The 16th annual Foothills Celebration, a joint production between Sierra Vintners & Grass Valley Downtown Association is coming to downtown Grass Valley on Saturday, March 4th from 1-4pm.  The event combines wine tasting and food pairings from local wineries and restaurants at 20 different locations through historic downtown Grass Valley.  There are so many great wine tasting options in our community, check out the Outside Inn’s wine tasting page for more details on local tasting rooms and events.


In addition to the winery tasting rooms, additional locations will include Olive Grove, La Te Da, Tofenelli’s, Cirino’s, Center of Movement, 151 Union Square, Stucki Jewelery, Art Works, Tess’ Kitchen Store, Mill Street Clothing, Three Lilies Photography, Kane’s, Holbrooke Hotel and more.  Sample cuisine from Kane’s, Maria’s, Wheyward Creamery, Carmelized Catering, Smiley Guys, Nana’s Artisan Bakery, Cirino’s and more.  Tickets are on sale through Sierra Vintners, $35 for advance tickets (hurry, the deadline is 2/25).  Registration for the event starts at 12:30 on Saturday, March 4th at the Holiday Inn Express. Want to win a pair of tickets?  Post a comment here with your favorite food and wine pairing and I’ll announce the winner on Wednesday, March 1st.  And the winner of the Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball giveaway is Emma Reagan.  **Edited to say the winner of the tickets is Damian Camarena.

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22 replies
  1. Emma Reagan
    Emma Reagan says:

    My favorite food and wine pairing is a red blend and chocolate! I won’t be able to attend the ball- can you pass the tickets onto the woman who commented it was her birthday that night!? A gift to her-

  2. Randi Pratini
    Randi Pratini says:

    There is nothing I like better than drinking a full bodied, earthy and fruity Petite Syrah with a black pepper encrusted, N.Y. Sirloin steak, raised on grass in our very own Nevada County!

  3. Denise Wilson
    Denise Wilson says:

    If it’s got bubbles in it, I’m drinking it; if it has chocolate on it, I’m eating it! I can’t wait!!!

  4. Marjorie Woodall
    Marjorie Woodall says:

    Oh, easy…a goat cheese from Wheyward Girl Creamery and a Zinfandel from Sazbo! I haven’t attended this event before–thank you for posting about it, Erin! (Oh, okay, I wouldn’t turn down a piece of dark chocolate, either.)

  5. Jane Smith
    Jane Smith says:

    I just opened a bottle of Sierra Starr’s “Jack’s Blend” and it was fabulous with homemade lasagna. Then again, a late harvest port with anything chocolate is to die for…guess I just love wine! I haven’t made any plans for March 3, so I’d really love tickets to attend this year’s Foothills Celebration! Thanks Erin – and I hope you’re staying dry! 🙂

  6. Denise Bryant
    Denise Bryant says:

    Aren’t we fortunate to have so many wonderful choices in our area? Sounds like an awesome event!
    I like a nice Cab with a spaghetti dinner!

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