The 19th annual Foothills Celebration, a joint production between Sierra Vintners & Grass Valley Downtown Association is coming to downtown Grass Valley on Saturday, March 7th 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. “The excitement over this event is a joy to see. We are very excited to bring together local wineries, beer producers and cooks in local downtown businesses. Food and drink bring the community together in a such a sincerely delightful, social way. New this year is hard kombucha, as well as beer and wine, which will expand the appeal and variety,” said GVDA Executive Director Marni Marshall.
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.
Wineries & Breweries (and Kombucha):
- 1849 Brewery
- Avanguardia Wines
- Cork 49
- Fawnridge Winery
- Grass Valley Brewing
- Gray Pine Winery
- Lucchesi Vineyards & Winery
- Naggiar Vineyards
- Nevada City Winery
- Sierra Starr Vineyard
- Szabo Vineyards
- Vian Estate
- Zinfandel Advocates and Producers
In addition to the Grass Valley wine tasting rooms, additional locations will include food from: BackPorch Market, Cirino’s, Kane’s, Lazy Dog Chocolateria, Maria’s Mexican Restaurant, Marshall’s Pasties, Tess’ Kitchen, Olive Groove, Thirsty Barrel Taphouse and Grille, Tofenelli’s and Zia G’s Chocolates.
Over the last several years, Nevada County has really come into its own as a hub for small wineries, with 48 different varietals planted locally and 18 + wineries producing over 40,000 cases of wine annually. Recently, Grass Valley has expanded its selection of micro-breweries and tap houses, including Thirsty Barrell, The Pour House, Grass Valley Brewing Company, and 1849. Other local and Nevada County breweries are included in the Foothills Celebration location map this year.
Tickets are on sale through Sierra Vintners or available in Grass Valley tasting rooms: Lucchesi, Avanguardia and Sierra Starr. Registration for the event starts at 12:30 on Saturday, March 7th at the Gold Miners Inn. Want to win a pair of tickets? Post a comment here with your favorite food and wine pairing and I’ll announce the 2 winners on Monday, February 24th. **Edited to say the winners are Vicky Reeder and Marlene, congrats.
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Birthday cake and a wine spritzer
Cheers! And you’ll have earned the birthday cake after your hiking.
A crisp Chardonnay with a grilled Tillamook cheddar on Truckee sourdough is my idea of heaven!
We went for a tour of the Tillamook factory last fall– such a great visit, so this sounds divine!
MMM, so many yummy things. What about a pear and goat cheese crostini with a nice chardonnay?
Oh that makes me hungry!
This is such a great event! If I had to narrow it down to one, I’d go for a good pinot with a nice cut of steak. Yum.
That sounds like my kinda combo, I think a couple of years ago Dave the Wine guy had that pairing with tri tip.
I love Frier Tucks! Great food with my favorite bottle of white zinfindel. Yummy!
Chardonnay and brown sugar dipped strawberries.
Brown sugar dipped strawberries sound delicious.
An Ol Republic Dead Canary beer with one of their sausage sandwiches
I was pretty impressed with their BBQ sandwiches, we’ll all miss ’em.
This sounds like an awesome event!
My favorite pairing is a Spencer steak and a glass of Cabernet.
I feel like haven’t you won tickets to one of our local wine tasting events before? You probably are a seasoned expert on good pairings.
My favorite food and wine pairing is a rich, oakey Cab with a rib eye steak, medium rare. Yum yum!
Maybe you’ll have to take a trip to Nevada City?!
Some clam chowder in a bread bowl and some white zinfandel, and leave the bottle please
Any pasta dish. Love it.
Pretty traditional here: a pinot noir with grilled medium-rare steak is very satisfying.
Rose and popcorn!