in this year’s San Francisco Chronicle wine competition. The Nevada County wineries, also known as Sierra Vintners, that won medals included Avanguardia Wines, Lucchesi Vineyards, Montoliva Vineyard, Naggiar Vineyards and Pilot Peak Winery. Montoliva won “best of class” for its 2008 Sierra Bella. “Now try to tell me this isn’t the […]

Sierra Vintners Wine Trail

SPRING IS AN IDEAL TIME TO VISIT THE foothill vineyards: The vines are budding, wildflowers are in bloom and the weather is splendid. The 13th Annual Sierra Vintner’s Wine Trail, on Memorial Day weekend, is the perfect event for a wine country tour for locals and visitors. It is midway between Sacramento and Reno. The […]