Wine Tastings, Grass Valley, Nevada CityDid you know September is California Wine month?  So whether you’re out visiting a winery on a weekend, stopping by one of the downtown wine tasting rooms or participating in the upcoming Nevada City Uncorked event there are plenty of opportunities to sample local foothill wines.   For more information on local wineries, check out the Outside Inn’s Things to Do page on Wine Tasting.   The Nevada City Chamber of Commerce and Sierra Vintners are combing forces on September 14th to bring you Uncorked and I’m happy to say that I’ve got 2 tickets to give away for the event (1:00-4:30 throughout downtown Nevada City with wine and food from local restaurants).  A full list of participating wineries and restaurants will be posted on the Uncorked Facebook page, but today’s blog post showcases photos from Naggiar Vineyards, Szabo Vineyards, Nevada City Winery, Avanguardia Wine, Coufos Cellars, Smith Vineyard, Solune Winegrowers, Bent Metal Winery, Luccehsi Vineyards, Montoliva Vineyards & Winery and Double Oak Vineyards).  Please post a comment here on your favorite local wine and I’ll draw the winner on Wednesday, September 11th.Nevada City/Grass Valley Wine Tasting photos© 2013 InnSide Nevada City, Photos by Erin Thiem/Outside Inn

22 replies
  1. Ruth Chase
    Ruth Chase says:

    I have so many favorites locally. I love a glass of wine at Szabo window/curb side and after visiting Montoliva Vineyards & Winery & Bent Metal Winery I found wine makers to be so creative and interesting people.

  2. Andrea McGovern
    Andrea McGovern says:

    I am looking forward to trying some “new” local wines. It seems I always go back to my favorites at Montoliva Vineyards

  3. Cathy
    Cathy says:

    Other than the taste of the wine itself, there are two things that I enjoy about wineries. The road trip you take to get there and the story you come away with. Avanguardia is always a treat and fits the bill for both. Also, their vines are so perfectly labled and organized that the Virgo in me gets excited every time I drive up! If you haven’t tried their Cristallo, you just don’t know what you’re missing!

  4. Cynthia Ayala
    Cynthia Ayala says:

    We have a bottle from Nevada City Winery at least half the time. It’s tasty and affordable. I bought some for some family that came up from Houston, TX, and they loooved it.

  5. Gina T.
    Gina T. says:

    Your contests are so fun and your photography is so beautiful…
    September is my birthday month! I would love this.

  6. Gina T.
    Gina T. says:

    I tried to say I love the Outside Inn, but I got a message that said it was a duplicate comment and would not let me post it.

    Trying again: Eye luv the outside in, exclamation point.

  7. Douglas Keachie
    Douglas Keachie says:

    Hope springs eternal, but with each lotto entered, the odds are no better than 1 in how many others have entered, regardless of how many lottos you entered. Love California and for that matter, wines from around the planet.

  8. Douglas Keachie
    Douglas Keachie says:

    Here’s a funny story. I got inspired by and awoke early this morning with the name for the group I just created, “Good Karma Rocks”. Being rather blearly eyed, haven’t rinsed face yet, I scrolled to the top of this page, and vaguely took in the cover photo. The first thing I thought I saw was what appeared to be a new aerial image of Nevada City, as seen from a low angle shot, taken from south and west of the downtown area. I was just about to make out distinct buildings when I refocused and saw rocks in the river, where I had been seeing buildings.

  9. Shawna Hein
    Shawna Hein says:

    My favorite (that I’ve had so far!) is probably one of Luchesi’s reds. My dad had their wine on his wedding and it was awesome. Probably their Zinfandel. 🙂

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  1. […] Gold Country Wine Tasting offers visitors and locals a lot of options, but at this time of the year it’s an extra special treat to go out to some of the vineyards and help celebrate their recent grape harvest.  Today Smith Vineyard opened their red barn to visitors and welcomed folks to stop in, sample some wine, bring a picnic, pick a pumpkin and listen to some music.  Thanks to their community support of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault coalition, 20% off all wine profits were donated to the local organization.  Sierra Starr Vineyard, also in Grass Valley, offered up step by step information on the recent harvest and fermentation process, thanks Jack & Phil for information.  If you missed their wine specials on the 2011 Sauvignon Blanc or the 2008 Phil’s Selection Zinfandel you can stop in to their downtown Grass Valley tasting room for more information on other specials and upcoming events.   […]

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