Nevada City Uncorked: Sip and stroll in a Gold Rush town

NEVADA CITY HAS LONG BEEN KNOWN as the Queen City of the Northern Mines. Nevada City’s Victorian elegance supplies the perfect backdrop to showcase Nevada City Uncorked, an annual celebration of wine and food bringing together the best wines, foods, and venues, for the event of the season.

Nevada City Uncorked is a sip-and-stroll event that includes different venues around town. Each venue, whether it’s a historic location, winery, art gallery, inn, restaurant, shop, or secret hide-away, will include wine and food sampling. Each venue will feature a different local food purveyor and winery.

Uncorked is proud to showcase the wines of the north Sierra Foothills, the best, least-discovered wine region in California. This year Uncorked features wineries from Placer, Nevada, Butte, and Tehama Counties, including one winery that once boasted the largest wine cellar in the world. From Albarino to Zinfandel, Uncorked offers a gateway to the wines from California’s north-eastern frontier.

During Uncorked, each winery will be pouring their newest release allowing longtime fans to sample something new and new fans to discover the latest greatest. Wines featured that day will be available for sale through the Uncorked Wine Store.

In addition to the wines, Uncorked features a diverse selection of local restaurants, caterers, and specialty shops including a salumeria, sushi, a cheesemaker and a chocolatier offering an array of tasty bites and signature flavors.

This year, new faces include ol’ Republic Roadhouse, The Stone House, Kindred Culinary, and BackPorch Market. They will be joining old favorites, Diegos, Kane’s, Friar Tucks, Heartwood, Sierra Cinemas’ CineCafé, and Conscious Catering. Uncorked encourages a connection, as much as possible, between local farms and participating food purveyors.

The Mall Queens generously donate their time, dressed in costume, to wander about selling Uncorked Raffle Tickets with chances to win Nevada City vacation prizes. Prizes include a night at the Two Room Inn and a private tour of Nevada City Winery, a dinner gift card and evening at the theatre, and a mega-shopping spree around town.

Uncorked is sponsored by the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce. Each ticket includes a wine glass, unlimited wine tasting and five food tickets. Purchase tickets and find event details including a list of participants at

Rod Byers

(Photo: Faye White)

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