Nevada City Uncorked Wine Tasting event, photos by Erin Thiem
Saturday, August 29th is the 5th annual Uncorked Wine and Food event in downtown Nevada City.  The event is a collaboration between the Sierra Vintners Association and the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce and brings together over 20 different wineries and breweries.  In addition to wine tastings, you can sample bites from local restaurants including: tri tip with chimichurri sauce, Lefty’s Grill pizza, chocolate truffles, Tcho Mochaccino cheese, pulled pork tartin and more.  Check-in at the Nevada City Vets Hall starts at 12:30 and the event goes from 1-4 throughout downtown Nevada City, you can buy tickets online or at the door.  If you’ve never been check out the photos from the previous years here, here, here and here.  Make sure to scroll to the bottom of the post for a great giveaway.

Below is a list of all the tasting options and locations, for a full map click here.

Emma Nevada House with Avanguardia WinesBroad Street InnSolune Winegrowers and Pleasant Valley Grill,  Two Room Inn:  Fawnridge Winery and Diegos RestaurantMadison House and Lone Buffalo VineyardsMana BeadsBent Metal Winery and 151 Union SquareNevada TheatreLucchesi Vineyards & Winery and BriarPatch Co-Op,  Szabo Vineyards with Kane’s,  Nevada City Winery with Conscious CateringFoxhound EspressoKatoa Cellars and Harmony Ridge Market, Powell House: Vina Castellano and Sopa Thai, National Hotel: Pilot Peak Vineyards and Hoovers at the NationalLefty’s Grill with Mt Vernon WineryCornerstone Realty: Smith Winery and Beach Hut DeliThree Forks Bakery & BreweryWheyward Girl with Coufos CellarsCrazy Horse Saloon with Sierra Knolls Winery & VineyardsClavey Vineyards with SPD Deli, Nevada City Crystal & Glass:  Bear River Winery and Nevada City Chocolate ShoppeJJ Jackson: Double Oak Vineyards & Winery and Emily’s Catering & CakesMatteo’s Public with Ol’ Republic BreweryFriar Tucks and Gray Pine Winery.

Nevada City Uncorked Wine Tasting event, photos by Erin Thiem

While this sounds like a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon, if you can’t make it, I’ve got several fabulous giveaways to continue the spirit of the event.  Many thanks to those businesses who donated, please post a comment on this blog post and I’ll randomly draw 5 winners on Saturday, September 5th, cheers!

Prize No 1: Solune Winegrowers group tasting for 10 with the winemaker with Jacques Mercier and a free bottle of wine.

Prize No. 2: A collection of goodies: a bottle of wine from Bent Metal Winery, Wheyward Girl Creamery bag of Effie’s Oat Cakes, $5 coupon to Diego’s, BriarPatch Co-Op shirt with Nevada County local farmers listed, two complimentary wine tastings and a bottle of wine from Smith Vineyard Tasting Room.

Prize No. 3Ol’ Republic Brewery coupon: Buy a flight of beer or a pint and receive the 2nd one at no charge.

Prize No. 4: Matteo’s Public seven beer taster with an appetizer.

Prize No. 5: A private wine tasting for 8 people out at Lucchesi’s Vineyards with light appetizers included. In addition Mario & Linda will offer a 20% off wine purchases made at the tasting.

© 2015 InnSide Nevada City, photos by Erin Thiem, *Gift certificates for prize packages to be collected at the Outside Inn within 2 weeks of annoucing winners.

56 replies
  1. Jeff Provancher
    Jeff Provancher says:

    Can’t wait, my wife and I are going up to spend the day in NC on the 29th, this is just icing on the cake!

  2. Denise Wilson
    Denise Wilson says:

    I work on Saturdays, too! Otherwise I’d be there with fork in hand! It helps that you make the event sound so great, Erin!

  3. Katrina
    Katrina says:

    Oh my gosh .. looks SOOO great … and I have one more week of a cleanse!! (hmm .. take a night off? !!!) LOVE our town!!!

  4. Sue
    Sue says:

    LOVE the community spirit that exists in your incredibly lovely town. I come up every month to enjoy it (and see the grandkids!)

    • erin
      erin says:

      Grandkids are a great reason to visit, but I agree that the community spirit is alive and well (the free veggie cart in front of our office is a perfect example of that).

    • erin
      erin says:

      Humm… I guess I should’ve put an age limit for the redeeming, but they’re all gift certificate and to be redeemed, so I guess it would make a good gift for someone in your house…

  5. Kelly
    Kelly says:

    Wish we could go but we will be returning from a trip tomorrow. Thanks fur keeping the community posted on all the fun events, Erin!

  6. Alli
    Alli says:

    Great post with nice photos, Erin! So glad so many participated in the giveaway. Love our community! Uncorked is always a fun event!

  7. Syd Brown
    Syd Brown says:

    Looking forward to this fun event! So many tasty wines and thoughtful food pairings! And it won’t be too hot! Those planets are aligning nicely!

  8. Randi
    Randi says:

    If I were able to attend one iota of the incredible events in our town (and I do attend many) I would be over-eaten, over-drunk and plain wore out! I know this will be another great time for all!

  9. Gail
    Gail says:

    Wow! What a lineup of great wines and gourmet foods
    Nevada city has outdone itself once again. But, woe is me, I I am out of town not even pulling my Shasta. Will so miss this event :(()Cheers, Salute’
    Ps. Remember— drink don’t drive, wine is cheaper then gas

  10. Marjorie Woodall
    Marjorie Woodall says:

    Well, I missed this event, but maybe I’ll just pour myself a glass of wine in my souvenir glass from a previous year. Meanwhile, it’s been days since I’ve won anything! 😉

    • erin
      erin says:

      Days, love it, have you won other goodies? I have donated my glasses to the Outside Inn’s stash of wine glasses and so I see other people enjoying them on a semi-regular basis.

  11. Ingrid Knox
    Ingrid Knox says:

    Sounds like it was a fun event – I’m sorry I missed it. But maybe I can win one of the fabulous prizes. 🙂

  12. meshawn
    meshawn says:

    We may have missed uncorked, but we’re always happy to raise a glass to celebrate winning an awesome giveaway from Erin’s blog 😉

  13. Leia Mainguth
    Leia Mainguth says:

    Would love to win. A great way to cheers a new baby and my daughters 2nd bday. This mom of 3 could use a drink! As always, Erin you’re doing an amazing job!

  14. Judith
    Judith says:

    Oh No! I missed this event but I am eager to be part of your giveaway because I love each one of the businesses listed.♥

  15. Karen
    Karen says:

    The delicious Smith wines and the sumptuous Subway sandwiches made it nearly impossible for tasters to move on to other venues. Who could blame them when overlooking Deer Creek, they could also enjoy a soothing breeze and leaves trickling down? Century 21/Cornerstone was a perfect spot to be placed as a Chamber of Commerce Volunteer!

  16. Diane Richards
    Diane Richards says:

    Always happy to introduce friends to the fabulousness of Nevada County!

    Would love to be the sober DD for a group of friends and share the Nevada County experience!


  17. Vicki Stremel
    Vicki Stremel says:

    You continue to introduce new locations and events and make everything sound fabulous! How can one think of missing out on something that you’ve posted. Keep up the great work!

  18. Randi
    Randi says:

    So sorry to have missed this event, however…… I love to purchase (and of course drink) tried and true local wines as well as any new ones I see on the shelf. We are so lucky to have so many wonderful grape growers and winemakers in our community!

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